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Legacy Systems: The Problem or the Solution?

Legacy systems often get a bad rap as old software that is outdated and difficult to replace. There has always been a belief that somewhere there exists one superior logistics platform that can replace aging systems and transform technical capabilities, providing an advantage over your competition....[more]


FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.[more]


Can Japan Become an LNG Bunkering Hub?

A new report by the International Transport Forum at the OECD concludes that Japan’s ambition to become an international bunkering hub for LNG is likely to be successful. [more]


This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

When Johnson & Johnson heard complaints in 2009 about a musty odor coming from Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets, it retraced its entire supply chain to find the source. The culprit: shipping pallets.[more]


Cybercriminals Are Growing More Aggressive. Are You Prepared?

One year ago it was the WannaCry ransomware attack. Less than a year ago, the NotPetya cyberattack cost organizations like Merck & Co., FedEx, the port of Rotterdam and a whole host of others billions of dollars in total. Today geopolitical tensions are increasing and with them, the threat of more,...[more]


When the U.S. Goes It Alone, What Does the Rest of the World Do?

When the U.S. Goes It Alone, What Does the Rest of the World Do?

Before the financial crisis hit more than a decade ago, the easy way to test the global outlook was to apply the maxim that when the U.S. sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold.[more]


Analysis: Foreign Exchange Risk Is Rising for Middle-Market Manufacturers

Recent developments in the global trade environment have been coming hard and fast. [more]


Analysis: Africa Needs to Tackle Port Congestion

Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports if it is to realize its growth ambitions, and investment is not always about building new ports or terminals. That's one of the key findings in a recent analysis of port development in sub-Saharan Africa issued by PwC. [more]


Opinion: Trump Tariffs Aren't the Only Cause of Supply Chain Unreliability

Opinion: Trump Tariffs Aren't the Only Cause of Supply Chain Unreliability

Say what you will about the Trump Administration, but it certainly hasn’t shied away from most talk about trade: In early 2017, just months after taking office, Trump sounded the alarm about a perceived trade deficits, starting with Canada of all places. [more]


Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Samsung could stand to realize significant savings if the company turns to blockchain for its global supply chain.[more]


DHL Reports on A.I.’s Potential Benefits — and Looming Concerns — in Logistics

DHL and IBM have released a joint report on the development of artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry — noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive.[more]


Customs Union Q&A: What Is It — and Can the U.K. Manage Without It?

Theresa May has ruled out staying in a customs union after Brexit, but are her proposals workable?[more]


Opinion: Aviation Industry May Be Vulnerable to Cyberattack Through Its Global Supply Chain

In March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a troubling alert: Since the same month two years before, Russian state-sponsored hackers had been infiltrating the nation’s electricity grid and various infrastructure industries, including aviation,...[more]


DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


Liquid Nitrogen and Heat System Could Meet Emissions Rules for Shipping

Perryman Technologies is developing what it believes is the marine power source of the future — a source of powering marine engines that does not rely on combustion and does not result in any harmful emissions. [more]


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