Criminal organizations recruit company employees to gain data, cargo information, delivery routes, insurance company says.
A report on global cargo theft released Monday finds that the commodity most commonly stolen is food and beverage, and says the greatest threat comes from criminal organizations that recruit companies’ own employees to share data on shipments and routes.
Starting from the 21st May, letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel on customized trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous start-up based in San Diego. There will be five round trips between the two cites, with the first haul leaving from Phoenix this morning. It’s the first time that the Postal Service has contracted with an autonomous provider for long-haul service. After the initial trial, which is expected to last about two weeks, the Postal Service will assess whether to continue working with TuSimple.
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On May 16th, DHL became the first logistics provider to launch an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) drone delivery service in China. DHL debuted a five-mile drone delivery route for a customer based in Guangzhou. The trip, which previously took 40 minutes one-way by car or truck, now takes eight minutes.
DHL is partnering with Chinese drone company EHang for the flights, using the company’s latest Falcon series AAV which can carry parcels weighing up to five kilograms (roughly 11 pounds).
Nicole Enright of global technology solutions company Avnet has been named in the National Diversity Council’s 2019 list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.
As senior vice president of business transformation for Avnet, Enright led the company’s most innovative programs, as well as the global project and program management office, to create a corporate culture that today operates with improved efficiencies and adapts quickly to the changing needs of customers and suppliers. In February of 2019, Enright was named vice president of Avnet Integrated Americas, the company’s global business division focused on embedded and data centre solutions.