Recycling Industry to See Higher Freight Rates

Logistics experts predict that many American firms, including those in the recycling industry, will experience higher over-the-road shipping costs within the next six months. This increase stems from a combination of variables. One factor is the devastation caused by recent natural disasters, such as the ongoing wildfire outbreak in Northern California and Hurricane Harvey and…

Amazon Key to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries

Amazon has once again upped the home delivery playing field. On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plans to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow Amazon Prime customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will then access the customer’s homes in order to securely and conveniently leave packages.…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/23-10/27

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/23-10/27 iPhone X Projected to Boost 2018 Phone Sales Apple’s iPhone X will be available for preorder today with shipments beginning Nov. 3. Due to the late November release, the smartphone market is expected to see an increase in sales as iPhone…

Amazon Introduces Alexa to the Roads via Garmin and BMW

Amazon is taking Alexa, their popular and innovative cloud-computing voice service, to the roads in 2018 by partnering with GPS technology leader Garmin and luxury car company BMW. In this advanced digital age, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become more commonplace. HOBI International, Inc. president Craig Boswell has often presented on the growth, movement,…

China’s Import Policy Concerns U.S. Officials

In August, China officials alerted the World Trade Organization (WTO) of plans to prohibit some twenty-four types of materials from entering the country. These materials include one grade of unsorted paper, several types of used textiles, several types of post-consumer plastic scrap, as well as several types of used textile and metal slags containing vanadium.…