Keeping Track & Trace: High-tech tools bring supply-chain transparency

For cargo shipments, it may seem like keeping track of them in real time or tracing their journey, back to their origins, would be a simple proposition. We’ve had radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning satellite (GPS) technology for decades, yet the tiny space within the fuselage of a freighter or the apron of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 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

DB Schenker expands SE Asia presence in Malaysia

Germany-based logistics company DB Schenker has expanded its fifth Southeast-Asian logistics center in Malaysia’s Johor state, following the recent launch of two similar facilities in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The 224,000-square-foot facility, located in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Free Trade Zone, is now in operation, offering clients warehousing, temperature-controlled and ambient storage, distribution and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 31, 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

SEKO Logistics, Hermes enter partnership to serve int’l e-commerce

Hermes Germany, the Otto Group’s Hamburg-based parcel delivery company will be taking over U.S.-based SEKO Logistics German subsidiary, SEKO Logistics GmbH, which has offices in Bremen and Frankfurt. Hermes will become the legal successor for SEKO’s German operations effective Sept. 1. The combination of the companies’ existing pool of customers will mean “broader product portfolio[s]” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

Kerry Logistics’ profits grow by double digits in H1 2018

Today, Hong-Kong based 3PL Kerry Logistics released its H1 2018 interim results, which show a 22 percent year-over-year increase in core net profit to about US$89 million. “Although the world economy experienced growth in H1 2018, global demand has been flat,” said William Ma, group managing director of Kerry Logistics. “Nevertheless, the China-U.S. trade dispute […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

BoxTop Technologies joins X2 Logistics Networks

U.K.-based freight management SaaS company BoxTop Technologies is now a member of Bangkok-based X2 Logistics Networks – a network of logistics professionals and freight forwarders. BoxTop Technologies’ platform hosts warehouse management, a CRM database, shipment tracking and warehouse inventory tracking, serving clients such as Regency Shipment, Oceanteam Logistics and MIES International. Learn more about the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 28, 2018

Keeping Track & Trace: Technology types

The existence of several types of wireless track-and-trace systems suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to locating global air cargo shipments. While the science behind how they work can get technical very quickly, here is a quick guide to the most common tech on the market – or will soon be emerging: Radio frequency […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 28, 2018

DHL eCommerce enabling next-day B2C food deliveries in Thailand

DHL eCommerce and Thai egg producer Kasemchaifood have partnered to deliver farm-fresh eggs sold through online channels directly to consumers, within 24 hours. Before taking to the internet, Kasemchaifood relied primarily on a wholesale business model with a lengthier supply chain to distribute its eggs. Under the traditional business-to-business supply chain model, it would take […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2018

LATAM reports improving cargo business, but still suffers Q2 net loss

Cargo operations continued to be a bright spot for the LATAM Airlines Group, which reported second-quarter cargo-related revenues of just under US$300 million, due to a 3.6 percent increase in cargo revenues and a 6.7 percent rise in yields. However, it was not enough to counteract to the 86.6 percent, year-over-year, decline in Q2 operating […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 22, 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

United Technologies buys analytics firm Predikto

Many companies in the airfreight world are trying to figure out a way to incorporate predictive software into their operations. While most of these plans are only in their early conceptual stages, there may be some movement soon in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market with the purchase of startup Predikto buy United Technologies […]
  • 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
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