DHL’s ‘smart glasses’ tool to be expanded to express division

After nearly five years of pilot testing, DHL Supply Chain said it is expanding the deployment of its “smart glasses” vision picking tool across a wider range of warehouses operated by Deutsche Post DHL Group, including the hubs that serve DHL Express. With its head-up display of digital packaging information that can be seen instantly […]

Panalpina opens Prague warehouse for auto parts

After agreeing to be purchased by Danish logistics firm DSV earlier this year, Swiss forwarder Panalpina has not slowed down its own growth, in terms of warehouse space or merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Last week, Panalpina participated in an opening ceremony for its new 21,000-square-meter, 28-bay warehouse in Prague. Two-thirds of the warehouse capacity […]

TIACA, Magaya Corp. announce IT partnership

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and logistics software provider Magaya Corp. have partnered together to make Magaya software available to TIACA members. Magaya’s software offers inventory visibility, online tracking, air waybills, bill of lading templates, international shipping documentation and other features for freight forwarders, importers and exporters, and warehouse and distribution centers. The new […]

DHL’s new Gibraltar-area logistics hub to be largest in Morocco

When establishing a trade route between Africa and Europe, what better place is there than the Strait of Gibraltar? That’s the area DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) has decided to set up its new hub, along with global logistics gateway Tanger Med, on the Moroccan side of the 14-kilometer-wide strait. With the addition of the 6,000-square-foot […]

B&H inks MRO warehousing deal with Apex Aero at LHR

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide has signed a three-year warehousing deal with Apex Aero, a U.K.-based supplier of aftermarket aircraft parts. Under the deal’s terms, B&H will provide forward stocking location (FSL) services for Apex Aero at its London Heathrow (LHR) warehouse. The service will allow Apex to send Boeing and Airbus aircraft parts […]

Davies Turner doubles warehousing capacity in Scotland

Giving fodder to rumors of increased demand for logistics services in the United Kingdom in anticipation of Brexit, prominent U.K.-based forwarder Davies Turner has doubled the size of its Glasgow presence, moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility due to “a much-needed extension of our airfreight operations in Scotland.” Some U.K.-based logistics firms have already reported unseasonably […]

Six companies merge to form largest privately owned logistics firm in U.K.

This week, six United Kingdom-based logistics companies have joined up to create the largest privately owned logistics conglomerate in the country, to be called “EV Cargo.” According to Ecommerce News Europe, a Hong Kong-based private-equity investment firm EmergeVest – which has been expanding its foothold in the logistics industry -- is the force behind the […]

DSV Canada breaks ground on its largest facility ever

DSV Canada, subsidiary of Danish logistics company DSV, has broken ground on a 1.1-million-square-foot facility in Milton, Ontario, which will serve as a multi-client warehousing facility supporting its air, sea and road divisions, and will be home to its head office in Canada. The company’s managing director, Martin Roos, said, “the new facility in Milton […]

British forwarders see demand increase during usually slow time of year

The United Kingdom-based logistics community is experiencing the first subtle waves of the disruptions to the supply chain sure to come with Brexit, according to one regional forwarder Davies Turner. The company said it is experiencing an unseasonal bloat in demand for warehousing capacity for early 2019 – which is normally a slow period following […]

DB Schenker expands SE Asia presence in Malaysia

Germany-based logistics company DB Schenker has expanded its fifth Southeast-Asian logistics center in Malaysia’s Johor state, following the recent launch of two similar facilities in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The 224,000-square-foot facility, located in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Free Trade Zone, is now in operation, offering clients warehousing, temperature-controlled and ambient storage, distribution and […]

Austrian company begins construction on logistics facility in Carinthia

Today, Austrian 3PL Gebrüder Weiss has begun construction on its 9,000-square-meter logistics facility in Maria Saal – a town in Austria’s southernmost province of Carinthia – citing an increased demand for its final-mile services and need for greater warehouse capacity as catalysts for the project. The company handles air, land and seafreight – handling 320,000 […]

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 […]

Fraport to build Swissport warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South by 2020

Today, Fraport Group and Swissport signed an agreement for Fraport to develop a 16,900-square-meter, custom-built warehouse in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the global ground handling company. The project, Fraport said, has a budget that will run into the “double-digit” millions of euros. Senior vice president of real estate at Fraport AG, Christian […]

Logistics firm Aeronet opens new facility at EWR

Logistics services company Aeronet Worldwide opened a new station at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The station will serve as a gateway and warehousing facility for domestic and international ocean freight, airfreight, and ground transport, offering expedited services, “specialized White Glove services,” and will serve as a venue for industry trades shows. In recent years, the […]
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