E-Commerce

IATA’s Cargo iQ teams up with iRIX, Information Builders for Smart Data

IATA’s Cargo iQ teams up with iRIX, Information Builders for Smart Data

February 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

IATA’s Cargo iQ announced that it is teaming up with iRIX Software Engineering and Information Builders on its Smart Data program. The collaboration covers the second part of a three-stage project, which Cargo iQ said will, “generate a broader scope of measurements, more information on specific milestones, and self-service memberRead More

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

February 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in theRead More

The shock of the new

The shock of the new

February 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

As we age, it’s common to feel indifferent toward the new year. Once you’ve seen 40, 50 or 60 years go by, the need for champagne, confetti and Guy Lombardo music can seem like overkill. As U2’s Bono memorably sang more than 30 years ago, “Nothing changes on New Year’sRead More

Where We Went Wrong: The e-commerce revolution

Where We Went Wrong: The e-commerce revolution

February 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Here’s an open secret: physical “brick and mortar” shops are closing as multitudes of shoppers flock to online retail sites, such as Amazon and Alibaba. In the stores that still remain, many of the consumers are “just looking,” but will make their purchases later on the web. Unlike general airRead More

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam asRead More

Freightos study: Will forwarders and IT ever get along?

Freightos study: Will forwarders and IT ever get along?

February 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

The freight business is moving online, but not everyone is eager to get on board. The most recent annual “State of Online Logistics Sales 2016 Mystery Shopping Survey,” conducted by Freightos, found that large forwarders have made surprisingly little progress with their online freight booking platforms. “I think it’s timeRead More

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made anotherRead More

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

January 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Take your pick: UPS reported either a quarter-billion dollar net loss or a one-and-a-half-billion dollar net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016. David Harris, editor of our sister publication Cargo Facts, breaks down this morning’s conflicted and rather sour quarterly report from one of the world’s biggest integrators andRead More