Semi-automated Sorting System

Material Handling and Logistics

Panasonic has introduced Visual Sort Assist (VSA), which combines scanning technology and projection to speed up the process of sorting parcels on a conveyor belt

UPS opens $100 million sorting hub outside Paris

DC Velocity

Largest investment ever in the country. Transportation

Yodel automates ‘uglies’ sorting at Wednesbury

247 Customs Broker

The £1 million system has been installed at the Wednesbury sort centre replacing two manual sorting carousels. It is capable of processing up to 2,500 metre-long items per hour and will greatly enhance the speed and efficiency of the out of gauge parcel sorting process. [og_img].

Plenty to sort through regarding the future fate of NAFTA

Logistics Management

For more than a while now, there has been a general sense of confusion, when it comes to the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There are many reasons for that premise, to be sure. At the top of that list, of course, is that President Donald Trump has made it very clear he is not a NAFTA supporter, at times often suggesting it could, or should, go away, and at other times saying he may be with OK with some changes.

Amazon deploys 'Pegasus' robots in sortation centers to reduce miss sorts

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Dive Brief: Amazon Robotics, already a staple of the company’s fulfillment center operation, has now moved into its sortation centers for the first time, the… The post Amazon deploys 'Pegasus' robots in sortation centers to reduce miss sorts appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

UPS opens £120m package sorting and delivery facility in London, UK

247 Customs Broker

UPS, a provider of supply chain solutions, has opened a new £120m package sorting and delivery facility in London, UK. Image: UPS has opened a new package sorting and delivery facility in London. LBR Staff Writer. Published 15 May 2018.

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Packages start with UPS or FedEx and end up at a USPS sorting facility for final delivery by letter carriers on their regular routes. By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money.

In six months, a 3x faster cog in Walmart distribution machine

Fleet Owner

New consolidation center to automate sorting LTL freight to truckload, revising what's now a manual process and allowing greater agility at a big step in the retail giant's supply chain model

Cross-Belt Sorter

Material Handling and Logistics

BEUMER Group has introduced the BG Sorter, a high-performance sorter available for sorting any kind of items, such as parcels or bagged goods

Meet Volvo's 'radically different' electric self-driving tractor system, Vera

Fleet Owner

Volvo Trucks has unveiled an all-electric, fully autonomous tractor of sorts designed for specific applications to help address freight and driver challenges.

When it comes to technology identify, evaluate

Fleet Owner

This is a very exciting time for the trucking industry with all sorts of new technology coming into the market and being developed almost on a daily basis.

'19 F-150 Raptor can tell when truck is mid-air, manage throttle off-road

Fleet Owner

Ford is upgrading its F-150 Raptor for 2019 with new continuously-adjusting suspension technology and a sort of low-speed "cruise control" that manages difficult off-road terrain while the driver only has to steer.

Not one IoTa—but many BACK from the EDGE

Fleet Owner

I’ve watched him learn to identify faces and all sorts of objects using his vision. I’m amazed at what I am learning about business and transportation by observing my 14-month-old grandson. He is learning to respond to sounds from his name, to Alexa

A short trade cycle to a 2020 Peterbilt 389, custom touches shown out at MATS

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Step deck-toting independent owner-operator Tad Schultz of Peosta, Iowa, has moved in recent years to a pretty quick “trade cycle” of sorts in his one-truck… The post A short trade cycle to a 2020 Peterbilt 389, custom touches shown out at MATS appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

VanRiet Sorter Plays Key Role at DHL Austria Parcel Centre

Logistics Business Magazine

This system sorts the shipments that leave the parcel centre via three different modes of transport: by truck, by courier and by airplane. For this reason, the sorting technology in the HC Sorter had to be fully geared towards avoiding errors.

Italian Automator OCM Delivers New Facility to DHL Express Bulgaria

Logistics Business Magazine

Together with the automated sort machine, capable of handling volumes as per business needs, OCM provided the express courier with the intelligent software, to manage all processes. Italian material handling specialist OCM has delivered a new automated facility to DHL Express Bulgaria.

UPS ‘supersizes’ Kentucky package hub

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Transportation May 17, 2019 UPS triples the size of its Louisville Centennial operations, nearly doubling sorting capacity and speeding same-day delivery capabilities. By DC Velocity… The post UPS ‘supersizes’ Kentucky package hub appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

UPS ‘supersizes’ Kentucky package hub – DC Velocity

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Transportation May 17, 2019 UPS triples the size of its Louisville Centennial operations, nearly doubling sorting capacity and speeding same-day delivery capabilities. By DC Velocity… The post UPS ‘supersizes’ Kentucky package hub – DC Velocity appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Efficient Crossbelt Sorters

Logistics Business Magazine

The fully automated, high-performance sorting system will be installed in the existing system infrastructure of a Swiss reference customer. This particularly applies to processing and sorting the rapidly increasing numbers of smaller parcels with different packaging, sizes and weights.

Integrating Robotic Technology in Your Organization

LandLink

Walmart has two types of robots supporting inventory management, including shelf scanners and fast unloaders, machines which automatically scan and sort items unloaded from trucks based on priority and department. Robotic applications in the manufacturing process is nothing new but until recently has been limited to simple repetitive processes. The implementation of more sophisticated robotic applications is well on its way in many commercial and retail environments.

Amazon Air takes off for Miami with Atlas, despite concerns over pilot numbers

The LoadStar

Amazon has a facility to sort packages at Miami and four warehouses in Miami-Dade County within 12 miles of the airport. Amazon Air has started a double daily freighter flight to Miami, operated by Atlas Air, despite concern about pilot numbers.

Zim sails into calmer waters as it reports a return to profit in the first quarter

The LoadStar

Last year, the carrier failed to turn its four-year-high in revenue into any sort of profit, posting a $119.9m Zim today reported 6% year-on-year growth in Q1 revenue and a near doubling in adjusted profits, indicating it may have turned a corner after a disappointing 2018.

Pouch Sorter Claims Faster Handling of Flat-Packed Items

Logistics Business Magazine

Efficient buffering and sorting solutions for single parts can be implemented. This conveyor concept for single parts is used for the transport as well as for the buffering and sorting of hanging garments.

VanRiet to Release Updated Shoe Sorter for US Market at ProMat

Logistics Business Magazine

Thanks to a very smooth sorting process, fragile products can also be sorted. Product can be sorted at a speed up to 3m per second. The HC Sorter can not only sort very small and thin products, such as mobile phones or polybags, but also large packages weighing up to 50 kg.

Efficient Crossbelt Sorters

247 Customs Broker

The fully automated, high-performance sorting system will be installed in the existing system infrastructure of a Swiss reference customer. 4th April 2019 Interroll received a large follow-up order from Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) for the delivery of five crossbelt sorters. The increasing demand in e-commerce is driving a steady […]. The post Efficient Crossbelt Sorters appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Digital Container Shipping Association: A New Standard for Ocean Shipping in the Digital Age

More Than Shipping

One of the ways DCSA is trying to create value quickly and sort out some of the biggest pain-points in the industry is to first focus on projects that place value on digital standardization to create a much-needed common foundation for technical interfaces and data.

Kontainers offers smaller forwarders the chance to compete online

The LoadStar

It draws on the same sort of web development technology that site builder Wix has used. UK digital ocean freight start-up Kontainers plans to make further inroads into the freight forwarding community this year with a new product designed to appeal to small-to-medium freight forwarders (SMEs).

Checkweigher Scales – What You Need to Know

Quality Scales Unlimited

If the process is automated in a production line, the checkweigher can verify whether or not the item is the correct weight and sort it accordingly. Image credit: Rice Lake. Every industry needs to ensure that they are sending out quality products.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

High-speed sorting equipment. For the dark warehouse to function, a high-speed sorting system would operate independent of human input and move products and freight throughout the warehouse. Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high.

Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

Customers are relying on better and faster deliveries for all sort of goods and services. 2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. But this evolution in the supply chain, and for last-mile fulfillment, in particular, doesn’t end with retail. From restaurant chains to supermarkets to pharmacies to service providers, the world of logistics is experiencing unprecedented change.

Market Insight: Toll Group CFO out – another sign of a looming takeover?

The LoadStar

All sorts of market rumours dominated my daily conversations this week when it came to Australia’s Toll Group – but let’s cut to the chase, and whether you like it or not, this might be the next multi-billion opportunistic deal in the global logistics arena.

El Niño Phenomenon Triggers Weight Restriction for Vessels Transiting through the Panama Canal

ShipLilly

What sort of changes are problematic? Importers along the East Coast have many annual requirements and concerns, one of which is keeping a lookout for changes along the Panama Canal. Weight restrictions primarily.

Toyota supply chain is the idol

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The internal conveyance of parts and containers falls under Manufacturing, Parts ordering, production planning and the management of separation centres – which sort inbound material by dock or assembly lines, and subsequently sort empty containers for return legs– are functions of Production Control.

Leipzig – the new capital of European logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The sorting line is controlled by a superhuman mind – a computer system with its own DHL software. Overhead, the snake of the sorting line creeps along. Sorting conveyor. Every time I make orders from Ukraine or Germany, all my parcels pass through DHL Leipzig hub.

Workers in Logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Preparation of the purchase order, parcel and package sorting, packaging are the one fled by employees. Employees in a “C Discount” warehouse in France, december 2012. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP.