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

ABC transports its 500th aircraft engine in 2018 [VIDEO]

In only the eighth month of the year, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported its 500th aircraft engine in 2018. The milestone, which has been reached earlier in the year than ever before at ABC, represents a 50 percent, year-over-year, increase in the carrier’s jet-engine transport traffic. Vasily Zhukov, global director of heavy and outsized […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

Vuzix smart glasses now support live tech-support software

New York-based Vuzix, a developer of “smart glasses” hardware and accompanying apps, has partnered with augmented reality (AR) SaaS company TechSight to offer an AR tech-support service for warehouse technicians. The hands-free AR service, which is beginning to be used in some e-commerce warehouses and distribution centers, enables tech teams to view exactly what warehouse […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 17, 2018

Hermes Logistics chosen by Chilean ground handler for cargo management services

Chile-based ground handling agent UASL has acquired the services of U.K.-based SaaS logistics company Hermes Logistics Technologies to maximize air cargo handling and documentation processes at Santiago Airport. The company released news this week of the coming update of its cloud-based cargo management platform. The most recent version, Hermes 5 (H5), which launched last April at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 17, 2018

Pelican BioThermal opens Frankfurt facility

Minnesota-based, temperature-controlled packing company Pelican BioThermal has opened a new facility in Frankfurt, expanding the service network of its “Crēdo on Demand” program, which offers its reusable parcel shipping containers to shippers on a rental basis. The new location will be in close proximity to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), making the company’s line of temperature-controlled packaging […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 14, 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

TLX Cargo releases thermal cover with phase-change material

United Kingdom-based TLX Cargo has launched a new cargo cover that it said is the first on the market to incorporate phase-change material (PCM), a substance that absorbs and releases thermal energy to help protect cargo containers from temperature incursions. Innovations like the TLX PCM, based on the same thermal cooling systems used on engines […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 6, 2018

XPO Logistics reports 178 percent increase in net income in Q2

Today, XPO Logistics hosted its interim earnings call for the three months ended June 30 – reporting an overall net income increase of 178 percent to US$159 million, compared to the same period last year. The company said second-quarter growth was led by continued “demand for e-commerce logistics globally, as well as by the consumer-packaged […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 2, 2018

Delta Cargo makes all services available online

Delta Cargo today joined the ranks of carriers and logistics players making traditionally phone- and paper-based services fully bookable online. The airline said it has made its entire portfolio of services available digitally and improved its tracking tools and flight search features for forwarders. The airline joins major carriers in the push toward digitalization, including […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 2, 2018

CEVA Logistics completes phase one of Rolls-Royce aero logistics project

CEVA Logistics has completed the first phase of its aero logistics project with client Rolls-Royce, establishing three app-integrated hubs or “supply chain control towers” in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, U.K., Singapore and Jacksonville, U.S. The logistics company currently moves more than 1,200 shipments per week – from small parcels to out-of-gauge loads – for the company each week, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018

Cathay concludes real-time tracking test with Unilode, OnAsset

After working with unit load device (ULD) management firm Unilode Aviation Solutions and supply china data management company OnAsset Intelligence, Hong-Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific said it has completed a field test of a ULD track-and-trace system that supplies data to customers in real time. Powered by Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, the ULD system was tested […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 26, 2018

United Cargo leases cool-chain containers from ThermoSafe

Cool-chain container company ThermoSafe, subsidiary of Sonoco, has gained United Cargo’s business for the leasing of the “PharmaPort 360,” a temperature-controlled bulk shipping container designed for the movement of pharmaceutical products – enabling United Cargo’s clients to lease the containers directly from the airline. The smart containers hold a +5°C temperature setting for long periods, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 24, 2018

Freightos, Lufthansa Cargo collaborate on instant ‘e-booking’ of air cargo

In an effort to hasten the digitalization of the airfreight industry, online cargo marketplace Freightos has teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to create a new online portal through which forwarders can compare rates and book air cargo space nearly instantly. By combining Freightos WebCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s application programming interface (API) services, enabling forwarders to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 23, 2018

CHAMP adds LOT Cargo to its client list

Today, Poland-based airline LOT Cargo said it has chosen Luxembourg-based IT company CHAMP to implement its air cargo management software into LOT’s operations. The carrier will utilize the quote transaction platform and artificial-intelligence-based data analytics module of the suite. LOT connects major European cities to hubs in the United States and Canada, and plans to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018
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