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  1. In an effort to adapt to current global supply chain demands, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express have established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in The Netherlands.
  2. During this webinar Nucleus Research and One Network will dissect a global company's strategy to leverage a multi-party network to enable the autonomous supply chain.
  3. Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy rolled out a new offering today, entitled Convoy Go, which it describes as a drop & hook marketplace that enables any United States-based carrier or owner-operator to begin hauling pre-loaded trailers and be able to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers.
  4. Several new ocean cargo vessel deployment announcements suggest that shippers are reconfiguring supply chains to accommodate uncertainty in the global trade arena.
  5. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel.
  6. The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. The two mega-ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released similar news earlier this week.
  7. A pairing between Trucker Tools, a Reston, Va.-based provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions, and transportation management system (TMS) provider Ascend TMS was announced by the companies this week. Through this partnership, Ascend said it is integrating Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform in order to enable brokers, 3PLs, and shippers with the ability to see live and available truck capacity in real time multiple days before trucks are empty.
  8. Panelists highlight an industry ready to move forward with the next stages of adopting digital technologies.
  9. Rail carloads, at 251,417, fell 3.9%, and intermodal units, at 258,775, decreased 1.6%.
  10. POLA handled 650,977 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), marking a 12.7% annual gain, and POLB volume in March, at 552,821 TEU, fell 3.9% annually.
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