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Purolator responds to ‘Amazon effect’ with 2- to 5-day deliveries

Purolator responds to ‘Amazon effect’ with 2- to 5-day deliveries

February 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Canadian cross-border logistics provider Purolator International has rolled out PuroPost Plus, faster service for its ecommerce shipping solution PuroPost. The new product guarantees delivery in two to five days to any residential address in Canada.  John Costanzo, president of Purolator International, explained that, with B2C commerce making up nearly halfRead More

UPS, Workhorse Group make successful autonomous drone test

UPS, Workhorse Group make successful autonomous drone test

February 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of one of its brown vans, autonomously delivers packages and then returns to the vehicle while the van moves on to the next delivery. The drone delivery took place this Monday in Lithia, Florida. The test was conducted inRead More

Lockheed rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter [VIDEO]

Lockheed rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter [VIDEO]

February 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

After a three-year wait, the LM-100J has finally arrived on the commercial market. Last week, Lockheed Martin rolled out the first of these propeller-driven, modified military aircraft, known as  “Super Hercules Commercial Freighters.” Lockheed expects the freighter’s first flight to happen this spring. Lockheed Martin, which has decades of successRead More

Alibaba, Bailian deal to merge online, offline shopping in China

Alibaba, Bailian deal to merge online, offline shopping in China

February 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Alibaba Group announced a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, one of China’s largest retail conglomerates, in a move to merge online and offline shopping services. The two companies will share consumer data in order to “integrate offline stores, merchandise, logistics and payment tools to deliver a better overall shopping experience.”Read More

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

February 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables usRead More

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

February 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

After honoring a successful group of cutting-edge cargo entrepreneurs and established firms in 2015, IATA has revived its Cargo Innovation Awards program for 2017 and released the names of five finalists for this year’s award. The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards received 46 entries from acrossRead More

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

February 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Panalpina has implemented a single warehouse management system (WMS), known as JDA, across 50 of its logistics facilities around the world, representing about half of its warehouses worldwide. Two weeks ago, the 50th site, in Lyon, France, went live with the JDA WMS. Shortly before that, JDA was implemented atRead More

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

February 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes.Read More