E-Commerce

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

September 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST — A strategic alliance inked by ACL Airshop and New Zealand-based Core Transport Technologies to deploy tracking devices across ACL’s 200-plus airline network marks the debut of automated Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking for the airfreight industry, addressing the chronic problem of lost, missing or underutilized ULDs. “This is the firstRead More

Clearwater taps direct-to-consumer seafood market in China

Clearwater taps direct-to-consumer seafood market in China

September 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Nova Scotia-based Clearwater Seafoods has found a market for its increased production of the Arctic surf clam by selling directly to consumers in China, according to Alibaba Group news hub Alizila. The seafood harvester, processor and distributor launched a flagship store on Alibaba-owned Tmall in September 2016 to take advantageRead More

Cargo’s Crystal Ball: The power of machine learning

Cargo’s Crystal Ball: The power of machine learning

September 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Most shippers were caught off-guard last August when the world’s seventh-largest container line suddenly went into receivership. An estimated US$14 billion in cargo was left in limbo after two-thirds of South Korea-based Hanjin’s fleet – some 93 vessels – were seized, stranded or denied entry into ports. Shippers immediately openedRead More

DHL, VW launch Berlin pilot for in-car deliveries

DHL, VW launch Berlin pilot for in-car deliveries

September 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

While people themselves may be hard to track down sometimes, DHL Parcel figured that cars will always be easy to track. That’s one reason why to the express giant has expanded its Berlin-based delivery program that allows customers to use vehicle trunks as mobile addresses for delivery of DHL parcels.Read More

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

September 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

By taking advantage of China’s large and expanding high-speed passenger railway network, a new “Air-Rail” pilot program that began last month may give the country a new option to expedite parcel shipping to and from regions that are poorly served by major airport hubs. Many see China’s high-speed rail asRead More

Milgram & Co. acquisition bolsters C.H. Robinson’s Canada capabilities

Milgram & Co. acquisition bolsters C.H. Robinson’s Canada capabilities

September 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

The intensive period of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities in the logistics sector was supposed to have slowed down this year, but C.H. Robinson has bucked the trend by acquiring Canadian freight forwarder Milgram & Co., bolstering its regional freight forwarding, customs brokerage and surface transportation capabilities. The US$50 millionRead More

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

August 31, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Less than five years ago, the idea of a “cargo community” at an airport was little more than an attempt by the various cargo executives to know everyone’s names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. Today, allRead More

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