Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for First Responders: Global Market & Technology Forecast, Buying Guide and Operating Concept - 2016-2021

June 16, 2016

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for First Responders: Global Market & Technology Forecast, Buying Guide and Operating Concept - 2016-2021
First Responder UAVs Are Finally Getting Serious. Law enforcers and other First Responders have a very poor track record with 'drones' or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). They proved as likely to recover insurance money after a crash as to recover a lost citizen.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend with significant implications for the global economy. It spans industries representing 62 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) among G20 nations, according to Oxford Economics,1  including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. It also encompasses companies that depend on durable physical goods to conduct business, such as organizations that operate hospitals, warehouses and ports or that offer transportation, logistics and healthcare services.

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Grammer Logistics Opens Operations Terminal in Houston

Grammer Logistics | January 11, 2022

Grammer Logistics ("Grammer" or the "Company"), a leading chemicals, industrial gases and hazardous materials transportation and logistics firm, announced today that it has opened a new operations terminal in the Greater Houston area. The facility is located at 2401 Independence Parkway S in La Porte, TX. The terminal will serve as a logistics center for Grammer's operations and driver teams in the market, supporting the company's strategic commitment to the Gulf Coast region. The opening of this new terminal comes one month after Grammer opened a commercial headquarters in Houston. We are excited to announce our new terminal in LaPorte, Texas. Grammer has served this important market for many years, This full-service terminal will allow us to enhance overall support of our delivery professionals and expand service offerings to our clients in the region. Houston is one of the largest manufacturing areas in the United States, and our new terminal there is strategically positioned to support our continued growth in the energy and chemical industries." James Winton, Grammer's chief operations officer. With more than 20 terminal locations across the United States, Grammer Logistics specializes in safe and reliable logistics solutions across various chemical market segments. The Company's safety culture, meticulously maintained equipment, and expansive network of terminals, transload locations, and maintenance facilities has created a best-in-class foundation of operational excellence. Grammer is now focused on expanding its commercial strategy to meet the expanding needs of its customers. About Grammer Logistics Grammer Logistics is recognized as the premier provider of safe, dependable bulk hazardous chemicals transportation services in the United States. Grammer's excellent record of safety and solutions-focused approach to business has allowed the company to cultivate longstanding relationships with its client partners. The company has more than 20 facilities strategically located near major chemical production hubs across the United States, including 350 tractors, 850 specialty trailers and over 500 drivers and owner-operators serving over 500 diverse shippers across the Ammonia, LP Gas, Nitric Acid, NGLs, and General Chemical markets.

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Americold, Ahold Delhaize partner to build 2 automated cold chain warehouses

Americold | May 19, 2020

Ahold Delhaize will partner with cold storage provider Americold to build two fully-automated frozen warehouses, according to a press release. The facilities will expand the grocer's cold storage space by 500,000 square feet and are part of the retailer’s previously announced supply chain transformation plan to grow Ahold Delhaize's distribution center network from 16 facilities to 23 by 2023. Automation features in the warehouses will include integrated transportation management systems (TMS), end-to-end forecasting and inventory replenishment technology, the press release said. Late last year, Ahold Delhaize announced plans to invest $480 million on new facilities and renewed warehouse leases in order to transition to a self-distribution supply model that will improve margins and reduce the company's reliance on third-party distributors. The two automated cold-storage facilities, which were previously announced but not outlined in detail, will collectively provide 59,000 pallet positions to Ahold Delhaize's retail stores.

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Convoy Partners with KeepTruckin to Improve Freight Visibility Through API

Convoy | July 09, 2020

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Spotlight

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend with significant implications for the global economy. It spans industries representing 62 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) among G20 nations, according to Oxford Economics,1  including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. It also encompasses companies that depend on durable physical goods to conduct business, such as organizations that operate hospitals, warehouses and ports or that offer transportation, logistics and healthcare services.