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Electric trucks emerging but still have a long haul

Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won’t replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations. Tesla Inc. unveil a semitractor-trailer last week, its first foray into trucking after more than a decade of making cars and SUVs. German automaker Daimler AG showed off its own electric semi last month and …

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How container shipping could reinvent itself

When McKinsey investigated containerization in 1967, they found that industry players would have to rethink everything. Is it time to rethink everything again? In 1967, the British Transport Docks Board (BTDB) commissioned McKinsey to assess a recent development from America: container boxes. The full report on which this article is based has been published by permission of the BTDB’s successor …

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Tesla’s new electric semi-truck could impact oil demand

Tesla Inc.’s unveiling on 17 November of a new electric truck showed Elon Musk can match Steve Jobs’s ability to wow the tech crowd with a glimpse of the future. If he can equal the manufacturing prowess of Apple Inc.’s current Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, he might just clobber the oil industry too. That’s a big if, given Tesla’s …

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Woodflow 2018 runs mid-year

The Woodflow series is Australasia’s premier technology event for forestry, wood products, transport and logistics companies. It’s run every two years by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) in both New Zealand and Australia. The objective, with 30% – 40% of delivered log costs being contributed by transport, is to profile an independent platform to the very latest technologies for …