Updated: Universal Logistics adds to its intermodal and drayage business with Southern Counties purchase

Updated: Universal Logistics adds to its intermodal and drayage business with Southern Counties purchase

Universal is bullish on its intermodal division, and the Southern Counties acquisition will allow it to expand its footprint in that area.

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The shipbreaking industry where workers die on the shores of Bangladesh

The shipbreaking industry where workers die on the shores of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the shipbreaking industry is booming business - but at the cost of the lives of workers, who work in dangerous environments with minimal safety precautions. Local NGOs are championing the workers’ cause and are hoping to enforce existing UN regulations to the maximum extent possible.

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Data standardization is the need of the hour in the maritime industry

Data standardization is the need of the hour in the maritime industry

Hapag-Lloyd believes that data standardization would help various stakeholders to collaborate together and improve the supply chain efficiency in the maritime industry.

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COSCO's cyber attack and the importance of maritime cybersecurity

COSCO's cyber attack and the importance of maritime cybersecurity

COSCO shipping came under a cyber attack this week, which reinforces the need for comprehensive cybersecurity regulations within the maritime industry as the future moves towards port automation and autonomous shipping.

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How blockchain and technology are digitizing the first mile

How blockchain and technology are digitizing the first mile

According to CB Insights, “the maritime shipping industry accounts for 90% of global trade and is only now beginning to leverage technology. This shift could have far-reaching impact on retailers, consumer goods companies, manufacturers, and more.”

With this important industry in mind, CB Insights hosted a July 24 webinar to “explore how shipping companies and global ports are utilizing automation and blockchain technology to revolutionize the shipping industry,” taking a look at various aspects of the supply chain along the way.

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Container lines prep for China-US trade slowdown

Container lines prep for China-US trade slowdown

Container line alliances are cutting capacity on their transpacific services in anticipation of a major slowdown in the US-China trade relationship due to tariffs. We see downside risk for Union Pacific and BNSF intermodal volumes, as well as JB Hunt.

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