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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]


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]


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]


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]


Alibaba Launches Blockchain Initiative to Track Food Delivery

Despite the continued buzz around the potential for blockchain technology to enhance data security in the supply chain, the airfreight industry has seen a slow start to creating tangible application. But last week, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba put its word into action by premiering its own...[more]


Trump’s Solar Tariffs Cause a Scramble in the Industry

SunPower is the nation’s No. 2 commercial solar-power company, employing thousands of workers directly and indirectly. But it makes most of its solar panels abroad, and with the tariffs recently imposed by President Trump costing it as much as $2m a week, SunPower is fighting for an exemption.[more]


Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food

One of the shipping industry’s hottest markets is cold boxes.[more]


Hyperloop Technology Surges Forward With Cargospeed Partnership

DP World and Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One this week launched their partnership, DP World Cargospeed — a venture intended to spearhead the development of hyperloop technology in the Middle East for the transportation of cargo.[more]


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