GXO to shutter Ohio facility

Contract logistics provider GXO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: GXO) said it plans to close a facility in Groveport, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, and lay off 192 employees.

In a notice sent to the state last week, Greenwich, Connecticut-based GXO said the facility will close on Jan. 15. Layoffs will begin on that date and will be completed within 14 days, GXO said.

Under the 1988 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, employers with more than 100 employees at a location must give authorities 60 calendar days’ notice of a facility closure and job layoffs.

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Walmart adds packing stations to increase efficiency

Walmart is adding parcel stations to its stores to make the last-mile delivery process faster and more efficient, the retailer announced Tuesday.

These stations are “like a mini post office that receives and delivers packages,” Jennifer McKeehan, SVP of transportation and delivery for Walmart U.S., said in a company blog post. Walmart plans to have more than 40 parcel stations in its stores by the end of the year, and some are already in operation.

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Cargo volumes continue to rise

Cargo volumes increased at the Port of Los Angeles for the third consecutive month during October when compared to the same three-month period in 2022.

The Port processed 735.755 TEUs during October 2023, a 7% increase from Octobr 2022, when the Port processed just 678,429 TEUs.

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