Blockchain pilot program mitigates risk of data loss from cyberattacks

This summer’s cyberattacks wrought havoc across maritime supply chains as malware destroyed or corrupted critical data that underpins global shipping operations. However, a successful pilot program by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) has proven that blockchain technology can offset security risks and prevent future disruption. “A blockchain-enabled supply chain is highly resilient to […]

Real-life Tetris: Computer game tech shakes up DHL’s logistics ops

Anyone who has loaded a truck knows that the process is basically an analog version of Tetris, and with more sweating and swearing. But 33 years after Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov released the tile-matching puzzle video game, the two have finally become twain, thanks to some innovative thinking on the part of DHL and […]

Envirotainer adds RAP e2 stations in Italy, Puerto Rico

Growing pharmaceutical transport demand has spurred recent temperature-controlled shipment expansions through the logistics industry, and Envirotainer is moving to keep up. The company, which provides specialized cold-chain containers for transport of pharma products, announced the addition of new RAP e2 active container stations at airports in Italy and Puerto Rico. The new Italy station will […]

‘Must pass’ FAA reauthorization bill opens doors for commercial drones

Pretty soon, it might be time to start taking drone delivery seriously – at least in the United States. The bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2017 now requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish a delivery air carrier certificate that would allow for package deliveries by drones. Considered a “must pass” […]

DHL eCommerce integrates FarEye’s software into services platform

To help improve the visibility of shipments, logistics management company FarEye has signed on with DHL eCommerce to provide shippers and customers with real-time alerts and analytics tools. FarEye’s platform integrates with the DHL’s existing systems, giving DHL eCommerce the flexibility to scale up or down, depending on the demand levels. Charles Brewer, CEO of […]

ELEVATE panelist Dan Acosta on turning big data into intelligence [VIDEO]

Keeping pace with the digital transformation of logistics can be a challenge. Your clients want flexibility at lower costs and with more visibility, but innovation is risky and deploying new technology requires foresight. The second annual ELEVATE conference in Miami empowers you to make those decisions by consolidating the most innovative companies in the market, such […]

Qatar Cargo to offer DoKaSch Opticooler containers for pharma

Qatar Airways Cargo customers will soon be able to transport temperature-sensitive and climate-controlled shipments in DoKaSch Temperature Solutions containers. As per the terms of the agreement, customers will be able to lease DoKaSch’s RKN and RAP Opticooler containers from Qatar Airways Cargo’s stations around the world. Qatar Airways’ chief cargo officer, Ulrich Ogiermann, explained that […]

DHL breaks ground in Bochum, cuts ribbon in Dallas

Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing in local parcel centers to support its e-commerce and international shipping operations. As part of that strategy, DHL Parcel broke ground today on 40,000-square-meter “mega parcel” center in Bochum, Germany, just days after DHL Express opened a shipping facility near Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 15. “Our network – with […]

Drone no match for these ‘flying tigers’ [VIDEO]

We’ve all heard of the legendary Flying Tiger Line cargo carrier. We don’t think they ever experimented with drone aircraft, but if this video of actual Siberian Tigers having a close encounter with a UAV is any indication, we’re putting our money on the big cats. As we head into the weekend, please enjoy this […]

‘Lean’ freight startup Gurucargo aims to eliminate middleman from forwarding

An online freight platform from Uruguay is launching its “lean forwarding” model in the United States next month, and going after legacy forwarders’ market share by connecting carriers with importers and exporters. “We’re saving our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Gurucargo’s co-founder Andres Israel, adding that their model cuts shipping costs by up […]

Emirates launches new ‘White Cover’ cold-chain thermal shield

What do you do when you want to keep ULDs cold in the desert heat? Paint them white. That’s part of the reasoning behind DuPont’s new “White Cover Xtreme” thermal shield released this week by Emirates SkyCargo. The Xtreme thermal shield, the newest version of the “White Cover” line the partnership launched in April 2016, […]

eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, was that e-AWB implementation is no […]

Hactl implements V.R. training for cargo handling

Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) launched a virtual reality (V.R.) training program, called COSAC-VR, to provide new staff with a virtual experience in ramp handling before they are introduced to the real-life, fast-paced operations. “In the past, newly-recruited ground service staff had to undergo extensive classroom training before experiencing the real-life […]

UK traders say blockchain can ameliorate impending customs congestion

David Davis, who holds the title of Brexit Secretary, said today that a new customs system will be in place by 2019. UK traders have pointed out that blockchain could automate and systematize the administrative burdens of customs oversite generated by the impending customs regime. Adoption of blockchain technology in the logistics industry has been […]