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China Tech Giants Bet on Untangling Logistics of Indonesian E-Commerce

In a warehouse on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital, supervisors at e-commerce company Lazada use bikes or electric scooters to zip around a floor the size of four soccer fields, where up to 3,000 staff pack and dispatch goods around the clock.[more]


Chinese Port Trials Autonomous Tractor-Trailers

Chinese robotics company TuSimple plans to use port automation as a proving ground for over-the-road autonomous trucks. By the end of this year, it will have 20 of its self-driving vehicles carrying containers around the port of Caofeidian, China. [more]


Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

The U.S. Postal Service says that its large financial losses are caused by market forces and governmental constraints but not Amazon.com, in a release of its quarterly statistics that stood in contrast to pointed statements made by President Trump.[more]


These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic will have a swift effect on some big companies.[more]


U.S. Fines Cargo Ship Operator $1M for Polluting Waters

Some ship operators are still looking for ways to skirt an international ban on the release of oily waste into ocean waters, in some cases using a tool known as a “magic pipe” to bypass cleaning devices, despite a crackdown on the practice.[more]


U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

The U.K. government has asked business groups to map their supply chains to flag the areas of the economy most at risk if Brexit imposes additional trading costs on exporters, two people familiar with the matter said.[more]


U.S. Retail Imports Are Growing Despite Tariff Threats

Imports at U.S. major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released last week by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.[more]


U.S. Farmers Are Already Suffering From Lost Chinese Orders for Corn, Soybeans and Pork

The U.S.-China trade spat is cutting into the flow of soybeans, pork and other commodities from U.S. farms to one of the world’s biggest markets.[more]


TSA Ruling May Allow Dogs to Give Air Cargo a Sniff

TSA Ruling May Allow Dogs to Give Air Cargo a Sniff

When you think of the future of air cargo security, high-tech innovations like blockchain and the internet of things (IoT) may come to mind. [more]


Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups

Established U.S. logistics firms say digital-friendly freight startups that are drawing growing interest in Silicon Valley still lack the scale and customer relationships to threaten their share of the market.[more]


White House Will Host Amazon, Facebook, Ford and Others to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

The White House plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies on Thursday as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, algorithms and the broader field of artificial intelligence.[more]


Following Gruesome New Footage, Veterinary Group Shares Recommendations for Live Exports

The question of how accurately sheep are counted as they are loaded on to livestock carriers has become a topic of discussion across Australia after whistle-blower footage from on board the Panama-flagged Awassi Express was aired on 60 Minutes last month. Now, more footage: “Boiled Alive,” deemed...[more]


Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight-hauling firms slowed their roll in ordering new trucks last month, as backlogs at equipment factories spiked following record demand for new vehicles in the first quarter.[more]


Aerospace Suppliers Look to Blockchain for Parts Tracking

Aerospace suppliers are starting to explore blockchain technology to keep tabs on their supply chain, potentially tracking parts such as that at the center of a Southwest Airlines accident last month.[more]


Tinker, Tailor, Robot Maker: In China, Trade War Threat Casts Long Shadow

Tinker, Tailor, Robot Maker: In China, Trade War Threat Casts Long Shadow

At its high-tech laboratories in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, Beike Biotechnology is developing medical robots that could help treat cancer. It has big plans to export these to markets like the United States.[more]


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