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Supply Chain Brief: Autonomous Off-Road Transportation Options Could Offer Numerous Benefits for the Shipping Sector

Published: 12 October 2016

ID: G00317332

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Greg Aimi , Bart De Muynck


Self-driving trucks are gaining traction in the supply chain. However, automated options for moving goods off the highway, such as onto waterways and emerging elevated light rail lines, could provide supply chain and transportation leaders with clean and congestion-free shipping alternatives.

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What You Need to Know


  • Unmanned Freight Shuttle System Could Drive Shipping Efficiencies
  • The Digital Economy and Autonomous Vessels Could Pave the Way for On-Demand Service on Waterways

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