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The Panama Canal: The world's most interesting ditch

The Panama Canal: The world's most interesting ditch

For more than a century, the Panama Canal has helped move shit by ship around the world. It's acted as a pinch point in international diplomacy, made vast sums of money off of the vessels that pass
A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

Some of the people most eager to see a resolution in the U.S.-China trade conflict may be the crew of a ship circling in the East China Sea.
Mexico’s Other Border Is Rattled by Armed Crackdown Along River

Mexico’s Other Border Is Rattled by Armed Crackdown Along River

“This industry maintains the tricycles, the raft operators, the taxis, buses, everyone lives off of this. What happens if it’s gone? Forget it. Everyone would be poor.”

Nowports raises $5.3 million to become Latin America’s digital shipping answer to Flexport

Nowports, a developer of software and services to track freight shipments from ports to destinations across Latin America, has aims to become the regional answer to Flexport’s billion-dollar digital
China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

After being hit by the trade war and U.S. sanctions on Iran, some Chinese buyers of liquefied petroleum gas from the Persian Gulf nation are finding it’s too tough a habit to kick.

Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric truck will go to work in Sweden

The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck — it looks like a road-hugging sportscar, something emphasized by its lack of a
8 Killer Zombie Movies That Didn't Cost an Arm and a Leg to Make

8 Killer Zombie Movies That Didn't Cost an Arm and a Leg to Make

The Dead Don’t Die, opening Friday, is indie icon Jim Jarmusch’s first foray into zombie movies, but it’s by no means the first indie zombie movie—as fans well know, the horror genre is full of
8 Killer Zombie Movies That Didn't Cost an Arm and a Leg to Make

8 Killer Zombie Movies That Didn't Cost an Arm and a Leg to Make

The Dead Don’t Die, opening Friday, is indie icon Jim Jarmusch’s first foray into zombie movies, but it’s by no means the first indie zombie movie—as fans well know, the horror genre is full of
Europe Fears Manufacturing Meltdown Will Infect Rest of Economy

Europe Fears Manufacturing Meltdown Will Infect Rest of Economy

European industry is in trouble and there’s a risk it will infect other parts of the economy, deepening the slowdown that’s already left the region fragile.

In-car commerce startup Cargo extends Uber partnership to Brazil

Cargo, the startup that brings the convenience store into ride-hailing vehicles, is making its first international expansion through an exclusive partnership with Uber in Brazil. Uber drivers in São

SpaceX delivered 5,500 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station today

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), with approximately 5,500 lbs of NASA cargo and science experiments. It launched Sunday from Cape
Digging into key takeaways from our 2019 Robotics + AI Sessions event

Digging into key takeaways from our 2019 Robotics + AI Sessions event

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Brian Heater and Lucas Matney shared
Uber will offer free chocolate Easter eggs in rides this week in 11 major U.S. cities

Uber will offer free chocolate Easter eggs in rides this week in 11 major U.S. cities

Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal — and lots and lots of chocolate. Now, Uber is getting in on the action. The company announced it will offer free samples of chocolate Easter egg candies starting
Trump’s Border Threats Snarl Truck Traffic

Trump’s Border Threats Snarl Truck Traffic

It’s become a complete mess for trucks hauling goods from Mexico to the U.S., snarling transport at some of the busiest border crossings in the world.
Britain’s Other Irish Border Is Also a Big Brexit Problem

Britain’s Other Irish Border Is Also a Big Brexit Problem

There’s an ominous number that keeps coming up in conversations among workers at the port handling the bulk of trade between the U.K. and Ireland: “the 29th.”

With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short-haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance is joining a growing startup scene for logistics
Full Text of Bezos Statement Accusing National Enquirer of Blackmail

Full Text of Bezos Statement Accusing National Enquirer of Blackmail

The following statement was posted by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post newspaper, to Medium. In the letter, Bezos accuses the National Enquirer and its publisher David Pecker
Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo

Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo

Uber Freight co-founders Charlie Bergevin and Brian Cristol have left for Turvo, a venture-funded collaborative logistics platform.
Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

The embattled Nicolas Maduro regime halted plans to ship 20 tons of Venezuelan gold overseas as a growing international push to ring-fence the country’s dwindling hard assets unnerved those handling
India’s aviation sector is on a wing and a prayer. Can Modi’s Budget 2019 help?

India’s aviation sector is on a wing and a prayer. Can Modi’s Budget 2019 help?

India’s aviation industry is currently stuck in an air pocket. The sector has been constantly plagued by mounting debt, losses, and high fuel costs, among…