Articles by: Lewis King

Commercial drone deliveries go live in Reykjavik, Iceland [VIDEO]

Commercial drone deliveries go live in Reykjavik, Iceland [VIDEO]

August 31, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

AHA, an online food and retail purveyor in Reykjavik Iceland, has launched what could be the first fully operational on-demand drone delivery service in an urban area. While other retailers such are experimenting with delivery options, AHA says that drone deliveries are now integrated into its delivery network, and thatRead More

Kerry rides global trade resurgence to high revenues, market expansion

Kerry rides global trade resurgence to high revenues, market expansion

August 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

A remarkable increase in turnover at Kerry Logistics, up 31 percent to US$1.75 billion in the first half of 2017, presents further evidence that global trade has overwhelmed protectionist sentiments that dominated headlines last year. “The world economy gradually stabilized, with cyclical recovery starting from Q2,” said William Ma, groupRead More

Are drone deliveries the glue of Amazon, Whole Foods merger?

Are drone deliveries the glue of Amazon, Whole Foods merger?

August 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods has, so far, produced discounted avocados. But, with US$13.7 billion on the line, we’re anticipating a lot more from the Seattle-based e-commerce giant, and much of that speculation has focused on how the two companies will merge/leverage their respective logistics strengths, and how that mightRead More

Blockchain pilot program mitigates risk of data loss from cyberattacks

Blockchain pilot program mitigates risk of data loss from cyberattacks

August 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

This summer’s cyberattacks wrought havoc across maritime supply chains as malware destroyed or corrupted critical data that underpins global shipping operations. However, a successful pilot program by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) has proven that blockchain technology can offset security risks and prevent future disruption. “A blockchain-enabled supplyRead More

Real-life Tetris: Computer game tech shakes up DHL’s logistics ops

Real-life Tetris: Computer game tech shakes up DHL’s logistics ops

August 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Anyone who has loaded a truck knows that the process is basically an analog version of Tetris, and with more sweating and swearing. But 33 years after Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov released the tile-matching puzzle video game, the two have finally become twain, thanks to some innovative thinking onRead More

New China-Germany freighter route the next phase in HNA Group’s growth

New China-Germany freighter route the next phase in HNA Group’s growth

August 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

A Suparna Airlines 747-400 freighter landed at Germany’s Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) via Xi’an, China, this morning, implementing the next phase in HNA Modern Logistics Group’s global airfreight strategy. HNA Group, which owns freight-focused Suparna Airlines, finalized its purchase of the German airport earlier this month, as a lower-cost alternative toRead More

Houston logistics services offline as all modes remain closed

Houston logistics services offline as all modes remain closed

August 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

As the U.S. states of Texas and Louisiana continue to absorb biblical amounts of rain this week from Tropical Storm Harvey, logistics services in the Houston area are still out two days after the storm made landfall. Ongoing rainfall could keep much of the city – the 4th largest inRead More

Mining, port activity prompts Cargolux to add stops in Africa

Mining, port activity prompts Cargolux to add stops in Africa

August 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

In a bid to increase its presence in the Central African region, Cargolux Airlines will add stops in Douala in Cameroon, and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi will begin on Sept. 15; Douala starts Oct. 3. The two additional cities both add stops toRead More