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The Ultimate Guide To Shipping Container Homes - For Sale, Cost, Plans & More

Shipping container houses are the hallmarks of architectural recycling. These are Intermodal Steel Building Units, or ISBUs, that are reused as …

Using IoT to solve the problems of the freight industry

Honeywell last week announced a new “Connected Freight” solution that gives shippers and logistics companies unprecedented ability to monitor shipments of high-value and perishable goods, helping prevent costly damage and loss.<p>The new solution, developed in collaboration with Intel and third-party …

Internet of Things

How These 8 Approaches Can Reduce Your Shipping Cost - Small Business Trends

Like most entrepreneurs, I’m constantly looking for ways to make my companies run more profitably, and I try to leave no stone unturned. I discovered …

Small Business

Realtime Package Tracking: Insufficient Context Or A Case Of Consumer Data Overload?

The explosive rise of online shopping and changing consumer expectations around package delivery have created a world in which even the most mundane Amazon purchase broadcasts a reality television-like minute-by-minute accounting of its whereabouts as it travels across the country to its new home, …

The State of Global Shipping in Three Charts

Freight rates pick up, sparking optimism<p>By<p>Costas Paris<p>Costas Paris<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@CostasParis<p>costas.paris@wsj.com<p>The shipping industry, which has ailed for years, is finally showing signs of recovery.<p>The sector has struggled with overcapacity, price wars and freight rates far below …

Amazon's parachute shipping labels could speed drone delivery

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon was awarded a US patent earlier this week for a shipping label that includes a built-in parachute, according to The Verge.<p>The potential benefit to the e-commerce giant's Prime …

Analysts say Apple’s Corning investment signals future AR glasses & wireless charging tech

This week, Apple announced that it would be investing $200 million in glass supplier Corning as part of its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund. While the investment may seem straightforward on the surface, invest in a glass company for screens, analysts believe that it actually goes much deeper than …

A Startup’s Plan To Cut Air Freight Costs In Half With 777-Size Drones

In 2020, Natilus’s huge unmanned planes could carry 200,000 pounds of goods across the world. But first, a 30-foot prototype must pass test runs.<p>Commercial passenger jets fly at an altitude of around 30,000 feet or higher. Imagine sitting in a window seat of one of those giant aluminum tubes a few …

Logistics startup Turvo zooms out of stealth with $25 million in Series A funding

Turvo, a two-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company, is emerging today with an idea so ambitious that investors have provided it with $25 million in Series A funding to chase it.<p>What it wants to do: connect people looking to have things shipped, which doesn’t sound so unlike what a lot of both …

Startups

How to write emails if you want people to actually respond

Having trouble getting replies to your emails? Apparently, one of the best ways to get a reply is to write as if you're 9 years old.<p>That's according to the makers of the Boomerang mail plug-in, who found that writing at a third-grade reading level seems to be the right level of complexity for the …

14 Things Men Should Know About Texting

No. 4 needs to stop.<p>The year is 2016, phones have been around for seemingly forever, everyone's texting plans are unlimited, T9 is a thing of the past, and yet: Men are still somehow failing to be good at texting. Finding a guy who is a Good Texter feels like hitting the jackpot, where the jackpot …

20 Video Marketing Examples From Supply Chain Management Software & SCM Solutions

Supply chain software marketing is a type of marketing strategy that has been used by supply chain companies to showcase their software to a wider …

Software

Supply Chain 2017 – Digitalization, Automation, And Innovation

In the first few weeks of the year, I’ve had discussions with many thought leaders about the business trends we’re seeing as we move into 2017. This has confirmed some of the ideas I wrote about in November in 7 Supply Chain Predictions For 2017.<p>Just in case you haven’t committed these to memory, …

Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

Russia's ambassador to Sudan was found dead Wednesday in Khartoum. That's the seventh Russian diplomat to have died since November last year, in …

Found: 47 Lumps of Orichalcum, an Ancient Alloy Attributed to Atlantis

Orichalcum!<p>Off the coast of Sicily, near the city of Gela, a new expedition to a 2,600-year-old shipwreck has returned with 47 lumps of orichalcum, a …

Archaeology

6 Ways to Leverage Global Innovation to Grow Your Business

The World has been Flat for more than a decade, and our worldwide market continues bringing people and countries closer and closer. Competition and opportunity increase as technology travels across the globe in milliseconds. Collectively tuned into streams of newsfeeds, with an on-demand global …

Artificial Intelligence and Future Supply Chains

<b>By Pierfrancesco Manenti, vice president research, SCM World</b><p>“Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so …

Is This Smart Drug The Most Powerful Brain Enhancer in the World?

There are 489 people currently reading this post.<p>“THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT AN ACTUAL NEWS ARTICLE, BLOG, OR CONSUMER PROTECTION …

Great Suppliers Make Great Supply Chains

As an analyst who covers supply chain management (SCM) and procurement practice across industry, I tend to keep my keyboard focused on the disruptive themes that continue to re-define it. That said, if you’re expecting me go on about the unprecedented growth of the SCM solution markets, the …

How Shippo is building a big data warehouse in the cloud

Co-founder Laura Behrens Wu explains how the startup is reshaping the logistics industry by helping startups, SMBs, and enterprise companies compete …

Transports Week In Review - Transports And SPY Both Have A Solid Week

<i>Source:</i> <i>Google Images</i><p>As we closed the week on February 10th, it has become apparent that markets have strengthened performance from earlier in January.<p>…

Does your iPhone have a battery drain problem?

Worried you're not getting good battery life from your iPhone anymore? Here's how to test your hardware to find out if you have a battery drain …

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

Alibaba will sell you anything, including a spot on a container ship

You can now use Alibaba to book a trip at sea—not on the latest cruise, but aboard a shipping container leaving China. Reuters reports that the e-commerce giant is selling spaces on Maersk container ships to business customers through its OneTouch service.<p>The service reduces dependency on some …

eCommerce

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

It was exorbitantly expensive, but can it be a future power source?<p>The world’s first solar road has opened in France. The Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche now has a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of solar pavement, producing enough power to light the village’s street lamps.<p>Judging by the …

Baltic Dry Index climbs to 1198, up 2 points

Today, Friday, December 02 2016, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 2 points, reaching 1198 points.<p>Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based …

Logistics startup by ex-Rocket Internet execs gets funding from 500 Startups

Photo courtesy of Easyship.Logistics startup Easyship tells <i>Tech in Asia</i> today that it has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-series A funding from …

Shipping industry takes action on counterfeits

The international shipping industry has signed a declaration of intent to address the transport of counterfeit goods by sea.<p>Signed in Brussels, and …