Deliver Journal Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:18:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Deliver Journal 32 32 IQAX Wins Gold Chain Award for Smart Supply Chain and Logistics Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:20:00 +0000

IQAX Wins Award for Effective Use of AI and Machine Learning

IQAX Focus Acclaim Highlights Need for Cargo Monitoring Solution

HONG KONG, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IQAX Limited, a leading innovator of digital solutions for the logistics industry, is proud to announce that it has won the Gold Chain Award for Excellence in supply chain innovation at the Smart Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation Summit & Expo (APAC) (SSCL), held from 20 to September 21, 2022.

The award is based on the effective use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that underpin IQAX Focus, a cloud-based solution that provides real-time tracking and data-based monitoring. the status of containerized cargo through a single platform.

“Technology and digitalization are key to unlocking business potential, overcoming the challenges of today’s complex supply chains and achieving success. IQAX leverages innovative technologies to develop powerful shipping and logistics solutions in pursuit of a harmonized global business environment,” said IQAX CEO. Romney Wong. “We are honored to receive the award for Outstanding Supply Chain Innovation, an award that highlights the many benefits that IQAX technology-enabled products bring to shipping and logistics.”

The SSCL conference, the fifth this year, is a B2B platform for exchanging information and facilitating business cooperation in the supply chain and logistics sectors. This year’s conference focused on digitizing the supply chain.

The conference is organized by SZ&W Group under the leadership of the Shanghai Supply Chain Development Promotion Association. It is co-organized by Fudan University Management College – Logistics and Supply Chain Club. It is supported by several other organizations, including the Jiancai Club, the Shanghai MBA Alumni Association of University of Hong Kongthe Ferryman SCM Club and University of Hong Kong – Fudan University IMBA | Medical and Health Industry Club.

IQAX is a global information technology company that provides intelligent digital transformation solutions using blockchain and other advanced technologies. IQAX connects shippers, freight forwarders, carriers, terminals and financial institutions. The company has established strengths in IoT cold chain management, shipment tracking, and shipment planning.

IQAX’s IoT supply chain management solution, IQAX Focus, innovatively tackles customer issues related to lack of visibility into the status and status of cargo. IQAX Focus uses AI, machine learning and IoT to deliver greater visibility, allowing users to react immediately to any disruption and avoid loss.

IQAX recently extended the use and capabilities of IQAX Focus to cover both reefer and dry cargo and help cargo owners and freight forwarders address a wide range of challenges including a lack of cargo monitoring and of LCL, a lack of end-to-end visibility, difficulty in obtaining smart container services and limited last-mile visibility, among others.

About IQAX

IQAX is a global information technology company that provides intelligent and digital transformation solutions using blockchain for companies in the logistics ecosystem. With a strong heritage in container shipping, IQAX strives to foster a harmonized and connected global business environment. As an industry leader, IQAX connects with shippers, freight forwarders, carriers, terminals and financial institutions, and offers them digitized solutions to address emerging business challenges throughout the supply chain .

IQAX is an independent technology company wholly owned by Orient Overseas International Ltd. (HKEX: 0316), which in turn is part of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), one of the world’s largest integrated international transportation and logistics companies.

Five Bizjets that have been successful military platforms Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:10:16 +0000

The US Air Force has always used business jets to support its operations. Throughout its 75 years, the agency has leveraged the unique performance profiles and offerings of these otherwise lavish platforms for a dynamic range of assignments. Even today, the Air Force continues to turn to commercial OEMs for help. As we commemorate the Air Force’s Diamond Jubilee, here’s a look at five business jets the agency has used to support its work:

1. Gulfstream G550: EC-37B Compass Call

The EC-37B tactical jammer is expected to replace the C-130-based EC-130H Compass Call. [Courtesy: U.S. Air Force]

You might do a double take when you see the Air Force’s next-generation electronic warfare jet, the EC-37B Compass Call. It is designed to replace the EC-130H, a variant of the Lockheed C-130 that the Air Force has used since 1982. In 2017, the Air Force announced that it would partner with L3 Technologies to transform an aircraft from Gulfstream G550 business in its new electronic attack aircraft. Like its predecessor, it would be equipped with systems capable of disrupting adversary command systems and doing things like counter-information operations.

However, using the G550 allows the Air Force to take advantage of faster, more economical, and higher altitude performance profiles compared to outgoing aircraft. The new platform will enter service in 2023 and will use the Gulfstream Airborne Early Warning Aircraft (CAEW) radar system.

There will be 10 EC-37B aircraft to replace the fleet of 14 EC-130H jets, and they will be delivered to the 55th Electronic Combat Group (ECG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

2. Bombardier Global Express 6000: E-11 BACN

The Global 6000, dubbed “Wi-Fi in the Sky,” will serve as high-altitude communications gateways, relaying or linking voice and data between air and surface forces. [Courtesy: U.S. Air Force]

Last week, Bombardier and its defense division announced delivery of the first Global 6000 aircraft in special mission configuration to the US Air Force. The company said the program is part of the Air Force Airborne Battlefield Communication Node (BACN) program at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) in Massachusetts. Bombardier announced in June 2021 that the Air Force had ordered six Global 6000 business jets worth $465 million in this special configuration, and this delivery was the first.

Bombardier President and CEO Eric Martel said last week that the defense sector was a “key pillar” for his company’s future, as airframes are well suited to house and operate complex mission equipment. The first mission-configured aircraft allowed the Air Force to reduce communication challenges associated with incompatible systems, adverse terrain, and distance. Lt. Col. Eric Inkenbrandt said in a statement that “BACN increases interoperability, resulting in forces that perform faster, more reliably and less risk to the warfighter. The delivery of 21-9045 is the critical first step in advancing the mission this program provides.

The Global 6000, dubbed “Wi-Fi in the Sky,” will serve as a high-altitude communications gateway, relaying or linking voice and data between air and surface forces and easily overcoming traditional obstacles such as mountains, rough terrain or distance. . As part of the Air Force fleet, they will be more properly labeled as the E-11A fleet.

3. Gulfstream V & G550: C-37A and C-37B

A US Air Force C-37 carrying Sens taxis. John McCain, John Hoeven and John Barrasso after landing at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania in 2014. [Courtesy: U.S. Air Force]

When transporting VIP government personnel, the Air Force relied on a series of Gulfstream V and Gulfstream G550 aircraft converted to C-37A and C-37B, respectively. The Air Force has used the C-37A since 1998 and the C-37B since 2006 for special airlift missions for senior government and Department of Defense officials. The entire active fleet consists of 13 models configured to carry up to 12 people. According to the Air Force, each consists of a modern flight management system with global satellite GPS and comes in two variants.

The C-37A and C-37B can operate between flight levels 410 and 510. They are equipped with improved weather radar, autopilot, state-of-the-art pilot heads-up display and safety that improve vision. They also have commercial and military communications capabilities that allow them to switch between secure and unsecured voice and data. They are based at various Air Force stations including Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

4. Beechcraft Super King Air and 1900 series: C-12J Huron

In addition to providing air transport for cargo and passengers, the aircraft can carry two or ten ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations. [Courtesy U.S. Air Force]

In terms of utility, the Air Force sometimes uses a variant – the C-12J Huron – of the Beechcraft/Raytheon 1900C regional airliner developed from the Beechcraft Super King Air for transport and more difficult missions. In the business world where customers use King Airs to travel to more regional airports, the Air Force utilizes Huron’s multi-mission capabilities, including support for light cargo movements, humanitarian assistance, medical evacuation missions, pilot training, etc. A pilot can operate the aircraft from either station depending on the Air Force configuration.

The C-12J can carry 19 passengers or up to 3,500 pounds. The passenger door usually has an access door mounted on the port side. According to the Air Force, its C-12J fleet recently completed an extensive avionics upgrade and modernization program, which added three multi-function displays. The C-12J entered Air Force service in 1992, and today four are in use: three at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan and one at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. .

5. Learjet 35A: C-21

The C-21 is a twin-turbofan aircraft used for passenger and cargo air transport. The aircraft is the military version of the Learjet 35A business jet. [Courtesy: U.S. Air Force]

The Learjet’s rich history also includes its use by the Air Force for passenger and cargo air transport. Designated the C-21 platform by the Air Force, the defense arm also uses the Lear 35A to transport one stretcher (or stretcher) or five ambulatory patients for aeromedical evacuation operations. With nacelle-mounted turbofans on the sides of the rear fuselage, the iconic swept-back wings and single-slot flaps, the workhorse of a business jet launched commercially in 1973 and figures prominently in the missions of the ‘Air Force.

Deliveries to the Air Force began in 1984. Through a series of agency consolidation efforts, only 19 active C-21A aircraft are now stationed between Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Air Force said it invested $38 million to upgrade all avionics in the fleet to glass cockpits and meet 2020 global airspace requirements.

High schools aim to train the next generation of truck drivers Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:50:28 +0000

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More and more high schools are exploring truck driving programs as the industry seeks to recruit and train the next generation of drivers.

Patterson High School in Patterson, California is one of the first non-vocational high schools to offer a truck driving program. The course, a seniors elective, is offered in partnership with Morning Star Trucking to provide students with on-the-road training and potential employment opportunities.

Sixty other high schools across the country have expressed interest in starting their own programs, said Dave Dein, who leads the trucking program at Patterson.

“I’m amazed at what we’ve achieved,” he said.

Dein, an instructor in the school’s supply chain and logistics program, suggested the administration add a trucking program to the supply chain and logistics curriculum. Dein is also a co-founder of the Next Generation in Trucking Association, a non-profit organization that seeks to recruit young people into the industry.

The instructors provide insight into the entire trucking industry and the latest technology, Dein said. The course has been designed to the highest standards of the Professional Truck Driver Institute, according to the school’s course catalog, and students are required to complete 90 hours of instruction and 90 hours of hands-on activities.

Trucking is an aging industry, with the median age of drivers being 46 in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The American Trucking Associations has warned that the industry will need to recruit nearly a million new drivers over the next decade to offset growing demand and a wave of retirements.

“The industry is raising wages to five times the historical average, but it’s not just about wages,” chief economist Bob Costello said in an October statement. “We have an aging workforce, a predominantly male workforce and finding ways to address these issues is key to reducing the shortage.”

More and more fleets have partnered with community colleges to grow their recruiting pool. At Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., recruiters visit CDL classrooms, talk to students and answer any questions they have, Missy Blair, advanced program manager for the school’s Center for Transportation Training, said in an e-mail. mail.

But convincing young people to join trucking takes some effort, said Robert Behnke, director of truck driving at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. The school helps students connect with potential employers to help them find “the right fit”.

“It’s important to get the message across that great opportunities exist for many people of all ages in trucking,” Behnke said. “Trucking should no longer be stereotyped as a dirty career, never at home, all alone, but rather as a professional, diverse and rewarding career that we are all proud to be a part of.”

Still, it’s important for students to understand the full nature of the work, Dein said. Driving requires a lot of sitting, and Patterson’s course helps students learn how to stay fit while working in the industry. Guest lecturers also attend classes and students are regularly brought into contact with professional drivers.

“We want these young people to be prepared for the realities of trucking, including the potential health issues they face,” Dein said. “They get a foundation so they’re prepared and can make healthy lifestyle choices.”

Enrollment increases every year in Patterson, and Dein wants those same opportunities to be available in high schools across the country. He is working to raise $100,000 to professionally package Patterson’s curriculum to distribute free to other high schools.

“We want our high school-educated drivers to be the best and safest,” Dein said. “It’s a very exciting time for trucking.”

SIU School of Medicine Program Focused on Farmer Health Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:32:44 +0000 With food and daily needs dependent on the work of farmers, the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has created a program that will focus on providing resources to improve the mental and physical health of farmers and their families.

The Farm Family Resource Initiative brings together resources dedicated to farmers and their lives.

Illinois has a large agricultural sector and farmers have a unique set of circumstances surrounding work and daily life, Karen Stallman, agricultural resource specialist at the Center for Rural Health and Human Services Development at the SIU School of Medical.

“Farmers face a lot of stress,” Stallman said. “There are a lot of variables that farmers cannot control.”

Stallman said a farmer’s livelihood depends on the weather, his equipment, commodity prices and many other variables that impact his yield or his ability to do his job.

The program aims to help farmers cope with these stressors and find resources to help them, whether it’s support groups, mental health professionals, doctors or other programs.

“The various factors can be difficult to manage, and farmers and farm families struggle because of them,” Stallman said.

With the spring planting season and fall harvest, Stallman said this can be one of the toughest times for farmers and the initiative presents them with an opportunity to gain support.

The Farm Family Resource Initiative site includes blogs, webinars and videos on topics that impact farmers, including the impact of climate change on farmers and their mental health.

The program was piloted in 2019 in six counties, including Morgan and Sangamon, before rolling out to all counties in the state.

In addition to connecting farmers and their families with resources, Stallman said their program also received funding to help cover six free sessions — individual, couple or group — with a mental health professional.

“That means a farmer doesn’t have to travel, they can do it from home,” Stallman said. It also allows them to do it at their own pace, which is necessary when juggling busy schedules depending on the weather.

They will help you identify problems and find resources.

The Farm Family Resource Initiative has also partnered with the state hotline to provide a place for farmers or their families to call for help. The hotline is available at 1-833-FARM-SOS (833-327-6767).

Those wishing to connect with resources can visit the Farm Family Resource Initiative website. They can also email

“We rely on farmers for our food, so we have to take care of them,” Stallman said. “We always say a farmer takes care of his crop, his livestock, but he doesn’t take care of themselves. We want to do that.”

A national logistics policy will make port management very efficient Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:11:21 +0000

Experts insisted on developing a national logistics policy for effective management of the port logistics sector.

They also called for the development of road, rail and river connectivity infrastructure with the ports, and the modernization of the customs structure.

They emphasize the expansion of digital operations, the establishment of bonded warehouses in the private sector and above all, the establishment of an integrated logistics platform.

The experts were speaking at a seminar titled “Efficient Port Logistic Management & Trade Competitiveness of Bangladesh” organized by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in the capital on Monday.

Dr. M Masrur Reaz, President of the Policy Exchange of Bangladesh, delivered the keynote address for the seminar.

In his speech, he said that modern port management plays an important role in expanding communication, improving efficiency and general capacity building in international trade.

“In order to increase the capacity of the country’s ports, the formulation of integrated strategies for the development of management, infrastructure and the expansion of connectivity based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model is urgently needed” , he added.

He also said that the use of modern equipment and information technology, the improvement of the quality of logistics services, the formulation of national logistics policies, the strengthening of coordination among relevant stakeholders and the revision customs policies are also important.

In his speech as the main guest, Mostafa Kamal, Secretary of the Ministry of Navigation said that the first terminal at Payra port, established under the PPP model, will be ready for use in the coming months.

He also said that several foreign companies such as DP World, PSA International and Red Sea Port have shown interest in increasing the capacity of ports in Bangladesh.

“The cooperation of these organizations will increase the capacity of the country’s ports, which will further boost our trade and investment,” he added, saying they had already appointed consultants with the aim of setting up the terminal. of the bay. Based on the report received from them, the government will proceed with its construction.

He pointed out that there is a huge shortage of qualified human resources in the country for effective port management and urged the government to take initiatives to create qualified human resources.

In his welcoming remarks, DCCI Chairman Rizwan Rahman said that in assessing the capacity of any country in international trade, the efficiency of port logistics management is considered very important.

“The seaport of Chittagong is recognized as the 64th busiest port in the world, according to World Bank calculations. However, due to lack of efficient port management in terms of container handling, shortage of port yards, absence of port sheds and modern equipment, this port lags far behind among Asian seaports,” said he added.

With the development of the overall capacity of the port of Chittagong, it is possible to significantly reduce the operating costs of trade and investment activities, said the chairman of DCCI.

He proposed the implementation of the activities of the Bay-Terminal and the Patenga Container Terminal through the master plan, capital dredging, increase in jetty capacity and development of road and rail connectivity with the port.

Li Peng Gee, Vice President of Group Business Development, Syed Ali Jowher Rizvi, Managing Director of Summit Alliance Port Limited, Kabir Ahmed, President of Bangladesh Forwarders Association, and Shamim Ul Haque, Country Manager of DP World Bangladesh participated in the debate at the seminar.

Zero-emission mobility: the sustainable future of urban logistics Mon, 19 Sep 2022 05:15:46 +0000

By Namit Jain, Founder and CEO, Zen Mobility

The world’s leading city logistics companies have a new mission: to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. Their rich expertise, vast resources and innovative ideas will help make this bold vision a reality. To achieve this goal, green logistics solutions should be implemented and the majority (at least 70%) of first and last mile services will have to operate with clean pick-up and delivery solutions, such as cargo bikes, e-cargo vans and MPEVs (multi-purpose electric vehicles)

In 2021, the global last mile delivery (LMD) market was valued at $40.5 billion, with the anticipation that it would generate a value of over $150 billion by 2030; the market is therefore expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 90% from 2021 to 2030.

Last Mile Delivery: An Unprecedented Growth Story

In the context of supply chain management and transportation planning, LMD is the transit of goods from a central hub or last mile to the final delivery destination, usually to the customers doorstep. . Since the pandemic, the demand for parcel delivery has grown exponentially and unprecedentedly across the world, as increasing numbers of people find shopping online safer and more convenient. There was, of course, a particular push from the millennial crowd, who are happy to adapt quickly to any situation.

According to a McKinsey study, in the quarter of the outbreak of the pandemic, the LMD segment had expanded to match the rough growth anticipation of more than ten years. Since the goal of city logistics should be to ensure increased efficiency at minimal costs, a global retail supply chain survey found that reducing costs while simultaneously improving profit margins was the primary concern of LMD business owners.

The transition to green logistics solutions

Amid all this expansion news, electric vehicle fleets are replacing ICE vehicles to keep up with the sudden growth spurt in the wake of the pandemic; this is directly proportional to the rapid growth of the LMD segment, among others in the transport and logistics supply chain sector. This rise in demand for LMD is as much related to the rise of e-commerce as it is to the growing demand for capital investment and other factors. Recently, a report by Niti Aayog indicates that our gig economy could triple to 23.5 million by FY30 from 7.7 million for FY21. This translates directly into a future requirement for new fleets of freight vehicles and a corresponding number of drivers/passengers to transport them.

Why EV is the smarter choice

Electric vehicles appear to be the perfect choice for these planned LMD fleets, for several reasons. The absence of fuel consumption by electric vehicles makes excessive fuel requirements unnecessary, as well as high operating costs, which makes logistics comparatively more cost-effective than before. Throughout the life cycle of the fleet, this translates into substantial savings. Thus, it directly contributes to making fleets more convenient to operate and extremely easy to maintain. Charging is the only input required for EVs and once charged most EVs last up to 10 hours of operation while providing a range of 80-100 km which is more than enough for deliveries of the “last mile” which are generally carried out within a radius of 15 to 20 km from the last mile hub and require a range of 50 to 60 km in urban areas.

Moreover, all that is required is the maintenance or replacement of the battery in a few years. Thus, electric vehicle fleets in LMD also offer huge time savings as there is no waiting required at gas stations and charging can be done at leisure, even at home. All of these factors not only make electric vehicle fleets sustainable with a zero to low carbon footprint, but they also significantly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of these vehicles. And that’s not all either.

There is always innovation happening all the time in areas that look at new technologies such as fuel cells in electric vehicles. With these, owning electric vehicle fleets in LMD will only become more lucrative. To top it off, in India, the government has great support through helpful initiatives to make this transition even more desirable. This encouragement is not the global norm, so the LMD and related sectors are very lucky to have our government on our side.

Electric vehicles are undoubtedly the future of city logistics – the sooner the transition is made, the sooner all stakeholders involved will start reaping the not only efficient but also sustainable benefits.

Watch the Volvo heavy truck haul heavy equipment Sun, 18 Sep 2022 13:08:21 +0000

We normally saw several loaded trucks and trailers on our roads. We are all aware that driving a heavy vehicle like a truck especially when fully loaded is very difficult. Unlike a regular car or bicycle, truck drivers cannot drive recklessly as it can be dangerous. Apart from those trucks that we normally see on our roads, there are manufacturers who make heavy duty trucks which are used to transport heavy equipment from one point to another. Sometimes these transported goods are so heavy that they require more than one truck. Volvo is one such manufacturer that offers such heavy duty trucks in India and here we have a video of a Volvo FMX truck carrying equipment on a trailer with over 300 wheels.

The video was uploaded by Kusum Goyat on his YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger shows a Volvo FMX heavy truck carrying heavy equipment on a trailer. These trucks operate in a very different way. As they transport extremely bulky equipment, they only drive during the day to avoid any accident. The truck is built to carry such heavy equipment but in some places it needs assistance and in such places another truck is attached to the front or back to push the trailer forward . This is usually done when approaching a climb.

The vlogger even asks about the truck’s fuel economy. The truck requires almost 3 to 4 liters of fuel to travel 1 km. The distance between BHEL, Haridwar and Kandla port in Gujarat is almost 1300 km and it would take them about 15-30 days to deliver the equipment to the port. Transporting such heavy equipment on a train is inconvenient, since the dimensions are huge. The cost of transporting such heavy equipment by road is much higher than one might imagine.

The video mentions that it is an equipment which is brought from BHEL, Haridwar and transported to Kandla port in Gujarat. The equipment is used in power stations. The equipment is so huge that they use not one but two trailers to transport it. There are probably three trucks attached to the trailer to make things a little easier. Usually these trucks only travel about 60-100 km per day and this may decrease if the roads are rough.

There are a total of 28 people in the crew who carry this equipment and there is a front and rear safety vehicle which clears traffic and analyzes the road condition when the truck is in movement. The truck literally crawls because it cannot sustain speed while carrying such heavy equipment. The other crew members ensure that the trailer does not touch any electrical wires and also clearly passes the toll gates on the highways. The direction of the trailer wheels can be controlled separately to decrease the turning radius. Each member of the trailer and truck should coordinate with the driver and inform the driver of the status from time to time.

Air Force veteran’s nonprofit ‘rescues’ uneaten food and delivers it to local charities | New Sat, 17 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000

Air Force veteran Chuck Smiley has a mentor who helps guide him on his next adventure.

His daughter Katherine.

Catherine Smiley is the Chief Operating Officer of Save kitchen scrapsa New York-based nonprofit that redistributes leftover food to feed those struggling with food insecurity.

After completing an eight-year career at Boeing, preceded by 32 years of service, Smiley decided to bring the vision of Rescuing Leftover Kitchen to Charleston, where approximately 600,000 tonnes of food waste are produced every year.

Cuisine Rescue was established as a nonprofit in March. Her first culinary rescue was on April 9.

“He’s my business mentor. That’s where we kind of got the idea from,” Smiley said. “We thought we’d give it a try here in Charleston.”

Culinary rescue

Chuck Smiley, founder of Cuisine Rescue. Chuck Smiley/Supplied

New York City is one of many metropolises working to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

California and New Jersey have laws that aim to limit food waste, and Vermont in 2020 banned the disposal of food waste in trash cans or landfills.

Overseas, France in 2016 banned grocery stores from throw away unsold food that could be donated, while Spain has made the fight against food waste is a priority with new legislation.

Elsewhere in the for-profit space, Bloomberg reports that tech startups across Asia are turning food destined for landfill into cut-price meals that can be purchased through mobile phone applications.

Cuisine Rescue could provide Charleston with an example of how to use leftovers effectively.

With each rescue, Smiley and a network of volunteers collect leftover prepared food from restaurants and caterers and deliver it to local nonprofit kitchens and shelters.

The nonprofit’s 22nd “rescue” took place Aug. 9 when volunteers brought leftover food from the Segra Club of Charleston RiverDogs to Star Gospel Mission in just 12 minutes, well under the guarantee of the non-profit organization to get food door to door in an hour or less. .

Food safety is the reason for fast deliveries. From pickup to drop off, food must stay below the “danger zone” temperature of 41 degrees.

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Charleston RiverDogs Vice President of Food and Beverage Josh Shea (right) with Cuisine Rescue volunteer Al Vitalo. Rescue/Provided Kitchen

Ready-to-eat foods prepared in a kitchen can be kept for seven days if kept below this temperature and should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than an hour.

To make this possible, RiverDogs Vice President of Food and Beverage Josh Shea simply stored the food in an on-site cooler overnight. Smiley and his team then choreographed the pickup ahead of time so there was no delay.

“They’ve been very flexible and great to partner with,” Shea said. “I would recommend (for) anyone looking to make a difference with extra nourishment.”

While it looks like there are a lot of moving parts, it’s actually quite simple, Smiley said. And Rescuing Leftover Cuisine provided proof of concept – the non-profit organization saved over 8 million pounds of food and provided nearly 7 million meals to those in need.

“The logistics are simple,” Smiley said. “We pick it up and deliver it within the hour. It’s our promise.

While the deliveries themselves went smoothly, the search for food donors was not. Some restaurants and caterers have said they don’t have enough leftover food to warrant pickup (Rescue Kitchen has no minimum requirement.), while others are concerned about the lack of control they have on their food once it leaves the event or building.

For those worried about liability, Smiley points to federal and state”Good Samaritan“Laws that offer legal protections to food donors.

“They feel a lot more comfortable that they’re doing the right thing and that they’re protected to do the right thing,” Smiley said.

North Charleston is hiring a homelessness coordinator.  Proponents say more resources are needed.

The RiverDogs were Cuisine Rescue’s first donor and have been a big supporter ever since, contributing 91 pounds of food scraps over 11 rescues. Every RiverDogs donation went to star gospel Mission, where a resident chef uses the food to feed men facing homelessness.

Cuisine Rescue receives regular donations from Blondies Bagels & Cafe on Daniel Island, and the nonprofit has also rescued two catered events. The PINK House Neighborhood Resource Center and neighbors together are among the beneficiaries of these bailouts.

The movement to limit food waste and use leftovers is upon us, and Culinary rescue wants to help Charleston restaurants and caterers get started. Although the nonprofit’s footprint is still quite small, Smiley thinks it could have a big impact.

“I think what will give us success is just momentum,” he said. “Once it starts, I think it’s going to have a big effect.”

For this to happen, Cuisine Rescue needs more donors.

Those interested in becoming Cuisine Rescue donors or volunteering for the organization can visit

Launched during pandemic, nonprofit Charleston Food and Drink is 'here to stay'

5 tips for making money with Special Cargo in GTA Online Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:06:21 +0000

GTA Online players can earn an absurd amount of money selling Special Cargo in GTA Online. However, this requires owning an office and a warehouse. This guide will assume that the reader already owns both, so it won’t recommend which ones to buy and instead focus on tips related to Sell Missions.

Some of these tips are related to changes in The Criminal Enterprises update. So some of this advice would not have been possible in the old guides. With that out of the way, it’s time to check out these five helpful tips for making money with GTA Online’s Special Cargo.

Five tips for GTA Online players looking to make some easy cash from Special Sell Goods Missions

1) Sell missions in an invite-only session

Finding a new session is easy (Image via Rockstar Games)
Finding a new session is easy (Image via Rockstar Games)

GTA Online players can choose to complete all of their Sell Missions in an invite-only session. The requirement to do this in a Public Session has been removed in The Criminal Enterprises update, greatly reducing how often a person will be chagrined trying to do Sell Missions.

We will make more money now because of this simple change. NPCs are far less threatening than other players, meaning GTA Online fans can now realistically complete all Sell Missions without too much trouble.

2) Improvements to delivery vehicles

This is where you upgrade delivery vehicles (Image via Rockstar Games)
This is where you upgrade delivery vehicles (Image via Rockstar Games)

Whether the player is in a single-player session or a public session, it is advisable to get the speed upgrade for the delivery boat. Otherwise, all sell missions involving the tugboat will be noticeably slower. Saving time is always valuable.

There are several upgrades here associated with having other players in a public session. The extra armor only applies to making vehicles more bullet resistant. It won’t change the number of explosives needed to destroy these vehicles, which means it’s not the best investment.

If one has money to burn, armor upgrades are useful to reduce the likelihood of NPCs or bullets from other players doing too much damage to these vehicles. If players want to be smart with their wealth, the Jammer and Bulletproof Tire options are much better investments for Airplanes and Brickade, respectively.

3) Use Lupe’s service

Lupe's service is great for players who want to do something other than source missions (Image via Rockstar Games)
Lupe’s service is great for players who want to do something other than source missions (Image via Rockstar Games)

Lupe is an NPC introduced in The Criminal Enterprises update who will gather special cargo for the player to sell. To use his services, they must visit their warehouse in GTA Online and approach his character model.

They will receive a prompt that will allow them to pay her to get the goods. It’s usually $7,500, but some weekly updates bring that price down. Either way, it’s a good investment as it allows players to do other things while waiting as it at least gathers an extra crate for them.

If the player has more than one warehouse, he can do the same act with the generic warehouse staff. This can be easy to miss as this option to stock up on Special Goods requires physically visiting each warehouse location.

4) Checkout efficiency

The choice depends on whether time or money is more important to the player (Image via Rockstar Games)
The choice depends on whether time or money is more important to the player (Image via Rockstar Games)

If a player wants to manually collect Special Cargo, they should be aware that there are two things to think about when it comes to efficiency:

  1. Time
  2. Silver

There are three types of Special Goods that players can generally obtain:

  1. $2,000 for a crate
  2. $8,000 for two cases
  3. $16,000 for three cases

If one wishes to save time, it is recommended to select the $16,000 option each time. If money is the only concern, choosing the $2,000 option will generate the most profit, but at the cost of time. As you might expect, choosing the middle option goes both ways.

5) Let Special Cargo inventory run out for maximum profit

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The amount of money GTA Online players receive from selling Special Cargo increases with the amount of stock. There is no point in doing several smaller sell missions, as this will waste the player’s time. Doing a Mass Sell Mission is much faster.

It is possible to sell the contents of a Great Warehouse without other players. Keep getting as much stock as you can, then remember to sell it all at once for a huge payday.

The main reason for completing multiple Sell Missions is for bonuses, like the one found in the weekly update released on September 15, 2022.

Note: Some aspects of this article are subjective.

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Inxeption opens its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:03:09 +0000

Inxeption, an industrial commerce and supply chain digitization company, has opened its new headquarters in Louisville, KY. The $125 million project is expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years.

The facility is located in an 18,000 square foot space on the 29th floor of the PNC Tower downtown. Since the start of 2022, the company’s domestic logistics business has grown by more than 180% with increased demand for real-time quotes and same-day truckload and LTL bookings.

“Inxeption is creating a revolution in industrial commerce by connecting ‘supply chain as a service’ applications to an unparalleled digital commerce platform,” said Farzad Dibachi, co-founder and CEO of Inxeption. “Our new supply chain and operations headquarters in Louisville ensures that we have the space to grow to meet the changing needs of our customers. We have found fantastic talent and are excited to promote economic growth in the greater Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The company’s secure and scalable cloud-based digital commerce platform provides industrial and supply chain companies with on-demand capital, data, products and services. Inxeption helps businesses of all sizes and in all industries drive sales, gain operational visibility and save money. In addition to its new headquarters in Louisville, the company has offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Cupertino, California.

“I want to salute Inxeption’s continued investment in the Commonwealth and the 200 jobs the company will create in the years to come,” added Governor Andy Beshear. “Innovative technology-based businesses are an important part of our ongoing efforts to move Kentucky forward and create quality opportunities for our residents. I am pleased that Inxeption is a part of this vision and look forward to the company’s continued success in our state.

Inxeption provides manufacturers with secure multimodal shipping through a single user interface. Its international logistics business grew 270% in the first half of 2022, with the company supporting import and export activities in the United States.

“Congratulations to Inxeption on the opening of its new downtown headquarters, which continues its strong growth in our community,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville is rapidly improving the skills of its workforce through innovative partnerships with companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Humana and strategic investments in proven programs such as Code Louisville. As a result, companies like Inxeption can find the technology talent they need to grow, while taking advantage of the competitive cost of doing business and central location that make Louisville ideal for B2B businesses.