Forwarding

DB Schenker Americas to consolidate regional headquarters in Miami

DB Schenker Americas to consolidate regional headquarters in Miami

March 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

In a move to concentrate activity near its existing warehouse operations in South Florida, Germany-based logistics firm DB Schenker said it will move the regional headquarters of its Americas division to the Miami-Dade County area later this fall. The company said the move will bring Schenker’s management team closer toRead More

Atlas Air/Panalpina

Forwarders see higher volumes in Q4, but not all see higher profits

March 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Today our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports: Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina, two of the world’s largest forwarders and logistics services providers, are headquartered in Switzerland, but while their head offices may be close, their fourth-quarter results are far apart. Despite both carriers reporting significant increases in airfreight volumes, year-over-year, inRead More

In Good Time: Time-critical services save the day for a just-in-time world

In Good Time: Time-critical services save the day for a just-in-time world

March 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

On an aircraft, certain parts, like wing surfaces and engine fan blades, are absolutely critical pieces of equipment. The same might be said about a professional soccer player and his shoes. If those shoes don’t make the trip, the player is sidelined. This scenario occurred recently when a key playerRead More

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

March 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Under bright fluorescent lights, only a slight whirring sound could be heard as the Swift robot turned a corner and glided down the neatly arranged aisle, packed 10 feet high with drug store items. Having sensed the correct spot, Swift – a white pillar on hidden wheels and a singleRead More

multilateral e-awb agreement

e-AWB penetration rate dips as shippers call for more digitization

February 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

While the newly formed Shippers’ Advisory Committee, created last year by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), today released a position paper calling for greater transparency and digitization of the global supply chain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that the penetration rate for its electronic air waybillRead More

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

February 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

From aerospace and energy to manufacturing, the need for mission-critical shipment delivery to avoid line-down situations is a booming market, said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, global head of air freight for DHL-GF. SameDay Speedline provides guaranteed priority lift, 24/7/365, along with monitoring and customized solutions as the key planks of the newRead More

Volumes surge as net income drops in Expeditors’ 4Q16

Volumes surge as net income drops in Expeditors’ 4Q16

February 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts takes a look at US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors  International of Washington, Inc’s 4Q16 results. Despite significantly higher air and ocean freight during 4Q16, compared to 4Q15, net income was down 3.4% y-o-y, to $111 million. For more, see: Expeditors handles record volumes in 4Q16, asRead More

Purolator responds to ‘Amazon effect’ with 2- to 5-day deliveries

Purolator responds to ‘Amazon effect’ with 2- to 5-day deliveries

February 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Canadian cross-border logistics provider Purolator International has rolled out PuroPost Plus, faster service for its ecommerce shipping solution PuroPost. The new product guarantees delivery in two to five days to any residential address in Canada.  John Costanzo, president of Purolator International, explained that, with B2C commerce making up nearly halfRead More