WCA 2018: 5 things retailers want from e-commerce logistics

SINGAPORE – To kick off the second day of the 10th Annual WCA Worldwide Conference here on Monday morning, which has been dedicated almost entirely to the improvement of the e-commerce supply chain, attendees heard from keynote speaker Chris Folayan, CEO of Mall for the World and Mall for Africa, about the needs of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 5, 2018

A ‘New NAFTA’ could lead to angry Canadian neighbors

To most Americans, Canadians are perceived to be chronically polite and kind. But recently, a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission defeating the Trump administration’s attempt to impose duties of almost 300 percent on imported jets made by a Canadian manufacturer may be the cause for some uncharacteristic celebratory behavior. The decision may have […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • March 2, 2018

Clicks, Bricks & Orders: Warehousing gets an e-commerce makeover

  Think about the last time you bought something online. If you live in the United States, you most likely visited Amazon.com, selected the exact product you wanted from a range of similar options, added it to your shopping cart and checked out. From there, the product left one of Amazon’s cavernous distribution centers and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 1, 2018

Increased volume not translating to better margins, e-commerce study shows

You don’t have to be Alan Greenspan to see that e-commerce is the new frontier of retail, but what does the shifting market mean for logistics companies supporting the change? According to a study conducted by market research organization Transport Intelligence (Ti), conducted during the recent holiday season, logistics firms may be fighting to keep […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2018

Cross-border B2B e-commerce will need to act more like B2C, says DHL white paper

In a white paper on how e-commerce is changing business-to-business sales, DHL Express noted that the value of cross-border B2B transactions is expected to reach US$1.2 trillion within the next five years – and companies wishing to grab their share of that value must offer flexible online shopping experiences to do so. Some features B2B […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 26, 2018

Cargo demand boosts Atlas to record-high Q4 earnings

As one of the major carriers flying cargo for e-tail giant Amazon, it was no surprise that Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) had a terrific fourth quarter in 2017. But even those familiar with the meteoric rise of the carrier had to be impressed with yesterday’s Q4 performance report, showing net income rising by more than […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2018

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018

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’ […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 19, 2018

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2018

JD.com arranges multi-billion-dollar financing for JD Logistics spinoff

And so the competition with Amazon truly begins!  Following U.S.-based Amazon’s launch of an own-operated air freight network (operated by subsidiary carriers of ATSG and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.), Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com, Inc., announced it was selling a 19.6 percent stake in the logistics subsidiary it spun-out as a standalone company last April, in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 14, 2018

Amazon begins two-hour Whole Foods delivery service via Prime Now

It’s been nearly six months since the announcement of the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition, and more tangible evidence is being released about new services that the tie-up will bring to the grocery distribution supply chain. Late last week, Amazon launched a new two-hour delivery service for food from select Whole Foods Market locations in the United […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2018

Amazon becomes more like an integrator with new program

In recent years, Seattle-based e-tailer Amazon has doubled-down on the expansion of its supply chain and fulfillment infrastructure, launching a dedicated freighter network, and enlarging the reach of its own-operated last-mile delivery services to include some 37 U.S. cities. Many in the air freight industry have long believed that it would only be a matter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 9, 2018
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