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May20

PTDA welcomes four new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomed four new member companies. Guardair (Chicopee, Mass.) has a rich history dating back to 1942 as a manufacturer of best-in-class pneumatic tools and gasket cutters used for industrial cleaning and maintenance. The company features multiple distinct brands: Guardair, a U.S....

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May20

Container Dwell Fee on hold through May 27

The San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will once again delay consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” for another week, this time until May 27. Since the program was announced on Oct. 25, the two ports have seen a combined decline of 48% in aging cargo on the docks. The executive directors of both ports will reassess fee implementation after monitoring data over the next week. Fee implementation has been postponed by...

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May20

One-Stop help for Trucker Days set for May 24-26

Multiagency, in-person event to assist drivers seeking Port access Truck drivers and others seeking clearances to access the San Pedro Bay port complex can sign up for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), the Clean Truck Program, and other official programs at a convenient, one-stop event designed to provide help for truckers at the Port of Long Beach from May 24-26. Drivers also will be able to sign up for...

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May19

Raymond adds new thin plate Pure Lead solution to energy portfolio

The new solution offers reduced charging time, optimizes cycle performance, and simplifies fleet maintenance The Raymond Corporation has added a new power solution to its Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond®’s portfolio of batteries produced at Raymond’s facility in Greene, New York. Partnering with EnerSys®, Raymond offers thin plate pure lead (TPPL) technology to deliver fast-charging and maintenance-free power that...

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May18

Millwood acquires Cleveland Custom Pallet & Crate, Inc.

CCPC is the 10th Ohio and 32nd Overall Millwood location Millwood, Inc. acquired its 10th Ohio and 32nd location nationwide. The acquisition was made official on May 2 after Millwood Co-owners and Partners Chip Trebilcock and Steve Miller made the trip to Cleveland Custom Pallet & Crate, Inc. in downtown Cleveland to meet with management and team members who will make the transition to the Millwood family. “We’re very excited for...

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May18

U.S. Great Lakes shipping reports mixed results; signs for optimism

U.S. Great Lakes ports reported mixed results for the start of the spring shipping season, with gains and losses heavily tied to global trading conditions and Lake Superior ice-breaking resources. U.S. grain exports, steel imports, road salt, and containerized goods were strong performers. “Inadequate ice-breaking resources in Lake Superior had a major impact on cargo shipments out of the port of Duluth-Superior, which underlines how...

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May18

U.S. Rail Traffic for the week ending May 14, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 14, 2022. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 505,120 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.4 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending May 14 were 230,128 carloads, down 5.2 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 274,992 containers and...

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