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Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything?

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It's been more than two years since the expanded Panama Canal opened for business. But it may still be too early to assess its impact. Transportation

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

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Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020. Transportation

Seafood shipment completed under blockchain smart contract

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Blockchain platform provider says tech helps avoid fishy behavior. Technology

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Banyan and Pierbridge partner on parcel shipping management

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Linking API and TMS platforms helps 3PLs cut costs, firms say. Technology

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Logistics provider lists top supply chain trends for 2019

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Robotics, digital transportation solutions are among the key technologies that will shape the supply chain landscape this year, DHL leaders say. Transportation

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech

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E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies. Strategy

Chinese startup brings autonomous warehouse robot to CES show

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ForwardX says its AMR units are being used by JD.com for collaborative picking tasks. Robotics

2019 Trend Watch: Livin' in the future

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The race toward automation continues, as a rise in goods-to-person fulfillment, increased adoption of warehouse execution systems, and greater use of autonomous mobile robots top the list of material handling technology trends to watch in 2019. Material Handling

Slowing economy spells pause for industrial real estate market

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But savvy developers will pursue inland port opportunities and growing demand for urban fulfillment centers, new research shows. Strategy

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Port of New York and New Jersey says rail facility will cut truck congestion

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Port Jersey rail facility will handle 900,000 rail lifts a year, replacing 1.5 million truck trips. Transportation

Port of Virginia records record volume in container barge service

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Route supports rebound of Richmond Marine Terminal since 2008 recession, port says. Transportation

Freight spending rose by double digits in Q3, buoyed by tight trucking market.

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But long-term outlook is stormy, as U.S. economy may slump under weight of trade tariffs, rising interest rates, U.S. Bank report says. Strategy

Honeywell launches e-commerce site for aviation sector

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GoDirect Trade platform uses blockchain technology to provide data history for individual parts, firm says. Technology

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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs

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grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years. Material Handling

South Carolina Ports Authority marks 6.4 percent container volume growth for 2018

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Future expansion plans include 2021 opening of Leatherman Terminal, Charleston Harbor dredging. Transportation

JD.com says its fulfillment technology will support "boundaryless" shopping for other retailers

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China's biggest retailer brings "retail as a service" model to CES trade show. Strategy

E-commerce patterns shift as retailers offer easy return policies

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National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas for the first time, UPS says. Strategy

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

CMA CGM expands LNG fleet for cleaner container routes

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French cargo line receives first of four natural gas-powered containerships. Transportation

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Amazon expands Amazon Air network

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Online retailer expands partnership with Air Transport Services Group, adding 10 cargo planes to its air transportation network, company says. Transportation

Talent shortage to hit manufacturing hard

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As many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next 10 years due to widening skills gap, study shows. Strategy

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Ability awareness: interview with Tom Minich

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While many would consider disabilities a liability, Peckham Inc. embraces employees with disabilities as the key to its success as an organization. Strategy

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

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Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit. Transportation

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Trade group boasts ambitious retail-focused policy agenda for 2019

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Privacy issues, trade concerns and infrastructure improvements top retail industry's policy to-do list in the new congressional session, trade association leaders say. Strategy

Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

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Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

XPO to deploy 5,000 GreyOrange robots for e-commerce fulfillment

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Corporate giant also becomes exclusive provider of GreyOrange bots for logistics applications in North America and nine European countries. Robotics

The evolving retail store

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Retailers adapt in-store fulfillment processes to meet customer demand for convenience and faster delivery. Strategy

DHL eCommerce opens $20 million sortation center to handle online shopping volume

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New Jersey facility serves as test bed for automation, could inspire similar approach in Los Angeles and Chicago. Material Handling

Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025

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Growing demand for advanced material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years. Material Handling

Retail jobs up in December

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Retail sector adds nearly 38,000 jobs in December; seasonal hiring falls short of forecast, National Retail Federation says. Strategy

3 Air cargo trends to watch in 2019

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Blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and a host of market forces are shaping the transport of pharmaceuticals, industry executive says. Transportation

Off the rails

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The contract between UPS and the Teamsters calls for shifting part of Big Brown's traffic from intermodal to over-the-road. Is this a wake-up call for the railroads? Transportation