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Putting an End to Black Box Shipping

Sometimes, for even the most critical shipments, the shipper receives information for only two data points: when the shipment left their hands and confirmation the shipment has arrived. Here's why so-called black box shipping is on its way out.

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PortMiami Welcomes Largest Container Ship to Call Florida

MAERSK SHANGHAI, a 10,081 TEU container ship, the largest to ever call a Florida deep-water port was at PortMiami.

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Report: New Data Shows Extent of E-Commerce's Differing Impact on Retail Categories

E-Commerce has generated significant volumes of sales in the U.S. electronics and clothing industries but has yet to gain traction in other retail sectors, according to a CBRE Group, Inc. analysis of recently released government data.

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ATA Report Sees Growth in Freight, Trucking Through 2026

A new report released Monday by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29 percent over the next 11 years.

Why China Slowdown Isn't All Bad for Shipping Industry

Weaker demand from a slower-growing Chinese economy is putting the global freight industry through rough waters, but for Singapore-based IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, there's a bright side to this downturn.

Could the Automotive Supply Chain Snap?

A combination of rebounding sales and an unprecedented number of new models in the works has stretched the auto parts supply chain so taut that the entire industry is holding its collective breath that it does not snap and jeopardize the recovery.

Big Data Could Improve Supply Chain Efficiency—If Companies Would Let It

Powerful software is giving us new insights into large-scale efficiency. But logistics veterans say companies aren’t always ready to think big.

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