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eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

August 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, wasRead More

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

August 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS and FedEx bosses penned a joint call to action over the weekend, as promises made by the Trump administration to revitalize national infrastructure and reform the tax code languish in the proverbial “swamp” of Washington, D.C. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, FedEx CEO Fred SmithRead More

Amazon.com’s Bezos to be inducted into Logistics Hall of Fame

Amazon.com’s Bezos to be inducted into Logistics Hall of Fame

August 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, in recognition of his company’s outsized role in shaping modern e-commerce logistics. Bezos’ ever-present online bookstore is now the largest online retailer in the United States, and Amazon.com’s logistics outlay impacts pretty much everyRead More

Delhi e-commerce DC puts DHL on track for €250 million India investment

Delhi e-commerce DC puts DHL on track for €250 million India investment

August 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

The opening of a DHL eCommerce distribution center in Delhi marked a milestone in DHL’s plan to invest €250 million in India’s e-commerce sector by 2020. DHL said it regards India as one of its most critical markets for e-commerce, and is moving fast to capture market share. “India isRead More

Sydney, Australia - March 4, 2013: Air freight containers, branded by a number of airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Vietnam Airlines, on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Air freight cargo containers branded with various operators on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

AMI launches click2ship in South Africa, streamlining import process

August 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI has launched its click2ship Express Imports in South Africa, an importing platform for freight agents, domestically and abroad, that consolidates imports pricing into one service. Standard operating procedures require freight agents to source and price out individual steps such as collection at origin, customs exportRead More

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

August 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s InspectionRead More

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UPS to launch Returns Manager tool for e-commerce

August 8, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Beginning in August, UPS will launch a free online tool giving e-commerce merchants options to customize return shipments. The tool, called UPS Returns Manager, will give merchant customers the option to print return shipping labels directly through the UPS website or at UPS stores. The tool is scheduled to launchRead More

Air Canada’s Tim Strauss on the need for a common cargo language

Air Canada’s Tim Strauss on the need for a common cargo language

August 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Despite today’s climate of limited government and deregulation, there is at least one industry –airfreight forwarding – that may need regulations and standardization to ensure that it has a future, said Tim Strauss, the new vice president of cargo at Air Canada. While much of the industry is talking aboutRead More