Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. With approximately 70 percent of the world's trade currently transported via sea lanes, the potential benefits are significant. For the time being, ice-breaking cargo ships (capable of operating in ice up to four feet thick) will continue to have the strongest presence in the region.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. With approximately 70 percent of the world's trade currently transported via sea lanes, the potential benefits are significant. For the time being, ice-breaking cargo ships (capable of operating in ice up to four feet thick) will continue to have the strongest presence in the region.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. Iceland Gets On-Demand Drone Deliveries (BloombergTechnology). TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). MacroPoint connects to trucks through integrations to on-board electronic logging devices (ELDs), transportation management systems, GPS-enabled smart phone applications and location-based mobile phone triangulation.