Multimodal Freight Act Is Introduced by U.S. Senate

At the end of June 2015, the U.S. Senate introduced a proposal for the National Multimodal Freight Policy and Investment Act. This bit of legislation supports economic growth in the U.S. by eliminating chokepoints at critical facilities along highways, ports, and railways. Most goods that are manufactured within the U.S. are shipped across state lines….


Pinterest Now Allows Merchants to Sell Through Pins

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site similar to StumbleUpon and Digg. Users can sort through images and save (pin) anything that they want for future reference. Pinterest is an excellent platform for people that love cooking, crafts, and DIY projects because most pins are related to these categories. Businesses within these categories have started to…

Coca Cola Co. Shows Off Bottles Made from Plant Material

In an effort to reduce their impact on the environment, Coca Cola Co. just announced their first PET plastic bottle. It is made entirely from plant materials. Through patented technology, Coca Cola Co. converts the natural sugars in plants into the material used to make these PET bottles. The great thing is that the PET…


Subway Moves Cookie Production to Europe

Subway is an international brand. They have franchise locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Subway is known for their sandwiches, but they also sell cookies, chips, drinks, and other add-on items to support their profits. Previously, all of their cookies were produced in the U.S. and shipped to franchises around the world. However, Subway decided…


DHL Express Expands Its Cincinnati International Airport Hub

In May 2015, DHL Express announced their plans to renovate and expand their major airport hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The company will invest $108 million on the project and create approximately 50 new jobs in the Covington, Kentucky, area. The expansion will help DHL Express compete better in global logistics and air…


Proposed Bill Would Give Governors Rights to Intervene in Port Strikes

One of the biggest pieces of supply chain news this year was the delays at the West Coast ports. For more than nine months, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could not come to an agreement over their labor contract. This caused organized strike days and all sorts of delays…


West Coast Ports Are Finally Returning to Normal

During the first quarter of 2015, there were major slowdowns at the West Coast ports because the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could not come to a consensus over worker contracts. It took clear until May for an agreement to be drawn up that both parties agreed to sign. There…