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As with any other industry on the planet, technology is dramatically changing the freight industry, in the air, on the ocean, and on the ground.  Even though these changes are taking more time to make their presence known in the freight industry, they are nevertheless beginning to have a major impact on every aspect of the freight industry, starting with the root of all shipping – logistics.

The Tech Revolution of Logistics

There is no doubt that there are more goods moved around the globe now than ever before, due to online retail, increased trade between nations, and delivery between businesses – plus the fact that nearly every good we purchase, from food to clothing to recreational items and office equipment is made half way around the world and somehow needs to make it to the consumer.  For this reason, the massive, decentralized industry made up of trucking, train, boat, and air has had to catch up with technological advancements – quickly!

Logistics has always been the sticking point in the freight industry.  Finding a quote on pricing for a shipment and coordinating how goods will make it from point A to point B as efficiently and inexpensively as possible is a challenge

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20131219_train_article_main_imageRail transport services in Japan are provided by more than 100 private companies, including

  • Six Japan Railways Group (JR) regional companies (state owned until 1987) which provide passenger services to most parts of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu;
  • The nationwide JR freight company; and
  • 16 major regional companies which provide railway services as part of their corporate operations. There are also dozens of smaller local private railways.

Many of the private rail companies rank among the top corporations in the country. Railways were built by private corporations developing integrated communities along the railway lines, allowing them to achieve profitability by diversifying into real estate, retail, and numerous other businesses.[1] Regional governments, and companies funded jointly by regional governments and private companies, also provide rail service.

There are 27,268 km of rail crisscrossing the country. JR (a group of companies formed after privatization of JNR) controlled 20,135 km of these lines as of March 31, 1996, with the remaining 7,133 km in the hands of private enterprise local railway companies. Japan's railways carried 22.24 billion passengers (395.9 billion passenger-kilometres) in fiscal 2006.[2][

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livewireIt may not have that same attention-grabbing roar, but Harley’s latest motorcycle has lots of other things going for it: for starters, a non-existent appetite for gasoline. It’s being called Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, which was announced publicly in June.

The bike, which is battery-powered with an electric motor, isn’t the first entrant into the market of electric motorcycles. Manufacturers Zero Motorcycles and Mission Motors have been producing electric motorcycles for a while, Businessweek points out. But Harley’s entrance promises a wider spread of the technology, which has been slower to catch on than in cars.

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The LiveWire boasts a 74 horsepower motor – beating by a fair bit the Prius’s 60 hp. According to Popular Science the bike can go 53 miles between charges and takes just 3.5 hours to charge on a 220-volt outlet. And it can hit top speeds of 92 mph – not too shabby.

It’s not got the grit of a traditional Harley. But, Businessweek says, the company may be taking aim at a non-traditional demographic:

Electric motorcycles are much less intimidating for a novice rider, since

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How long have humans wished to fly? Likely from the moment hominins first gazed up at a bird and wondered How? Why?
Every subsequent civilization created myths, legends, gods and goddesses around flight. Flying dreams are a common part of the human experience. And although there is a universal desire to take wing, some cautionary tales emerged, too. In Western civilization, the Greek myth of Icarus is illuminating. Icarus’ father made two sets of wings consisting of feathers and wax so that he and his son could leave the island of Crete. The father warned his son not to fly too close to the ocean or the sun, but Icarus became giddy and carelessly soared too high. The sun melted the wax, and he fell into the sea.Certainly, the Earth-bound folks who first built wings and strapped them on their arms understood the risks, but some gave it a try. The lucky ones never got off the ground, and those who launched from cliffs and promontories probably crashed and died.
It wasn’t until the 1400s that Leonardo da Vinci

Mercedes SUV manufacturers are more proud of their GLS model. A large number of buyers are coming forward to attain the ownership of this bold machinery. There are few changes in the new model which put a worthy impression on customers. It is spacious and seven-seat comfort level makes very efficient for group outgoing. There is not much change made due to the basic need of buyers and this makes this SUV meet all necessary requirements. With the prices starting from £70,000 to £100,000 makes it more costly compared to other rivals. But the taste and comfort that Mercedes offers cannot be outnumbered.

Driving performance of engine

Mercedes GLS engine comes in two different choices:

  • The GLS350 Diesel engine is combined with a 3.0 liter V-6.
  • The AMG GLS63 twin turbo 5.5-liter v-8 petrol engine.

The performance is incredibly outrageous for a large car, even with the weight of 2,580 kg. GL350 diesel engine is the best choice due to the fuel economy of 37.2 mpg. This impactful vehicle goes to 0-60 in only 7.8 seconds. Steering is smooth with an excellent aromatic suspension of standard levels. The body control of GLS is balanced due


California has long been known as an aggressively progressive state.  We have seen them implement a number of laws and regulations over the years, such as the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, the statewide ban on plastic bags, and bottled water bans in many municipalities throughout the state.  Now, the California Department of Transportation, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, and the Governor’s Office have come together to introduce their new Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

This newplan will have a significant effect on the freight industry in California, where the freight transportation system accounts for $750 billion in state revenue.  To begin with, by 2030, all vehicles designated to move freight, such as trucks, airport ground-service vehicles, and harbor craft, will be either low- or no-emission vehicles.  These vehicles will use a combination of biofuels and electric engines, eliminating the need for diesel engines.Yet, there is currently no alternative to diesel engines, except for natural gas.  So, the question remains as to how these trucks will be switched over

There is no secret that everyone wants to possess a luxury car, no matter if it is Nissan or Mercedes, new or used one. The idea of getting a high class vehicle for significantly lower price seems to be very tempting, but still many people hesitate about such decision. Here is a list of reasons that should clarify the answer to the question set in the headline.

Maintenance and Repairs
The cost of a car if very frequently more than just the initial price and when buying a vehicle you need to think in the long run. So in terms of luxury cars maintenance and repairs are very important things to consider. As experts from Kijiji explain cars like Nissan Maxima or Mercedes Benz originally have very good makes, which means that their construction is reliable and durable. With no doubt, when buying a used car you will face some repairs and while the details may cost more than for an economy-class vehicle, they will serve for significantly longer time and in general will cost you less. So in terms

If you own a yacht then you already know the amazing feeling of being out on the open water, sailing through those lakes or even the ocean with all your friends and family by your side, but sometimes you want something a little bit different. Maybe you don’t want to sail through the same body of water all the time and you just don’t have the time to take your boat all the way around to the place you do want to sail. That’s where Seven Seas comes in, because we can get your boat anywhere you want it, when you want it, so all you have to do is sail.

Whether you’re in California looking to sail out in Maine or anywhere in the United States looking to head off to Jamaica, we can get your yacht or other pleasure boat there. Offering services from lift on – lift off, roll on – roll off and float on – float off, we can handle any type and size of boat you have and make sure that it’s transported safely in the manner you like best. Each method is capable of keeping your boat safe and making