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DXC Technology: Using data to break cargo’s boom-and-bust cycle

DXC Technology: Using data to break cargo’s boom-and-bust cycle

September 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The air cargo business never had a reputation as a technological pioneer, and years after most businesses have switched to APIs, holdouts in the business still use electronic data interchanges (EDIs), a technology first developed in 1948, to share data. But with rising demand for full visibility and the promiseRead More

Security question for forwarders heats up on Capitol Hill

Security question for forwarders heats up on Capitol Hill

September 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Two certainties exist about Washington in the summer that are undeniable. First, the stifling July heat and humidity affecting our nation’s capital are legendary and second, lawmakers traditionally work at a heated pace to pass legislation in time for the August Congressional recess during which most, if not all, leaveRead More

ELEVATE panelist Dan Acosta on turning big data into intelligence [VIDEO]

ELEVATE panelist Dan Acosta on turning big data into intelligence [VIDEO]

August 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Keeping pace with the digital transformation of logistics can be a challenge. Your clients want flexibility at lower costs and with more visibility, but innovation is risky and deploying new technology requires foresight. The second annual ELEVATE conference in Miami empowers you to make those decisions by consolidating the most innovativeRead More

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

August 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS and FedEx bosses penned a joint call to action over the weekend, as promises made by the Trump administration to revitalize national infrastructure and reform the tax code languish in the proverbial “swamp” of Washington, D.C. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, FedEx CEO Fred SmithRead More

Air Canada’s Tim Strauss on the need for a common cargo language

Air Canada’s Tim Strauss on the need for a common cargo language

August 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Despite today’s climate of limited government and deregulation, there is at least one industry –airfreight forwarding – that may need regulations and standardization to ensure that it has a future, said Tim Strauss, the new vice president of cargo at Air Canada. While much of the industry is talking aboutRead More

E-commerce adaptation should be evolutionary, not revolutionary

E-commerce adaptation should be evolutionary, not revolutionary

August 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

No matter how much we tried to be cool kids in junior high school, there was always a group of cooler kids that the rest of us emulated. They wore the latest fashions, used modern language and smoked when or where no one else could do so. At that stageRead More

Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

July 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

With its extensive infrastructure and footprint in the world’s biggest e-commerce market, China, Kerry Logistics is intimately involved in directing and processing the growing volumes of goods circulating the globe. In Europe, the company is working to grow its footprint, but the market is mature, necessitating an ambitious mergers andRead More

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

July 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Our family St. Bernard, Lacey, is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever come across, despite her impressive size and physical strength. She loves people and has a keen sense of smell, especially for food. Her excellent olfactory sense makes Lacey the best detector of the errant morsels thatRead More