DHL and Accenture trial blockchain-based pharma security program

DHL released a report in cooperation with Accenture that outlines blockchain’s “profound impact” on the logistics industry. However, the partners said that the industry will need to improve its collaboration before blockchain goes mainstream. The two companies have also built a working prototype, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 12, 2018

K+N planning logistics innovation centers in Asia, Europe

Swiss freight forwarding and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) continues its efforts to advance supply chain management this week, announcing plans to open ‘innovation centers’ in Utrecht and Singapore. Both facilities will serve as “sandboxes to test and rapidly rollout new technologies,” where K+N will work with universities and start-ups to develop automated supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 8, 2018

Unisys aims for smarter security with LineSight software

IT and software company Unisys Corp. is introducing its new machine learning and predictive data analytics software LineSight to address global concerns over cargo and passenger security in air transport. The LineSight software uses algorithms to analyze large amounts of data from multiple sources and alerts border security agents to potential threats in real-time. In […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 6, 2018

Delta to offer ULD Bluetooth tracking across global network

Delta is rolling out tracking devices for its ULDs making it the first U.S. passenger airline to provide, real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs). The tracking technology allows Delta to track shipments down to the ULD-level, which gives customers increased visibility into their shipments. For decades, ULDs were an afterthought, however as demand for […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 6, 2018

K+N launches international supply chain management software

Last week Swiss forwarder and global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) threw its hat into the ring of emerging supply chain digitization platforms, launching its own end-to-end supply chain management service, KN ESP. The modular platform connects previously disjointed supply chain partners, enabling seamless communication between global shippers their vendors, buyers and sellers while […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 5, 2018

WCA 2018: 5 things retailers want from e-commerce logistics

SINGAPORE – To kick off the second day of the 10th Annual WCA Worldwide Conference here on Monday morning, which has been dedicated almost entirely to the improvement of the e-commerce supply chain, attendees heard from keynote speaker Chris Folayan, CEO of Mall for the World and Mall for Africa, about the needs of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 5, 2018

DHL asks, is your business falling behind in supply chain digitalization?

It’s not just a catchy headline any longer: your business is missing out – or even falling behind – and DHL has the data to prove it! According to the integrator’s polling, 95 percent of companies are not capturing the “full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains.” “This is a transformative juncture for […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

Boeing shows off its own heavy-lift Mars rocket [VIDEO]

Last month, when Elon Musk launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying his own Tesla roadster, it was a great moment for not just space exploration, but also for private enterprise and the advancement of the cargo industry. The spotlight was all on Musk and his amazing vision — but the spotlight is not his forever. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 2, 2018

Clicks, Bricks & Orders: Warehousing gets an e-commerce makeover

  Think about the last time you bought something online. If you live in the United States, you most likely visited Amazon.com, selected the exact product you wanted from a range of similar options, added it to your shopping cart and checked out. From there, the product left one of Amazon’s cavernous distribution centers and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 1, 2018

Top 5 cool chain innovations making a difference in supply chain quality

With the value of the temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical market topping US$1 trillion dollars, air cargo handlers are searching for the best way to ensure that these commodities are kept at a very specific, narrow temperature range during their journey in the air, and especially on the ground, where the risk is highest for a temperature incursion […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2018

British forwarding group calls for stricter evaluation of security procedures

With news of cyber-attacks and other security breaches on the rise in the logistics world, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), a trade group representing U.K.-based freight forwarders, warned its members to review cyber-security policies in a statement released yesterday. Robert Keen, director general of the association, said, “BIFA takes advice from various experts on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 27, 2018

Cross-border B2B e-commerce will need to act more like B2C, says DHL white paper

In a white paper on how e-commerce is changing business-to-business sales, DHL Express noted that the value of cross-border B2B transactions is expected to reach US$1.2 trillion within the next five years – and companies wishing to grab their share of that value must offer flexible online shopping experiences to do so. Some features B2B […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 26, 2018

Low-cost UPS electric trucks eliminate final barriers to large-scale fleet adoption

Fifty plug-in electric UPS delivery trucks will hit the streets across the United States later this year, in preparation for larger-scale fleet adoption in 2019. While UPS already has electric vehicles conducting deliveries across the U.S. and Europe, the Atlanta-based integrator said that these are the first vehicles with a “comparable acquisition cost to conventional-fueled […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 23, 2018

Kale Logistics, Cargonaut to create digital India-Netherlands air cargo corridor

Logistics software provider Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cargonaut, a cargo community service provider based in the Netherlands, to create a digital airfreight corridor between the two countries. The goal, the companies said, is to “enhance shipment visibility” and optimize the flow of cargo data. Kale Logistics and Cargonaut are […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018
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