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Tern GSD S10 Review: Our Favorite Cargo Bike


Even though it's my job to think critically about products, there are a few attributes that I don't think to question. For example, I can't complain that earbuds have to go in my ears. Such is the nature of earbuds. If I have tiny, weird-shaped ears, that's my own problem. Likewise, I can't complain that cargo bikes are big and heavy.

SATS, TUMCREATE join hands to develop robotic air cargo system


August 23, 2019: SATS, a Singapore-based ground handler and Singaporean research platform TUMCREATE will be working together to explore commercialisation opportunities for their artificial intelligence (AI) powered robotic air cargo system, SPEEDCARGO. SPEEDCARGO is a system comprised of three of the companies' products – CARGO EYE, CARGO MIND, and CARGO ARM. CARGO EYE produces a digital fingerprint for incoming cargo by dimensioning accepted cargo in real-time using a 3D camera system. The companies are currently working to enhance CARGO MIND and CARGO ARM, which work to optimise cargo palletisation through intelligent unit load device (ULD) planning and automatic ULD packing, respectively, with the aim of commercialising each product in phases. The timeline for the completed project has not been released, but the integrated SPEEDCARGO system will run on an AI-powered operating system enabling them to connect data for end-to-end optimisation of cargo operations.

Reports of Ban on U.S.-Bound Cargo From Cairo Airport 'Inaccurate and Old': Egypt

U.S. News

"There is positive cooperation with the U.S. authorities, in addition, Egypt is currently participating in the information program presented on shipments to prepare for lifting the ban permanently," the statement said.

Ship Blamed in Beirut Explosion Hasn't Sailed in 7 Years. We Found It.

NYT > Middle East

On Nov. 21, 2013, at 11:27 a.m., a leaky ship arrived in Beirut's port. It never left, and its volatile cargo would lead to tragedy in the city almost seven years later. The Rhosus was loaded with 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which is believed to have blown up most of the port and damaged large parts of the city when it ignited in a warehouse on Aug. 4. The former captain of the ship, Boris Prokoshev, told The New York Times that he heard from other sailors that the Rhosus sank in 2015 or 2016. This time frame turned out to be incorrect.