Logistics tech provider project44 hits US$48 million in funding

Logistics software provider project44 raised an additional US$35 million in funding to bring its total funding to $48 million. The company will use the funds to expand into ocean shipping and international markets. The goal of project44 is “to power true supply chain visibility, and in turn deliver a faster and more reliable global shipping […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 19, 2018

Agility launches online forwarding platform for SME shippers

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics, a digitalization early-adopter in the logistics space, is introducing another major innovation in its logistics services with the launch of its online forwarding platform, called Shipa Freight. Shipa Freight is fully integrated with Agility’s logistics network and “allows users to complete a shipment completely online,” according to Shipa Freight CEO Toby Edwards. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 17, 2018

DHL GF targets startups with Berlin helpdesk

With the proliferation of startups in today’s increasingly digital economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and air-forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched a Berlin helpdesk intended specifically to help its startup and entrepreneur customers. The Start-Up Helpdesk, which offers logistics and supply chain services and advice, “acts as a link between companies going global […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 16, 2018

CargoX pilots blockchain-based lading document exchange platform

Yesterday, Slovenia-based logistics platform, CargoX announced that it was prepared to start piloting its blockchain-based bill of lading platform, Smart B/L. Using blockchain technology to exchange lading bills offers two main draws to potential customers – security and cost savings. The CargoX platform enables shippers to instantaneously transfer ownership rights to digital lading documents, eliminating […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 13, 2018

Aeroméxico Cargo to use Traxon cargoHUB

Today, Cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems announced Aeroméxico cargo will begin using CHAMP’s peer-to-peer freight messaging service, Traxon cargoHUB. Traxon cargoHub enables airlines and forwarders to exchange electronic messages regardless of the message type or protocol used.  The platform can transmit and convert data and communicate with a messaging service that interfaces with over 100 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 12, 2018

GEODIS, Delta Drone plan to roll out warehouse drone system this year

Today, the logistics industry is a step closer to fulfilling warehouse optimization fanatics’ fantasies. Logistics company GEODIS and French unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) maker Delta Drone have released a new timeline for their UAV system, which replaces the need for human labor in the inventory-warehouse setting. The partnering companies are now entering the industrial production […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

Hermes releases updated software at Hanoi Airport

United Kingdom-based logistics company Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) released an updated version of its cargo management software, Hermes 5 (H5), which will allow for “simpler integration with new technologies,” and give handlers of sensitive cargo the ability to run the software within any private or public cloud service. The company premiered the product at Vietnamese […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 10, 2018

Tompkins International releases ‘t-Sort’ robot fulfillment technology

North Carolina-based Tompkins Robotics released a new automated sorting system, t-Sort, calling it the first portable automated sortation system of its kind. The technology, which the company developed in partnership with robotics company SI Systems, replaces the need for human “pick labor” in the order-fulfillment sector, enabling it to compete with products like Amazon’s uni-channel […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018

Cargobase, Honeywell offer software solutions on the cargo market

Every week, we see another company debut its own cloud-based software or app that aims to address the industry’s call to digitize. After years of idle discussion about digitalization in logistics, it is evident that industry leaders are finally answering the call to implement their own paperless processes. Just this week, alone, we’ve witnessed an […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2018

DHL débuts e-commerce platform, expands presence in Europe

DHL is further investing in a future dominated by e-commerce, today releasing a digital platform for its e-commerce customers that will allow easy access to the company’s distribution network from a single source. The service underpins the company’s parallel goal of meeting demand for faster shipping, an effort it also intends to address by increasing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

What will ELDs do to the noble profession of truck driving?

One of the biggest thrills I remember when I was a kid was leaning against the back-seat rear window of my father’s Pontiac Bonneville and gesturing to oncoming truckers to blow their air horns. Once heard, the glee throughout the car was contagious, not only because of the rig’s loud roar but also the impressive […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • April 2, 2018

Logistics startup Shyp shuts down, citing expansion problems

With so much excitement in the rapidly innovating logistics sector, not every startup that emerges can ultimately meet the sector’s challenges. Most recently, Kevin Gibbon, CEO of ship-on-demand start-up Shyp, announced last week that the company had ended operations. Launched in 2014 in San Francisco, Shyp attracted substantial investor interest, to the tune of US$62.1 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 2, 2018
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