WCS 2018: Supply chain optimization through collaboration

DALLAS – End-to-end supply chain optimization is a common goal that all stakeholders in the air cargo industry are working toward, but what does it take to get there? Wednesday’s Cargo Transformation Track at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium featured a lively panel that explored how to move the industry beyond the obstacles and challenges of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 16, 2018

DHL targets e-commerce with ‘virtual delivery network’ service

Responding to demand for faster, more personalized service from customers, DHL has launched DHL Parcel Metro in the U.S., which the express company says is a fast and flexible service for online retailers that meets consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. “E-tailers today recognize more and more that the customer experience – and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 16, 2018

Swiss Post pedals its way to green last mile deliveries

The logistics industry has danced around its profoundly detrimental impact on the planet’s ecosystem ever since environmental consciousness became a corporate buzzword. That’s why it’s always refreshing to hear about developments such as Swiss Post’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake in the start-up “notime” – a technology company providing bicycle courier services. While Swiss […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 16, 2018

WCS 2018: Three scenarios for air cargo market growth

DALLAS – Industry-wide air cargo traffic growth is once again an invigorating subject. Despite the increase in protectionist rhetoric threatening robust global trade, evidence suggests that “nearterm geopolitical trends will not inhibit air cargo growth,” said Brian Clancy, managing director of Logistics Capital & Strategy (LogCapStrat), during Tuesday’s Plenary Session presentation at IATA’s World Cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 15, 2018

Walmart launches US-wide bid for online grocery delivery market

Selecting the right cucumber is a nail-biter under the best of circumstances, and such circumstances don’t often exist, we now know through *extensive research. Most retailers simply mound up a few dozen of these unfortunate tubular gourds in open coolers, and then price them so low that anyone inclined towards salad grabs a few. “Why […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 14, 2018

US Customs finally tackles cross border e-commerce

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, has woken up to the same issue that many in the air freight and express industry woke up to several years ago: e-commerce has gone cross-border. That is, instead of imports to the US consisting mostly of big shipments […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 14, 2018

WCS 2018: The cross-border wave is coming – are you ready?

DALLAS – During Tuesday’s e-commerce panel at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, e-commerce growth was a foregone conclusion, leaving panelists to discuss the more important question — is the air cargo logistics chain ready for the coming wave? “We expect by 2020 we will see a triplification of cross-border flow,” said Liam O’Sullivan, director of operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 14, 2018

Logistics company Tigers opens temperature-controlled facility at DFW

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers has opened a new temperature-controlled facility at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The 86,000 square foot facility is intended to accommodate perishable goods like health supplements and cosmetics products. The company is known for its various virtual warehousing products, one of which being an integration management tool, “SmartHub: Connect,” which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 13, 2018

E-commerce and cross-border underpin 2017 gains at DHL

The Deutsche Post DHL Group’s emphasis on cross-border package shipment and e-commerce seems to be paying off, with a 7.2 percent increase in FY2017 operating profits, at €3.74 billion. The group’s Post, E-commerce, and Parcel (PeP) division posted the largest profits, contributing €1.5 billion to the total haul. Group revenue was up by 5.4 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 8, 2018

WCA 2018: How SME forwarders can use Amazon’s tactics for e-commerce

SINGAPORE – During this week’s WCA Worldwide Conference, many speakers have provided detailed description of how they are handling the e-commerce revolution. In his Tuesday keynote address, called “Disrupting Traditional Logistics,” Rick Hernandez, vice president of partner development for global e-commerce at Pitney Bowes, took a step back for a big-picture look at the profound […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2018

WCA 2018: If you can’t beat Amazon, fulfill ‘em

SINGAPORE – Few other names are as sure to pack a conference session room as fast as the word “Amazon.” Such was the case on Tuesday during the second day of e-commerce keynote discussions here at the 10th annual WCA Worldwide Conference, when Rob Donald, director and co-founder of Corten Logistics spoke about his experiences […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 6, 2018

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

WCA 2018: 5 things retailers want from e-commerce logistics

SINGAPORE – To kick off the second day of the 10th Annual WCA Worldwide Conference here on Monday morning, which has been dedicated almost entirely to the improvement of the e-commerce supply chain, attendees heard from keynote speaker Chris Folayan, CEO of Mall for the World and Mall for Africa, about the needs of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 5, 2018

A ‘New NAFTA’ could lead to angry Canadian neighbors

To most Americans, Canadians are perceived to be chronically polite and kind. But recently, a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission defeating the Trump administration’s attempt to impose duties of almost 300 percent on imported jets made by a Canadian manufacturer may be the cause for some uncharacteristic celebratory behavior. The decision may have […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • March 2, 2018
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