Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 24, 2018

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 10, 2018

How to avoid future ACAS monkey business

I once had a neighbor who, when confronted with a challenge outside of his control, would always say, “Not my circus, not my monkeys” – a fun and cryptic way to describe a situation that was not his problem. This idiom came to mind as some forwarders expressed a similar sentiment in response to the […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • September 7, 2018

Fashion Forward: How the promise of A.I. will disrupt the apparel industry

Picture this. You receive a calendar notification on your phone. It’s that networking event you RSVP’d to a few months back. Crap, it’s next week, you think to yourself. You had envisioned shaking hands with your future contacts while wearing a sharp blazer and a fresh pair of slacks and your old standby ensemble, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

CHAMP’s Emanuel Hille on operational headaches ACAS may bring

After years of discussion and delays, the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program was finally launched in June, requiring carriers entering the United States to provide all information about the cargo – including the air waybill number, shipper and consignee names and addresses, a description of the cargo, quantity and weight – to U.S. Customs […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 5, 2018

DSV acquires fulfillment company S&H, CEO Elshout steps down

Today, Danish freight-forwarder DSV acquired Netherlands-based fulfillment company, S&H, purchasing 100 percent of the company’s shares. In the same statement, DSV said that CEO Hans Elshout has stepped down from his position. In the deal, S&H will remain a distinct unit under DSV’s umbrella, but will take the name DSV Multi-channel Fulfilment. CEO of DSV’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 4, 2018

Dubai government-owned ISS shipping to split into forwarding, marine services

The investment arm of the government of Dubai said today that it will split Inchape Shipping Services Holding Ltd. – a shipping company acquired by government-owned investment house Istithmar PJSC in 2006 – into two separate branches: marine services and supply chain logistics. CEO of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, said […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 4, 2018

5 industry leaders weigh in on peak season predictions

Following a record-breaking year in demand for air freight, the industry is at the edge of its seat as peak season approaches, bracing for an expected slow-down in growth rates that experts continue to warn of, but has yet to materialize. Carriers and market researches have released mixed results in terms of growth rates during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

Panalpina gains GDP cert at Bogotá location

Today, the Bogotá branch of Panalpina has been certified by the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) program for the handling of medical products, following the completion a two-day audit from SGS, an international inspection and verification company. “We see great growth potential in this business area, considering that the growth rate of this industry in Colombia […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

K+N, Sincero enter JV targeting auto industry

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) and Chinese automotive logistics group Sincero are entering a joint venture (JV) to target the automotive industry – with the former company holding the majority share in the agreement. “Contract logistics for the automotive industry is a strategic focus area for Kuehne + Nagel globally and especially in China, the biggest automotive market,” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 24, 2018

Panalpina warns of potential ground-handling gridlock during peak

While most of the focus in previous peak air cargo seasons was based on finding enough capacity before the busy end-of-year shopping spree, Panalpina said there is another threat lurking this fall at overcrowded cargo-hub airports. After reporting the handling of just under 1 million tonnes of airfreight in 2017, a new record for the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

Yusen Logistics launches express import service in Guangzhou

Japan-based Yusen Logistics launched an express service for airfreight arriving in Guangzhou, China. Upon arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), cargo will be collected from the airport terminal within six hours as a minimum lead-time, rather than the typical minimum of a full day to collect consolidated cargo at CAN. As part of its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 20, 2018

Pilot Freight expects 30 percent growth in 2018 ‘heavy-and-hard-to-handle’ e-commerce

Pilot Freight Services released its Q2 2018 results in which it projects its “heavy and hard-to-handle” (H3D) e-commerce business will grow 30 percent by year-end. In terms of traffic, the company has moved about 24,000 tonnes of freight so far this year, which it said is a “12 percent increase over last quarter.” John Hill, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 10, 2018

Is your website ready for automated shipping portals?

Many of us started our careers in freight forwarding learning how to use the Telex machine to send alerts to destination cities, requiring the typing of shipment information into an awkward device that produced a yellow tape that ultimately transmitted the data. The process was tedious by today’s standards, but when it was combined with […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 10, 2018
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