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China's COSCO teams up with Tesla to digitize logistics

Shipping giant hews to Beijing's Belt and Road as it charts its future

The "Cosco Shipping Aries" container carrier unloads in Hamburg, Germany. The Cosco Group calls at more than 1,500 ports in 160 countries.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China -- Chinese state-owned shipping company COSCO Group has tied up with Tesla to undertake a digital transformation, a process the leading container carrier expects to help unsnarl the mess that international logistics has become amid the pandemic.

The tie-up also calls for COSCO to share its shipping data with Tesla so the EV pioneer can put the system through its paces at a Shanghai port.

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