Lӧdige Industries automates ULD transportation

German company Lӧdige Industries, which provides solutions to optimize, automate and manage logistics operations, announced the introduction of a new automated guided vehicle (AGV) for transportation of airfreight and ULDs. The computer-controlled, wheeled AGV features 5-foot and 10-foot models for different ULD sizes, and the larger model is capable of lifting and transferring palletized cargo, […]

Amazon adds new robots to its Denver fulfillment center [VIDEO]

Amazon has long been an industry leader in implementing robotics into its sortation centers, and recently, the e-tailer has added two new robot models, Xanthus and Pegasus, which it showed off at its re:MARS conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to an Amazon blog post, the two-foot-tall, three-foot-wide Pegasus robots help in the […]

The Silicon Solution? How robots are reinventing the cargo warehouse

At first sight, the machines are not much to look at – hardly like classic robots at all. They’re colorful and sleek, but they look more like expensive suitcases lying on their sides than the most cutting-edge examples of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the logistics field. But once these little rectangles start moving by the […]

Tech, trade, talent, transportation to dominate 2019, says DHL’s Sureddin

Toward the end of 2018, DHL Supply Chain said it was going to invest US$300 million into the acceleration of the development of cutting-edge technologies, such as robotics, at the majority of its North American facilities. Some of the technologies discussed include blockchain and the platooning of vehicles, among many others, but the integrator also […]

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 […]

XPO Logistics, Nestlé to build ‘digital warehouse’ in the U.K.

XPO Logistics is partnering with food and drink company Nestlé to create a 638,000-square-foot distribution center in Leicestershire, U.K. The warehouse, scheduled for completion in 2020, is being billed as a “digital warehouse of the future,” and will serve as a testing environment for new XPO technology before it is released globally. The facility will […]

Tompkins International releases ‘t-Sort’ robot fulfillment technology

North Carolina-based Tompkins Robotics released a new automated sorting system, t-Sort, calling it the first portable automated sortation system of its kind. The technology, which the company developed in partnership with robotics company SI Systems, replaces the need for human “pick labor” in the order-fulfillment sector, enabling it to compete with products like Amazon’s uni-channel […]

DHL asks, is your business falling behind in supply chain digitalization?

It’s not just a catchy headline any longer: your business is missing out – or even falling behind – and DHL has the data to prove it! According to the integrator’s polling, 95 percent of companies are not capturing the “full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains.” “This is a transformative juncture for […]

DHL ‘Innovation Day’ winners introduce new logistics tech

At Deutsche Post-DHL’s 2017 “Innovation Day” at its Bonn, Germany, Innovation Center, the winners of a series of technology “challenges” introduced new products, including autonomous warehouse robots, an online platform for package drop-offs and an internet of things (IoT) approach to online shopping, among other new logistics offerings. As the winner of the Robotics Challenge, […]

Qatar Cargo U.S. freighter connectivity grows to 13 with Pittsburgh stop

A Qatar Airways Cargo 777 freighter touched town at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) yesterday, kicking off the first scheduled freighter route through the airport. The twice-weekly scheduled freighter service takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia, before arriving in Pittsburgh. “This global air freight connectivity positions Pittsburgh […]

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

DHL and Wärtsilä, a Finnish manufacturer of power sources and other equipment, completed joint testing of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics at one of Wärtsilä’s warehouses in Kampen, the Netherlands. The trial found that robots travelled more than 30 kilometers per day, contributed to productivity, and made for a safer overall work environment by taking […]

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

The 10 startup companies taking part in the second Logistics Tech Accelerator Program, hosted by Kaleido Logistics and the RocketSpace co-working firm, took part in the project’s Demonstration Day yesterday, showcasing the work they have done building their logistics-related business over the last several months. Also known as “Cohort II,” the companies include Equivvy, IAM […]

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 […]
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