Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

Under bright fluorescent lights, only a slight whirring sound could be heard as the Swift robot turned a corner and glided down the neatly arranged aisle, packed 10 feet high with drug store items. Having sensed the correct spot, Swift – a white pillar on hidden wheels and a single quadruple-articulated mechanical arm – stopped […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 1, 2017

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

Pilots for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air have reached a settlement with the carrier that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory time off for days in which they are forced to work to cover flights due to staffing shortages. The resolution ends a simmering labor disagreement that prompted a pilot’s walk-out […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 28, 2017

TIACA woos millennials with industry immersion program

Millennials aren’t flocking to the logistics business, prompting TIACA to back a program of visits aimed at improving collaboration across the air cargo supply chain. Young professionals from six companies in the Netherlands have completed a series of visits aimed at “improving collaboration across the air cargo supply chain.” Staff from companies including Air France […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2017

Semi-autonomous robot deliveries to roll out in U.S.

For air cargo firms looking for a low-cost – and undeniably cute – last-mile delivery system, a new semi-autonomous robot, launched by Starship Technologies, will soon begin running deliveries for restaurants through Postmates and DoorDash services. The DoorDash trial will take place in Redwood City, and Postmates customers can expect robots at the door in […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2017

Study raises concerns about Amazon’s impact on U.S. economy

Within five years, one-fifth of the US$3.6 trillion retail market in the United States will have shifted online, and Amazon is on track to capture two-thirds of that share, according to a report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). The organization’s assertion that “Amazon is a monopoly hiding in plain sight” is sure […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2016

Kalitta Air pilots score ‘major victory’ with newly ratified contract

Kalitta Air pilots ratified a new contract with the cargo airline on Tuesday, following more than six years of sometimes contentious contract negotiations. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1224, which represent the pilots, called the deal, “a major victory for pilots and their families, that will bring about significant improvements […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 23, 2016
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