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Chinese Retailer JD.com’s Latest Gig: Supplying Restaurants

Most Chinese consumers go to JD.com to buy electronic gadgets and other items. Restaurant operator Zhang Zong uses China’s No. 2 e-commerce company to deliver 400 million pounds of carp heads.[more]


Five Global Shipping Trends to Watch This Year

Overall, 2017 was a good year for the ocean shipping industry. Operating margins for most carriers improved, driven by robust demand, positive inventory developments and higher rate levels. [more]


Opinion: How IoT Will Impact the Supply Chain This Year

There has been a lot written about the internet of things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry — from retail to connected vehicles. [more]


From Mexico to the U.S., a Nafta Tale of Two Truckers

Raúl García Miranda wants Carlos Flores’s job. Flores doesn’t think he deserves it.[more]


There's Money to Be Made in Returning E-Commerce Orders

There's Money to Be Made in Returning E-Commerce Orders

Every week, dozens of people walk into Petals N Wax, a Marina del Rey gift store, to return items they bought from online retailers.[more]


Opinion: Port Automation and Cyber Risk

To stay ahead of competing ports and technological developments, automation has been heralded as inevitable. Major transshipment hubs and aspiring ports bet their future on automation, which raises the impact cyber risks could have in the long-run.[more]


Fighting Unfair Chargebacks Through Photographic Proof

Sealed Air Corp. is among the big shippers to partner with Kenco Logistics Services and Smart Gladiator on an app that can manage the huge volume of photos taken to prove compliance with customer requirements.[more]


Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Back in 2015, Microsoft veteran Benzi Ronen boasted that Farmigo, his online farmer’s market, was going to help kill off supermarkets. People would soon use their mobile phones to order non-perishables like toothpaste and toilet paper from Amazon and buy their humanely raised lamb chops and locally...[more]


Far From the Farm Gate: Inside Australia's Animal Trade

In Australia's live export trade, the animals' journey from the farm gate can sometimes start with a journey by truck of over 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles). [more]


Five Ways This Year’s Cyber Monday Shook Up Logistics

Cyber Monday once again netted record-breaking online sales. E-commerce retailers slashed prices, and more shoppers than ever avoided the usual bedlam of brick-and-mortar stores — opting instead to shop online. [more]


Get Your Supply Chain Holiday-Ready — Before It’s Too Late

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s a good time to prepare. Unfortunately, with an ever-increasing amount of data, an increasingly complex and varied competitive landscape and demanding customers, the question is often: Where to begin?[more]


Interstate 95: How America’s Most Important Highway Fails

Interstate-95 is busier than any other freeway and among the longest. It runs through some of the country’s biggest cities and costs billions of dollars a year to maintain.[more]


Autonomous Shipping Raises Legal Concerns

While the U.K. Shipping Register has included its first autonomous vessel, there are several gaps that need to be addressed before such technology becomes widespread and moves into the international domain.[more]


Why Surge Pricing and Collaborative Logistics Go Hand in Hand

Why Surge Pricing and Collaborative Logistics Go Hand in Hand

Surge pricing, where the value of a particular item or a service increases according to demand, may soon be coming to logistics - and bringing green benefits in multiple ways.[more]


Blown Away: Reconnecting Broken Supply Chains After Airfreight Disaster

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck - killing more than 350 people.[more]


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