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Alibaba, Bolloré to partner in series of high-tech joint endeavors

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Paris-based Bolloré logistics have entered an agreement to share their best-practices and respective market knowledge and potentially cooperate on projects in autonomous driving, cloud computing, and the creation of data management software. Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics network; Alibaba Cloud, its computing arm; and Bolloré Logistics’ battery-making division,

DHL breaks ground on Illinois Innovation Center

A two-story, 27,905-square-foot DHL Innovation Center is expected to open next year in Rosemont, with exhibit space showcasing the company's products and projects in development. Courtesy of DHL   Technologies and innovations in logistics will be showcased in Rosemont beginning next summer. DHL has broken ground on its Americas Innovation Center in Rosemont

Panalpina, RIM Logistics join blockchain standards group, BiTA

Swiss forwarder Panalpina and Illinois-based RIM Logistics have joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization of logistics companies that share the goal of developing blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. Members include industry leaders like FedEx, PENSKE and UPS. Blockchain is an open-source encrypted database – popularized by

DHL reports on A.I.’s potential benefits – and looming concerns – in logistics community

This week, DHL and IBM released a joint report on the development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry – noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive. While there are many ways to

FedEx says exposed Customer information not compromised

A package of the FedEx courier delivery services company is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration Following reports that thousands of customer identification records were left open to public access, FedEx said those records have now been secured and there is “no indication that any information has

Trump directs US Dept of transport to test integrating drones into national airspace

Integration of drones into the National Airspace System will accelerate with a pilot program directed by the FAA, the Transportation Department announced on Wednesday November 1, 2017 The U.S Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration are expected to use the program in the development of a regulatory framework to allow more complex low-altitude

Transport for London to make £322m selling data to passengers’ mobiles via Tube wifi

Transport for London says it collects wifi connectivity data to "better understand journey patterns and improve services (SkyNews) -Transport for London (TfL) plans to make £322m by collecting Tube users' location data and potentially selling it to third parties, Sky News can reveal.  At the end of 2016, TfL ran a

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