Lewis King

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]

DHL asks, is your business falling behind in supply chain digitalization?

It’s not just a catchy headline any longer: your business is missing out – or even falling behind – and DHL has the data to prove it! According to the integrator’s polling, 95 percent of companies are not capturing the “full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains.” “This is a transformative juncture for […]

IATA recognizes Hong Kong as CEIV Pharma partner airport

IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for pharmaceutical logistics certification (CEIV Pharma) continues its march towards global pharma handling standards with the recognition of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as a partner airport. The recognition denotes an airport-wide application of IATA’s standards for pharmaceutical transportation between aircraft and agents. HKIA is one of the […]

CEVA outlook brightens despite lingering financial woes

Net losses at CEVA Logistics widened over 2017, but the company struck an optimistic tone in yesterday’s earnings report, noting that an increase in its cash-flow boded well for the debt-ridden company. With gross 2017 airfreight revenue up by 19.4 percent to US$1.38 billion, and overall revenues up 5.4 percent to $7 billion, CEVA Logistics’ […]

Low-cost UPS electric trucks eliminate final barriers to large-scale fleet adoption

Fifty plug-in electric UPS delivery trucks will hit the streets across the United States later this year, in preparation for larger-scale fleet adoption in 2019. While UPS already has electric vehicles conducting deliveries across the U.S. and Europe, the Atlanta-based integrator said that these are the first vehicles with a “comparable acquisition cost to conventional-fueled […]

Kale Logistics, Cargonaut to create digital India-Netherlands air cargo corridor

Logistics software provider Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cargonaut, a cargo community service provider based in the Netherlands, to create a digital airfreight corridor between the two countries. The goal, the companies said, is to “enhance shipment visibility” and optimize the flow of cargo data. Kale Logistics and Cargonaut are […]

New DHL Express hub in Brussels to quadruple regional capacity

DHL Express opened its 36,500-square-meter Brussels hub today, quadrupling the integrator’s capacity for the region. The €140 million facility features automated sorting technology that allows later pick-up times, greater flexibility and higher reliability for Belgian shippers. Capable of handling 42,000 shipments per hour, the Brussels hub is one of the largest facilities in DHL Express’ […]

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]

Agility rides demand for infrastructure, contract logistics to strong 2017

Global demand for warehousing and freight forwarding services pushed Agility Logistics’ fourth-quarter net profits up 22.5 percent to US$64.3 million, with Agility CEO Tarek Sultan saying that all the company’s groups had a “critical year.” Full-year earnings saw similar gains, with net profits up 16 percent to $228.4 million. The Kuwait-based 3PL said that it […]

FedEx SME Trade Index finds widespread concerns about U.S. protectionism

76 percent of small business leaders told FedEx that “increasing trade between the U.S. and other countries will improve the U.S. economy,” according to the third FedEx SME Trade Index, released today. The results echo an increasingly vocal majority in the U.S. logistics sector that is calling for the Trump administration to abandon its protectionist […]

Ensuring that security systems match up for mail, high-risk cargo [VIDEO]

Security validators navigate a complex interplay of language and cultural factors when conducting validations around the world. Last week, Air Cargo World shadowed Corposec executive director Elad Gadot during ACC3 and RA3 validations at the Mexico City International Airport. While the validation approvals take time, both airfreight carrier CAL Cargo and warehousing agent Borderless Air […]

Forwarder RGW Express expands Poland footprint with new facility

Polish freight forwarder RGW Express, which is also an agent of the U-Freight Group, is expanding its national footprint, opening a larger facility in Warsaw that will enable the company to develop its contract logistics operations. The new facility features 700 square meters of warehouse space and 360 square meters of office space. The expanded […]

SEKO Logistics doubles Schiphol presence to accommodate e-commerce growth

SEKO Logistics has opened an 80,000-square-foot facility (pictured) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park that combines its cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel and international transportation and fulfilment solutions under one roof. The new warehouse is part of an ongoing push at SEKO to expand its e-commerce footprint, with fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, including reverse […]

Startup CargoX funds blockchain-based platform with cryptocurrency sale

A logistics tech startup, called CargoX, has pulled off a less-than-conventional funding campaign, raising US$7 million in a matter of minutes through an initial coin offering (ICO). The funding was raised through sale of CXO tokens, which CargoX said are “utility tokens” that users of its logistics platform can use to pay for services. While […]
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