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DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With an e-commerce sector expected to double its size to US$2.3 billion by 2020, Chile is the latest market targeted for domestic B2C delivery expansion by DHL eCommerce, a division of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL). In addition to a 1,662-square meter central hub in Santiago and a growingRead More

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

April 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

If Amazon’s latest clothing manufacturing plans become a reality, air cargo companies stand to lose billions in revenues. Yesterday, the e-commerce giant was awarded a patent for a localized manufacturing setup that eliminates much of the traditional supply chain, bringing manufacturing closer to consumers than ever before. That said, it’sRead More

IBM launches blockchain-based pharma logistics services in China

IBM launches blockchain-based pharma logistics services in China

April 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

One of the oldest computer giants, IBM, is in the logistics news again after launching a blockchain-based financial services platform for pharmaceutical procurement that the company says will increase efficiency, transparency and operation of supply-chain finance. Blockchain technology has the potential to reduce transaction costs, eliminate redundancies and increase visibilityRead More

ALMERE - De nieuwe Containerbike van DHL. FOTO: DIEDERIK VAN DER LAAN

Deutsche Post DHL Group doubles-down on green delivery vehicles

April 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) is embracing the green revolution, doubling the production capacity of its own electric vehicles from 10,000 to as many as 20,000 by the end of the year. The news follows an announcement earlier that DP-DHL will reduce all logistics-related growth emissions to zero in netRead More

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

April 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-commerce heavyweight JD.com plans to build 150 drone launch facilities in southwestern Sichuan province for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parcel delivery. Having secured government approval in select provinces, autonomous aerial deliveries in China are at the forefront of commercial drone innovation. JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries inRead More

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

April 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS announced today plans to build a US$200 million package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, just one day after it confirmed that it’s pilot Saturday-pickup project would be expanded nationwide through 2018. These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the contextRead 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

Alibaba expected to fuel nearly a third of China’s digital economy jobs

Alibaba expected to fuel nearly a third of China’s digital economy jobs

March 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

A report out by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) claims that, on its current trajectory, Alibaba could be responsible for some 112 million jobs out of an eye-watering 415 million total jobs available in China’s digital economy in 2035. “If Alibaba’s emerging businesses, such as cloud computing and digital entertainment,Read More