The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the global partnership for autonomous trucking software, a development in the Canada-to-Mexico railway network and more.
The High Five
1. Kodiak Robotics is partnering with South Korean conglomerate SK Inc. to bring its Kodiak Driver autonomous trucking software to Asia, the first international move for the Mountain View, California-based startup. Alan Adler’s story
2. A new survey from Internet of Things management solutions company SOTI found that integration problems between legacy systems and the modern systems needed to meet current demands could be costing transportation and logistics employees up to two days of work per month. Brian Straight’s Modern Shipper story
3. Canadian railway CN and Kansas City Southern plan to divest about 70 miles of Kansas City Southern (KCS) track in Louisiana as part of the effort to secure regulatory approval to merge and create an “end-to-end” network that spans from Canada to Mexico. Joanna Marsh’s report
4. DHL Express is transforming its international air network with the creation of a cargo airline in Austria and other changes in response to strong volume growth and customer expectations for faster delivery of e-commerce orders. More from Eric Kulisch
5. Hapag-Lloyd has increased its container order by 60,000 twenty-foot equivalent units. “The sharp increase in demand has led to a shortage of containers across the world. … More boxes are currently needed overall to manage the same transport volume,” Hapag-Lloyd said. Kim Link-Wills’ report