E-Commerce

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

July 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

DHL and Wärtsilä, a Finnish manufacturer of power sources and other equipment, completed joint testing of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics at one of Wärtsilä’s warehouses in Kampen, the Netherlands. The trial found that robots travelled more than 30 kilometers per day, contributed to productivity, and made for a saferRead More

Cargobase adds parcel freight mode to online spot-buy platform

Cargobase adds parcel freight mode to online spot-buy platform

July 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Online freight spot-buy platform Cargobase has added a parcel freight mode to its platform, which the Singapore-based company says is the first such system that enables shippers to procure and manage any type of spot-buy freight, be it air, road, ocean or express parcel mode. “Comparing different offerings in aRead More

Upgraded Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal goes live with Kale Logistics’ tech

Upgraded Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal goes live with Kale Logistics’ tech

July 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Turkish aviation service company Çelebi Ground Handling’s revamped Delhi Cargo Terminal is operational, kicking off a 25-year contract to develop, modernize, finance and operate the airport’s cargo terminal. With Delhi’s volumes and complexity, Çelebi brought Kale Logistics Solutions on board to automate the terminal’s operations, using Kale’s Galaxy Cargo ManagementRead 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

Prime membership surges as Amazon moves on broader market share

Prime membership surges as Amazon moves on broader market share

July 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

A survey of 500 Amazon.com customers by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) found that the e-commerce giant now has approximately 80 million Amazon Prime customers in the United States, up 37.9 percent from 58 million members over the same time period last year. The test was conducted over the firstRead More

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

July 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of UtahRead More

Freightos envisions e-commerce market dominated by Amazon, Alibaba

Freightos envisions e-commerce market dominated by Amazon, Alibaba

July 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

Amazon is on track to command 50 percent of the global e-commerce market by 2021, says Hong Kong-based freight marketplace company Freightos, however wielding that sort of clout in the grocery space, will prove more challenging. “Despite the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon still lacks the refrigerated equivalent of theRead More

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

July 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

John Ackerman was reviewing the freight numbers prior to an airport board meeting, but something about the numbers looked fishy. “The increase in cargo volumes was just too high,” recalled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)’s executive vice president for global strategy and development. But after the number crunchers had revisitedRead More