Crossing the Line: Will cross-border regulations trip up China?

Powdered milk is a phenomenally popular product in China. Numerous scandals involving contaminated domestic milk, a shortage of dairy cows and a general admiration for imported products have made milk powder a commonly found commodity in the e-shopping carts of Chinese consumers. In fact, for one Australian milk cooperative, China has been seen as the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 1, 2016

UPS reports strong operating profit in challenging market

In a conference call with investors, UPS CEO David Abney announced another strong quarter for the global logistics company, and came out swinging in favor of free trade. Among the highlights of the report were strong earnings for the second quarter.  Total revenue was up 3.8 percent over the same quarter last year, to $14.6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 1, 2016

DHL opens new Chicago service center

DHL has expanded its operations in Chicago, opening a US$1.3 million service center facility to meet “heavy demand” for international e-commerce growth from local businesses in the state of Illinois. The new center, the company said, will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels, palletized shipments and container freight. At 38,000 square feet, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 29, 2016

DP-DHL looks to cross-border investment for e-commerce growth

One would be hard-pressed to name a market expanding more rapidly than cross-border e-commerce, and today Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Post – eCommerce- Parcel unit has unveiled its strategy to construct six new distribution centers and expand two existing centers in the United States to leverage this growing market. By 2020, the value of cross-border […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 28, 2016

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

Freightos has expanded its online marketplace that the logistics technology company hopes will revolutionize the freight market. After launching the Freightos Marketplace in January 2016 in “closed beta” mode, providing fast freight price quotes for some of the world’s largest forwarders, the company has broadened its scope to allow small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2016

DHL to deliver from smartphone to Smart cars in Germany

Starting this September, Smart car owners in Stuttgart will be able to use their cars as mobile addresses for DHL deliveries. Shortly thereafter, the partnership will be expanded to other German cites, such as Bonn, Berlin and Cologne. The joint delivery experiment uses smartphones, with the car owner and DHL courier communicating with specially designed […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 25, 2016

Amazon ‘Prime Day’ breaks records, gains members

Amazon’s second-annual “Prime Day” promotion, held on Tuesday, was the company’s biggest sales day ever. The e-commerce giant said its worldwide orders climbed more than 60 percent over last year. In the U.S., orders were up 50 percent over last year’s event. The notoriously circumspect e-retailer has not released total sales figures, but estimates are […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 15, 2016

Logistics Launchpads: Tech accelerators foster air cargo innovation

When Bay Area serial entrepreneur Vijay Harrell hit upon the idea for OneClickShip, an online portal that allows small businesses to control most of their supply chain management needs, he knew he had a winner on his hands. But he also knew that he didn’t know nearly enough about the freight business to strike out […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 5, 2016

Logistics Launchpads: Welcome, Logistics Class of 2016

The startups selected in the accelerator programs under Lufthansa/RocketSpace and EPIcenter represent a range of emerging industry tech sectors, and will have a chance to validate their products through pilot testing with multiple global corporations. The chosen startup firms in both programs are: EPICENTER LOGISTICS INNOVATION ACCELERATOR (Mar. 23-Aug. 11, in Memphis) NovoNav – Provides […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 30, 2016

DB Schenker hires uShip to improve freight brokerage

In an effort to capitalize more quickly on the rise of e-commerce, DB Schenker has purchased the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), rather than creating its own system. The two companies signed a five-year deal that uShip’s chief marketing officer Dick Metzler explained as a way for “uShip to support their […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2016

Chinese cross-border e-commerce purchases to skyrocket in 2016

More than 15 percent of Chinese will purchase e-commerce goods from abroad this year, according to a recent eMarketer report. These 181.2 million e-commerce customers will represent a 41.6 percent increase over 2015, when 128 million Chinese engaged in cross-border online purchases. Companies such as Alibaba, which has a significant stake in the regional online […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2016

New UPS sorting facility in France signals optimism for EU growth

UPS appears to be confident that France and the European Union, – even without the U.K. – will remain a strong-enough economic driver of the global economy to justify a new US$100 million facility nears the adjoining cities of Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry. The center is due to open in early 2018 and will feature UPS’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2016

Atlas Air to integrate Southern Air under single AOC

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ president and CEO William Flynn has confirmed plans to integrate Southern Air under a single air operator’s certificate (AOC) with Atlas Air. The announcement comes just months after Atlas acquired the Southern’s parent Southern Air Holdings. Gaining a single AOC from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take between […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2016

New DEMOvation Challenge launched for Elevate 2016

Do you have an innovative technical solution to a nagging logistics problem? Have you created a startup company in the last two years to get your idea off the ground? Well, now is the time to put your vision to the test with the new DEMOvation Challenge event to be held during Air Cargo World’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 22, 2016
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