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  • Freightweek news update Week 03, 2018

    LANGHORNE, PA: January 19, 2018. va-Q-tec, a provider of thermal packaging solutions for temperature controlled transportation, has opened a North American headquarters and operations facility. Read more: welcome.pdf THE WOODLANDS, TX: January 19, 2018. Bourque Logistics is testing the use of blockchain to allow rail shippers to exchange bill of lading information, settle freight, repair, and lease costs using smart contract technology. Read more: RAILChain.pdf DUBAI: January 18, 2018. Emirates airline has signed a US$16 billion deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Read more: More_A380.pdf MISSISSAUGA: January 18, 2018. Cargojet is reintroducing a B767 freighter Read More
  • Record port volume for South Carolina

    CHARLESTON, SC: January 17, 2017. The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) handled a record 2.2 million TEU in 2017, resulting in a nine percent growth in container volume for the year. SCPA owns and operates ports in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer, South Carolina that generate nearly US$53 billion in annual economic activity. According to the Milken Institute's 25 Best-Performing U.S. Cities 2017 Index, published this month, Charleston ranked No.22 behind Ft. Lauderdale – one of six cities in Florida to make the list. The Index, published annually since 1999, uses fact-based metrics to evaluate the relative growth of jobs, salaries Read More
  • Singapore and Kuehne + Nagel to invest in advanced technology

    SINGAPORE/SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: January 15, 2018. Singapore sovereign investor Temasek has signed an MoU with Kuehne + Nagel to invest in early stage companies developing advanced technology for logistics and supply chains. K+N chairman Joerg Wolle said the new joint venture combining Temasek's long-term oriented investment strategy with his company's global logistics network and know-how would accelerate the transformation of the logistics industry: "For Kuehne + Nagel it is both another important step in the deployment of our digitalization approach and to shape the future of our industry," he declared. The new organization will invest in early stage companies that are developing technologies Read More
  • JD.com signs deals with Vietnam and France

    BEIJING: January 15, 2018. JD.com, China's largest retailer, is to become a major shareholder in Vietnam's B2C e-commerce platform Tiki.com following the completion of Tiki's Series C round of financing. The company said it will partner with Tiki in merchandising, cross-border trade, logistics and fulfillment, technology, financing, and operations. JD launched its Indonesia business in 2015 and recently partnered with Thai conglomerate Central Group to enter the Thai market. Following a visit by French president Emmanuel Macron to China this month, JD said it plans to sell €2 billion of French goods to Chinese consumers over the next two years Read More
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According to Unilever CEO Paul Polman, geopolitical and climate-related factors mean an extra €300 million a year in distribution costs. He says this not only impacts shareholders but also five million people in the company's supply chain and more than two billion consumers. Unilever's answer: https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

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