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.
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.
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 so confronting and horrific that commercial television would not show it, has been aired by Fairfax Media.
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.
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.