Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]

E-commerce is taking over the retail world, UPS says

Today UPS published its annual “Global Pulse of the Online Shopper” study that shows consumer behavior in the realm of e-commerce is shifting. The study, which surveyed consumers from the United States, Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, suggested that consumers from all over the world are purchasing from sellers outside of their residing countries […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

GEODIS, Delta Drone plan to roll out warehouse drone system this year

Today, the logistics industry is a step closer to fulfilling warehouse optimization fanatics’ fantasies. Logistics company GEODIS and French unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) maker Delta Drone have released a new timeline for their UAV system, which replaces the need for human labor in the inventory-warehouse setting. The partnering companies are now entering the industrial production […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

B&H signs contract with JetStar Asia Airlines

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide continues its foray into the Asian market, last week signing a new contract with Singapore-based airline JetStar Asia – an expansion of the companies’ eight-year relationship. In the new agreement, B&H will provide its aerospace-handling services to JetStar Asia’s presence in the Singapore Free Trade Zone (FTZ) from its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

Registration now open for Cargo Facts Symposium in San Diego

The wait is finally over!  Registration for the 24th annual Cargo Facts Symposium, to be held Oct.10-12 at its new location, in the Omni San Diego, is now open. Run by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, the Symposium is the premier aviation event of the year. Continuing the success of previous years, the 2018 conference will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2018

Militzer & Münch launches Germany-to-China LCL rail service

Switzerland-based international transport and logistics firm Militzer & Münch (M&M) is the latest firm to add rail capacity between Europe and China with the addition of groupage transports of less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments. The service began in March between Duisburg, Germany, and Wuhan, China, in Hubei province. Several other logistics providers added LCL rail service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 10, 2018

Hermes releases updated software at Hanoi Airport

United Kingdom-based logistics company Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) released an updated version of its cargo management software, Hermes 5 (H5), which will allow for “simpler integration with new technologies,” and give handlers of sensitive cargo the ability to run the software within any private or public cloud service. The company premiered the product at Vietnamese […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 10, 2018

In Safe Hands: A behind-the-scenes look at cargo security audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor – the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. All around him, old ladies were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 9, 2018

Hong Kong heads ACI’s list of top 20 airports

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2017 was up 7.9 percent over 2016 to about 118 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 9.9 percent to about 73 million tonnes, accounting for 62 percent of the total volume. To […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 9, 2018

CEVA’s long-awaited IPO scheduled for Q2 on Swiss exchange

After months of speculation and years of rumors, the Switzerland-based 3PL CEVA Logistics said today that it is scheduling an initial public offering (IPO) during the second quarter of 2018 and hopes to raise US$1.36 billion, part of which would be used to relieve some of the company’s massive debt loads. In today’s statement, CEVA’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 9, 2018

Liège Airport to host 300 world-class horses for 20 days

Liège Airport will be host to 300 horses for the next two weeks, utilizing its horse-accommodating facility, which it calls “Horse Inn” that opened back in 2016. The horses will be staying at the Liège Airport prior to the Longines Global Champions Tour 2018 (LGCT), an international show-jumping competition in Miami, in which 30 of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 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

Van de Weg rejoins Volga-Dnepr Group saying he ‘missed the action’

Today, Robert van de Weg has returned to Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group to fulfill the role of vice president of sales and marketing, where he will oversee the development of AirBridge Cargo, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines’ positioning within the cargo market. Van de Weg worked at the company for about three years, leaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

Bolloré Logistics opens warehouse in Miami-area FTZ

Yesterday, French 3PL Bolloré Logistics opened a new 70,000-square-meter facility in the Miami-Dade County foreign trade zone (FTZ). The new operation will consolidate its existing freight forwarding and contract logistics services into one site. The new location will address demand for cargo-warehousing services from its clients in cosmetics, aerospace and general retail moving through Miami […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018
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