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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]

E-Commerce and Express Drive Airport Cargo Growth

In Europe, the gulf between express and general cargo continues to widen. [more]

Amazon Is Launching International Shopping From the U.S.

Amazon is expanding the reach of its U.S. store.[more]

Huge Break for Auto Companies As China Removes Ownership Caps

China will let foreign automakers from Volkswagen AG to Ford Motor Co. own more than 50 percent of local ventures, removing a two-decade restriction and giving a boost to global companies seeking to capture a greater share of the world’s largest car market.[more]

CargoX Pilots Blockchain-Based Lading Document Exchange Platform

Slovenian tech company CargoX is piloting a blockchain-based bill of lading platform — Smart B/L.[more]

California State Senator Seeks to Crack Down on Wage Theft in Port Trucking Industry

A California state senator is proposing a bill aimed at holding major retailers accountable for using port truck companies that have a history of engaging in wage theft of drivers who are misclassified as independent contractors.[more]

XPO Logistics Joins Push to Digital Freight Booking

Traditional freight brokers are fighting digital load-matching startups with technology of their own.[more]

Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush

Freight middlemen are seeing a surge in business as growing economic demand and tight capacity sends companies rushing to find shipping space.[more]

Lawmakers Push for U.S. Ban on Slave-Made Goods to Sharpen Its Bite

A law banning slave-made goods from entering the United States has failed, lawmakers and advocates said, as they push border authorities to step up inspections of suspicious shipments.[more]

UPS Wants to Set Blockchain Standards for Freight Industry

UPS, and its subsidiary Coyote Logistics, have joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), throwing their considerable weight behind the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry.[more]

Tech Is Becoming Critical As U.S. Sharpens Focus on Sanctions Violations

Tech Is Becoming Critical As U.S. Sharpens Focus on Sanctions Violations

In the past year, political shakeups around the world have added new layers of complexity to the already complex ocean supply chain. Within this, trade sanctions in particular have evolved dramatically in the last few months, and are putting greater pressure on companies to remain compliant.[more]

Ship Glut Clouds Long-Awaited Recovery

Container shipping is emerging from a painful six-year slump, but a glut of tonnage that will hit the water over the next two years threatens to derail the nascent recovery.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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,...[more]

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