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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. »


Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn

The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies boosted payrolls at a rapid pace. »


Big-Rig Orders Post Another Monthly Increase on Improving Freight Market

Trucking companies accelerated big-rig orders for the fourth consecutive month, bolstered by strong manufacturing activity and an improving freight market. »


Freight Startup Flexport Raises $110M, Turns Down $1Bn Valuation

Flexport, the shipping logistics company that launched in San Francisco just four years ago, is set to close a $110m Series C funding round. The investment values the company at $910m post money, says Wesley Chan, managing director at Menlo Park VC firm Felicis Ventures, an early investor in... »


Opinion: Four Tips to Renewing Your Freight Broker Bond

As this year's freight broker bond renewal deadline approaches for many, a reminder is due. »


Growth Drivers in Place for Strong Finish This Year, Air Cargo Group Says

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 - and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter,... »


U.K. Traders Say Blockchain Can Ameliorate Impending Customs Congestion

U.K. traders say that blockchain could automate and systematize the administrative burdens of customs oversight generated by an impending customs regime, following the recent announcement by Brexit Secretary David Davis that a new customs system will be in place by 2019. »


U.K. Proposes Broad Customs Deal With EU After Brexit

The U.K. government proposed a far-reaching customs arrangement with the European Union that it said would eliminate the need for border checks on imports and exports after Brexit. »


Post-Brexit Customs Checks Might Cost $1.3Bn a Year

Brexit could cost 1bn ($1.3bn) a year in extra customs checks and huge border delays, a consultant has claimed. »


U.K. Customs Checks Could Cost $1.3Bn a Year Post-Brexit

Customs checks at the border after the U.K. leaves the European Union could cost 1bn pounds ($1.3bn) a year and cause delays for goods being shipped in both directions, according to a report by Oxera, an economic consultancy. »


Rising Global Temperatures Could Snarl Cargo Operations

Rising Global Temperatures Could Snarl Cargo Operations

Unprecedented heat waves could ground nearly a third of flights during the hottest days, forcing carriers to jettison cargo in order to take off, according to a recent study. »


New Tax Will Transform Face of Indian Logistics Industry

India's greatest tax reform - replacing an array of provincial duties with a nationwide goods and services tax - is transforming the logistics industry in a country where moving stuff around is notoriously difficult to do, executives say. »


'Chokepoints' Threaten Global Food Supply, Report Says

International trade routes are increasingly reliant on a small number of key ports, straits and roads that if disrupted will threaten global food supply, according to a report. »


Bribes, Borders and Middlemen: Why India's New Tax Reform Is a Game Changer

Seized vehicles. Bribes. Dayslong delays. Moving goods across Indian states isn't exactly easy and that's a major barrier to economic growth. »


When the Mailman Unwittingly Becomes a Drug Dealer

When the Mailman Unwittingly Becomes a Drug Dealer

Not long before Don Holman's son Garrett died from an overdose in February, he learned his 20-year-old had his drugs delivered directly to their Virginia home in the mail, in packages from foreign countries. »


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