The blockchain platform TradeLens is processing over 10 million shipping events and documents each week, providing supply chains with a common view of transactions for nearly half of global ocean freight. On Thursday, CMA CGM and MSC became the most recent carriers to sign onto the platform.
COVID-19 cases this week jumped 18% nationally to an average of over 51,000 a day. Forty-four states and Washington, D.C. all have higher caseloads than in mid-September, suggesting the virus is intensifying nationally.
Pfizer and BioNTech are racing to scale up manufacturing capacity as they await regulatory green lights from foreign governments for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Scientists at the University of Oxford claim to have developed a five-minute COVID-19 test that could be used at airports and other crowded venues. The test looks for proteins rather than genetic material.
After raising over $100 billion to stave off bankruptcies, major airlines are bracing for a “marathon” as they restructure for a prolonged drought in air travel and fight to counter passenger COVID-19 fears.
Fiat Chrysler’s tentative labor agreement in Canada calls for the company to invest up to $1.1 billion to build electric vehicles there.
GM’s Cruise business unit has been given permission to test self-driving taxis, sans driver, in San Francisco, one of five companies testing robotic taxis there.
With the passing of a self-imposed October 15 deadline for reaching a Brexit deal, the U.K.’s prime minister will announce today whether negotiations will continue.
Failure to strike a Brexit trade deal with the European Community could impact the already struggling U.K. economy by another $25 billion in 2021.
Millions of garment workers around the world face job losses as beleaguered retailers and fashion houses delay payments and demand price reductions from garment manufacturers.
Several groups are calling on the United Nations to create a plastic pollution treaty, arguing that an international binding approach will be better for industry-wide change, rather than reliance on the voluntary sustainability initiatives of large companies.
Auto sales in Europe were up 1.1% in September, the first year-over-year rise during the pandemic.
To make up for lost goods and services taxes, India’s government will borrow a record $177 billion in the second expansion of the country’s borrowing plan this year.
A shipment of gloves linked to a forced-labor factory in China have been held at a California port until the U.S. importer can prove they were not made using illegal labor.
Last week’s webinar sponsored by M. Holland and Braskem reviewed polypropylene advancements in 3D printing. Watch the recording here.
Global Healthcare Manager Josh Blackmore will be a featured speaker at the Plastics in Healthcare Virtual Edition, sponsored by Plastics News, October 26-30. The title of his talk: Applying the Lessons from the First Wave of COVID-19 to Successfully Navigate the Second.
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