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FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

April 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

FedEx has emerged as a vocal, and at times controversial, advocate for global business in recent months. This time around, the company is holding the Trump administration to its promises to improve infrastructure. In his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker lobbied forRead More

DHL Supply Chain prepping life-science network for robotics

DHL Supply Chain prepping life-science network for robotics

April 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Your next pharmaceutical order may be sent to you without ever being touched by human hands – provided it comes from a warehouse taking part in a new DHL Supply Chain robotics pilot project in the United States. DHL said it will start testing “collaborative, autonomous robotics” within its life-sciencesRead More

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

April 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS announced today plans to build a US$200 million package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, just one day after it confirmed that it’s pilot Saturday-pickup project would be expanded nationwide through 2018. These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the contextRead More

Prénatal extends contract with Geodis, adds e-commerce services

Prénatal extends contract with Geodis, adds e-commerce services

April 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Maternity and child-centric retailer Prénatal has extended its contract with Geodis’ Contract Logistics line of business, extending their e-commerce collaboration until June 2020. Under the terms, Prénatal’s retail and e-commerce stock will be combined and stored in the Geodis’ distribution center in Almere, the Netherlands. Geodis first started working forRead More

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Volumes rise for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in ‘challenging’ 2016

March 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s volumes rose 1.8 percent in what the carrier called a “challenging market environment.” Overall, the airline carried 218,000 tonnes of cargo across its international network for the calendar year. A strong second half of the year and high peak-season demand helped boost volumes, although John Lloyd, seniorRead More

Freightos eyes growth with Series B extension funding

Freightos eyes growth with Series B extension funding

March 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

With an eye toward scaling up its reach to global levels, online logistics firm Freightos has wrapped up a US$25 million Series B extension round, led by GE Ventures, bringing the company’s total investment funding to $50 million. In addition to growth, the funds also will be used for continuedRead More

Alibaba Cloud takes artificial intelligence to the masses

Alibaba Cloud takes artificial intelligence to the masses

March 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Imagine if you could accurately predict when and where your largest airfreight shipments will be sent each day. That futuristic ability may soon become available to a wide range of forwarders and shippers with Alibaba Cloud’s new artificial intelligence (AI) platform, called  PAI 2.0, which provides businesses and organizations machine-learningRead More

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Amazon to acquire Souq.com despite Emaar’s last-minute bid

March 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Amazon and Emaar Malls stared each other down in the Middle East e-commerce spotlight, and Emaar just blinked. A last-minute ante of US$230 million by United Arab Emirates-based Emaar failed to derail plans by Amazon to acquire Souq.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant announcedRead More