InBin is latest delivery security product designed to deter ‘porch pirates’ [VIDEO]

This year, it wasn’t just the Grinch, and it wasn’t just Whoville. Across America, Christmas gifts were plundered from the front porches of millions of e-commerce customers, adding up to millions of dollars in theft. A survey by a California-based home security company, called Ring, found nearly 20 percent of homes reported stolen packages in […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 28, 2017

Massive Stratolaunch aircraft successfully tests engines [VIDEO]

About five months ago, we introduced you to the Stratolaunch, one of the most unusual aircraft we’ve seen in our 75 years of publishing. Built to carry another smaller vehicle designed to launch satellites into low-Earth orbit from high altitudes, the Stratolaunch was made by Stratolaunch Systems Corp., an aerospace firm created by Microsoft co-founder Paul […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 21, 2017

Alibaba pumps billions more dollars into China’s brick-and-mortar market [VIDEO]

Is Alibaba taking a page out of Amazon.com’s playbook? Alibaba Group announced this morning that it will acquire a 36.2 percent stake in Chinese supermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group for US$2.88 billion, an investment that “further underscores its commitment to ‘new retail,’” according to a company statement. The investment gives Alibaba a strategic foothold […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 20, 2017

JD.com developing heavy-load, fixed-wing drones [VIDEO]

BEIJING – At 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, a promoter in a rural village on the outskirts of Suqian, in China’s Jiangsu Province, phoned another villager to let him know his JD.com package had arrived. The order, placed just before midnight on the night before, was delivered via one of JD’s own-developed Y3 multi-rotor drones. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 14, 2017

Air New Zealand tracking technology delivers worldwide visibility [VIDEO]

New Zealand’s national carrier is installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices (ULDs), as well as more than 100 readers at 29 airports for which it provides cargo services around the world. The technology is provided by Core Transport Technologies, which installs its low-energy Bluetooth devices into […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

Latest FedEx acquisition part of ongoing bid for e-commerce market [VIDEO]

FedEx has acquired Northwest Research, along with the latter’s capabilities to “resolve at-risk shipments” that the integrator hopes will improve its customer experience. Based out of Salt Lake City, Northwest Research is an inventory research and management company, and the latest in a string of FedEx acquisitions that bolster its e-commerce logistics capabilities. With Amazon.com […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J freighter completes first test flight [VIDEO]

Lockheed Martin announced the first flight of the production model of its LM-100J commercial freighter, which took place on Oct. 11, putting the civilian iteration of the legendary C-130J military transport aircraft one step closer to commercial cargo service. The aircraft has since entered FAA type-design update tests. Lockheed anticipates the freighter operating in “austere […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2017

Alaska ‘combi’ aircraft goes into retirement [VIDEO]

Marking the end of an era at Alaska Airlines, the last of the carrier’s 737-400 combi fleet is scheduled for official retirement tomorrow. The five combi aircraft will be replaced by three converted 737-700 freighters, the first of which began commercial service last month. Alaska expects the combis will undergo conversion to full freighter configuration […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 17, 2017

Cargo loader sparks blaze at HKIA [VIDEO]

During loading of American Airlines flight 192 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today, an external piece of loading equipment next to the aircraft caught fire, which spread to a pallet that contained non-hazardous goods. One ground worker sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no passengers or crew members were onboard the 777-300ER. In videos taken […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

CFS: FedEx e-commerce services form bulwark against Amazon’s market hegemony [VIDEO]

MIAMI — With FedEx’s chief of marketing and communications officer Rajesh Subramaniam on stage here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, the audience had the opportunity to catch up on developments at the rapidly growing integrator. Subramaniam talked about everything from the company’s active role in the national discourse surrounding free trade, to the implications […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

Qatar Airways chief picks up 747-8F, hints at possibility of more to come [VIDEO]

Yesterday morning, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker was on site at Boeing’s Everett, U.S., delivery center to take delivery of the carrier’s first of two announced 747-8 freighters. During a question and answer session there, Al Baker said Qatar Airways would increase its 777-200LRF orders to seven total – an update to the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 26, 2017

At Emirates, SkyCargo is a ‘way of life’ [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — Emirates SkyCargo rode Dubai’s ascent as an economic powerhouse, consistently racking up double-digit growth in volume, and, over time, redirecting airfreight flows to make its dual hubs — Dubai World Central (DWC) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) — requisite links i global supply chains. In 2017, the second-largest cargo carrier by volume, Emirates […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 25, 2017
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