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From left, Markus Voss, Global COO and CIO, DHL Supply Chain, and Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, at the MOU signing ceremony.

DHL Supply Chain, Huawei implement IoT application at automotive site

September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

DHL Supply Chain announced it is moving forward with a “narrowband internet of things” (NB-IoT) program at a DHL automotive site in Liuzhou, China, in partnership with Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies. The move is intended to streamline management at the site’s manufacturing yard by connecting 100 DHL drivers andRead More

‘Ware-bnb’: The rise of on-demand distro

‘Ware-bnb’: The rise of on-demand distro

September 6, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

With its dark, gloomy winters, Seattle is a good place to run a wine accessories store, especially during the holiday season. A few years ago, a wine-themed company called True Fabrications was doing well in Seattle – so well, in fact, that it was running out of space to storeRead 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

Leman grows U.K. position with Maru acquisition

Leman grows U.K. position with Maru acquisition

September 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Danish freight forwarder Leman announced that, as of Sept. 4, the company had acquired U.K.-based forwarder Maru International Ltd. This latest acquisition is Leman’s third in the U.K. during the past two years, after the company acquired Dalpa International Ltd. and RSH Freight Masters Ltd. during 2015. The Maru acquisitionRead More

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is the pilot client of CHAMP’s  Traxon CDMP tool.

CHAMP’s Traxon CDMP gets ‘Flight View’ feature upgrade

September 4, 2017 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Luxembourg-based cargo IT service provider CHAMP Cargosystems is making it easier to track the progress of airfreight movements by adding a new “Flight View” feature to its Traxon CDMP tool. Traxon CDMP (for Cargo Data Management Portal) is designed to measure performance across the supply chain, identifying areas for improvementRead 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

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