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High-level speaker line-up for Logistics Business Show

The Logistics Business Show – which is being held online from 20th-24th September 2021 – features a strong line-up of expert speakers across its four days. Covering key areas of current interest in the logistics and supply chain across the globe, the 10 free-to-attend speaker sessions aim to enlighten and educate attendees of The Logistics Business Show between visits to the 70+ exhibitors so far signed-up to the virtual exhibition. Kicking off the panel discussions on Monday 20th September at 11.00 BST (12.00 CEST) is a session entitled Logistics: The 2030

Contactless delivery pilot during pandemic brings efficiencies to the CPG supply chain, notes report

The Consumer Brands Association recently released an operational standard for contactless freight pickup and delivery designed to empower companies to shift from an archaic paper-based delivery process to a digitized supply chain.Spokesmen say this will enhance safety, increase productivity and bring transparency to every employee involved in the end-to-end supply chain ecosystem.At the beginning of the pandemic, the consumer packaged goods industry faced the enormous dilemma of continuing to produce and deliver the essential products Americans needed to stay home and stay safe, while also protecting the health and safety of truck

Convoy introduces private fleet-based power-only freight service

Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy said today it has made an upgrade to its Convoy Go program, in the form of a new power-only service for private fleets.Introduced in April 2019, Convoy Go is a drop & hook marketplace that enables any United States-based carrier or owner-operator to begin hauling pre-loaded trailers and be able to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers. Convoy officials said that its new power-only service through Convoy Go provides private fleets with nationwide capacity to haul pre-loaded and empty dry van trailers.

Yale reveals new cab design for high-capacity trucks

Yale Europe Materials Handling has developed a new cab that promotes productivity by offering comfort and ease for the operator. With the ergonomically designed control arm, everything the driver needs is at their fingertips. The cab also boasts an expansive floorspace, adjustable steering column and high-quality seat. When working intensive shift cycles with heavy loads, it is important to have the right tools at your disposal exactly when you need them. For this reason, Yale Europe Materials Handling has developed an all-new cab for its high-capacity trucks. “Yale high-capacity trucks

Bitcoin retail traders have a lot to lose if this happens

MicroStrategy’s $500M investment in Bitcoin, now its primary asset reserve, has consistently made the headlines for over a week. Significantly, this move was viewed as an indicator of institutional interest since it has long been considered to be an important driver of Bitcoin’s price. During the historic bull run of 2017, institutional interest was key to the rally. In fact, at the time, the launch of CME’s Bitcoin Derivatives was considered to be a bold move during the bull run. Source: SkewInstitutional interest was hitting a peak in mid-August, and

NEM Brings Together the Best of a Community-Led Public Chain and an Enterprise-Focused Private Network

The massively popular public blockchain network NEM has been diligently working to expand into the enterprise solutions ecosystem since 2017. Soon this year, NEM will release Symbol, an enterprise-ready blockchain network. This is a significant move on NEM’s part as the team has always focussed on the utility-centric aspect of blockchain technology. NEM’s NIS1 blockchain has many firsts to its credit. It was one of the distributed ledgers to enable the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. NIS1 also introduced the concept of non-fungible assets, supply chain applications for luxury products, and in-built

Brace for it – Bitcoin Futures may be nearing a tipping point

What’s the tipping point for Bitcoin Futures on top derivatives exchanges like the CME, an exchange that has recorded a daily trading volume of over $300M and Open Interest of over $400M, consistently, for the past 3 months. Source: SkewWell, a small shift in Open Interest or trading volume can have a cascading effect on Bitcoin Futures’ performance in the next 180 days. Such a shift will be influenced by several factors, and it begins at the tipping point. Three factors, to be more specific. In the current phase of Bitcoin’s market

Here’s why ETHUSD Perpetual swaps can do better

Many times, perpetual markets have outpaced spot markets for a multitude of reasons. High leverage is the primary driver of growth. It brings in new buyers and traders. Traders look for options like margining in crypto instead of fiat, and no expiry, as opposed to dated futures. This makes perpetual swap lucrative. To top this off, it is the easiest derivative product to short. They are used for tracking demand and price movement of the underlying asset.Contracts with fixed expiry dates require a trader to sell or buy the underlying asset