Global Freight

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Global Trade Recovering Amid Pandemic

Boat An aerial view of container ship on the sea. (Getty Images)

Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

North Carolina Town Eyes Drones as Future of Package Delivery

A Flytrex delivery drone Flytrex

Holly Springs, N.C., hopes to be among the first spots in the United States where drones are used for package delivery.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

Courtesy of Dahir Semenov (Facebook)

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train, a supersized blimp and super-high-speed trains.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Equipment

Orbcomm Bolsters Freight Telematics Business With Purchase of Blue Tree Systems

Orbcomm Inc. moved to fortify its global freight telematics service with the purchase of Blue Tree Systems Limited International, a company based in Galway, Ireland, but with extensive business in the United States, Germany and France.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 9, 2017