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

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

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

B&H Worldwide opens new Singapore FSL for FL Technics

Responding to increasing demand for inventory in Asia, aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide is opening a new forward stocking location (FSL) on behalf of FL Technics at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). B&H has built up its Singapore location as a strategic hub for its Asian operations. The B&H location, within SIN’s Airport Logistics Park of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Freight management app ‘Kangaruu’ launches service

Another freight management startup, called Kangaruu, has entered the digitalization landscape, releasing its logistics management platform for shippers and brokers in the trucking industry. This year, we’ve seen airlines, logistics companies and tech start-ups try their hand at creating digital platforms through which industry members can communicate, with the goal of reducing or eliminating the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 19, 2018

Alaska Air Cargo looks to reduce wait times with self-service delivery kiosks

Alaska Air Cargo has quietly been testing app-based tablets at its Seattle cargo hub that allow customers to print cargo receipts, and head straight to the warehouse for cargo retrieval, without the need to wait in line. Reminiscent of a self-service passenger kiosk that retrieves a boarding pass with an alpha-numeric record locator, Alaska’s cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 15, 2018

Logistics tech provider project44 hits US$48 million in funding

Logistics software provider project44 raised an additional US$35 million in funding to bring its total funding to $48 million. The company will use the funds to expand into ocean shipping and international markets. The goal of project44 is “to power true supply chain visibility, and in turn deliver a faster and more reliable global shipping […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 19, 2018

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 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2018

WCA eCommerce logistics network surpasses 100 members

After launching a dedicated e-commerce logistics network in mid-October, WCA Ltd. has seen more than 100 logistics companies apply for membership. Called WCA eCommerce, the new network allows member companies to trade directly with each other, to build volumes and to strengthen business ties. In its final form, the network will provide a platform for […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 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

Hughes calls for cooperation across supply chain

MIAMI – IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, said the logistics business is not keeping up with technology – a sentiment that’s been expressed before, but one he said cannot be emphasized enough. Hughes, who addressed attendees at today’s ACMG Workshop, which is part of the Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS) 2015, also called for […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 2015

Menen Praises CNS, Scolds Industry for Inertia

ORLANDO – Former Emirates SkyCargo head Ram Menen, even in retirement, proved that he can still captivate an air cargo audience during his keynote address yesterday for the Opening Session of the CNS Partnership Conference. His message was warmly received, but his message was mostly an admonishment as he scolded the industry for its painfully […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2015

The question of social media and air cargo

The passenger side of aviation is well-known for its social media campaigns, rallying followers to share vacation photos in exchange for tickets and communicating with the public during crises. But the cargo side still has a ways to go. It remains unclear how many companies dealing in airfreight use social media, what people in the […]
  • June 2, 2014
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