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Cargo Airports Do Brisk Business   (21/11)

Cargo airports were bustling in 2017, according to the Airport Council International's finalized list of the world's top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see chart). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million metric tons.

BA passengers forced to sleep on airport floor during 77-hour delay (5/11)
IATA announces e-AWB as default from 1 January 2019 (5/11)
Turkish Cargo adds Ho Chi Minh to freighter network (5/11)

Sea News

Maersk Line now allows instant booking   (5/11)

Dive Brief: Maersk Line on Thursday said customers can now book shipments as easily "as booking a flight ticket," with the addition of "instant booking confirmation" to its online platform.

FedEx set to acquire Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd. (22/10)
Sweden’s New Hybrid Icebreaking Tug Launched (11/10)
Maersk to Test Its First Arctic Shipping Route (12/9)

Transport News

Hapag-Lloyd to Introduce Cleaner Fuel Charges from 2019   (11/10)

German container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday it is preparing customers for a mechanism to charge more for cleaner fuel starting next year to comply with tighter environmental rules.

Ruscon starts Moscow-Russian Far East 154-TEU block train service (14/5)
FedEx to raise freight rates (6/3)
DHL and Etihad Cargo increase connectivity through the Middle East (4/3)


The top six challenges facing procurement   (21/11)

The evolution of procurement means that the function’s success is no longer just about sourcing services and reducing cost.

How Blockchain Could Ensure Supply Chain Consistency (21/11)
Retailers Plug Into AI (21/11)
BattleBots: Robots vs. Workers (21/11)


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)
Cranes down in Genoa; 1000 cars destroyed in Savona (5/11)
Global Shipping Freight Rates Slump as Trade Slows (5/11)
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