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January 16, 2019

Despite automation, qualified transport workers still needed in the future

The introduction of automation in global transport will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary and despite high levels of automation, qualified human resources with the right skill sets will still be needed in the foreseeable future, a new report produced by the World Maritime University finds.

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January 15, 2019

U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $126 billion online

U.S. shoppers spent a record $126 billion on online shopping during the 2018 holiday season, taking advantage of early discounts on Amazon.com and other websites and with more people using smartphones to place their orders, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

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January 15, 2019

Drewry: 2019 another solid year for container market

The industry’s supply-demand balance will benefit from a reduced appetite for ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) among the major carriers, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.

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January 15, 2019

Steady industry growth and surge in digitalisation a recipe for success at PSA

Singapore box terminal operator PSA handled 81m teu last year across its global network, growth of 9.1%, with international volumes increasingly dominating its throughput profile.

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January 14, 2019

As FDA shutdown drags on, supply chain risk grows

Four weeks into the federal government shutdown, a new worry has emerged: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-safety inspections.

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