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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

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

February 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

As the truck entered the warehouse, it was unloaded by workers and the cargo was placed on the floor on open platforms. After the pallet was broken down for transport by truck to various locations, the cargo was stored in an open cage, with a few pipes running overhead toRead More

K+N first logistics firm to earn network-wide CEIV-Pharma cert

K+N first logistics firm to earn network-wide CEIV-Pharma cert

February 1, 2017 at 6:34 am 0 comments

Kuehne + Nagel has become the first logistics provider to earn IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceuticals to cover its entire KN PharmaChain air network, which involves 86 locations worldwide. The certification, earned through IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) program, is an assurance that shipments ofRead More

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

January 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

After launching its first technology accelerator project last year, RocketSpace and Kaleido Logistics are returning for a second Logistics Tech Accelerator, set to begin next month in Vigo, Spain. RocketSpace kicked off the next “cohort” of logistics entrepreneurs this week by announcing 10 promising startups that will take part inRead More

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