Winds gusting up to 180 kmh hammered Italy’s north west coastline on 29th and 30th October, with flood waves of enormous force and topping 10m crashing onto the shore, and causing substantial damage in ports in Liguria
The cost of hiring container ships has plunged 24 percent from a multi-year peak while raw material vessel rates have slumped 10 percent from a five-year high, adding to signs of slowing global trade with dangerous implications for the economy.
United Parcel Service Inc. is telling customers to make alternative shipping plans in case of a strike in its smaller freight division, where unionized workers are set to vote on the company’s final contract offer next week.
An anticipated 35-year record bumper crop of U.S. soybeans and loss of sales to China has growers looking at using containers rather than bulk carriers to reach new international markets, according to an Illinois Soybean Association press release.
For refrigerated vehicles and cold chain logistics fleets, Advantech shows how wireless temperature and humidity sensors that can be integrated at the start of the Cold Chain process to ensure a monitoring solution via wireless data collection.
U.S. e-commerce companies including Amazon.com and shippers such as FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. stand to gain from the Trump administration’s move Oct. 17 to withdraw from an international postal agreement.