Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Warmer temperatures brought on by climate change are transforming topographies around the world, giving rise to profound consequences. In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and...
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China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. As of writing, there have been 2 fatalities and 200+ injuries mostly in Hualien City....

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Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption. Recent advancements in mobile marketplaces and self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues, ushering in a new era of trucking.

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The Cost of Disaster

Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come. Last year marked the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States. The country suffered an estimated $306...

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Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers. In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and...

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 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

In 2017 drone deliveries went from rumor to reality. Online retail continued its steady eclipse of brick-and-mortar outlets, forcing big brands to reassess the importance of seamless last-mile delivery in nurturing customer relationships. And...

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2017 Hurricanes: A Katrina Deja Vu

Around this time of the year in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States and left 1,800 people dead and more than a million displaced in the Gulf Coast region. It also destroying over 200,000 homes in New Orleans. Similar to Hurricane...

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Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Complexity is a major issue faced by most production-based supply chains because of the interconnected nature across global operations; and when it comes to livestock and fresh food, their perishable and voluminous nature create unique challenges...

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