Fri.Jun 07, 2024

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Rivian’s New R1S, R1T Pickup Trucks Evolve

NGT News

Rivian has introduced the second generation of its flagship vehicles. The new R1S SUV and R1T pickup trucks have been completely reengineered through hundreds of hardware improvements, performance upgrades, a fully redesigned software experience and updated in-house drive systems. “We continue to evolve our flagship R1 vehicles, offering quality and performance without compromise,” says R.J. […] The post Rivian’s New R1S, R1T Pickup Trucks Evolve appeared first on NGT News.

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Why are container spot rates surging?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Shippers are booking more due to fears of disruptions, driving price rises despite ample ship supply. Drewry's expert explains.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Remember when I was supposed to go radioactive a few weeks ago? Well, it didn’t happen. I was burned by a supply chain issue (a story for another day). Take two is next week, so before I have to isolate myself for a few days, I’m going out for a bike ride today. I’m back. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Cape Town Tells Port to Improve After Being Ranked Last in World

Supply Chain Brain

The World Bank added 57 new ports to the index this year, and South African harbors took up the last two spots with the Port of Ngqura coming in at 404th.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Are Greener Solutions Possible for the Shipping Industry in the Future?

MTS Logistics

As trade has dramatically increased, the need to reduce emissions from burning fuel has become a leading global problem for the maritime shipping industry. Almost 70% of gases and particles emitted by the exhaust of ships occur within 400 kilometers of the coastline, causing air quality problems, which affects the local coast’s climate health from heavy shipping traffic.

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NHTSA Issues New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

NGT News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued new vehicle fuel economy standards that will save Americans more than $23 billion in fuel costs while reducing pollution. This rule is in accordance with continuous energy security efforts that date back to the 1970s. In this final rule, fuel economy will increase […] The post NHTSA Issues New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards appeared first on NGT News.

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Top 5 Benefits of Efficient Supply Chain Management in 2024

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Image source: Rawpixel | Top 5 Benefits of Efficient Supply Chain Management in 2024 The aim and ambition of any manager or business owner is to be organized. Businesses that are able to conduct their operations in a systematic way stand a far better chance of becoming successful in the competitive landscape. In this regard, having a ready and organized supply chain is crucial.

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One in Six Medium-, HD Vehicles Sold in California Produce Zero Emissions

NGT News

The sales of new zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks in California in 2023 doubled from the prior year, now representing one out of every six new vehicles sold for services that include last-mile delivery, freight transportation and school buses, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). With 18,473 medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) […] The post One in Six Medium-, HD Vehicles Sold in California Produce Zero Emissions appeared first on NGT News.

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BIFA Takes Centre Stage at Multimodal 2024

Logistics Business Magazine

For the fourth year running, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) will be centre stage in more ways than one at the forthcoming Multimodal Exhibition and Conference at Birmingham NEC. With 42 bespoke Logistics Services Provider Pods (Logpods), as well as BIFA’s own exhibition stand (2060), BIFA’s Forwarder Village will provide a networking marketplace for BIFA members and associate members to showcase the products and services they offer.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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HVS Will Supply 30 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks to U.K. Transport Firm

NGT News

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the United Kingdom-based hydrogen fuel cell truck original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has signed a partnership agreement with Explore Plant & Transport Solutions to supply 30 HVS hydrogen electric tractor units to its fleet. Under the terms of the agreement, HVS will deliver 30 state-of-the-art hydrogen-powered fuel cell tractor units for Explore […] The post HVS Will Supply 30 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks to U.K.

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AI and IoT are Redefining the future of Supply Chains

Logistics Business Magazine

AI and IoT are redefining the future of supply chains and revolutionising logistics, writes Adrian Negoita (pictured below), CTO and Co-Founder of Dexory. In the warehousing industry, every detail matters and precision is paramount. Any business involved in the selling of physical goods needs efficient supply chain management. However, the dynamic nature of the business environment, currently characterised by geopolitical tensions, fierce competition, and increasing costs, has meant supply chain

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Navigating Compliance in Dump Truck Operations: AB5, Insurance, and Hauler Credentials Management

Trux

Discover how our software optimizes material delivery logistics in construction, ensuring efficiency and compliance.

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Locus Recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2024 Gartner® Market Guide for Multicarrier Parcel Management Solutions

Locus

We are excited to announce that Locus has been mentioned as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner® Market Guide for Multicarrier Parcel Management Solutions, 2024 (MCPMS). Locus recently announced that ShipFlex , its MCPMS, has expanded its carrier network to more than 160 global carriers. Speaking on the development, Nishith Rastogi, Founder and CEO of Locus commented, “We are thrilled to be mentioned in the Market Guide.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

Got pollen? Me too. While I have only recently developed allergies, they generally have not been to bad. Until this year, that is. Every morning, there is a thick blanket of pollen on my car, patio furniture, and everything else outside. The Boston area has been hit especially hard, as a thick layer of pollen has the sky looking a eerie yellow color.