Amazon looks to build disruptive ‘startup cargo airline’

The story has been updated with comment from Amazon. Amazon, the e-commerce giant, appears to be planning an expansion of its already substantial air cargo operations.  According to a job posting that has since been removed but can be viewed here, the company’s Amazon Air Science and Technology team is looking to hire an applied scientist “to help scale […]

U-Freight Group launches logistics service for e-commerce startups

U-Freight Group has launched a new product to assist startups and small businesses with their logistics needs, which it calls “e+ Solutions,” mainly to address demand for trans-Pacific logistics services from smaller e-commerce players. The Hong Kong-based forwarder’s services, such as inbound management, stocking, picking and packing, and door-to-door delivery, will utilize its e-commerce fulfillment […]

Six startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s inaugural DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the new conference being launched by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in Frankfurt, Feb. 4-6,  has released the names of six innovative startups chosen to provide live demonstrations of their products and services in the first-ever DEMOvation Challenge. These aviation- and logistics-focused startups were hand selected by the editorial team at […]

Logistics startups to compete in Cargo Facts EMEA DEMOvation Challenge

Does your startup have what it takes to compete at the 2019 DEMOvation Challenge? The challenge, which will take place on Feb. 5 at the premiere Cargo Facts EMEA in Frankfurt, will offer unique demonstrations of innovative aviation and logistics technology in front of an engaged and enthusiastic audience of industry professionals. The winner of […]

DHL GF targets startups with Berlin helpdesk

With the proliferation of startups in today’s increasingly digital economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and air-forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched a Berlin helpdesk intended specifically to help its startup and entrepreneur customers. The Start-Up Helpdesk, which offers logistics and supply chain services and advice, “acts as a link between companies going global […]

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 […]

Temasek, Kuehne + Nagel to form logistics investment JV

Startups are typically known for disrupting established industries and forcing current market leaders to innovate to compete, but at least one leading forwarder said it is welcoming such disruption. Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), in partnership with Singapore investment company Temasek, is creating a joint venture (JV) company to invest in logistics start-ups. K+N and […]

Deliv expansion to nearly double its same-day delivery footprint

California-based delivery start-up Deliv announced it would expand from 19 to 33 major markets for its same-day delivery service, nearly doubling its reach across 23 states and in more than 1,400 cities. The expansion of same-day delivery services is necessary as retailers move to compete with Amazon’s Prime Now service, said Deliv CEO and founder […]

Apply today for the DEMOvation Challenge at ELEVATE 2017

As we move closer to our second annual ELEVATE Conference on innovations in the logistics industry,  Air Cargo World is pleased to announce that ELEVATE 2017 will once again feature our DEMOvation Challenge. This exclusive session allows truly innovative and cutting-edge companies an opportunity to demo in front an engaged and enthusiastic audience of leading logistics, airfreight and […]

UPS invests in reverse logistics startup Optoro as returns volume rises

The wrapping paper has been cleared away, Uncle Steve is on his seventh whisky and you are ensconced on the couch, half-buried under a pile of gifts that you’ll never use or wear. But your holiday work is still not done – it’s time for unwanted gift returns season. On Jan. 5, millions of consumers […]

RocketSpace returns for second Logistics Tech Accelerator [VIDEO]

Workers in their offices at the RocketSpace accelerator during Cohort 1. Co-working entrepreneurial tech firm RocketSpace is preparing for re-entry – back into the world of logistics, that is. And it’s currently seeking participants through the next few weeks. The San Francisco-based firm that helped several logistics startups spread their wings earlier this year said […]

IAG launches London-based ‘Hangar 51’ accelerator program [VIDEO]

For an industry that introduced autopilot more than half a century ago, some of the air cargo industry’s practices are practically anachronistic – just ask pharma shippers. That’s all changing as carriers rush to implement high-tech solutions to provide timely, controlled and transparent services that high-value goods require. Now, these carriers are taking innovation one […]

UPS, pilots ratify long-awaited labor agreement

After five years of negotiations, UPS pilots have ratified a new labor agreement that will put their wages near the top of the airline and airfreight industries. Key components of the agreement include immediate increases of 14.65 percent and a signing bonus in place of retroactive pay to the tune of US$60,000 for captains, and […]

UPS dips toes into same-day delivery with Deliv investment

Possibly hearing footsteps from its rivals in the e-commerce logistics businesses, such as Amazon, United Parcel Service (UPS) has invested US$28 million in a new startup company called Deliv Inc., which specializes in performing same-day parcel delivery. The investment was made via the integrator’s UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, its Atlanta-based corporate venture arm. “We don’t […]
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