Problem Solvers Caucus report takes deep dive to address U.S. infrastructure concerns

A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform, a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of around 40 members focused on working towards bi-partisan cooperation on key issues, focuses on bipartisan policy solutions with an eye on augmenting United States’ infrastructure. Entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” the report comes at a time when the current status […]

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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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NextGen Supply Chain: We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue?

As vehicle manufacturers and investment firms continue to pour money into new vehicle technology that supports green initiatives, the transition to electric vehicles across all areas of transportation continues its rapid expansion. This push, combined with advancements in vehicle automation capabilities, proves once again that change is imminent and should no longer exist as an […]

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Ceva Logistics expands warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive

LBR Staff Writer Published 18 January 2018 Supply chain management firm Ceva Logistics has expanded its warehousing contract with consumer products firm Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia. Under the new three -year deal, Ceva will manage over 140,000ft² of warehousing space with around 14,000 pallet positions to offer distribution and cross border transportation services to customers in […]

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NRF 2018: IoT and Fulfillment for the Customer Experience

Earlier this week, I attended the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY. This marked the tenth straight year that I have attended the event as an analyst. Over the years, certain key themes have emerged, and many of those themes have remained in place each and […]

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Maersk, IBM to create JV to develop blockchain-based supply chain platform

LBR Staff Writer Published 17 January 2018 A.P. Moller – Maersk has collaborated with IBM to create a joint venture (JV) for applying blockchain technology to advance global trade and digitize supply chains. Based in New York metropolitan area, the new JV will develop a global trade digitization platform based on open standards, which can […]

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Making the Case For: An Automated Dimensioning Solution

By LM Staff · January 16, 2018 Rising warehousing costs are forcing shippers to find new ways to maximize valuable real estate. At the same time, dimensional weight (DIM) pricing is pressuring the same companies to reduce box sizes and the cost to ship their orders. Felt both on the shipping and receiving sides of […]

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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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Hamburg Süd honored twice for sustainability

Carbon Disclosure Project awards above-average grade, EcoVadis bestows top “Gold” rating – sustainability for the entire supply chain Hamburg – Hamburg Süd has once again been honored by two independent organizations for its sustainability management. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) awarded an above-average grade, while EcoVadis bestowed its highest-possible “Gold” status rating. The CDP collects […]

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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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Port of Toledo posts 16% increase in cargo tonnage for 2017

   The Port of Toledo in Ohio posted a 16 percent increase in cargo tonnage during 2017, port officials told the Toledo Blade.    Iron ore traffic and aluminum shipments largely aided the 9.8 million tons that crossed the port’s docks, though 2017 volumes were still 2 million tons short of the port’s record peak […]

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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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Maersk, IBM to get underway on blockchain joint venture

   Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced a blockchain joint venture for secure trade in the shipping sector.    The venture will offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed for shippers. “It will address the need to provide more transparency and simplicity in the movement […]

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Panjiva says U.S.-bound waterborne shipments see gains in December and for 2017

Data recently issued by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva highlighted a strong December and full-year 2017, over all, for United States-bound waterborne shipments. December shipments––at 965,917––were up 3.8% annually and down 2.0 percent compared to November’s 979,797. The busiest month of 2017 was August, which came in at 1,068,521 for an all-time record. December also […]

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BTS reports a new record reading for Freight TSI

By LM Staff · January 12, 2018 The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased in November for the second month in a row, following two months of sequential declines. According to BTS officials, the Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in freight […]

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