March 2016 Archive

Lockheed Martin Introduces Cargo Blimp

With unlimited access to isolated locations around the globe, Hybrid Airships safely and sustainably support a wide range of activities in areas with little to no infrastructure. The airship offers the simplicity of a pickup truck by carrying cargo loads and personnel in and out of remote areas daily, not

Why does venture capital love logistics startups?

LONG BEACH, California — Why is venture capital flooding into the transportation and logistics industry faster than ever before? Because the industry needs it, former venture capitalists and now logistics industry insiders told the2016 TPM Conference here on Tuesday. “There has been a very entrenched way of doing things. It’s

Canadian Railroad Revives CSX Talks

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., which is pressing an unwanted takeover bid for Norfolk Southern Corp., recently revived a $20 billion-plus effort to combined with CSX Corp. in the latest sign of its eagerness to bring consolidation to the industry. The western-focused railroad sees value in combining with Norfolk Southern or

‘Oh no’ — Trucking’s out of technicians

Tuesday’s annual tech shortage discussion at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting was humorously titled “Oh no, we’re out of technicians.” But for those in attendance when the session began, it was clear the demonstrative headline was no joke at all. It was the reflection of a truly dire situation. With thousands of

Target looks to Amazon for new logistics chief

Target Corp. is hiring Arthur Valdez, a 16-year veteran of, as executive VP, chief supply chain and logistics officer. Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation. He will report to Target’s executive VP and COO John Mulligan. Valdez has experience in both direct-to-consumer and