Airforwarders address Sea-Tac logistics challenges

SEATTLE — The good times keep rolling for air cargo in 2017 with month after record-setting month, but a panel at the Airforwarders Association’s (AfA) regional meeting at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last night discussed an important point: How do you deal with too much of a good thing? “Sea-Tac’s current infrastructure wasn’t built […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2017

Tigers ramps up Silk Road rail forwarding service

Tiger is the latest forwarder to add China-Europe railfreight to its portfolio, offering customers a 16-day transit time both east- and westbound, between Duisburg, Germany, and the cities of Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu in China. The service, called ‘Tiger Rail,”’ was launched over the Summer, transporting auto parts. The New Silk Road, which started as […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 12, 2017

ELEVATE 2017 Preview: Robotics are the future of air freight [VIDEO]

With the second annual ELEVATE 2017 conference just weeks away (October 2), we’re in close contact with our speakers, making sure that our panels cover the latest trends and developments in the logistics industry. Our opening panel is one that you won’t want to miss. It features industry experts discussing “Using Next-Gen Technology to Solve […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 12, 2017

Leman grows U.K. position with Maru acquisition

Danish freight forwarder Leman announced that, as of Sept. 4, the company had acquired U.K.-based forwarder Maru International Ltd. This latest acquisition is Leman’s third in the U.K. during the past two years, after the company acquired Dalpa International Ltd. and RSH Freight Masters Ltd. during 2015. The Maru acquisition is expected to more than […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2017

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

By taking advantage of China’s large and expanding high-speed passenger railway network, a new "Air-Rail" pilot program that began last month may give the country a new option to expedite parcel shipping to and from regions that are poorly served by major airport hubs. Many see China’s high-speed rail as a supplement to, or perhaps […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 4, 2017

In wake of Harvey, help from logistics industry pours in

As the last remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way inland, the logistics industry is beginning to assess the damage to the nation’s supply chain following what has been called the large single rain event ever recorded in the continental United States. And with this assessment, 3PLs and supply chain management firms are stepping […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

CEVA adds temperature control at Dublin facility

New pharma shipping and handling options at CEVA Logistics’ Irish outpost are evidence that the country’s “bio boom” is still going strong. The supply-chain management company  has introduced  a temperature-controlled “building-within-a-building” at its warehouse in Dublin to handle temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The 15,000-square-foot facility is authorized under the Health Products Regulatory Authority Wholesalers Distribution […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL breaks ground in Bochum, cuts ribbon in Dallas

Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing in local parcel centers to support its e-commerce and international shipping operations. As part of that strategy, DHL Parcel broke ground today on 40,000-square-meter “mega parcel” center in Bochum, Germany, just days after DHL Express opened a shipping facility near Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 15. “Our network – with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 21, 2017

‘Lean’ freight startup Gurucargo aims to eliminate middleman from forwarding

An online freight platform from Uruguay is launching its “lean forwarding” model in the United States next month, and going after legacy forwarders’ market share by connecting carriers with importers and exporters. “We’re saving our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Gurucargo’s co-founder Andres Israel, adding that their model cuts shipping costs by up […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 18, 2017

StreetScooter electric delivery van extends DHL’s ‘green logistics’ initiative

It’s hard to describe a 20-cubic-meter, four-wheeled van a “scooter,” but such is the new designation of the latest collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Ford Motor Co. Yesterday in Cologne, the two companies unveiled what they are calling the “StreetScooter WORK XL” vehicle, their first jointly produced, battery-operated electric van. DP-DHL said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

Austrian forwarder segments undergo ownership changes

In a series of restructuring moves in the Austrian freight forwarding market, DHL Global Forwarding Austria announced the divestment of its high-tech logistics division on Aug. 1, while transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss acquired the freight forwarder Kapeller Internationale Spedition GmbH on Aug. 11. DHL Global Forwarding Austria’s regional manager for Eastern Europe, Hermann […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2017

Milestone Logistics opening Madrid office

Spain-based company Milestone Logistics is opening a new office in Madrid, launched jointly with its logistics consulting partner, Gesprolog. The Madrid location was selected to increase Milestone’s commercial presence in central Spain, as the company is headquartered on the country’s eastern coast in Valencia. The opening of Milestone’s Madrid office follows the launching of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2017

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association to expedite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2017
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