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UPS joins group bringing blockchain to the shipping industry

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a working group that's developing standards for the use of blockchain inside the shipping industry. Blockchain tech could help streamline transport by putting shipment data in one place.

Amazon Robotics Challenge set to change logistics

Nagoya - While high-bay warehouses are often used for their efficiency, they often lead to logistical nightmares for stakeholders. The Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan, came up with a solution.

Smart airline container self-monitors its environment

As part of the digital transformation of the air freight sector, some carriers have begun to use 'smart crates'. These are freight shipping containers that are capable of self-monitoring.

Improving supply chains through digital transformation

Keeping supply chains in control and competitive is a key consideration for any company that sends physical products nationally or internationally. The application of digital technology presents many advantages.

B.C. residents returning home after wildfires face a new problem

Kamloops - While wildfires in British Columbia continue to burn out-of-control, the province is already looking at the complicated logistics of returning evacuees back to their homes.

FedEx unit TNT 'significantly affected' by virus

New York - Shipping giant FedEx said Wednesday that deliveries were slowed at its Dutch unit TNT Express after the firm was hit by the latest major computer virus attack.

WHO races against the clock to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

In an update issued on May 18, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said a race against the clock has begun to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in the remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Rio rolls out new light rail trains ahead of Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes on Sunday inaugurated a light rail transport system just ahead of the Olympic Games, and was met by demonstrators who oppose heavy Games spending and Brazil's interim government.The 28-kilometer (17.

Massive logistics operation to implement EU-Turkey migrant deal

Brussels - An enormous and complex logistical operation involving thousands of EU and other officials was launched on Monday to ship migrants from Greece back to Turkey under a controversial accord between Brussels and Ankara.

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

En La Gottaz - Wondering where your package is? Look up!Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker

Hanoi - Vietnam's marine police on Saturday said they were questioning eight foreigners suspected of being the escaped pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week.

Italy cruise ship removal planned to start July 14

Rome - An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday -- two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.

The new 'silk road', a rail link from China's factories to Europe

Frankfurt - One of the world's longest railways -- a "modern-day silk road" -- covers some 11,000 kilometres (7,000 miles) en route from the Chinesee megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in western Germany.

Rail link is new 'silk road' from China to heart of Europe

Frankfurt - It is one of the world's longest railways -- an approximately 11,000-kilometre "modern-day silk road" that traverses Russia and Kazakhstan to link a megacity in the heart of China with a key commercial hub in western Germany.

Up to half our food ends up in the trash, says new British study

Buy one get one free, often means buy one and bin the other one reports a new British study on food waste from the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers titled Global Food, Waste Not Want Not.

A chat about social networking with Finnish CEO Special

Since 1990 Petteri Tarkkonen has been serving as the Managing Director, CEO and President of Finn-ID Oy. Finn-ID specializes and provided identification-based enterprise solutions for logistics.

Video Shows Afghan Insurgents with U.S. Equipment and Ammunition

Earlier today Al-Jazeera broadcast a video showing insurgents handling weapons, including anti-personnel mines with U.S. markings on them.
 

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