With many of its other tech-based shipping services, such as Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Key, Amazon has used technology to remove the need for a shipping carrier for last-mile delivery. From a merchant perspective, Shipping with Amazon would provide increased competition in the shipping space, while also providing Amazon with more data about the products people are buying.
Merchants are already clamoring for the opportunity to work with Amazon as a carrier.
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A prolonged bear market for crude oil tankers have resulted in the deletion of triple the number of ships sold for scrap, compared to last year.
Nasdaq listed technology firm Ideanomics (NASDAQ:SSC) has formed a joint venture with APMEN Trade Tech Co Ltd., to streamline ports in the Asia Pacific by using blockchain and artificial intelligence in the Port of Shanghai, currently the world's busiest port.
Ocean carriers guiding expectations on rates as one of the biggest changes to shipping set to hit in 2020.
Port aims for new on-dock rail facility to handle increased container throughput and meet clean-air goals.
A total of 67,502 inspections took place in 2018.
Prologis is making further investments in the communities it has developed by launching an internship program for high schoolers from under-served areas to enter the logistics industry.
10 days after Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington, much of the North Carolina coast is still flooded. Waters are forecast to gradually recede over the course of this week and into the weekend.
The service can search shipments for drivers beforehand to help ensure their trips are consistently profitable. The service puts in the work so drivers don’t have to.
Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM explained that in order to compete in the ever-changing logistics environment, the best thing companies can do is define their own competitive weapon.
$200B of tariffs imposed on Chinese imports today; the 4PL era is here; China cancels further trade talks; Germany’s maritime fleet shrinks by 1/3; air cargo not yet feeling tariff pain; oil rallies.