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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

Natilus releases pictures of near-complete cargo drone prototype

Natilus releases pictures of near-complete cargo drone prototype

March 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Cargo delivery drone startup Natilus has released pictures of a prototype vehicle that the company hopes will eventually conduct 30-hour test runs, carrying up to 315 kilograms of cargo, between Los Angeles and Hawaii. “Seeing is believing, especially for the freight world,” said CEO Aleksey Matyushev. “There’s a lot ofRead More

WCS 2017: Get ready for air cargo disruption on the Horizon

WCS 2017: Get ready for air cargo disruption on the Horizon

March 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — For most of the last 50 years, the symbol of a successful “future” has been the long-promised, never-realized flying car. While most of us have long ago given up dreams of seeing these hybrids take to the air in real life, that is exactly the catalystRead More

How to find the right team to foster logistics innovation

How to find the right team to foster logistics innovation

October 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

MIAMI – When it comes to innovation in the airfreight industry, there are technological advances and there are process improvements. Both are equally important to the bottom line of a logistics firm, but they must have the right team in place to ensure that the benefits are sustainable, according toRead More

Svilen Rangelov of Dronamics on new air cargo potential [VIDEO]

Svilen Rangelov of Dronamics on new air cargo potential [VIDEO]

October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

A panel at the inaugural ELEVATE conference, held in Miami this week talked about innovation in air cargo and drones were raised as one factor that could cut costs and improve coverage. We caught up with Svilen Rangelov of Bulgaria-based Dronamics to hear his thoughts on drones and to talk aboutRead More

Autonomous Tech: How the supply chain is going hands-free

Autonomous Tech: How the supply chain is going hands-free

October 3, 2016 at 8:33 am 0 comments

On a gray, blustery, early-April day this year, a convoy of about a dozen 18-wheel, long-haul trucks pulled into a port facility in Rotterdam and parked in neat rows. It’s a seemingly unremarkable event that happens thousands of times a day at the bustling Dutch seaport, yet these particular trucksRead More

Mercedes-Benz, Matternet enter last-mile ‘van + drone’ delivery race [VIDEO]

Mercedes-Benz, Matternet enter last-mile ‘van + drone’ delivery race [VIDEO]

September 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

The competition for low-cost last-mile solutions just heated up with the announcement by Daimler AG today that it is partnering with U.S.-based drone startup Matternet to develop drones for its delivery vans. The German auto giant will invest US$562.75 million over the next five years designing electric, networked van-drone-hybrid combos.Read More

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

July 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Here’s something to cool off Americans on a scorching weekend across most of the United States: 7-Eleven’s ubiquitous Slurpees – which melt frustratingly fast – could be delivered to customers by drones following the successful autonomous delivery by the convenience store chain and Flirtey, a leading independent drone delivery service.Read More