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DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

January 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Transport and logistics company DSV has started operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center. The 65,000-square-meter warehouse, located in Roosendaal, runs on Primark’s Warehouse Management System, and processes carton and garment on hanger (GOH) outbound orders to supply Primark stores throughout France and Italy. “This go-live is an important step,” saidRead More

Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

January 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) finished 2016 in good form, increasing 2015 tonnage by 1.7 percent to more than 1.65 million tonnes, and setting new terminal and ramp handling records. Transshipments recorded the highest growth, at 29.6 percent, year-over-year, growth. Mail, courier and express traffic rose 8.4 percent,Read More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border ecommerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders on the WCA roster worldwide. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

January 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

UPS has bought into the European truckload brokerage sector with purchase of Freightex, a U.K.-based provider of truckload, less-than-truckload, specialized and refrigerated over-the-road services. With the purchase, Freightex will add extensive cross-border routes and a carrier network, which includes a dedicated fleet, to UPS’s portfolio. The acquisition also gives UPSRead More

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

January 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the AirRead More

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Logistics technology company Descartes Systems Group has acquired Datamyne, a provider of cloud-based trade data for analysis of import and export trade activity. The acquisition gives Descartes access to almost two and a half decades of data on import-export transactions in the Americas, which bolsters its business intelligence offerings. BrendanRead More

Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

January 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

The calendar has finally turned over to 2017, and so begins Air Cargo World’s celebration of our long history – 75 years, in fact. Beginning in October 1942, when U.S. forces were battling in Guadalcanal and the Soviets began to turn the tide against Hitler in Stalingrad, founder John F.Read More

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logisticsRead More