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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.

J.B. Hunt interested in new Tesla prototype

A new Tesla Semi prototype has been exhibited over the U.S. southwest during August 2018. The vehicle is now being reviewed at the headquarters of trucking giant J.B. Hunt.

Where are Amazon packages stolen most?

While Amazon and other online retailers deliver more and more to our doorstep, package theft is on the rise. New research reveals the most likely spots where a parcel will be stolen.

New shipping solution based on blockchain

Technology giant IBM has teamed up with the integrated transport and logistics company Maersk for a new blockchain shipping solution.

Q&A: How blockchain is disrupting transportation Special

The revenue opportunity for blockchain in the freight transportation industry could generate as much as $500 billion. In addition, this technology can offer increased transparency and security for the sector. Sam Bokher of Trucker Path explains more.

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.

German rail giant steps up 'Silk Road' freight line to China

Berlin - German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it planned to significantly ramp up cargo transport to China following a record year, using the world's longest train line in a modern-day revival of the Silk Road route.

German Ocean Liner Goes Kite Surfing

Kite surfing is a heck of a lot of fun for individuals, but a German kite company has extended the technique to freight shipping. The world’s first kite powered freight ship recently embarked on its first 6 month ocean crossing, sailing from Germany to

Train Hits Pedestrian Talking on Phone

Woman eating and talking on a cellphone gets mowed down by freight train. Captain N.F. Kidding, said "She wasn't paying attention," ...

Fiery Freight Train Collision in Estill County, Kentucky

4 runaway cars barrel into two CSX train engines.
 

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