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Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

July 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

With its extensive infrastructure and footprint in the world’s biggest e-commerce market, China, Kerry Logistics is intimately involved in directing and processing the growing volumes of goods circulating the globe. In Europe, the company is working to grow its footprint, but the market is mature, necessitating an ambitious mergers andRead More

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

July 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of UtahRead More

New Kids on the Blockchain: Perishables and the need for transparency

New Kids on the Blockchain: Perishables and the need for transparency

July 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Think about the last three seafood dinners you’ve had. Let’s say you ate fresh Coho salmon flown in from the Pacific Northwest, perhaps some tasty red snapper sourced from the Gulf of Mexico and some ahi tuna from Japan. Chances are, however, that one of those meals was mislabeled, andRead More

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

July 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Our family St. Bernard, Lacey, is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever come across, despite her impressive size and physical strength. She loves people and has a keen sense of smell, especially for food. Her excellent olfactory sense makes Lacey the best detector of the errant morsels thatRead More

Rhenus takes over Aussie forwarder in Asia-Pacific expansion

Rhenus takes over Aussie forwarder in Asia-Pacific expansion

July 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

The Rhenus Group announced that it will be buying up O’Brien Logistics Australia, and renaming the freight forwarding company, “Rhenus Logistics Australia.” The acquisition gives the global logistics company a fully owned subsidiary “down under,” where Rhenus hopes to expand its network of business sites across the Asia-Pacific region. O’BrienRead More

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

July 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

John Ackerman was reviewing the freight numbers prior to an airport board meeting, but something about the numbers looked fishy. “The increase in cargo volumes was just too high,” recalled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)’s executive vice president for global strategy and development. But after the number crunchers had revisitedRead More

New Kids on the Blockchain: Effect on perishables market

New Kids on the Blockchain: Effect on perishables market

June 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Trust innovation or perish One of the more obvious types of cargo to be helped by blockchain will be temperature-sensitive cargo, such as food, flowers and pharmaceuticals, which must be kept at an optimal cool-chain degree range while traveling through some of the hottest and coldest places on earth. TracyRead More

New Kids on the Blockchain: Mechanics

New Kids on the Blockchain: Mechanics

June 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

By now, just about everyone has heard of blockchain networks – also known as distributed ledgers or smart contracts – thanks to their use in crypto-currency settings for the last several years. Blockchain’s association with the mysterious underworld of crypto-currency bitcoin may have delayed its spread to other industries. AsRead More