Agriculture Transportation Coalition Executive Director Peter Friedmann wrote a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Thursday, asking for help in preventing a work stoppage on U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports, which the ILA has threatened.
Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S., and has began testing a residential drone delivery system.
The e-commerce giant will add 2,000 new full-time positions at two new California fulfillment centers and more than 5,000 jobs in the United Kingdom during 2017.
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While a host of technology startups have adopted Uber-like models to tackle automated freight matching in the trucking industry, in the last two months, Uber themselves and Amazon have jumped in the fray.
The success of a blockchain, which is essentially a specific type of database where time-stamped and authenticated digital records are compiled, is based on two foundational concepts: data immutability and the distributed nature of how data is assembled.