U of L Researchers Develop New Measurement for Logistics Industry Health

Researchers at the University of Louisville have developed a calculation that they say could give shipping and manufacturing businesses better insight into how they’ll perform in the future. The Logistics and Distribution Index, or LoDI, measures traffic on rivers, rails, roads and runways and uses the data to generate a number between one and one… Continue reading U of L Researchers Develop New Measurement for Logistics Industry Health

UPS Lays Off 433 in Hebron

by Tana Weingartner, WVXU Cincinnati  UPS is laying off 433 employees at its Supply Chain Solutions facility in Hebron, Kentucky. Spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg says the changes were needed because online clothing retailer Zulily no longer needs the facility’s services. “Unfortunately we are losing a customer there. They will be pulling their inventory management in house,”… Continue reading UPS Lays Off 433 in Hebron

UPS Holiday Business Exceeds 2010 Volume

United Parcel Service says its worldwide holiday season package volume is expected to be up about six percent over last year, and the company expects a record number of parcels to be processed at the UPS Worldport sorting hub in Louisville. UPS relies on an army of part-time workers to handle the holiday rush. The… Continue reading UPS Holiday Business Exceeds 2010 Volume

Cargo Carriers Exempt From New FAA Rules, Pilots Union Encourages UPS to Opt In

UPS and other cargo carriers will be exempt from sweeping new Federal Aviation Administration guidelines on pilot rest. The regulations for passenger-aircraft pilots mandate fewer monthly and weekly flight hours and call for more rest time before flights. However, UPS and other cargo carriers argued that the rules would cost millions of dollars in business.… Continue reading Cargo Carriers Exempt From New FAA Rules, Pilots Union Encourages UPS to Opt In

Humana and UPS Wait to See Effects of Bridge Closure

Humana and UPS both say they’ll continue to monitor the effect the Sherman Minton Bridge closure has on their operations. Humana has around 1,900 Southern Indiana employees, most of whom work in Louisville, said Humana spokesman Marvin Hill. While it’s still too early to determine how many employees’ schedules will be affected, Hill said Humana… Continue reading Humana and UPS Wait to See Effects of Bridge Closure

Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Tomorrow, the mayors of Louisville and Lexington will announce the details of a study from the Brookings Institution on the potential for a super region between the two cities. The last Brookings study of Louisville was critical of several economic development efforts, including the city/county merger, the Bucks for Brains program and the creation of… Continue reading Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Polar Bear Cub Qannik Bound for Louisville Today

The polar bear cub Qannik (KEN-ick) is heading for Louisville today.  She was rescued in April by the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage after being separated from her family, and is now being adopted by the Louisville Zoo. Louisville Zoo director John Walczak has been in Alaska with the Assistant Mammal Curator and Supervisor of Animal… Continue reading Polar Bear Cub Qannik Bound for Louisville Today

UPS Pilot Furloughs Begin

by Stephanie Crosby Furloughs have begun for 54 UPS pilots. They are the first in a two-year series of layoffs at the shipping giant, whose air hub is located in Louisville. The layoffs were originally announced in February. Independent Pilots Association spokesperson Brian Gaudet says the union offered to save the company money through a series of… Continue reading UPS Pilot Furloughs Begin