Deutsche Post DHL Group | Jan 18, 2018: DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, a new and unique leading indicator for world trade

DHL has introduced a new and unique early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The DHL Global Trade Barometer is based on large amounts of logistics data that are evaluated with the help of artificial intelligence. Since global trade fuels the world economy, the DHL Global Trade Barometer not only […]

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Maersk and IBM roll out blockchain-based joint venture with a global trade focus

With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global […]

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Executive Moves: COSCO SHIPPING International, Hamburg Süd, JAXPORT, Logistyx Technologies and Flexport

Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock COSCO SHIPPING International announces several appointments; Hamburg Süd names global head of corporate communications; JAXPORT hires director, national container accounts; Logistyx Technologies names CEO; and Flexport appoints VP of people operations.    COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., the investment arm of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., has appointed Wang Yuhang […]

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Maersk and IBM to form global blockchain joint venture  – Canadian Shipper

Copenhagen, Denmark and Armonk, NY — A.P. Moller–Maersk and IBM announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed […]

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Executive Moves: ZIM, Schneider Packaging, A.N. Deringer and COA

Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock ZIM appoints chief digital officer; Schneider Packaging names executive vice president; A.N. Deringer selects director of consulting and a new senior trade advisor; and the Container Owners Association names board member.    Israeli ocean carrier ZIM has appointed Liav Geffen to serve as chief digital officer. Geffen has served as vice president of […]

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East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment

Ship was carrying 136,000 tons of oil that now threatens to pollute some of China’s most important fishing waters Smoke and flames from the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea. Photograph: AP The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi sank off the coast of Shanghai on Sunday, after a week of burning and […]

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Commentary: CBP’s expanded influence on exports

   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has traditionally been an import focused agency.    Established under the Department of Treasury in 1789, the U.S. Customs Service was a revenue collection agency for import duties. It was only after 9/11 and the creation and subsequent rehoming and renaming of the agency under the newly created […]

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2018 Rate Outlook: Economic Expansion, Pushing

The best global growth rate in seven years—3.2% in 2017—is based on firm foundations, contend leading economists. They add that, barring a significant shock, this current expansion has plenty of “staying power” and should continue to push rates up and keep capacity constrained around the globe. According to Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit, […]

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Pacific Rim Shipping Report: A zero-emission future

The U.S. West Coast was rife with controversy in 2017, particularly over the threats posed by environmental advocates and community activists targeting the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateway with legal challenges to its massive transportation network. Amid the rancor, however, cooler heads prevailed as the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long […]

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DB Schenker moving away from fossil fuels – LOGISTIK express News

11. Januar 2018 08:42 Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: 🔊 Read English text DB Schenker will reduce its specific greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent relative to its 2006 figures. Thanks to this pledge, the logistics division of Deutsche Bahn will play a key role in the DB Group’s mission to reach its new […]

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Haropa posts record year in container traffic for 2017

   Haropa, which operates the French ports of Le Havre and Rouen, posted an over 15 percent increase in container traffic for 2017 and a 6 percent boost in overall seaborne trade for the year compared to 2016, the port operator announced on Wednesday.     For the first time in its history, Haropa handled 3 […]

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Port of Oakland reflects dynamic business culture of Greater San Francisco Bay Area

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · January 10, 2018 Talk about the nation’s great cities in the business press generally concentrates on New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. And while San Francisco’s greater Bay Area is recognized for its concentration of high-value and innovative industries, it is often given short shrift when it comes to […]

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Building the NextGen Supply Chain: Keeping pace with the digital economy

In today’s dynamic business environment, our old ways of managing logistics and supply chains are giving way to new strategies, practices and processes—all of which are designed to meet the requirements of our new digital economy. It’s an era where the Amazon effect is making “same day” almost seem too late, pushing customers to expect […]

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