“We are extremely excited about the growth opportunity we have unlocked with our partner, Union Pacific, in the north-south corridor between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, utilizing the Falcon Premium service product,” said Phillip Yeager, Hub Group’s President and CEO, on July 27. “Hub Group continues to expand our capabilities and deliver service, integrity and innovation to our customers’ supply chains.” (Hub Group Photograph)

Class I Briefs: UP, NS, CSX

Union Pacific (UP) reports on LinkedIn and Twitter that partner Hub Group “will leverage their growing fleet with our improved premium service product to now serve all of North America’s automotive production facilities.” Also, Norfolk Southern (NS) surprises Atlanta (Ga.) Public Schools with two $50,000 donations; and CSX celebrates its “heritage of passion and dedication” with a railroader family that reaches back four generations.

Members of the GSC and MacMillan-Piper Management Teams

GSC Acquires MacMillan-Piper, Grows PNW Footprint

Provider of 3PL services GSC announced July 24 that it has acquired Seattle-based specialty transloader MacMillan-Piper, “bolstering its portfolio with a network of proprietary rail transload facilities, additional warehousing capacity, and expanded transloading capabilities with expertise in agricultural, paper, lumber, steel, dry bulk commodities and more.”


The Advent of AI in the Transportation Industry

The transportation industry has come a long way in the past few decades, and with the recent large leap forward in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), the industry is on the brink of a major transformation. We are at an inflection point where the investments in AI are set to revolutionize most aspects of humanity and certainly our transportation industry.

A cargo ship filled with goods sails through Charleston Harbor. South Carolina now has the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. (Photo/Provided by Matthew Peacock Media)

Intermodal Briefs: SC Ports, Port Houston, Port Milwaukee

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) finishes Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) with a strong June. Also, Port Houston reports steady volumes through the first half of the year; and Port Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Agriculture Maritime Export Facility.