Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. In 2013, the first commercial bulk carrier transited the Northwest Passage, carrying cargo from from Canada to Finland.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

Far From Dying, Retail Supports 1 in 4 Jobs in the U.S.

Supply Chain Nation

manufacturing output rose for a fourth straight month in December; shipping giant Maersk moves into blockchain technology; and Lego is building something new – online games – in partnership with one of China’s biggest tech firms. The companies began collaborating on the new technology in 2016; this week’s announcement states that the new company’s platform could streamline operations for the entire global shipping ecosystem.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal. CMA CGM and Freightos sign landmark agreement advancing digitization in the shipping industry. Alphabet’s Wing is launching a free 10-minute drone delivery trial in Finland (The Verge). 3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal.

Automation Revolution on the High Seas

Techgistics

The technologies needed to make remote and autonomous ships a reality exist. We will see a remote controlled ship in commercial use by the end of the decade.” This not all that surprising as shipping labor costs are high and there are opportunities for savings from fuel efficiency.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Finland. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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Supply Chain Movement

Finland. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016

Freightos

Amazon is expanding it’s rapid delivery capabilities, broadening the scope of pilot restaurant delivery programs, bringing same-day shipping into new regions, and adding more automation to it’s warehouses. The rapid e-commerce fulfillment “arms race” continues, as WalMart changes it’s ShippingPass program to match Amazon’s two day shipping. LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016.