Jan de Rijk to use Route42 for trailer track and trace

Jan de Rijk Logistics will equip all its trailers with the N-Dure System by Route42. N-Dure provides real time information, as well as insight in to condition and availability of the trailer. It is also possible to combine up to four sensors with the N-Dure System. Route42 provides a single platform on which a variety […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 13, 2017

CHAMP integrates hands-free Amazon technology into airfreight

Trying to track down your latest shipments? Try giving them a shout. As demand rises for voice-recognition technology in the logistics business, CHAMP Cargosystems has launched its “Traxon Air Cargo Shipment Tracking” on Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, called Alexa. Through Alexa, customers can now interact with CHAMP’s Traxon track-and-trace application to obtain air waybill statuses […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 13, 2017

IBM launches blockchain-based pharma logistics services in China

One of the oldest computer giants, IBM, is in the logistics news again after launching a blockchain-based financial services platform for pharmaceutical procurement that the company says will increase efficiency, transparency and operation of supply-chain finance. Blockchain technology has the potential to reduce transaction costs, eliminate redundancies and increase visibility in supply chains, especially in […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 12, 2017

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

Starting this year, Huawei will expand into public cloud services, the Chinese-technology giant announced. And while not explicitly stated, the move pits it against Alibaba, which, in turn, is rushing to catch up with Amazon.com, the global market leader. “We will invest heavily in building an open and trusted public cloud platform, which will be […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 12, 2017

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

With the March numbers starting to trickle in from European carriers and airports, early indicators suggest that the air cargo business is on track for yet another great month across the continent. On the airport side, Heathrow saw what it’s CEO, John Holland-Kaye, described as “surging trade.” Meanwhile, Air France-KLM, which has struggled with declining […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 11, 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group doubles-down on green delivery vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) is embracing the green revolution, doubling the production capacity of its own electric vehicles from 10,000 to as many as 20,000 by the end of the year. The news follows an announcement earlier that DP-DHL will reduce all logistics-related growth emissions to zero in net terms by 2050. DP-DHL’s electric […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 11, 2017

Kerry Logistics launches ‘One Belt’ UK-China rail services

A slew of stories have emerged about new rail connectivity between Europe and China demonstrate that the latter’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative is becoming an economic reality. Now, Kerry Logistics is making the initiative tangible on the Western end, too, as the first eastbound freight train is poised to begin chugging away from London […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 10, 2017

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

Chinese e-commerce heavyweight JD.com plans to build 150 drone launch facilities in southwestern Sichuan province for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parcel delivery. Having secured government approval in select provinces, autonomous aerial deliveries in China are at the forefront of commercial drone innovation. JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 7, 2017

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

Before a freighter pushes back from the apron, and the pilots go through the checklist of the critical systems and equipment on the aircraft, might it seem unusual to only check the sensors on three of the four engines? Or maybe test the flaps and rudder, but not the horizontal stabilizers? Of course it would […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2017

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

FedEx has emerged as a vocal, and at times controversial, advocate for global business in recent months. This time around, the company is holding the Trump administration to its promises to improve infrastructure. In his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker lobbied for a modern infrastructure network, to […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 6, 2017

IATA’s CASS billing system goes live in Russia

As cross-border trade continues to heat up, IATA and the global banking industry agreed that it’s time for Russian airfreight to come in from the cold. IATA’s Cargo Accounts Settlement Systems (CASS) has gone live in Russia, in partnership with Russian bank VTB and carrier Aeroflot. CASS simplifies the billing and settlement of accounts between […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

Automation cannot replace forwarder specialization

The forwarding industry is experiencing a significant amount of criticism these days for its apparent failure to jump on the digital transformation bandwagon. As the online ordering craze gives rise to global e-commerce, small- and large-volume shippers wonder if their forwarders can meet the challenges of shipping across borders, making rapid quotes, responding immediately, and […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • April 4, 2017

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

UPS announced today plans to build a US$200 million package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, just one day after it confirmed that it’s pilot Saturday-pickup project would be expanded nationwide through 2018. These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the context of growing e-commerce demand. “This […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 4, 2017

Gatwick’s Embleton replaces departing Crawley at IAG Cargo

A little over a year after taking charge of IAG Cargo and embarking on several modernization initiatives, Drew Crawley announced today that he is stepping down from the CEO position to become head of Avios, the loyalty program for parent company IAG Group. In his place, IAG Group has appointed Lynne Embleton, formerly the managing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 4, 2017
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