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How Technology Is Trying to Bring Some Sanity to the Holiday Shopping Rush

Startups are using big-data analysis to help manage the complexities of transporting goods around the world

You won’t have to worry about holiday shopping for at least another couple of months, but for freight operators and many of the world’s largest retailers, preparation for the year-end shopping craze has already begun. To meet that demand, cargo ships begin crowding next month to transport inventory from factories to warehouses around the globe.

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