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man jumping over red shipping container

October 23, 2018

Panjiva reports gains US bound shipments in September

September shipments, at 1,050,900, were up 7.3% compared to September 2017, and on a year-to-date basis through September they are up 5.7% to 9,116,507.

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trucks and cars driving on highway

October 23, 2018

This driverless tech start-up aims to replace 15 million truckers in the US and China

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up TuSimple has deployed autonomous trucks on commercial runs between Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada, as the company prepares to expand its operations in the world’s two largest economies by next year.

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waterfront view of Rotterdam skyline at night

October 23, 2018

Port of Rotterdam tests blockchain to link container logistics and payments

The Port of Rotterdam has made moves toward digitization when it comes to safety, climate change and cybersecurity. This pilot is intended to further expand that work to port transactions.

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Canadian train passing through mountains

October 23, 2018

Tariffs prompt some pull-forward of shipments on Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific executives said the effects of the U.S.-China trade war are marginal on its rail volumes, but the railway may have seen some pull-forward of shipments ahead of the 25% import tariff beginning in January 2019 — up from 10% imposed in September.

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Hyundai HMM container ship

October 23, 2018

HMM introducing fuel surcharge as of January 2019

South Korean liner company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is joining the club of liner giants that are planning to add fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulfur cap.

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