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Note: FreightWaves occasionally publishes commentary from industry sources with expertise, information and opinion on current transportation topics. The opinions expressed in the article are solely those of the author and not necessarily those of FreightWaves. Submissions to FreightWaves are subject to editing.
Nov - 2022 -
17 November
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Recovery mission continues for cargo airplane — 70 years later

In 1952, a C-124 flew straight into a remote Alaskan mountaintop, killing all aboard. Here’s the story of what it’s taking to bring them home.

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11 November
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A look back at Old Shaky, the famed Douglas C-124 Cargomaster II 

As far as aircraft go, the Douglas C-124 Cargomaster II was a vital waymarker for the U.S. Air Force in the years following the Berlin Airlift, when U.S. and British air forces began airlifting food and fuel to a blockaded West Germany after World War II.

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09 November
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Antonov to rebuild Mriya, world’s largest cargo aircraft

The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov said it expects rebuilding the aircraft destroyed by Russian fighters to cost at least 500 million euros.

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08 November
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Q&A: Year-end threats on supply chain policy

Jake Medwell of Austin, Texas-based 8VC and Loren Smith of Skyline Policy Risk Group discuss fuel prices, infrastructure and the possibility of a rail strike.

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Oct - 2022 -
27 October
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FreightWaves Classics: Spruce Goose took flight 75 years ago

Tuesday marks the 75th anniversary of the one and only flight of the Hughes Flying Boat, the so-called Spruce Goose.

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Sep - 2022 -
27 September
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Viewpoint: 4 steps to make your supply chain climate-resilient

Amid threats like Hurricane Ian, shippers should consider inventory positions, risk tolerance for specific commodities, transit times and associated costs.

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13 September
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Viewpoint: Resolving commercial rail negotiations a national security priority

Beyond impacts to the supply chain, one national security expert contends a rail strike could pose a threat to national security.

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Viewpoint: Moving toward disaggregation in the maritime and rail industries

Disaggregation, or a shift toward smaller, faster, more flexible forms of freight transport, can help decarbonize the freight industry, remove logistics bottlenecks and increase resilience of domestic supply chains.

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Aug - 2022 -
26 August
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Viewpoint: Singing praises for the ‘unsung hero,’ Keith Avery of Express-1

Andy Welch pays tribute to Keith Avery, who along with three Welch brothers — Mike, John and Jim — founded Express-1.

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Jul - 2022 -
29 July
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Viewpoint: Parcel deliveries on Sundays — not for free

FedEx Ground could have made Sunday deliveries work if it stuck to its knitting, consultant says.

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