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Five key trends for the coming year  (25/12)

2019 is just a couple of weeks away, and it promises to be a challenging year for everyone in supply chain and logistics. So, here are my top five trends that will drive developments in the market next year:

Holiday Cargo Theft Q&A  (25/12)

Why is cargo theft more prevalent over the holiday season? With so many gifts being ordered, this time of year is holiday season for the bad guys, too. More shipments out on the roads or at warehouses and distribution centers means more potential targets and opportunity for cargo thieves. That, combined with a recent shortage of truck parking, means more freight will be sitting in various unsecured locations, leaving it vulnerable to theft, since cargo at rest is cargo at risk.

Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators Signal Global Supply Chain Resilience  (18/12)

Despite recent episodes political turmoil, analysts for Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators (gKNi) say World trade experienced a slight upswing in recent months and reached a new high in November.

Are you asking the wrong question about WMS?  (18/12)

If you are asking why you need a cloud-based WMS you might be asking the wrong question…

Good Question: What was your first job in logistics and what did it teach you?  (18/12)

Summer seasonal order picker. It taught me an order is only as good as its accuracy; without it, all you would have is empty pallets.

Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Planning  (21/11)

In a recent interview with Supply Chain Management Review, A.T. Kearney Partner Michael Hu discussed AI's impact on supply chain planning.

Mondelez International calls for transparency and sustainability in palm oil supply chain  (21/11)

One of the world’s leading confectionery, food and beverage companies, has called out to its suppliers for 100% sustainability and 100% transparency in the sourcing of palm oil.

Cranes down in Genoa; 1000 cars destroyed in Savona  (5/11)

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

Global Shipping Freight Rates Slump as Trade Slows  (5/11)

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.

UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike  (5/11)

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.

OTHER NEWS
Soybean growers think inside the (shipping) box to reach new markets (5/11)
Uninterrupted Real-Time Cold Chain Logistics Management (5/11)
U.S. ports and terminals may face new layer of scrutiny in wake of container explosion (5/11)
XPO Logistics to Use 5,000 Robots in Warehouses (22/10)
Amazon, FedEx, UPS Could Gain from Trump Threat to Leave Postal Union (22/10)
DB Schenker collaborates with IAM Robotics to develop ‘The Warehouse of the Future’ (22/10)
XPO Logistics to introduce 5,000 robots (11/10)
DHL trials drone to deliver medicine in Africa (11/10)
Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300,000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says (12/9)
May container volumes higher in Los Angeles, Long Beach (18/6)
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On its way to develop alternative energy-sources for greener aviation, Airbus is also supporting basic research activities for electric aircraft concepts “eGenius”...
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