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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]

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]

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]

E-Commerce and Express Drive Airport Cargo Growth

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

Sorghum, Targeted by Tariffs, Is a U.S. Crop China Started Buying Only Five Years Ago

When China slapped import duties on U.S. sorghum last week, it targeted an annual trade flow worth almost $1bn that didn't exist five years ago.[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]

Will Livestock Exporters Release Unedited Footage?

RSPCA Australia has called for the immediate public release of unedited footage taken of conditions aboard the livestock carrier Maysora last week.[more]

There’s a ‘Tsunami’ of Companies Applying for Relief From Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The fight over how far President Trump will go to protect America's steel and aluminum industries now rests largely in the hands of Commerce Department officials, who face a flood of applications from American companies seeking exemptions from Trump's newly imposed tariffs.[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]

Ocean Economy Will Be Worth $3Tr by 2030, U.K. Report Says

The U.K. needs a long term plan to capitalize on the growing opportunities provided by marine sector, government advisors have said.[more]

On the West Coast, Ports Brace for Steel Tariffs

It's a normal weekday at the Port of Vancouver. That means by noon, piles of steel slab cover the work yard at the docks on the Columbia River.[more]

GE Unit Expands Program to Speed U.S. Imports Through Supply Chains

Companies that ship and handle goods moving through supply chains have a problem: they don’t often know where their shipments are in far-flung freight networks or when they will arrive.[more]

Airbus May Stock Up on Aircraft Parts to Avoid Brexit Delays

Airbus SE may need to stock up on the parts it needs to build wings at its U.K. plants to avoid the risk of delays to deliveries once Britain formally leaves the European Union.[more]

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