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• Republic National Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage
• EnerSys, a provider of stored energy solutions, earned the 2022 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Every year, MHEDA recognizes fewer than 10% of all member companies with the MVS Award to acknowledge suppliers that have demonstrated commitment to their dealer network, employees, and the community. • Roadrunner, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, was recognized by Amazon with the On-Time Pickup Performance Award and the EDI Compliance Award. Roadrunner outperformed Amazon LTL carriers with a best-in-class on-time pickup rate and nabbed the second award with its efficient transmission of confidential data via EDI. • Leonard’s Express, a provider of refrigerated trucking, dry van, warehousing, and freight brokerage services, won the Trucking Association of New York’s (TANY) Fleet Safety Award in the large-class, general commodities truckload category. The TANY Fleet Safety Awards recognize member fleets with the best record of safe operation in New York State.
alcohol distributor, selected Manhattan Active Warehouse Management to run its growing supply chain network. The distributor selected the cloud-native solution from Manhattan Associates so it could focus on customer service and plans to roll it out in its distribution centers across North America over the next 30 months. • Consumer goods company Orkla chose HICX, a supplier management platform, to manage its increasingly complex supplier ecosystem and onboard new suppliers with as little operational disruption as possible. Orkla aims to remove friction points from supplier relationships and enable a single version of truth across all supplier data. • Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, a distributor of beverage alcohol, selected Ryder System to restructure its inbound transportation and implement its visibility and collaborative logistics technology RyderShare. The distributor aims to make its inbound supply chain more efcient and resilient, in order to get its suppliers’ products to market even faster.
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• The CMA CGM Foundation provided humanitarian supplies to Ukrainian civilians in partnership with the CDCS (Crisis and Support Centre of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs). The CMA CGM Foundation completed an emergency shipment of 55 tons of humanitarian supplies, including food, tents, and medical equipment, via a cargo plane from Paris to Warsaw, Poland. • The Trucking Cares Foundation donated more than $40,000 to three organizations involved in Ukrainian humanitarian relief efforts: Save the Children, the International Red Cross, and the United Nations Children’s Fund. These organizations were recommended by the group Trucking & Logistics Professionals for Ukraine, which launched a fundraising and awareness campaign in response to the crisis. • Union Pacific donated $500,000 to humanitarian relief for Ukraine, its largest-ever corporate disaster relief donation. The funds will be divided between the American Red Cross and Save the Children and come after UP employees drove nearly $50,000 in matching donations from the company earlier in the year.
n The Canaveral Port Authority broke ground on a $48-million project to rebuild Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Berth 3. Built in 1976, North Cargo Berth 3 has been out of service since 2014. Demolition of the existing pier began in December 2021; it will be replaced with an 880-foot-long multipurpose wharf with the channel width to accommodate larger cargo vessels simultaneously at berth.
Officials from the Canaveral Port Authority joined with leaders from federal, state, and municipal government, along with business and space industry representatives for the ceremonial groundbreaking in Port Canaveral, Florida, on March 25, 2022.
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