CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 14, 2018

DB Schenker launches spare-parts logistics platform online

German-based logistics company DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, “Logistics Orchestrator,” which is designed to centralize and optimize global supply chains for spare parts logistics. A continuation of DB Schenker’s recent focus on technologically integrating operations, the Logistics Orchestrator enables customers to centrally manage all spares orders within a global distribution network, for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 13, 2018

BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

DHL eCommerce enabling next-day B2C food deliveries in Thailand

DHL eCommerce and Thai egg producer Kasemchaifood have partnered to deliver farm-fresh eggs sold through online channels directly to consumers, within 24 hours. Before taking to the internet, Kasemchaifood relied primarily on a wholesale business model with a lengthier supply chain to distribute its eggs. Under the traditional business-to-business supply chain model, it would take […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2018

Expeditors goes from strength to strength

US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors International continues to set the bar for performance in the forwarding business, reporting first-quarter 2018 net income up 45.5 percent year-over-year to $137 million as net revenue rose 20.5 percent to $637 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 32.0 percent to $193 million. All three of […]
  • David Harris
  • May 8, 2018

DSV wraps up record 2017, confirms M&A plans

Last year’s capacity crunch in airfreight pushed fourth-quarter operating profits for Denmark-based transport and logistics company DSV up by 28.7 percent, year-over-year, to US$196 million, rounding out the full-year’s group operating profits, before special items, to $801 million, up 42.5 percent, y-o-y. While business certainly picked up last year – growth in airfreight increasing 10.6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 8, 2018

Is Home Depot about to make a bid for XPO Logistics?

XPO Logistics stock shot up in the wake of reports last week that Home Depot was considering an acquisition bid for the U.S.-based logistics and transport company. With XPO already a major logistics partner for Amazon.com’s push into online furniture sales and delivery, a Home Depot acquisition could have wide ranging e-commerce implications, including keeping […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2017

3PL revenues on track to hit $1.1 trillion by 2022

A report released by Armstrong & Associates shows e-commerce and outsourcing fueling demand for third-party logistics (3PL) services, driving 3PL revenues to over US$1.1 Trillion by 2022. In 2016, the global 3PL market reached $802 billion. Armstrong & Associates research found that global logistics costs were $8.2 trillion in 2016, with the firm predicting that […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2017

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 29, 2017

E-commerce drives US$180 million investment in UPS Arizona facility

The UPS response to the e-commerce revolution seems to be pouring money into the U.S. logistics sector, this time with a new package processing hub in Goodyear, Ariz. UPS is already offering Saturday ground delivery and pickup service, which began last month in Mesa, Ariz., and plans to expand the service to Phoenix on June […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 2, 2017

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

Increased volumes and turnover failed to offset currency depreciation, undercutting a strong showing at Kuehne + Nagel Group and ultimately pushing EBITDA and earnings growth into the red. For the first three months of 2017, K+N’s EBITDA was US$257 million, just shy of the previous year’s numbers, while earnings also fell by approximately $4 million […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 20, 2017

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

If Amazon’s latest clothing manufacturing plans become a reality, air cargo companies stand to lose billions in revenues. Yesterday, the e-commerce giant was awarded a patent for a localized manufacturing setup that eliminates much of the traditional supply chain, bringing manufacturing closer to consumers than ever before. That said, it’s still not clear how far […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 19, 2017

Hyperloop pioneer TU Delft teams with DHL for competition [VIDEO]

Amsterdam to Paris in 30 minutes. That’s the seemingly impossible goal of the “Delft Hyperloop,” a pod-like capsule developed by TU Delft for the rapid transportation of people and goods through tubes (yes, really). The apparatus that might make such a trip possible arrived in California aboard a DHL freighter yesterday to prove it. In […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2016

DHL scans ‘Trends Radar’ report for logistics advancements

Do “self-learning machines” and “bionic enhancements” fill you with wonder about the future of logistics or just cause anxiety headaches? Fortunately, we’ll all have several more years to decide how we feel about these technologies and others listed in DHL’s third annual “Logistics Trend Radar” report. The sentient machines and bionics, DHL said will take […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 25, 2016
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