Emirates SkyCargo partners with e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq

Emirates SkyCargo announced today it has entered into a partnership with with Dubai-based e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq to support transparent and efficient transportation of seafood for Seafood Souq’s customers. As part of the partnership, Emirates SkyCargo Cargo will transport seafood shipments from source markets to customers using Seafood Souq’s app. Initially, shipments will be delivered […]

Cargo couture: selecting tailored, wearable tech for your collection

Models strut down the catwalk as fashion giants look on – viewers take note of the product’s material, fit and whether the item is “Prêt-à-Porter,” or ready to wear. Keep in mind, this show is only one of a slew of stakeholders in haute couture have attended worldwide and now they must select pieces from […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

Flirtey unveils new Eagle delivery drone [VIDEO] 

The saga of developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to carry goods to customer homes continues in the United States with Nevada-based drone developer Flirtey’s unveiling of its “Flirtey Eagle” drone.  Earlier this week, the company released the first video of the Flirtey Eagle, which is designed to deliver packages to customers’ homes in less than ten minutes. […]

DHL unveils robotic tech as part of Chicago innovation center launch [VIDEO]

Today marked the grand opening of DHL’s 28,000-square-foot Americas innovation center in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. The center will benefit from its proximity to American technology start-up regions, such as Silicon Valley. The Americas center is the third in DHL’s portfolio after the initial center in Cologne, Germany, and the Asia-Pacific center in Singapore. Chicago […]

BIFA slams ‘inconsistent’ development of new UK Customs system 

Yesterday, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed its concern over the new “Customs Declaration System” (CDS) that will replace the existing “Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight” (CHIEF) system used for processing customs declarations in the United Kingdom. BIFA said it is concerned that the progress with the development of the new system has […]

Sinotrans joins WebCargo by Freightos for direct ebooking

Sinotrans Global E-commerce Logistics (Sinoair) announced with Freightos today that it is introducing direct ebooking alongside other online forwarding features using WebCargo by Freightos. According to today’s statement, Sinoair customers will now be able to pull global contract rates, access dynamic pricing information and instantly book online with more than 10 airlines currently integrated with […]

Chinese drones deliver KFC, Subway [VIDEO]

Consumers can rejoice!  With viral food crazes, like fried chicken, causing stores sold out of the product to face backlash from customers, drones may offer a viable solution to getting customers their cravings.  Chinese carrier Songba Airfreight is now offering a service utilizing drones developed by Chinese drone start-up Antwork to deliver takeout orders from restaurants, including Subway or KFC, to customers in Hangzhou. Customers […]

Not all online payment solutions are created equal

The nature of global logistics is evolving. What was once a traditional industry is quickly moving towards a digital landscape as new technologies transform processes and communications channels. The financial aspect of moving goods from A to B is no exception, with digital payment solutions changing the way transactions are made. Modern freight vendors and […]

Air France, Kuehne + Nagel complete system-to-system proof of concept 

Today, Air France-KLM and Kuehne + Nagel announced that they have jointly created a direct system-to-system connection that integrate their electronic booking processes.   In a proof of concept test completed in July, the companies enabled host-to-host connection through an application programming interface (API), which allowed for a system-based, integrated and interactive match between available capacity and demand between […]

Elroy Air’s first large VTOL cargo drone test a success [VIDEO] 

Today, Elroy Air announced the successful completion of its first full-scale system flight test of its large unmanned aerial cargo aircraft. In the test, completed at 9:14AM PST on Aug. 14, 2019, the company’s lead test pilot remotely controlled the 1215-pound prototype to reach a height of 10 feet where it hovered for 64 seconds […]

Agility Ventures invests $18m in green supply chain tech

Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Kuwait-based logistics provider Agility Logistics, has invested $18 million in technologies to make its supply chain more energy-efficient, Agility announced today. The announcement came as part of Agility’s 2019 sustainability report, in which the company affirmed its plan to cut emissions from 2016 levels by 25% by 2025. […]

ShipChain’s blockchain tracking gets a boost with ParceLive partnership

Today, blockchain logistics company ShipChain announced its new partnership with supply chain visibility platform provider ParceLive to increase transparency, efficiency and quality control across ShipChain’s global supply chains through blockchain shipment tracking.  Under the new partnership, ShipChain will integrate the ParceLive tracker into its shipping and logistics system. The ParceLive tracker include microsensors, developed by U.K.-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Hanhaa, that are inserted directly into shipments where they remain […]

UPS Flight Forward seeks FAA drone ops exemption

Under its partnership with California-based drone technology firm Matternet, UPS’ technology subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF) is seeking exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration in support of its Air Operating Certificate, according to a filing with the FAA. UPS FF is also seeking exemption from the: Special Authority for Certain Unmanned Systems (49 USC) […]
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