Logistics, Distribution & Maritime

Deuce Drone Allowed to Fly Over People

May 7, 2021
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Last-mile package delivery startup Deuce Drone LLC of Mobile has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate its machines over people, Business Alabama reports. While a longstanding FAA rule forbids most drones from flying over people, the approval means Deuce does not have to seek a waiver. “Being able to conduct FAA-compliant operations over…

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Austal Wins Excellence In Safety Award

May 7, 2021
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Mobile-based shipbuilder Austal USA earned its sixth Excellence in Safety award from The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. The longshore and harbor worker insurance provider says its program recognizes “the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry nationwide.” Austal USA has won a total of 20 industry safety awards. Its Senior Vice President and Director of…

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Deuce Drone to Begin Flights In May

Deuce Drone to Begin Flights In May

April 16, 2021
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Last-mile package delivery startup Deuce Drone LLC has set May for a “VIP launch,” AL.com reports. The company’s first phase of commercial operation will connect customers in the BB&T Centre, north of Dauphin Street on the west I-65 Service Road in Mobile, with businesses in the Legacy Village shopping center, off the northwest corner of…

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Deuce Drone Hires Chief Operating Officer

Deuce Drone Hires Chief Operating Officer

April 9, 2021
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Deuce Drone LLC recently announced via the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce that Ret. Brig. General, U.S. Air Force Ed Fienga has joined the company as its chief operating officer. Fienga has spent the past five years following his retirement from the Air Force as a partner growing a small company focused on managing business…

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Myer Grows, Invests In West Mobile

March 26, 2021
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Mobile-based Myer Marine Services is expanding its West Mobile facility by more than 50% and will hire 50 new employees (which would put its headcount over 120) over the next several years, it announced via the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. A $5.5-million investment is to add 36,000 ft2 to the current manufacturing operations. The…

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Chart To Invest $2.5 Million, Create 94 Jobs In Theodore

March 19, 2021
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Chart Industries of Ball Ground, Georgia, announced enhancements and new product lines for its Theodore site, it announced via the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The $2.5-million investment is also to add 94 employees locally over the next two years. Chart acquired the cryogenic trailer and hydrogen trailer (transport) assets of Worthington Industries, Inc. in…

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Amtrak To Pay For Platform Repairs

March 12, 2021
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Following plans to resume passenger service across the Gulf Coast early next year (Amtrak To Return Next Year), Amtrak has announced it will pay for the repairs and upgrades needed at the train stops along the route, AL.com reports. Though dependent on Federal Railroad Administration approval, work would be done over the next several months…

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Amazon Cancels Spanish Fort Plans

March 12, 2021
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Amazon’s plans for a $45-million distribution center in Spanish Fort (Amazon Distribution Center For Spanish Fort) have been scrapped, NBC reports. Though little explanation was given, Planning Commissioner Carl Nelson confirmed Amazon’s application withdrawal, and Mayor Mike McMillan said the decision was made by “the upper levels at Amazon,” which cancelled the unsigned proposal. McMillan…

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Austal Wins $235-Million Contract, Promotes VP

March 5, 2021
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Austal USA of Mobile has been awarded a $235-million contract for design and construction of an additional expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship, EPF 15, Business Alabama reported. This craft will mark the 13th Spearhead-class EPF craft the shipbuilder will deliver. It has a 13-ft draft and water jet propulsion, allowing it to access a range…

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Two New Additions for Port Of Mobile

February 26, 2021
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AL.com recently reported on two companies coming to the Port of Mobile: Ray-Mont Logistics and Ren Seafoods. Combined, they are to bring more than 100 new jobs and $30 million in capital investment. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce said Ray-Mont will develop a high-tech logistics park near the port with partners Alabama Export and…

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