Oman Air Cargo digitalizes communications with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo is the latest carrier to jump onboard the digitalization train by offering its customers electronic access to its capacity via Traxon cargoHUB, a digital messaging platform for carriers and forwarders from U.S.-based IT firm CHAMP. The platform is compatible with IATA’s electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative, called e-Freight, which aims to replace […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 10, 2019

JD Logistics uses robots for last-mile delivery in new smart service centers [VIDEO]

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is forwarding an artificial intelligence (A.I.)-enabled future in logistics the launch of two “smart” delivery stations in Changsha and Hohhot, which utilize robots and facial recognition software – and cuteness, let’s admit – to complete last-mile deliveries. The golf cart-sized autonomous vehicles, complete with a front screen display that suggests cartoon […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

ABC expands its track-and-trace offerings with Unilode

Specialty cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary airline of the Volga-Dnepr Group, is investing further in its track-and-trace offerings with the extension of its longtime cooperation with Swiss unit load device (ULD) supplier Unilode, in which ABC is upgrading its Bluetooth tracking devices for ULDs, pallets and containers. The transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018

Agility Logistics to invest $100 million in digital logistics platform Shipa.com

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics is committing to the digitalization of its services in the form of a $100 million investment toward the expansion of “Shipa.com” – an online platform  that integrates Agility’s global network, and infrastructure. The new investment will add service lines to Shipa Freight, which Agility launched  in April to provide customers with options […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 10, 2018

K+N launches self-service app, myKN

Today, Swiss forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel made another step toward airfreight digitalization with the launch of “myKN,” a platform that will allow its customers of all its sectors – air, sea and overland – to access K+N’s services digitally. The self-serve customer interface is organized into four main portals: explore, quote, book and track. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 29, 2018

Panalpina invests in digitalization via Honeywell partnership

Swiss forwarding giant Panalpina is investing in the digitalization of its supply chain in an agreement with U.S.-based technology company Honeywell, which will design and implement software and hardware modules for Panalpina’s logistics network. Panalpina said the "recent" application of Honeywell‘s “internet of things” (IoT) platform, Mobility Edge, and accompanying Vocollect Voice technology in two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 28, 2018

Hellmann Logistics launches track-and-trace service

Germany-based 3PL Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has launched its track-and-trace service this week, called “Smart Visibility,” which gives customers web-based, real-time access to a spread of shipment data, including temperature, humidity, vibration, light, door openings and deviations to time scheduling. Hellmann has been working with London-based internet of things (IoT) company Hanhaa throughout 2018 to incorporate […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo digitalizes mail system

This week, Qatar Airways Cargo joined the ranks of logistics industry members investing in the digitalization of processes, rolling out its paper-free mail management system service at more than 50 stations throughout its network. The carrier contracted the services of Canadian logistics software-as-a-service company, Descartes, which works with air and ground carriers to replace paper-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

Cainiao prepares for global 11.11 event with charter flights, new technology

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

French retailer to launch food blockchain

The multinational France-based supermarket chain Carrefour said it plans to launch “Europe’s first food blockchain,” in collaboration with IBM, by incorporating blockchain technology into eight of its product lines by the end of 2018, making it easier to monitor their respective supply chains. The move is an extension of Carrefour’s existing service, which allows customers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 22, 2018

DB Schenker to automate warehouses with robotics

Logistics company DB Schenker is collaborating with IAM Robotics to implement artificial intelligence-based robots into its warehouses. The German company said the A.I.-based innovation will serve as a foundational platform as it aims to optimize its international network of warehouses with such technology advances over the next five to 10 years. Technology companies like Pennsylvania-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018

Jettainer, CORE enter strategic partnership for Bluetooth-enabled ULDs

ULD management company Jettainer has entered into a strategic partnership with CORE Transport Technologies – a logistics data utilization company – to develop containers and pallets that can be tracked by Bluetooth-enabled devices. CORE Transport’s Bluetooth tags, which can be added to ULDs without any additional certifications, are automatically recognized by receptors at airports, making […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 9, 2018

XPO Logistics incorporates ‘smart robots’ into N. American, European networks

XPO Logistics is incorporating 5,000 “smart robots” – autonomous vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence (A.I.) – throughout its North American and European logistics networks in a new partnership with Singapore-based robotics manufacturer, GreyOrange Pte. Ltd. The autonomous robots are part of a modular “goods-to-person system” that includes mobile storage racks, fulfillment stations and collaboration with […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 3, 2018

Hellmann Logistics to launch track-and-trace system

Germany-based 3PL Hellmann Logistics has entered a partnership with London-based “internet of things” (IoT) company, Hanhaa, to provide real-time tracking services for its customers, encompassing its global supply chain with the tech company’s tracking product, ParceLive. Hardware installed within shipments collects data – such as location, temperature and humidity – of a package, which are […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 3, 2018
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