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Dr. Darren Prokop Discusses Digitization of Transportation for Freightwaves

Acquiring technology is one thing; capturing a sustainable return on investment (ROI) from it is another. Digitization is about turning information into digital bytes – thereby making it computer readable. Once readable it is now actionable, especially when used in an artificial intelligence (AI) setting.

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Dr. Darren Prokop Talks Alaska Bypass

Alaska benefits from a service known as Alaska Bypass. In 1972 USPS started an alliance of approved air carriers mandated to ensure that cargo moved more efficiently throughout the state. Today, the five mainline air carriers are Alaska Airlines, Everts Air Cargo, Lynden Air Cargo, Northern Air Cargo and Ravn Alaska.

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Darren Prokop: Alaska and the Jones Act

The Merchant Marine Act (1920) outlines one of the most consequential non-tariff barriers (NTBs) in U.S. history, and June 5th will mark its 100th anniversary.

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Darren Prokop’s New Article in FreightWaves

Transportation is a double-edged sword in international trade. It is necessary to facilitate trade but if it is too expensive for the consignor and/or the consignee to bear then the transaction will not take place. Tariffs are a blunt instrument and add to trade frictions between countries.

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