According to TechCrunch, UPS has announced it is joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. The alliance wants to develop blockchain technology standards for the freight industry.

Unilever is teaming up with several partners to bring blockchain to its tea supply, reports GreenBiz. Unilever’s consortium will monitor tea coming out of Malawi to ensure it meets several criteria.

According to Supply Chain Dive, advanced planning and prep still hasn’t prepared carriers for the volume of deliveries generated by online holiday shopping.

The Blockchain in Trucking Alliance gained a new member, reports Freight Waves. Transfix, a technology platform, has joined the alliance.

Technology is being used to prevent food waste in transit, reports the Huffington Post. Sensors that monitor the fruits freshness while in transit has been developed by the Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in Switzerland.