Keep Up with Optiyol #17

September 29, 2022

Optiyol, as a transportation-focused tech company, periodically collects 5 notable news and pieces about transportation, logistics, supply chain solutions, autonomous cars, digitalization, the rise of ai, optimization, sustainability and market news.

1- World's largest container line is rerouting its fleet to avoid collisions with endangered blue whales, the largest animals on earth

The largest container line in the world has rerouted its ships passing near the coast of Sri Lanka in order to avoid potential collisions with endangered blue whales.


2- Air Canada just ordered 30 electric planes that can carry passengers up to 500 miles as the race for airlines to cut emissions intensifies

The Montréal-based airline announced Thursday that it had ordered 30 of Heart Aerospace's ES-30 electric aircraft. Air Canada has also gained a $5 million equity stake in the Swedish manufacturer. 


3- Amazon Routinely Hired Dangerous Trucking Companies, With Deadly Consequences has rapidly built a sprawling network to move merchandise around the nation’s highways. Many of the trucking companies it hired for all that driving are more dangerous than their peers, sometimes fatally so.


4- Ford Supply-Chain Leadership Overhaul Reflects EV Ramp Up

Ford Motor Co.’s moves to overhaul its supply-chain leadership reflect the increasingly crucial role technology is playing as the development of electric vehicles is transforming the way cars are produced.


5- Is the warehouse business recession-proof?

You might think that the rising risk of recession, Amazon’s retrenchment (though not in Ontario) and the clamour of those like Mr Bekendam fighting to halt warehouse construction would worry this booming industry.


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