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Ben Ames

Ben Ames

Senior Editor

Ben Ames has spent 20 years as a journalist since starting out as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1999 forward, he has focused on business and technology reporting for a number of trade journals, beginning when he joined Design News and Modern Materials Handling magazines. Ames is author of the trail guide "Hiking Massachusetts" and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Articles by Ben Ames

Port of Virginia launches dredging project to attract ultra-large container vessels
Set for completion by 2024, $350 million project will make site the deepest cargo port on the U.S. East Coast, leaders say.
December 3, 2019

MercuryGate reaches outside TMS sector for new CFO
SaaS expert Huebeler to be tasked with structuring mergers & acquisitions, guiding international expansion.
November 20, 2019

Convoy lands $400 million funding to expand online truck brokerage
Digital freight network reduces empty miles, cuts detention times, firm says.
November 13, 2019

Time for a trade-in on your mobile devices?
Distribution centers across the country are on the verge of replacing their fleets of mobile computers, as Microsoft backs out of the market. But experts say there's more to a refresh cycle than just swapping one brand of handheld for another.
November 11, 2019

Post Office predicts lower holiday peak package volume than last year
Annual surge to generate a projected 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, compared to 900 million in 2018, USPS says.
November 7, 2019

Roadrunner sells off intermodal business unit for $51.25 million
Sale to competitor Universal Logistics is latest move to slash size of truckload division.
November 5, 2019

Software that eases labor pains
Desperate to retain their best workers in a historically tight market, DCs are using their trusty LMS software in creative new ways.
November 1, 2019

Users ask for better communication from warehouse robotics vendors
Retailers and manufacturers need automation to help with labor shortages, but vendors tend to overpromise and underperform, MHI panelists say.
November 1, 2019

Honeywell opens "robotics innovation hub" in Pittsburgh
Division will pull together company's various automation initiatives, be led by former Amazon robotics executive.
October 25, 2019

FedEx launches drone delivery service in Virginia pilot test
Service with Wing Aviation intended to serve "exceptional" needs like urgent same-day deliveries, customers in rural areas.
October 21, 2019

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