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Maersk and IBM Forming Blockchain Joint Venture to Digitize Supply Chains and Improve Trade Flow

A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM said they intend to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.

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Cargo Imports Doubled in 2017 on Stronger Retail Sales

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports in 2017 grew more than double 2016’s gain, as retail sales continued to increase and the industry wrapped up the year with a strong holiday season.

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Air Freight Prices Spike in Line With Speed to Market Demand

Global air freight is at peak demand and so are prices, with data from WorldACD showing prices rising at their highest rate since the economic recovery that began in 2009 following the Great Recession.

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Here Come the Returns—And These Are the Logistics Issues and Costs That Will Come With Them

Retailers have long dealt with the headache of holiday returns, and as e-commerce has grown, so have the logistical ills of customers wanting to get their gifts or purchases back to merchants for remuneration.

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The Top Six Logistics Issues Companies Will Face in 2018

Change is coming in dramatic ways to the methods and means by which companies transport their goods, with technology, purchasing trends, economics and environmental advancements playing major roles.

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Japanese Firms Look to Blockchain to Improve Cross-Border Trade

A consortium of Japanese Businesses involved in global trade have teamed up to start a demonstration test this month to verify the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations.

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Import Cargo Increases in 2017, but a Nixed NAFTA Could Curb That Spike

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5% this month over the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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