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NEW YORK, November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

Key players in the pharmaceutical logistics market are Agility Public Warehousing Company KSCP, Air Canada, CEVA Logistics, DB Schenker, Deutsche Post AG, FedEx Corporation, LifeConEx LLC, Marken, United Parcel Service, Kerry Logistics Network Limited, Panalpina, Kuehne+ Nagel International AG, Sofrigam SA, CONTINENTAL Carriers Pvt Ltd and DSV A/S.

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The global pharmaceutical logistics market is expected to grow from $89.66 billion in 2021 for $98.31 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6%. The RussiaUkraine the war has disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions against several countries, a spike in commodity prices and supply chain disruptions, affecting many markets around the world. The Pharmaceutical Logistics Market is Expected to Grow to Reach $141.20 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%.

The pharmaceutical logistics market includes sales of pharmaceutical logistics services by entities (manufacturers, independent marketers, and partnerships) that are used in the healthcare system to support the delivery of medicinal aids and tools, disposal of waste and other support activities related to the process. Pharmaceutical logistics refers to the integration of information flow, handling, production, packaging, inventory and chain management of prescription drugs.

The main types of pharmaceutical logistics are cold chain logistics and non-cold chain logistics.

The different components of pharmaceutical logistics include storage, transport and monitoring components. Procedures include collection, storage, retrieval and handling systems.

Transportation includes sea freight, air freight and land transport. These are used in applications such as biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical chemistry and specialty pharmacy.

North America was the largest region in the pharmaceutical logistics market in 2021. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period.

Regions covered in the Pharmaceutical Logistics market report are Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

Rising demand for pharmaceuticals is expected to propel the growth of the pharmaceutical logistics market in the future. Pharmaceuticals means any medicine for human use available in finished dosage form and controlled by pharmaceutical legislation.

Logistics helps pharmaceuticals manage the supply, storage and transportation of resources. For example, according to an article by the India Brand Equity Foundation, an Indian government export promotion agency, in 2021 the Indian pharmaceutical market grew at 17.7% annually, compared to 13.7% in July 2020. Hence, an increase in the demand for pharmaceuticals is driving the growth of the pharmaceutical logistics market.

Technological advancements are a key trend gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical logistics market. Major companies operating in the pharmaceutical logistics market are offering new technologies such as cloud-based supply chain functions, IoT technology, and others to maintain their position in the market.

For example, in May 2020United Parcel Service, an American shipping, receiving and supply chain management company, has expanded its healthcare logistics with the launch of UPS Premier. UPS Premier is part of the company’s ongoing service and technology upgrades.

It uses next-generation sensor technology and monitoring to improve service reliability with prioritized management and better visibility for critical healthcare packages. This technology is a major breakthrough for the management of time-, temperature- and patient-sensitive healthcare shipments.

In March 2022, Lineage Logistics LLC, a US-based warehousing and logistics management company, has acquired MTC Logistics for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition adds Lineage Logistics, four cold storage facilities along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, including 38M cubic feet and over 1.13 lakh pallet positions. MTC Logistics is a US-based cold storage facility operating in the pharmaceutical logistics market.

The countries covered in the Pharmaceutical Logistics market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South KoreaUK and UNITED STATES.

The Pharmaceutical Logistics Market research report is one of a series of new reports that provides statistics on the Pharmaceutical Logistics market, including the global Pharmaceutical Logistics industry market size, shares Regional, Competitors Holding Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Share, Detailed Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Segments, Market Trends and Opportunities. , and all the additional data you may need to thrive in the pharmaceutical logistics industry. This Pharmaceutical Logistics Market research report provides a comprehensive perspective of everything you need, with an in-depth analysis of current and future industry scenarios.

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Cenntro will exhibit the full line of Logistar EVs and all-electric iChassis at CES 2023 Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:31:00 +0000

Press event to unveil the production iChassis on January 4, 2023

Booth meetings with management available for institutional investors, sell-side and industry analysts

FREEHOLD, NJ, November 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cenntro Electric Group Limited (NASDAQ:CENN), a leading electric vehicle technology company providing advanced, market-proven electric utility vehicles, today announced that it will showcase its vehicles at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2023 (CES ®), one of the world’s largest technology shows, to be held January 5-8, 2023 in Las Vegas. In collaboration with the CES, the Company will also organize a press event on January 4e to unveil its production version of the iChassis and host investor meetings at its booth to preview Cenntro and discuss the future of mobility.

“CES is the premier global event for showcasing the future of sustainable transportation and technology, and we look forward to showcasing our fleet and iChassis to attendees,” said Peter Wang, President and CEO of Cenntro. “Cenntro is dedicated to providing electric vehicle solutions that municipalities and corporate fleets large and small can use to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance. Our purpose-built ECVs are designed to support logistics and city ​​services, last mile delivery and other commercial activities apps specially designed for city requirements.

“Technology has become an integral differentiator in electric vehicles and transportation, and CES® is the world’s most influential tech show to unveil Cenntro’s iChassis. The iChassis unlocks the promise of automated and autonomous driving to new applications and businesses today, going beyond the roads and bringing autonomy to everyday business functions, from warehouses and surveillance to mobile sales and delivery.We believe these functions are the sweet spot for the adoption of automated and autonomous vehicles and will lead to new innovations for the implementation of autonomy,” Wang concluded.

Centro exhibition at booth 5840

Cenntro’s exhibit at booth 5840 in the West Hall will be a nearly 10,000 square foot display of its full line of all-electric commercial products. The exhibit will include the complete Logistar lineup which includes the versatile and compact utility van, the LS100, the versatile LS200 available in van or van truck configurations, the segment defining LS260 van and the purpose-built LS400 Class 4 for delivery of the latest kilometer. and urban services. Cenntro will also showcase its off-road vehicle offerings, the TeeMak and the Antric One, an automotive-grade four-wheel e-cargo bike specifically designed for delivery services and general cargo transportation.

Press event for all electric iChassis

The production version of Cenntro, the state-of-the-art all-electric iChassis, will make its world premiere at a press conference on Tuesday, January 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, location of the CES press conferences. The open-platform, fully programmable iChassis was designed for automated, autonomous driving. The iChassis opens up innovation to third parties to develop their own software and design hardware to control and maneuver the vehicle and to develop new applications that are unique to their needs.

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Cenntro’s management team will hold meetings with institutional investors, sales and industry analysts to learn more about the company and its products at booth 5840 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 5-8, 2023 .

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Trucking Association Says 2023 Freeway User Fees Could Impact Consumers – NBC Connecticut Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:39:45 +0000

From January, tractor-trailers will pay a little more to use national highways. A highway user charge comes into effect at the start of the new year, but as the cost of delivering goods rises, some claim the price of those goods will also rise.

Depending on the weight of the truck and its classification, highway usage charges will range between 2.5 and 17.5 cents per mile here in Connecticut. It will add up and trucking companies may be reluctant to absorb the full cost.

Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, people were already taking note of the high cost of goods.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Maryluz Kopinja. “I understand that everyone needs to make money, but it’s way too high.”

This cost could potentially go even higher. Motor Transport Association of Connecticut President John Blair said the soon-to-be-implemented fee will hit trucking companies with an expense they’re likely to pass on to the consumer.

“Whether it’s the diesel tax you’re hitting us with, or the [highway usage fee]that is passed on to consumers,” Blair said.

The fee will be imposed on certain carriers, including trucks of 26,000 pounds or more that carry a classification between Class 8 and Class 13.

According to the state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis, it’s estimated that these fees could bring in $45 million in 2023 and up to $90 million each year thereafter.

However, with a $4.3 billion surplus for the 2021-22 fiscal year and relief coming from the federal infrastructure bill, Blair wonders why the fee is necessary.

“This law was passed before we knew we were getting the infrastructure funds from the federal government and also before we knew we had such a large surplus,” Blair said.

As for the consumers we spoke with, they are preparing for what could happen.

“Seventy years of my life, it’s always been like this,” Linda DaSilva said. “It’s always passed on. So what are you going to do?”

The Motor Transport Association says it believes the charges are unfair and will have a direct and immediate impact. They hope that the legislator will reconsider the law.

Carriers rejoice in deliveries in time for the holidays Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:30:05 +0000 The country’s major shipping lines have been in the best position to deliver packages for holiday shoppers on time since the pandemic began, suggesting a return to normal.

Carriers like the US Postal Service, FedEx and United Parcel Service plan to have ample capacity after struggling under the holiday crush over the past two years, when many people hunkered down at home and turned to online shopping.

The system is already being put to the test ahead of the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber ​​​​Monday, when retailers entice shoppers with bargains. Amazon held a second Prime Day in October to kick-start early holiday sales, but some shoppers are still waiting for deals in the coming days.

Brie Carere, customer service manager at FedEx, told The Associated Press that she was not worried: “The network has been running at its best since COVID. We are confident and ready.

Several factors come into play: consumers started early, made more purchases in stores and moderated their spending due to inflationary pressures, thereby reducing the volume of shipments and spreading shipments over a longer period. An extra shipping day between Thanksgiving and Christmas also helps.

The outlook could be a win for carriers who need fewer temporary workers, retailers who face fewer peak surcharges and shoppers whose gifts are more likely to be delivered on time, said Satish Jindel, president of ShipMatrix, based in Pennsylvania.

The general optimism represents a stark contrast to the holiday seasons in 2020 and 2021, when more everyday items were shipped during the pandemic, supply chain issues were a concern and shipping companies had hard to follow.

Carriers that reached their capacity limit dumped their excess packages on the struggling U.S. Postal Service in 2020, when more than a third of the Postal Service’s first-class mail was late when Christmas arrived. At the time, the Postal Service struggled despite having thousands of quarantined workers.

Performance improved last year. And Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the situation is even better now, with the installation of 137 new parcel sorting machines ahead of the holiday season, bringing the total to 249 additional parcel processing machines since March 2021.

This brings the Postal Service’s daily package handling capacity to 60 million, and staffing improvements have enabled the Postal Service to cut seasonal hiring in half.

“Our customers and the American people should have confidence in the service we will provide this holiday season,” he said.

In total, shipping lines should have excess capacity of 10 to 20 million packages beyond what is needed each day at peak times, providing a buffer and reducing peak surcharges, Jindel said.

And they continue to line up additional workers to meet peaks in demand. Amazon, which operates its own fleet of delivery vehicles, said it was again hiring 150,000 employees for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions in the United States. United Parcel Service planned to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to overcome the hurdle while stressing that it is always smart to avoid waiting until the last minute.

“Shopping, buying and shipping early continues to be important to avoid the busiest times of peak season,” UPS spokesman Jim Mayer said.


Sharp reported from Portland, Maine. Associated Press writer Anne D’Innocenzio in New York contributed to this report.


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Global oil demand expected to reach 2.16 million bpd in 2022: KAPSARC Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:42:11 +0000

Focus on the United Arab Emirates – AD Ports Group acquires Noatum for 681 million dollars; Taaleem completes book construction for IPO

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Ports Group has acquired 100% ownership of Spanish logistics hub Noatum for 2.5 billion dirhams ($681 million) as the Emirati operator of industrial parks and free zones aims to continue to expand internationally.

AD Ports Group said the acquisition agreement, which will be fully loan financed, will expand its global footprint while positioning it among the world’s leading logistics and freight forwarding companies.

“This ambitious acquisition brings a major global logistics platform to the AD Ports Group family, significantly improving our global connectivity and expanding the range of maritime, logistics and port solutions,” said AD Ports Group Chairman Falah Al-Ahbabi. .

He added: “This acquisition makes AD Ports Group one of the most important global players in finished vehicle logistics, which we intend to expand into our national and core markets.”

AD Ports plans to merge its existing logistics business with Noatum to create a “market leading” international logistics brand.

“Going forward, Noatum will lead AD Ports Group’s logistics cluster, consolidating the company’s existing logistics offering into its operations,” the company said in its statement.

Noatum, a company founded in 1963, is one of the leading logistics, maritime and port terminal companies in Spain and Turkey, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, China and Southeast Asia. .

Earlier in September, the company acquired a 70% stake in Egypt’s International Associated Cargo Carrier for 514 million dirhams to support global expansion plans.

AD Ports Group now holds a majority stake in Transmar International Shipping Co. and Transcargo International, two Egyptian shipping companies owned by IACC.

AD Ports Group recently acquired an 80% stake in Global Feeder Shipping, a Dubai-based container shipping company, for 2.9 billion dirhams, implying an enterprise value of 3.7 billion dirhams.

Taaleem Completes Book Build for IPO Raising $204M

UAE K-12 education provider Taaleem Holdings has announced the completion of its bookmaking and public subscription process for its initial public offering on the Dubai Financial Market.

The highest price of the offer range is 3 dirhams ($0.82) per ordinary share for the new shares to be issued under the offer.

Around 750 million dirhams are earmarked for the offer, which will result in the issuance of 250 million new ordinary shares, equivalent to 25% of the total shares issued by the company.

The net proceeds of the offering will be paid to the company upon settlement as this is a primary offering.

Investors in the UAE and abroad have shown strong interest in the offering. Gross demand amounted to more than 13.7 billion dirhams, an oversubscription multiplied by 18.

At the time of listing, Taaleem will have a market capitalization of around MAD 3 billion, making it the largest and only dedicated education provider on DFM.

Taaleem CEO Alan Williamson said: “The proceeds of 750 million dirhams raised will be used to expand our premium education network from K-12, providing students in the UAE with new opportunities for to access our high quality education offer.”

He added, “As the largest dedicated education provider on DFM, we have a compelling and differentiated growth-oriented investment proposition with our IPO that helps further develop and diversify the capital markets of Dubai.”

The Joint Global Coordinators are EFG-Hermes UAE Limited, acting jointly with EFG Hermes UAE LLC, and Emirates NBD Capital PSC, acting jointly with Emirates NBD Capital Ltd.

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC is the primary receiving bank, while Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC and Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC are the receiving banks.

The next customer for the A350 freighter? Sun, 20 Nov 2022 07:01:00 +0000

Middle Eastern airline Kuwait Airways is reportedly ready to introduce cargo flights into its operations. The airline is planning to acquire freighters as it continues its fleet modernization process, and it looks like the Airbus A350 freighter is at the top of its list.

Due to high demand, Kuwait Airways CEO Maen Razouqi said last month that the airline was actively considering supporting cargo flights. Razouqi said the carrier would add cargo planes to its fleet tomorrow if it could.

According to ch-aviation, the carrier has no cargo planes in its fleet but pledged in August to begin receiving deliveries of dedicated cargo planes by the middle of next year.


Shifting gears on the A350F

Kuwait has a specific type of aircraft which it intends to use to begin cargo operations. The airline initially ordered five-passenger Airbus A350-900s, but decided to focus on booming cargo demand. As a result, the carrier reduced the order to two passenger jets and began talks to convert the remaining three aircraft orders to the A350F aircraft, according to ch-aviation.

Kuwait represents just a few airlines that have placed a firm order for the A350F or at least shown interest. So far, the specific variant has at least 31 orders and will compete directly with Boeing’s 777-8F aircraft. Boeing launched its new freighter competitor in January and saw the total number of orders rise to 50 this year.

Tough competition with Boeing

Despite around 20 fewer orders for the 777-8F, Airbus is presenting its new A350F as a cargo workhorse and a top contender. As previously reported by Simple Flying, the manufacturer said its new cargo plane will carry 3 tons more payload (105 tons) and 11% more volume than current Boeing 777Fs. When Lufthansa ordered the 777-8F, it was revealed that the new freighter could carry 17% more cargo by volume than current 777 freighters.

More recently, Boeing data suggested the 777-8F will carry a payload of 112.3 tons compared to 102 tons on the current generation 777F, projecting the new freighter as a more reliable aircraft than the A350F.

However, Airbus is claiming the A350F as a more fuel-efficient aircraft that will meet the latest industry requirements for the future. The manufacturer also believes that the freighter will succeed thanks to the current success of the passenger version.

“Based on the best-selling all-new A350, the A350F brings next-generation efficiency and choice to the large freighter market” the company said. “With unbeatable efficiency in terms of fuel burn, CO2 emissions and economy, the A350F is the only freighter capable of meeting the latest ICAO requirements.”

Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-369(ER) 9K-AOK (2)

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight

Expand the fleet, expand the network

Kuwait recently revamped its list of passenger aircraft orders from Airbus. In September, the carrier took a double delivery of the rare Airbus A330-800. It also shifted some A330-800 orders to the larger A330-900 variant. For shorter range flights, the airline has added three orders of Airbus A320NX(LR), a modified version of the A320NEO.

The airline also plans to expand its network to at least 25 new destinations when it receives new planes over the next year, totaling growth of around 50%, according to Razouqi.

Sources: ch-aviation, FlightGlobal

]]> A grieving father leads a sea of ​​cyclists on his wife’s final route Sat, 19 Nov 2022 19:28:30 +0000


When the day came to leave Ukraine, Sarah and Dan Langenkamp didn’t have time to pack up. They had to leave behind their furniture, their clothes and their children’s toys, not knowing if they would see them again.

Dan Langenkamp expected them not to.

But in recent days, following what he describes as the heroic efforts of embassy workers and a Ukrainian housekeeper, boxes filled with the belongings have started showing up at the family’s home in Maryland.

For the family, their arrival brought relief and pain. Relief because it means that they will no longer have to live without suitcases. Pain because these boxes contain so many reminders of Sarah Langenkamp, ​​who was killed in August when the driver of a flatbed truck hit her while she was riding her bike during an open house at the primary school of his sons.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Dan Langenkamp said as he rummaged through his wife’s belongings. So many objects call out to her, he says, “They say ‘I need her.’ They say, “I need the owner of my stuff to help me, and she’s not here.”

These boxes don’t just contain yoga pants; they contain his Yoga pants. They don’t just contain boots; they contain his boots.

“Right now it’s cold and she has this nice pair of winter boots that are just empty,” he said. “I had to put them in the back of the closet.”

On Saturday, drivers passing through Bethesda, Md. and DC may have seen a sea of ​​cyclists riding through the streets together. They were following Dan Langenkamp along the last road his wife rode – and then they drove further than she could. Together they drove from her children’s primary school to the crash site on River Road. They then continued, riding until they reached the Capitol Reflecting Pool. There, they called on lawmakers and federal officials to dedicate resources and put in place measures that would help make roads across the country safer.

More than 1,500 people were expected to participate in the “Ride for Your Life” event, promoted by Trek, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Families for Safe Streets and others. Among those who participated were people who loved Sarah Langenkamp, ​​including her children, and people who had never met her but recognized in her death a need for action. She was an American diplomat who fled Ukraine to seek safety, only to die on a Washington-area road.

US diplomat left Ukraine, to die on Washington-area road

“Designing deadly roads is a political choice,” said Colin Browne of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. “The tools to make the streets safer for everyone – people who walk, ride, cycle, ride the bus, drive – exist and are being used in cities around the world.”

Browne described Saturday’s race as a way to protest “a simple, grim reality: Hundreds of people die and thousands sustain life-changing injuries on our region’s roads every year, not because we don’t. know how to prevent it, but because too many of our elected officials and agency leaders are still afraid of making driving and parking slightly less convenient.

In a previous column, I told you about Sarah Langenkamp. I have also told you in other columns about other pedestrians and cyclists who have been fatally injured on the roads in the region: Brett Badin, 32, Allison Hart, 5, Michael Hawkins Randall, 70, Charles Jackson, 64, Michael Gordon, 65, and Shawn O’Donnell, 40. These last four deaths occurred in the same month.

At age 5, she was killed while riding her bicycle in a crosswalk. His legacy should be safer streets.

Behind each of these names is a family that has unexpectedly been plunged into mourning and activists who have stood up to demand, once again, that the authorities do more to prevent future deaths.

There have been other rides and rallies in the area aimed at raising awareness of the need to improve road safety. But most of them asked the local authorities to act. At Saturday’s event, attendees called on Congress to fund safe biking and walking infrastructure and the Department of Transportation to implement measures to improve truck safety. One measure would require large trucks to add structural guards to the front and lower sides to prevent cars, bikes or pedestrians from sliding underneath.

Langenkamp said his wife could have survived if this measure had been in place. The truck that hit her was traveling in the same direction as her when it turned right into a parking lot, police said.

“These deaths are really violent,” Langenkamp said. “We shouldn’t hide that. No one should be killed on our streets like this. People say she was ‘hit by a truck’ or ‘hit by a truck’. No, she was run over by a truck and killed instantly on the side of the road.

His voice trembled as he said this. He knows it’s not a sweet picture, but what she went through wasn’t sweet, and he thinks people need to recognize that to fully understand what traffic victims and members of their lives go through. family.

On Saturday, several people gave speeches and a few senior officials sent in statements that were read aloud. One came from US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. In it, he acknowledges the significance of the upcoming event on the eve of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

“Each year on World Road Traffic Victims Remembrance Day, we mourn those who have lost their lives in road traffic crashes,” the statement read. “But mourning is not enough. We must all dedicate ourselves to ending this crisis on our roads and creating a safer transportation system so that more families do not have to share in this grief.

After his wife’s death, Langenkamp received memos from senators and other U.S. officials. A letter came from President Biden.

“Sarah will always be remembered for her unwavering commitment to our nation,” Biden’s letter read. “She was an outstanding diplomat who dedicated herself to fulfilling America’s promise to its citizens and the world. We are especially grateful to your family for your and Sarah’s courageous service in Ukraine.

In a letter, Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke of working with Sarah and described her as representing “America’s best, working tirelessly and at considerable personal risk and sacrifice on behalf of our country to seek peace, democracy, prosperity and adherence to the rule of law.”

Dan Langenkamp worked at the State Department with his wife, but he has taken a leave of absence since her death. Instead, he spent his days, he said, trying to make sure she didn’t die for nothing and learning to raise two children on his own. Their sons were 8 and 10 and had just enrolled in a new school when the accident happened

“It was really tough,” Langenkamp said. “It was super emotional going to Target the other day to buy some extra winter stuff. We always went to Target together, and all of a sudden I was this unhappy dad on my own. I was trying to choose pants that fit me, and Sarah knew that stuff.

When he talks about unpacking these boxes, he vacillates between describing it as part of “untangling our lives” and “untangling our lives.”

“Sometimes,” he says, “I come home from my sons’ school and I think, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this on my own.’ ”

]]> Remembering Lincoln’s Delivery of a Speech for the Ages Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:22:56 +0000 The Gettysburg Address is the most famous political speech ever written in English. This means that almost everyone has heard it at least once, but it also means that the speech is like a popular song that is so overplayed that it becomes background noise.

We can begin to rescue the Gettysburg Address from the consequences of its ubiquity by considering its original context. Lincoln delivered his two-minute opus on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and it reads best as an elegy for the soldiers who fought there.

Lincoln begins by invoking the Declaration of Independence through his famous “four scores” overture. In doing so, he links the war against the insurgent Confederacy to the founding of America and its ideals, in particular the maxim that “all men are created equal”, which he quotes directly.

This may seem like a given to us, but it caused some controversy, as the United States and the confederacy claimed to represent the true vision of the founders. For his part, Lincoln had argued since at least the 1850s that the Declaration was a fundamental part of American political culture. At the time he delivered the Gettysburg Address, he believed he had brought the nation closer to this ideal by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lincoln then shifts from his broader examination of American ideals to “brave men, living and dead, who have fought here.” He wants us first to appreciate the enormity of their sacrifice – conceding that it is impossible for him or anyone else present on November 19 to “consecrate” or “sanctify” the battlefield. “These honored dead” (about 3,100 American soldiers) have already done so by giving “the last full measure of devotion”.

Instead, Lincoln asks his audience both to preserve the memory of “what they did here” and to dedicate themselves “to the great task that lies before us.” That task, Lincoln concludes, is to preserve the nation created by the Declaration—a nation committed to “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Yet he goes further, suggesting that America will also be refined by “a new birth of freedom” – perhaps anticipating a future without slavery.

We now also know that those words were not just political posturing, but the product of careful consideration and personal reflection. Contrary to popular myth, Lincoln did not write the Gettysburg Address on a scrap of paper on his train ride from Washington, but there is evidence that he was still editing the speech on the day he delivered it.

That morning Lincoln had toured the landscape around the city where he had seen scenes of bravery and witnessed signs of carnage still evident four months after the battle. In his illuminating book “Writing the Gettysburg Address,” historian Martin P. Johnson speculates that this visit inspired Lincoln to reframe the address to focus more on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers fighting to preserve and expand American freedom. .

The history of Gettysburg is full of such stories, and Lincoln heard some of them before and during his visit. For me, one of the most significant is that of the 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

On the second day of the battle, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacked George Meade’s Army of the Potomac on both flanks to dislodge it from the heights south of the city. American soldiers repelled these assaults at such now-famous locations as Culp’s Hill, the Peach Orchard, Devil’s Den and Little Round Top.

Nevertheless, by dusk, about 1,700 Alabamians were approaching Cemetery Ridge. General Winfield Scott Hancock coordinated the American defense and rode to see who would oppose the coming Confederates. Finding only one battle-worn regiment of about 260 soldiers—the veteran 1st Minnesota—he lamented “My God! Are these all the men we have here?

The answer was yes, but time was on Hancock’s side. Knowing he only had to hold off the Confederates long enough for the sun to go down, but fearing they would quickly overwhelm the defending Minnesotans, he made an unconventional decision. Hancock ordered the Minnesotans not to hold their ground, but to march towards the Alabamians, hoping that would surprise and slow the onslaught to come.

Hardened veterans who had been part of the Army of the Potomac since the first Battle of Bull Run, the men of the 1st Minnesota obeyed the order without hesitation, though they surely knew it was hopeless and likely fatal.

The tactic worked, leaving the Alabamians too disorganized to continue the assault in time. The cost, however, was immense. Only about 50 members of the 1st Minnesota returned to Cemetery Ridge. All of its officers were lost. The regiment suffered 68% casualties in three days of fighting – the highest percentage of any regiment.

The Gettysburg Address is a brief but powerful meditation on bravery and loss in the defense of a higher ideal. It focuses on Lincoln’s invocation of “the last full measure of devotion” of soldiers, like those of the 1st Minnesota, who helped save and redefine American freedom on this bloody Pennsylvania landscape.

Christian McWhirter is the Lincoln Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The museumThe edition of the Gettysburg Address will be on display until November 28.

White House endorses global push for renewable fuels in trucks and buses Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:45:15 +0000

The Biden administration has approved an international plan that would reduce climate emissions from trucks and buses by requiring the sale of renewable fuel vehicles, according to an announcement from the COP27 diplomatic retreat in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Specifically, the non-binding agreement supports a path towards 100% new zero-emission medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle (MHDV) sales by 2040 with a target floor of 30% new zero-emission MHDV sales by 2030. The plan to achieve Zero-Emission Transportation is co-led by California’s CALSTART Drive to Zero program and the Netherlands, and is officially known as the “Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission”. Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles”.

Alongside the United States, the agreement has also been endorsed by 16 countries as well as an array of local governments, manufacturers and suppliers. The latter group includes the US state of California, Quebec (Canada), Telangana (India), Berlin’s trade and technology partner, Scania, Dannar, Lion, Heineken and DHL.

A group of US congressmen led by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) hailed the move, saying in a letter to President Biden that the transition to zero-emissions transportation will improve air quality and enhance safety. by “reducing our dependence on foreign oil”. and protect consumers from disruptive fuel cost volatility.

Support also came from logistics industry member DHL, the German provider of parcel delivery and logistics services. “As a global leader in logistics and delivery services, DHL Express has long recognized the important role our industry plays in decarbonizing the transport sector. The global MoU and the growing list of signatory countries and signatory organizations that joined at COP27 is an important and welcome development. We look forward to working with these governments and peers as we deploy zero-emission vehicles and the infrastructure to make it a reality,” Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express, USA, said in a statement.

The news comes on the heels of a proposed rule unveiled Nov. 10 by the White House to require major federal contractors — those who receive more than $50 million in annual contracts — to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risks and setting science-based emission reduction targets.

While these larger contractors would be required to disclose Scope 1, Scope 2, and relevant categories of Scope 3 emissions, smaller contractors with at least $7.5 million in annual contracts would have to share data only. on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, and companies providing the services worth less than $7.5 million would be fully exempt.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scope 1 emissions are defined as those directly caused by a company, such as its own facilities and vehicles. Scope 2 emissions come from indirect purchases, including electricity used for heating and cooling, and scope 3 emissions are attributed to even less direct products, such as financial investments, business travel and outsourced transport and distribution.

If the proposed rule is implemented, such measures could have a firm impact on emissions, as they could bring greater clarity to the new and developing field. According to Simon Geale, executive vice president of procurement at Proxima, a procurement and supply chain consultancy, many companies are currently struggling to make climate-focused change because they lack industry standards, common regulations and accurate data.

“There will be adoption challenges, but no one said decarbonization was going to be easy,” Geale said in an email. “As it stands, this looks like the first in a series of stricter regulations, focusing first on large companies, which in all likelihood are already somewhat familiar with the challenge ahead, but as these companies move down the line with science-based and emission reduction goals, more difficult and complex things need to be done that will require partnerships, technology and new approaches from their teams. On the other side of the fence, those [booking] contracts will also need to improve knowledge in this space to be able to encourage and evaluate the plans of their current and potential suppliers. »

Military Cargo Drones Drive Demand in Global Drone Market: Report Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:33:15 +0000


November 17, 2022

Dan Taylor

technology editor

Military embedded systems

Dublin, Ireland. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for cargo delivery in military operations presents opportunities in the global UAV market, says a new report.

The report, from Research and Markets, forecasts the global drone market to grow from $26.2 billion in 2022 to $38.3 billion by 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 %.

In addition to the growing use of cargo drones, the report states that “increasing purchases of small drones for military applications like ISR [will] drive the growth of the small drone market during the forecast period.”

The report further claims that the North American market accounts for 47% of the total UAV market.

“With the increased use of drones in commercial and military applications, their acquisition is expected to contribute to market growth in this region,” the report states. “The United States and Canada are increasingly investing in the development of drones due to their growing demand. The use of UAVs for security applications is also expected to increase in the United States from 2022 to 2027, due to ongoing counterterrorism operations. by the country all over the world.”