The fourth quarter year-end 2019 edition of the Market Trends & Statistics Report issued by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) told a familiar story that had been largely intact throughout much of 2019, in that low volumes remained a recurring theme. Total fourth quarter volume—at 4,446,846 units—saw a 7.4% annual decline. Trailers—at 292,513—dropped
The world is flooded with coffee, but it’s mostly boring beans. For the hand-crafted, artisanal specialty brews, you have to pay up. Cheap coffee has forced some growers to exit the business, while others are selling their product at a loss, leaving less money to invest in rarer, more-expensive beans. That means varieties favored by
While global e-commerce giant Amazon, for good reason, receives more than its fair share of headlines for its ongoing initiatives to expand its logistics presence into a key service offering and competitive differentiator, it is not entirely alone as a large global ubiquitous player making noticeable strides in the logistics sector, at least not yet.