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  • Tech firm sees long haul ahead for autonomous trucks

    Tech firm sees long haul ahead for autonomous trucks

    [caption caption="Ike is limiting over-the-road tests of autonomous truck prototypes while focusing on long-term development of a long-haul system. Photo credit: Ike...

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  • ‘An end to shipping alliances would see freight rates skyrocket’

    ‘An end to shipping alliances would see freight rates skyrocket’

    Shipper opposition to deepsea liner shipping alliances may be dangerously misplaced, delegates at the TOC Container Supply Chain event in Rotterdam heard yesterday. Lars Jensen, chief executive...

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  • Supply chain radar: Full distress mode is on at Waberer’s

    Supply chain radar: Full distress mode is on at Waberer’s

    Waberer’s is never cheap enough despite its equity being currently valued at only about $60m on the stock exchange – which implies a book value multiple of 0.37x. Its negative tangible book value...

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  • On the wires: Lufthansa Cargo gets caught in heavy crosswinds

    On the wires: Lufthansa Cargo gets caught in heavy crosswinds

    “In a bid to be profitable, Lufthansa Cargo has responded to the soft air freight market by announcing it will cut capacity from its schedule. (…) This will allow the company to ensure profitable...

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  • US logistics growth losing steam after 2018 boost

    US logistics growth losing steam after 2018 boost

    [caption caption="US logistics costs that rose 11.4 percent last year will drop back to a more modest growth rate this year, but CSCMP and A.T. Kearney don’t see a steep decline ahead. Photo...

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  • SA: Lease deal sees Amazon Air fleet buildup

    SA: Lease deal sees Amazon Air fleet buildup

    SEEKING ALPHA reports: “Amazon (AMZN +1.5%) will lease another 15 737-800 cargo aircraft made by Boeing (BA +1.5%) through a partnership with General Electric (GE+3.2%) Capital Aviation...

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  • Major banks aligning with IMO 2050 emissions goals

    Major banks aligning with IMO 2050 emissions goals

    [caption caption="Leading international banks Citi, Societe Generale, and DNB worked with industry leaders to create the Poseidon Principles, an agreement to disclose climate alignment of shipping...

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  • US pushes for blockchain solution to better control pharma supply chain

    US pushes for blockchain solution to better control pharma supply chain

    IBM and Walmart have been selected for a US government programme to develop a track and trace system for domestic pharmaceutical shipments using blockchain.   Together with KPMG and Merck, they...

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  • Kerry launches JV with Spanish post office to target Chinese e-commerce boom

    Kerry launches JV with Spanish post office to target Chinese e-commerce boom

    Kerry Logistics has entered a partnership with the Spanish national postal service to benefit from the vast growth in demand for Chinese e-commerce. With Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos,...

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  • The business models behind container leasing in maritime freight market - FreightWaves

    The business models behind container leasing in maritime freight market - FreightWaves

    The business models behind container leasing in maritime freight market  FreightWavesShippers in the maritime market can choose between a carrier-owned container or a shipper-owned container, with...

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  • FT: Walmart outpaces Amazon in drone patent race (sub required)

    FT: Walmart outpaces Amazon in drone patent race (sub required)

    The Financial Times reports: “Walmart is on track to file more drone patents than Amazon for the second year in a row, as the pair battle for supremacy in the rapidly changing world of retail. The...

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  • US companies' message to Donald Trump: Don't expand China tariffs - Economic Times

    US companies' message to Donald Trump: Don't expand China tariffs - Economic Times

    US companies' message to Donald Trump: Don't expand China tariffs  Economic TimesA Minnesota motorcycle maker warns that it would lose business to foreign rivals that don't have to pay taxes on...

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  • Asia-Europe carriers struggle, but transpacific could see new front-loading boost 

    Asia-Europe carriers struggle, but transpacific could see new front-loading boost 

    Asia-North Europe carriers continue to discount rates to fill their ships, suggesting that the usual pre-peak season recovery will be late, if it happens at all this year.  CMA CGM has slashed...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Walmart delivers directly to your fridge “Imagine keeping homes in stock like we do stores.” Walmart just announced that it is launching its own in-home delivery service this fall. Customers…

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  • Digital marketplaces dependent on broader spot adoption

    Digital marketplaces dependent on broader spot adoption

    [caption caption="JB Hunt says on-time performance of loads booked through its online brokerage surpasses all other segments outside of dedicated. Photo credit:...

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  • More M&A in forwarding likely, as major players feel the need to ‘keep up’

    More M&A in forwarding likely, as major players feel the need to ‘keep up’

    And so the forwarding consolidation chat continues. On Loadstar Premium today, we reveal speculation that CMA CGM, new proud owner of Ceva, is in talks with the French government over the possible...

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  • The Morrow Roberson Road Test: WebCargo Sky, an ebooking platform or not?

    The Morrow Roberson Road Test: WebCargo Sky, an ebooking platform or not?

    Ah Freightos, you always keep us on our toes with your announcements, interviews and surveys. I personally have enjoyed watching Freightos’s metamorphosis from the day it turned on its digital...

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  • Did Walmart convince FedEx to dump Amazon?

    Did Walmart convince FedEx to dump Amazon?

    A fascinating article on Observer.com, suggesting that Walmart was at least partly behind FedEx’s decision to dump Amazon as a domestic express customer. As author Brittain Ladd argues, while the...

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  • Confessions of a USPS worker: Delivering Amazon parcels ’till we drop’

    Confessions of a USPS worker: Delivering Amazon parcels ’till we drop’

    This is what it is like to work at the coalface of the e-commerce economy. A first-hand account, published on the blog platform Medium, details the day-to-day travails of a US Postal Service...

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  • Supply chain radar: The e-commerce revolution has barely begun

    Supply chain radar: The e-commerce revolution has barely begun

    My mail – the old-fashioned kind: bank statements and so on – is hand-delivered by a friendly Portuguese lady who works for a legacy delivery company (Royal Mail) and who also knows my daughter’s...

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