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Maersk still weighs in as the world’s largest container shipping line
18 January 2018

Two tiers of carriers are emerging, but all increased capacity substantially in 2017.


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Maersk and IBM announce Blockchain–based joint venture
17 January 2018

Maersk and IBM have announced plans to launch a new blockchain–based global trade platform, but there are many issues to be resolved before the technology is used more widely.


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Total Logistics 2018 reveals the fundamentals, trends and the size and share of key logistics markets globally and regionally
16 January 2018

Ti’s latest report, Total Logistics 2018, presents the underlying architecture of the global logistics market, detailing how the industry is pieced together.


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Temasek and K+N collaborate to invest in new technology
16 January 2018

The press release does not give much away, however the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Swiss–based forwarder Kuehne + Nagel stated on Monday January 15 that they had agreed to work together on creating new technology products for logistics.


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Air freight strong now and in the future
11 January 2018

It was not so long ago that many regarded the air freight market as being in some form of structural slump. Now it has bounced back with another year of growth looking to be sustained at least in the short–term.


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The World Customs Organization establishes cross–border e–commerce agenda
11 January 2018

The WCO develops an e–commerce framework of standards and operational and implementation plans to support the development of cross–border e–commerce.


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US domestic demand may fuel logistics price rises
09 January 2018

Flicking through the US Department of Agriculture’s Truck Rate Report for last week, what leaps out is an apparent shortage of supply.


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Rising minimum wage puts pressure on Cambodia’s garment export industry
09 January 2018

Garment workers in Cambodia will see their wages increase 11% this year, but this will put further financial pressure on the country’s export sector.


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Liability concerns over delivery keep China’s cold chain fragmented
04 January 2018

China’s demand for fresh food from abroad is growing, but international shippers are concerned about the liability incurred from door–to–door services.


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President Trump thinks USPS needs to charge more
04 January 2018

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has been offering his advice to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) parcel business.


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