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Jettainer, CORE enter strategic partnership for Bluetooth-enabled ULDs

ULD management company Jettainer has entered into a strategic partnership with CORE Transport Technologies – a logistics data utilization company – to develop containers and pallets that can be tracked by Bluetooth-enabled devices. CORE Transport’s Bluetooth tags, which can be added to ULDs without any additional certifications, are automatically recognized by receptors at airports, making […]

Dnata earns GDP cert for cool-chain handling in Zürich

Dubai-based ground handler dnata has received the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification at its Zürich facility. The framework sets standards and best practices around the safe transportation of cool-chain products. Dnata said the process of gaining the certification involved making “significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices.” The company also […]

DHL says Japan’s airfreight sector, China’s import demand both growing

Today, DHL released its growth forecasts for Japan and China for the fourth quarter on 2018, which anticipate moderate growth in both countries, albeit at more moderate rates than in past quarters.  The report also found a notable uptick in demand for airfreight in Japan – this, despite industry concerns about current trans-Pacific trade tensions. […]

Delta Cargo launches partnership with pet safety start-up CarePod

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has entered a long-term partnership with pet transportation tech start-up CarePod. The “pod” product, designed to safely transport live animals in the bellies of aircraft, uses internet of things (IoT) technology to offer customers real time updates on the status of their pets and their GPS-location. Delta said it plans to utilize […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer shows continued robust growth in Asian economies

Today, DHL released its forecasts for trade growth in Asia, which indicate continued robust economic expansion, especially in India, which improved four points on DHL’s trade barometer from the last quarter in June to a score of 83. DHL premiered its predictive growth tool, the “DHL Global Trade Barometer,” in January, which utilizes artificial intelligence […]

American Airlines Cargo, WFS launch operations in Milan

American Airlines Cargo is continuing to invest in its European presence with the launch of operations at Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) new Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) cargo terminal, which will handle the airline’s daily flights to New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA). The northern Italian hub manages 54 percent of Italy’s air cargo traffic and […]

DHL flies medicine via fixed-wing drone to Lake Victoria island [VIDEO]

DHL has completed testing of “Deliver Future,” its pilot project to transport medicine using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Ukerewe Island in East Africa’s Lake Victoria. Over a six-month period, the fixed-wing “DHL Parcelcopter 4.0” (pictured), which utilizes German drone manufacturer Wingcopter’s tilt-rotor technology, successfully flew a 37-mile route to an Ukerewe Island in […]

LATAM Cargo expands pharma-handling services in London

Chile-based LATAM Cargo is expanding its footprint in the European pharmaceutical sector, adding its “pharma passive” service in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) – a pharma-specific infrastructure that sustains the product in a 15° to 25°C range. The carrier already operates its “pharma active” service through the LHR hub, which protects commodities in the -20° to […]

Brazilian retailer expands relationship with CEVA

Brazilian books and electronics retailer Saraiva is expanding its relationship with  CEVA Logistics to manage its Southeast Brazil distribution network, utilizing CEVA’s warehouse in Extrema,  Brazil – about 65 miles from CEVA’s logistics hub in São Paulo. In 2017, CEVA moved more than 30 million products, including 10 million e-commerce orders, for Saraiva, via its […]

XPO Logistics incorporates ‘smart robots’ into N. American, European networks

XPO Logistics is incorporating 5,000 “smart robots” – autonomous vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence (A.I.) – throughout its North American and European logistics networks in a new partnership with Singapore-based robotics manufacturer, GreyOrange Pte. Ltd. The autonomous robots are part of a modular “goods-to-person system” that includes mobile storage racks, fulfillment stations and collaboration with […]

Hellmann Logistics to launch track-and-trace system

Germany-based 3PL Hellmann Logistics has entered a partnership with London-based “internet of things” (IoT) company, Hanhaa, to provide real-time tracking services for its customers, encompassing its global supply chain with the tech company’s tracking product, ParceLive. Hardware installed within shipments collects data – such as location, temperature and humidity – of a package, which are […]

BDP International expands Latin America presence

Philadelphia-based logistics company BDP International is expanding its Latin American presence with the opening of a new office in Montevideo – its first office in Uruguay and 14th in Latin America. “Latin America has a rich history of being an international trade hub, which continues to be driven by the ongoing infrastructure modernization and new […]

NAFTA is out, USMCA is in

The United States and its North American trade partners have finally agreed on concrete parameters of a new trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The last-minute deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), came after over a year of suspense that has intensified over the last month, after the […]

Japan Post, Toll Holdings to launch logistics JV

Japan Post is entering a joint venture (JV) with its Australian subsidiary Toll Holdings to address demand for logistics services from Japanese automakers and overseas brands and to handle “everything from orders and inventory to packaging and delivery.” The new company will be called JP Toll. The new company is being formed in an attempt by Japan […]
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