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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

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

CEVA expands partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

CEVA expands partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

February 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

CEVA Logistics has renewed its existing business partnership and extended elements of its contract with German auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in Brazil. Under the renewed contract, in-house logistics services at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, will be renewed for an additional three years. This contract encompasses materialsRead More

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

February 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-basedRead More

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

February 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

As a roller-coaster climbs the steep track to its crest and subsequent stomach-dropping plunge, my eyes always fixate on that sign near the seat that says, “Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times.” Good advice not only for fun park rides but also when encountering unpredictableRead More

Cloud Competing: Small forwarders embrace virtual IT to survive

Cloud Competing: Small forwarders embrace virtual IT to survive

February 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

It’s late afternoon on a Thursday and the weather report keeps getting angrier. Wind speeds are increasing, the rain is pounding the doors of your distribution center and there’s talk of a storm surge to come when the eyewall makes landfall in a few hours. Just another typical early autumnRead More

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