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DHL eCommerce launches nationwide delivery service in Malaysia

DHL eCommerce launches nationwide delivery service in Malaysia

April 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

DHL eCommerce has launched domestic delivery operations in Malaysia, where e-commerce is expected to grow at CAGR of 15.8 percent through 2020. The investment includes a 48,000-square foot distribution hub in Puchong, depots in other critical urban centers, and a fleet of 2-wheel and 4-wheel vehicles “E-commerce has become aRead More

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AA Cargo stays busy in first quarter, but yields slump

April 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

American Airlines (AA) cargo volumes closed out the first quarter in strong form, but with yields down 6.7 percent to US$0.27, the carrier seems to be up against the same volatility that plagued the business last year. The American carrier’s data coincides with Drewry’s latest air freight numbers that hadRead More

UPS cockpit upgrade cuts carbon emissions and increases reliability

UPS cockpit upgrade cuts carbon emissions and increases reliability

April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

UPS is upgrading the cockpits of its 757s and 767s. The integrator is installing Large Display System (LDS) screens in the cockpits of more than half of our fleet, plus the three passenger 767s that were recently purchased. The LDS screens are “five times more reliable than CRTs in termsRead More

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

April 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Born from the obscure “bitcoin” universe as a foolproof method to keep track of transactions, and now gaining popularity in the banking and finance world, blockchain is emerging in the logistics arena. This once-little-known technology may be a potential solution to the problem of providing transparency in the supply chainRead More

Dachser doubles bonded air freight space in Shanghai

Dachser doubles bonded air freight space in Shanghai

April 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Dachser has flipped the switch on its expansion at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. The bonded air freight gateway has now doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 square meters, which Dachser hopes will streamline air freight processes in the North China region. The German logistics company plans to move more freight throughRead More

GEODIS tests motion controlled lifting machinery [VIDEO]

GEODIS tests motion controlled lifting machinery [VIDEO]

April 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The concept that made Nintendo Wii a household name is making its way into the logistics business, with the ‘Com’hand’ system, which offers “intuitive control capabilities for lifting and handling machinery.” GEODIS is now testing the controllers at a manufacturing site of Saint-Gobain. The system was developed by Siatech, withRead More

Cathay Pacific appoints new director of cargo

Cathay Pacific appoints new director of cargo

April 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

James Ginns will be taking over from Simon Large as Cathay Pacific’s director of cargo. Simon Large, Cathay’s the director of cargo, will be taking over as customer director on the passenger side of the business. Ginns is currently director of service delivery at Cathay Pacific. The transition is expectedRead More

Profits plummet at Cargolux despite robust 2016 growth

Profits plummet at Cargolux despite robust 2016 growth

April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

While Cargolux Airlines reported a healthy growth of 10 percent in scheduled freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in 2016, it’s modest net profit of US$5.5 million was nearly 90 percent below the $49 million net profit figure achieved in 2015. Total revenues also fell by 5.4 percent to $1.7 billion, comparedRead More