BRU integrates blockchain into digital BRUcloud service

Yesterday, Brussels Airport (BRU) launched its first blockchain-enabled application, which will work in conjunction with its cloud-based data management platform, BRUcloud, that was rolled out in January of this year. The addition of blockchain technology to the app will centralize client communication, replacing individual “system-to-system connections with all different partners,” said Sara Van Gelder, cargo […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 14, 2018

LATAM Cargo begins end-to-end digitalization of its systems

Today, LATAM Cargo launched a project to replace its current cargo management systems that will enable customers to manage end-to-end processes, including tracking, booking, claims and rates through a digital portal. The Chilean carrier has employed Indian IT company Wipro to implement its existing operations management software, CROAMIS – a process that will be completed […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 14, 2018

Ford, Postmates partner in autonomous vehicle experiment

Ford and app-based delivery startup Postmates are partnering in a project to see how businesses and consumers interact with self-driving delivery cars – although, for now, there will be drivers behind the tinted windows. The goal is to “test different methods for efficient deliveries,” as autonomous vehicle technology becomes a realistic possibility for use of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 12, 2018

Heeding the Call of Shippers: What 3PLs must know to survive the e-commerce revolution

A happy couple is about to move into their first house. All the furniture, clothes and kitchenware items have been sent to the new residence, but there is one crucial, final element still missing: The king-size brass bed that has been ordered through Macy’s and is set to arrive on Friday, just before move-in day. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2018

Blockchain NW discusses future of blockchain in supply chain management

Yesterday, business community members from the logistics and financial sectors gathered in Seattle at Blockchain NW, the city’s first conference centered around the trendy – if a bit illusory – open-source technology. While blockchain is commonly coupled with cryptocurrency, the conversation surrounding its potential to revolutionize supply chain management has been buzzing for the past […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 6, 2018

Lightweight alternative to wooden pallet completes testing

This week, start-up NextPallet completed testing of its new lightweight shipping pallets that are about 10 to 20 pounds lighter than traditional wooden alternatives. The company hired Chicago-based Gaynes Labs to test the strength and validity of the product, results showing it could withstand loads of 20,000 pounds without sustaining any visible damage. “Air cargo […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 6, 2018

DHL to open logistics ‘innovation center’ near Chicago

DHL is deepening its foray in logistics innovation with a new presence in the United States, today releasing plans to open an innovation-focused facility in Rosemont, Ill. The new location, located just outside the Chicago area, will offer partners and clients a look into what DHL predicts its transport infrastructure to look like in 2050, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 4, 2018

Drone-maker Natilus completes prototype taxi tests, releases images

Natilus, the cargo drone startup, has completed the latest phase of taxi tests on water for a 30-foot-long prototype of its planned, large-scale unmanned cargo aircraft. Aleksey Matyushev, CEO of Natilus, told Air Cargo World the prototype has been undergoing taxi testing since February. “The prototype has successfully completed medium-speed taxi testing in remote operation […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 31, 2018

Icelandair Cargo implements CHAMP’S supply chain management software

Icelandair Cargo has successfully integrated supply chain management software from Luxembourg-based IT company CHAMP into its cargo operations. The carrier says it has already measured improved cargo performance since implementing the product, the timeframe of which was not made clear. The web-based platform, called Traxon Quality, enables customers to measure shipment flows and performance, plan […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

How are we doing? Tell us now in our annual Reader Survey

Have you’ve ever wanted to tell us what we’re doing right, or what we’re doing wrong? Well, this is the time to make your voice heard to help shape the content of future issues! The most important part of Air Cargo World is you, the valued reader, and we want your feedback in our annual […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

SpotSee launches IoT impact-detecting product and interface

At a time when the demand for transparency in the supply chain is as high as the interest in e-commerce, Dallas-based “internet of things” (IoT) company SpotSee has released a product that not only tracks the whereabouts of air cargo, it even reports when the cargo gets jostled in transit. SpotSee’s new ShockTrak impact-detecting hardware […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

Panalpina, RIM Logistics join blockchain standards group, BiTA

Today, Swiss forwarder Panalpina and Illinois-based RIM Logistics joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization of logistics companies that share the goal of developing blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. Members include industry leaders like FedEx, PENSKE and UPS. Blockchain is an open-source encrypted database – popularized by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Heavy-lift carrier Antonov reports 139 percent growth in 2017 traffic, mostly energy-related

Ukrainian carrier Antonov Airlines is living up to its reputation as a major carrier for the robust needs of the oil-and-gas industry. This week, after transporting a 109-tonne power-plant rotor from Genoa, Italy, to Karachi, Pakistan, on one of its An-124-100 aircraft, the Ukrainian airline said energy-related equipment made up 80 percent of its traffic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 17, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, PACTL sign MOU to cooperate with pharma customers in China

To capture some of the growing pharmaceutical air cargo business in China, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) today signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) to  cooperate on providing handling services for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, such as pharma cargo. Under the MOU, both parties agreed to “develop, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2018
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