FedEx to merge specialty logistics, e-commerce into its forwarding arm

FedEx announced this morning that, starting March 1, 2018, it will begin merging its specialty logistics and e-commerce services into a new structure, under the company’s freight forwarding arm, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. The reorganization puts the muscle of FedEx’s entire network behind the company’s global e-commerce services portfolio, which the integrator called, “an important […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Electric truck use grows in delivery services with Dachser, UPS

As companies strive to be more energy efficient, and as several European countries have focused on reducing gas-powered vehicle use as part of the Paris Climate Accord, logistics companies are following suit and investing in growing their electric vehicle fleets. Most recently, Dachser announced it would begin operating Daimler’s Fuso eCanter electric vehicles, and UPS […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 20, 2017

Japanese consortium launches cross-border blockchain trial

A consortium made up of some of Japan’s largest corporations will demonstrate the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations. Made up of companies such as IBM Japan and global shipping operator MOL Group, the transport-oriented consortium will input information of trade transactions, using a blockchain-based application. Considered […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 13, 2017

Freightos focuses on sustainability with carbon transparency features

Online freight pricing platform Freightos is introducing new features to introduce transparency to the freight sector, including adding an estimate of the carbon footprint to every shipping service on Freightos and adding several free carbon dioxide (CO2) calculation tools that allow customers or third-parties to determine the carbon footprint along various routes and modes. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Logistics Reinvented: 3 air cargo executives to watch in 2018

At times like these, with air cargo demand flying high and e-commerce growing with no end in sight, it might be tempting for some logistics companies to ease up on the gas and enjoy coasting while the momentum is strong. Not so for the three air cargo executives profiled here. Though they vary widely in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 6, 2017

3 Execs to Watch: Neel Jones Shah sees cargo from both sides now

After scanning the highlights of Neel Jones Shah’s CV – vice president of sales and marketing for United; chief cargo officer at Delta; a seat on Amerijet’s board – one would hardly consider him a driving force behind the reinvention of freight forwarding. However, in the last 10 months of 2017, this career cargo carrier […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 30, 2017

3 Execs to Watch: Nick Bulcao takes control of the next flight out

“One of the main reasons I started Airspace was because drivers are the face of the company, and in the past, they have gotten the least amount of respect,” said Nick Bulcao, CEO of Airspace Technologies. Bulcao wanted to change that. For-hire drivers at companies like Uber often complain about poor working conditions and low […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2017

New GEODIS Paris facility moves to environmentally friendly model

French supply chain company GEODIS opened a new 15,000-square-meter distribution center in Paris, near its old site in the 12th Arrondissement near Porte de Charenton, with the intent to make logistics a little bit greener. The new center is representative of GEODIS’ priorities surrounding more environmentally friendly distribution in cities, which the company plans to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 30, 2017

GBA Services opens office in Lisbon to cover Iberian market

United Kingdom-based logistics operator GBA Services is expanding its operations to Portugal, opening a GBA Logistics Portugal office in Lisbon to provide express van and truck services across the Iberian Peninsula and other parts of Europe. The new Lisbon office follows another recent expansion for GBA Services, as the company opened a German branch in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 28, 2017

DHL to break ground on ‘8-figure’ freight facility near Hanover Airport

European road-freight service provider DHL Freight is making “an eight-figure investment” in a new 7,800-square-meter freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen, Germany. DHL Freight expects its investment to translate into improvements in LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full-truck-load) transport. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. The investment is part of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 13, 2017

Bahri Bolloré Logistics joint venture launches in Saudi Arabia

Transportation and logistics company Bahri and freight forwarder Bolloré Group launched their joint venture Bahri Bolloré Logistics today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new logistics company is headquartered in Riyadh and will provide logistics and supply chain management services to firms operating in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture is owned 60 percent by Bahri, which […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

OCEASOFT combines IoT, temperature-monitoring software into Cobalt ML3

French technology company OCEASOFT announced the launch of its mobile temperature data logger Cobalt ML3, which combines temperature-monitoring software with the “internet of things” (IoT) to create a product that will track temperatures during product shipments with a specialization in long-range wireless data transfer. The Cobalt ML3 product automatically collects temperature data recorded by its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 26, 2017

CEVA Logistics leases 120 Iveco Stralis tractors in the U.K.

In a move to upgrade its current U.K. fleet, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics signed a three-year lease with Dawsonrentals Truck and Trailer Limited for 120 new vehicles. Beginning in the fall, the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis tractors will be distributed throughout CEVA’s operations in the U.K. The tractors come equipped with sleeper cabs and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2017

NxtPort, Air Cargo Belgium partner to develop multimodal data platform

Data platform NxtPort signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air Cargo Belgium and its data-sharing platform BRUcloud to streamline multimodal cargo transport by reducing redundancies shared between ocean- and airfreight. “There are differences between ship and air transport, but increasingly there are more similarities,” said NxtPort CEO Daniel Lievens. He noted that ports and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 14, 2017
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