E-Commerce

DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

January 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Transport and logistics company DSV has started operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center. The 65,000-square-meter warehouse, located in Roosendaal, runs on Primark’s Warehouse Management System, and processes carton and garment on hanger (GOH) outbound orders to supply Primark stores throughout France and Italy. “This go-live is an important step,” saidRead More

Semi-autonomous robot deliveries to roll out in U.S.

Semi-autonomous robot deliveries to roll out in U.S.

January 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

For air cargo firms looking for a low-cost – and undeniably cute – last-mile delivery system, a new semi-autonomous robot, launched by Starship Technologies, will soon begin running deliveries for restaurants through Postmates and DoorDash services. The DoorDash trial will take place in Redwood City, and Postmates customers can expectRead More

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Royal Media, the New York-based trade media company and publisher of Air Cargo World magazine, has launched Mobility Buzz, a new media venture to cover the emerging mobility space. Mobility Buzz, Royal Media said, is the first publication to focus on mobility startups and new technologies in the transportation sector.Read More

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

January 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

DHL announced the market launch of CILLOX, the online platform that matches full truck load (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments with available transportation providers. The news comes just two months after the express, transport and logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group bought the platform, which has the ability toRead More

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

January 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, launched a fulfillment center in Sydney to meet Australian domestic demand for overseas goods ordered by online shoppers. The new center allows international retailers to reach domestic consumers in, “one of the world’s most mature and fastest-growing e-commerce markets,” said DamienRead More

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

January 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

As the year-end data starts to flow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport joins a list of cargo handlers and carriers that saw their volumes surge back into profitability in 2016, after a lean start to the year. With a throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5 percent over 2015, Schiphol set aRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border ecommerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders on the WCA roster worldwide. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

FedEx, Walgreens thwart ‘porch pirates’ with 8,000 more secure locations

FedEx, Walgreens thwart ‘porch pirates’ with 8,000 more secure locations

January 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

As concerns over a rise in express package thefts, FedEx and Walgreens pharmacies have inked a long-term deal to install 8,000 secure pickup/dropoff locations in pharmacies across the United States. Starting this spring, a small-scale rollout will begin, and FedEx expects to have the program available at “thousands of WalgreensRead More