E-Commerce

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

February 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Panalpina has implemented a single warehouse management system (WMS), known as JDA, across 50 of its logistics facilities around the world, representing about half of its warehouses worldwide. Two weeks ago, the 50th site, in Lyon, France, went live with the JDA WMS. Shortly before that, JDA was implemented atRead More

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

February 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to competeRead More

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DHL, Huawei enter ambitious automation partnership

February 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies are collaborating on a range of supply chain services for customers using “industrial-grade internet-of-things hardware and infrastructure.” The internet of things (IoT) refers to physical devices, such as vehicles, buildings and other items, that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors,Read More

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

February 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Nine months after purchasing the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), DB Schenker has increased its commitment by investing US$25 million into the U.S.-based online shipping marketplace. The investment is “the largest equity interest in a digital company to date,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG.Read More

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

February 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-retailer Alibaba Group has opened a new base in Australia, with Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma on hand to open the new office in Melbourne. The office will serve as headquarters for Alibaba’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud-computing subsidiary, openedRead More

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

February 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

China Eastern Airlines completed its divestiture from its freight subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics, on February 8, 2017, according to a filing by China Eastern Airlines on the Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.  In January, China Eastern Airlines shareholders gave their approval to separate the airline separation from its airRead More

Alibaba scrambles to catch up on global cloud computing demand

Alibaba scrambles to catch up on global cloud computing demand

February 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has more than doubled the capacity of its Hong Kong data center as demand for cloud services rises in the Asia Pacific region. With a US$204 billion market value in 2016, up more than 16 percent from the previous year, theRead More

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

February 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

A little over a year since breaking ground in 2015, FedEx Express has opened its new “mini hub” in southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport. In spite of its diminutive nickname, the facility is three times the size of the former FedEx facility, making it the company’s third-largest cargo hub in Europe,Read More