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ELEVATE 2017 Preview: Robotics are the future of air freight [VIDEO]

ELEVATE 2017 Preview: Robotics are the future of air freight [VIDEO]

September 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

With the second annual ELEVATE 2017 conference just weeks away (October 2), we’re in close contact with our speakers, making sure that our panels cover the latest trends and developments in the logistics industry. Our opening panel is one that you won’t want to miss. It features industry experts discussingRead 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

5 top startups developing augmented reality for cargo logistics [VIDEO]

5 top startups developing augmented reality for cargo logistics [VIDEO]

July 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

The augmented reality (AR) business – those headsets embedded in a pair of glasses that give users a heads-up display of information about what they see in the real world – has had an admittedly shaky start. The debacle of the consumer-oriented “Google Glass” technology in 2013, which immediately ledRead More

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

June 29, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

The 10 startup companies taking part in the second Logistics Tech Accelerator Program, hosted by Kaleido Logistics and the RocketSpace co-working firm, took part in the project’s Demonstration Day yesterday, showcasing the work they have done building their logistics-related business over the last several months. Also known as “Cohort II,”Read More

GEODIS tests motion controlled lifting machinery [VIDEO]

GEODIS tests motion controlled lifting machinery [VIDEO]

April 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The concept that made Nintendo Wii a household name is making its way into the logistics business, with the ‘Com’hand’ system, which offers “intuitive control capabilities for lifting and handling machinery.” GEODIS is now testing the controllers at a manufacturing site of Saint-Gobain. The system was developed by Siatech, withRead More

Automation cannot replace forwarder specialization

Automation cannot replace forwarder specialization

April 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

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, makingRead More

The cargo automation odyssey

The cargo automation odyssey

March 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that…” Spoken nearly 50 years ago by the HAL 9000 computer in the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” those words are still some of the most chilling in 20th century cinema. At that moment, when HAL refused an order to “open theRead More

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

March 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Under bright fluorescent lights, only a slight whirring sound could be heard as the Swift robot turned a corner and glided down the neatly arranged aisle, packed 10 feet high with drug store items. Having sensed the correct spot, Swift – a white pillar on hidden wheels and a singleRead More