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Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric truck will go to work in Sweden

The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck – it looks like a road-hugging sportscar, something emphasized by its lack of a place for humans to sit. The real reason it looks like this is that it’s totally self-driving, however – and tailor-made for ...

In-car commerce startup Cargo extends Uber partnership to Brazil

Cargo, the startup that brings the convenience store into ride-hailing vehicles, is making its first international expansion through an exclusive partnership with Uber in Brazil. Uber drivers in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will now be able to sign up for Cargo and potentially earn additional income by selling products to passengers during their ...

Digging into key takeaways from our 2019 Robotics+AI Sessions Event

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Brian Heater and Lucas Matney shared their key takeaways from our Robotics+AI Sessions event at UC Berkeley last week. The event was filled with panels, demos and intimate discussions with ...

Uber will offer free chocolate Easter eggs in rides this week in 11 major U.S. cities

04.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal — and lots and lots of chocolate. Now, Uber is getting in on the action. The company announced it will offer free samples of chocolate Easter egg candies starting Monday during rides in select cities. Cargo... ...

With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance, is launching joining a growing startup scene for logistics businesses based in Los Angeles. With some of the nation’s largest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Southern ...

Amazon Air expands with 10 more cargo aircraft, bringing fleet to 50 planes

Days after FedEx CEO Frederick Smith dismissed the Amazon threat to its business during the company’s earnings call, Amazon announced an expansion of its two-year old Amazon Air operation which will now add ten 767-300 dedicated Amazon cargo aircraft to its fleet. The planes are being leased from existing partner, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG), which ...

Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost

Shipwell, a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. A booming American economy coupled with failing infrastructure and a low-margin business reluctant to adopt new technologies have put stress on domestic logistics companies in the ...

The Advantages and Risks of Shipping by Boat

11.05.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

When it comes to traditional shipping, most people are familiar with the concept of sending items via airplane or truck. There are other modes of freight transportation however that have been around for far longer than both. One method of course is via cargo train, which has traveled American rails in some form or other ...

The Advantages of Shipping by Boat

11.02.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

The maritime shipping and transport industry boasts a rich heritage founded in the very beginnings of international, transnational, and domestic transportation. Specifically in parts of the world where the location of cities and abundance of natural waterways is conducive to shipping by boat, it's only natural that it would become a critical part of that ...