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Digital twins: Redesigning logistics, creating new efficiencies

Many logistics companies are tuning to virtual and augmented reality processes in order to improve the design and efficiency of the supply chain. A new DHL report outlines several options as companies look at this digital transformation tech.

IBM-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands

In 2018, IBM and shipping conglomerate Maersk developed a blockchain-based shipping tool called TradeLens. This initially had limited availability, in order to assess the technology. Based on successful application, the technology is to be expanded.

Why shipping companies are investing in blockchain

A trend is developing with shipping companies in terms of seeing the advantages of blockchain technology. This boils down to blockchain having the potential to transform operations, leading to efficiency and profitability.

Shipping is undergoing digital disruption

Many industries are facing digital transformation and are dealing with the effects of the disruption that comes with this process. Shipping is one major global industry that is affected by this process. We look at some key trends.

Iceland to Italy: Norse seamen battling a tide of human misery

- Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.

The Plight of Maritime piracy

Many masters and shipowners do not report piracy for fear of delays due to protracted investigations, increased insurance premiums, bad publicity, and stifling red tape.

Al Qaeda magazine: Printer bombs designed to bleed U.S. economy

The thwarted Yemeni printer bombs that have caused havoc in American airports were designed to bleed the U.S. economy, according to an Al Qaeda propaganda magazine.

Azza Boeing Banned from UAE Airspace

Azza Boeing, the Sudanese cargo operator that crashed last week killing all six crew on board, has been stopped from using UAE airspace until further investigations are carried out.

Two Small Planes collide

Two cargo planes collided and burned on an airport taxiway, but no serious injuries were reported.

Oil spill threat

French cargo ship, damaged in storm, ran aground near resort

Cargo Plane Crash Kills Dozens In Iraq

32 people were killed when their cargo plane crashed on the U.S. airfield in Iraq.
 

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