DHL expands last-mile e-commerce network to Bangkok

Today, DHL released plans to expand its urban last-mile delivery service, “DHL Parcel Metro,” beyond the U.S., to now include the greater Bangkok area. The company’s e-commerce division launched the Parcel Metro program in March, offering shippers same-day or one-day delivery for parcels up to 20 kilograms in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles – […]

Blockchain-based app can hold supply chain partners accountable for container damage

Logistics services provider TCompanies’ newest venture, Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt (PEIR), is an app for logistics companies that aims to digitalize the process of recording damage to containers and trailers. The PEIR app’s interface allows those handling freight at transition points in the supply chain to snap photos of the state of the container or […]

Logistics startup Shyp shuts down, citing expansion problems

With so much excitement in the rapidly innovating logistics sector, not every startup that emerges can ultimately meet the sector’s challenges. Most recently, Kevin Gibbon, CEO of ship-on-demand start-up Shyp, announced last week that the company had ended operations. Launched in 2014 in San Francisco, Shyp attracted substantial investor interest, to the tune of US$62.1 […]

Jettainer launches Android app for ULD management

For those who need to keep tabs on the status of their unit load devices (ULDs) from virtually anywhere, Jettainer has publicly launched its “JettApp” application for smartphones. An Android version is currently available, and an iOS version is “being planned,” the ULD management company said. The application helps logistics companies manage the pallets and […]