Mon.Dec 03, 2018

Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025

DC Velocity

Growing demand for advanced material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years. Material Handling

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator


In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Some office work will help you obtain the position and if you want to go into management, you will need a college degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator.

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DCs look to emerging technologies to cope with rising fulfillment pressures

DC Velocity

Cutting-edge tech is an increasingly common sight around the warehouse, from robots to drones to wearable devices. Technology


A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics

DC Velocity

Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says. Transportation

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Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

In today’s instant-gratification world, consumers consider “almost right” completely wrong. When customers place an order, they expect perfection.

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How to Solve the Last Mile Problem

Material Handling and Logistics

By improving performance in increasing automation, managing data and building flexibility into their networks, e-commerce companies will be able to better manage inventory and increase the efficiency of their last-mile delivery networks

FourKites opens U.K. office

DC Velocity

Chicago software firm expands supply chain visibility services across EU. Technology

Have You Upgraded Your Supply Chain Lately?

Material Handling and Logistics

The race may not always be to the swift, but it will be to the tech-savvy

New Convoy platform opens freight data to wide use

DC Velocity

Shipper 2.0 platform shares Market Outlook, Lane Network tools. Technology

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Top 3 Logistics Management Trends Taking Center Stage in 2019


Here are the top 3 things that'll stay strong in 2019, shape how logistics is handled, and business is conducted across the globe. With the best delivery route planning software, logistics management would be more streamlined than ever before.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

Short line railroad tax maintenance credit could become permanent fixture

Logistics Management

The short line railroad tax credit, known as 45G, may receive a permanent extension based on a tax package released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week. When that happens, though, remains to be seen, as a date for a vote on the bill has not been scheduled yet

ELDs and truck rentals

Fleet Owner

Here's what you need to know about ELD rules for trucks rented for eight days or less

DHL Supply Chain puts $300M towards integration of emerging technologies Into North America

Logistics Management

350 of its 430 facilities to receive a technology upgrade, the company says

Manufacturers Urge New Congress to Start with Infrastructure

Material Handling and Logistics

Association launching campaign focusing on bipartisan appeal


For Mexico's Olympic Transport, focus of driver training is on U.S. inspections

Fleet Owner

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico. Olympic Transport was the first Mexican fleet to earn certification to deliver freight directly into the United States and Canada as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pilot program. Owner and CEO Fernan

November manufacturing output is solid, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, rose 1.6% to 59.3 3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) while the index has grown for 27 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown for 115 consecutive months


Is digitisation in shipping disruption or racketeering?

The LoadStar

This piece from Splash 24/7 questions whether digitisation is disruption – or racketeering. It seems the author believes the container sector is best placed to benefit from the potential efficiency savings of digitisation, while the wider shipping sector may struggle.

Turkish Airlines Transport Missing Pieces of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic

Airfreight Logistics

Turkish Airlines flight TK6 from Chicago to Istanbul recently transported the missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic to Turkey. The mosaic dates back to the second century B.C. and was discovered among Turkey’s historical Zeugma Mosaics.

Global pressures depress trade in most sectors, but air cargo keeps its end up

The LoadStar

October proved a stronger month for air freight than September, no matter whose figures you believe. WorldACD reported that, after a decline in year-on-year volumes in September, October saw them creep up 2%, globally.

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dnata United States Investment and Expansion Continues

Airfreight Logistics

Emirati airport services provider who provide aircraft ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services, dnata recently announced the latest part in their continuing expansion in the United States.

As e-commerce sales grow, ‘free delivery’ becomes more of a myth, says DHL

The LoadStar

Ballooning urbanisation and the spread of smartphones has increased the complexity of last-mile logistics, according to a new report. Shortening the Last Mile, put together for Deutsche Post DHL by Euromonitor International, found that in the past decade, the world’s urban population grew almost 25%, while e-commerce sales soared 451%. And chief commercial officer of DHL Katja Busch said despite this massive surge in online sales, profitability for logistics operators had been hobbled.

Turkish Cargo Website Receives Major Upgrade

Airfreight Logistics

One of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines, Turkish Cargo, recently updated their corporate website to be accessible all around the world. The new interface was designed to be less complex and become more functional than previous versions.

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Shift to cargo insurance helps Macy’s roll out the carpet for a smoother supply chain

Logistics Management

For Kenneth Mink/The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy’s, the company’s exclusive lease partner and also the operator for Macy’s area rug business on, the transition from carrier liability to cargo insurance was a long time coming

Budapest Airport Double-Digit Cargo Growth Continues

Airfreight Logistics

As construction progresses on their new Cargo City development, Hungary’s main airport, Budapest Airport (BUD) has maintained their strong growth trajectory for air cargo passing through the hub.

Clark to Showcase Process Optimisation and Cost Reduction at LogiMAT

Logistics Business Magazine

Veteran forklift maker Clark Europe says it will use February’s LogiMAT opportunity to present new products for process optimisation and cost-reduction of in-company logistics processes. They will be in hall 9, booth B61.

Hactl Win Technovation Award for their Smart Cargo Locating

Airfreight Logistics

Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) were recently awarded the ’Smart Airport Technovation Award – Operational Excellence’ at the Smart Airport Technovation Awards held in Hong Kong and organized by Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

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Analysis: has DSV got a new M&A deal up its corporate sleeve?

The LoadStar

It is a race against time for DSV, so I am on M&A high alert, as usual, when the Danish freight forwarder is in the limelight – because if Switzerland’s Panalpina is the target, that could move the M&A needle in transport and logistics.

Volga Dnepr Perform Sequential Loading to Reduce Ground Handling Time by Six Hours

Airfreight Logistics

One of the world’s leading air cargo transportation companies for the movements of oversized and super heavy cargo, Volga Dnepr Airlines recently performed a unique delivery involving the sequential loading of two of their IL-76TD-90VD freighters.

Case Study: Cesab Ergonomics and Safety Perfect for UK Public Sector Firm

Logistics Business Magazine

ESPO is a local authority purchasing and distribution consortium, supplying a huge range of workplace products, from food, furniture and hardware to stationery and vehicles, to the education sector and other public and private organisations.

SEKO Logistics forms Partnership with ShipStation for e-commerce Solutions

Airfreight Logistics

US-based global transportation, logistics, freight forwarding & distribution services provider, SEKO Logistics recently announced a new partnership with one of world’s leading web-based eCommerce shipping solution companies, ShipStation.

The US and China’s trade truce statements compared

The LoadStar

Ceasefire? It seems China and the US have stepped back and are willing to negotiate, with the latter announcing a 90-day suspension to the imposition of further tariffs on Chinese goods.

Kuehne + Nagel Launches myKN

Logistics Manager

Swiss-based global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel International AG has launched myKN which provides their customers with customers a single point of access to all online services, replacing the current Control Center.

SA: U.S. crude finishes +4% on trade truce, anticipated supply cuts

The LoadStar

Seeking Alpha writes: “Oil prices soared today after the U.S. and China agreed to a 90-day truce in their trade dispute, Canada’s Alberta province ordered a production cut to ease a glut, and OPEC looks set to reduce supply: U.S. WTI settled +4% to $52.95/bbl, and Brent +3.7% to $61.69/bbl.