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It’s the last mile, stupid!

It’s the last mile, stupid!

May 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK CITY — Last mile deliveries can make or break a retailer, and often, are the most critical step in e-commerce, especially for customers who require “white glove” services, which are in-home deliveries and instillation services, usually of larger furniture or electronics purchases. But for all that gravity, “customersRead More

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

National Airlines and Navitrans USA announced plans to launch a weekly scheduled round-the-world freighter service utilizing a B747-400F, on June 1, 2017. The new route is a marathon of global freight hubs, touching down in O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Liège Airport (LGG), Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), Hong Kong InternationalRead More

Frankfurt-based startup CargoSteps wins Frankfurt Founders Award

Frankfurt-based startup CargoSteps wins Frankfurt Founders Award

May 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

Frankfurt-based freight management startup CargoSteps walked away with this year’s Frankfurt Founders Award, with their online freight management platform that simplifies logistics processes and makes them “more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldman. “The Frankfurt-based startup makes a decisive contribution to changing the transport and logisticsRead More

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SkyCargo adds SkyCell, va-Q-tec to its temperature-controlled offer

May 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Emirates SkyCargo has inked container-rental service agreements with SkyCell and va-Q-tec, adding to the range of cool-chain container options available to its pharma customers. SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers are designed to maintain products for several days at +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even under extreme ambient temperatures ranging fromRead More

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

May 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Rhenus Group’s sea- and airfreight division plans to increase its business sites in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 10 percent during 2017. The logistics company is also enhancing interconnectivity between air- and seafreight and overland traffic networks by adding two new gateways in Germany. Sites are set to openRead More

GEODIS sees supply chain as ‘strategic hub’ of companies’ activities

GEODIS sees supply chain as ‘strategic hub’ of companies’ activities

May 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

MUNICH — The recently released GEODIS 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey (SCWS) underscored the evolution of supply chains, from the simple delivery of products to “a crucial lever for business performance.” Trends such as e-commerce require more specialization than ever, which, in turn, drives complexity According to the survey, 74Read More

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Divide keeps widening between tech-savvy and traditional forwarders

May 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

The gap between the top-performing airfreight forwarders and those at the bottom, in terms of profit margins, appears to be growing wider, and may continue doing so for the next few years, according to results of a recent poll by Descartes Software and the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA). In thisRead More

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Silk Way West Airlines goes for CHAMP load planning software

May 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines has opted to use Weight & Balance load-planning software, developed by Luxembourg-based cargo IT solutions provider, CHAMP Cargosystems. Load planners at Silk Way West will soon use the program to optimize the speed and accuracy of building balanced loads for its fleet of 747Fs. TheRead More