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Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

April 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Amazon is in the market for 1,300 warehouse units across Europe as the e-commerce company rushes to consolidate market share for its one-hour Prime Now delivery service. The Telegraph reports that the warehouses will be set up near population centers, allowing Amazon to store high-demand items near customers. Prime subscriptionRead More

Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel to expand partnership

Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel to expand partnership

April 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports the world’s second largest air freight forwarder by volume, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel, signed an MoU to offer outbound logistics services to shippers listed on China’s largest business-to-business platform, Alibaba.com. The MoU will expand the scope of a pilot program launched last year which integrated theRead More

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Amazon to acquire Souq.com despite Emaar’s last-minute bid

March 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Amazon and Emaar Malls stared each other down in the Middle East e-commerce spotlight, and Emaar just blinked. A last-minute ante of US$230 million by United Arab Emirates-based Emaar failed to derail plans by Amazon to acquire Souq.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant announcedRead More

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DFW: Balancing cargo needs for the short and long term

March 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

It’s hard enough to stay one step ahead of the competition – try thinking three decades down the road. That’s the challenge that John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development for Dallas–Fort Worth Airport (DFW), said he must contend with in today’s fickle and often unpredictable airRead More

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

March 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Soon after Amazon made its announcement last month that it would build a huge new air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), rumors began circulating about a possible partnership with DHL’s Americas Hub. Well, according to a story in The Lane Report, the rumors appear to be true. As reportedRead More

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

WCS 2017: Disruption finally hits air cargo as carriers pivot

WCS 2017: Disruption finally hits air cargo as carriers pivot

March 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — There has been talk in recent years about the wave of digital disruption coming to air cargo. Well, that wave appears to have arrived. Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo, as an example, is on its way to true digital transformation, said Laurent Petitmangin, the carrier’s Vice President Marketing,Read More

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

January 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

DHL announced the market launch of CILLOX, the online platform that matches full truck load (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments with available transportation providers. The news comes just two months after the express, transport and logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group bought the platform, which has the ability toRead More