Tue.Sep 25, 2018

How Drone Delivery Could Change the Shipping Industry

PLS Logistics

Whether it is GPS tracking, mobile apps or autonomous trucks, technology is making an impact on the way we ship. There are constantly new technological developments being made that are changing the shipping industry every day.

Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.

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After Brake Safety Week: Keeping those truck brakes safe

Fleet Owner

Tips for drivers and fleet managers provided as 2019 approaches

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5 Ways 3PL Sales Has Changed and What You Can Do About It with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm who, in addition to being a good friend of Joe’s, is an executive coach who often works with people in the logistics field.

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BlueGrace CEO Bobby Harris Named One of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace CEO Bobby Harris Named One of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders.

Edge wrapping

DC Velocity

Orbis has added edge wrapping to its ORBIShield capabilities. The company says this technology provides custom-designed protective dunnage. Material Handling

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Wood-fiber packaging material

DC Velocity

BillerudKorsnäs White packaging material is designed to help companies achieve greater visual and tactile appeal while using less packaging material. Material Handling

Trucking Organization Hails Hair Resting Requirement for Opioid Use

Material Handling and Logistics

"Our fleets need to depend on – and need the government to recognize – the most accurate, reliable and failsafe drug testing methods available,” said American Trucking Associations

Infor to offer Coleman AI platform through Amazon Alexa

DC Velocity

Digital Assistant product supports conversational interface to offer insights, automate tasks, firm says. Technology

Damco’s supply chain services under Maersk banner will be tracked closely by shippers

Logistics Management

When Damco’s Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product are finally integrated On January 1st, 2019, A.P. Moller - Maersk hopes that shippers will have “fewer touchpoints” and more comprehensive offerings

Infor unveils AI-based supply chain visibility platform

DC Velocity

Control Center product combines GT Nexus trade data with Coleman artificial intelligence platform to generate "self-orchestrated" decisions. Technology

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National diesel average sees slight gain, reports EIA

Logistics Management

The national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline was up again this week, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). With $0.03-cent increase, the national diesel price now stands at $3.271 per gallon

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Supply Chain Visibility

Material Handling and Logistics

Infor has introduced Control Center, a next-generation supply chain visibility and intelligence solution that enables supply chains to be data-driven, self-learning and consistently reliable

FTR reports highest Trucking Conditions Index reading since early 2004

Logistics Management

For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI hit 14.04, topping May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively

EU could ban 37 airlines from carrying cargo to Europe on security grounds

The LoadStar

Thirty-seven airlines, as well as aviation-related companies, will not be allowed to carry or handle cargo going to the EU after 29 March 2019, if the EU fails to create a new ACC3 designator mechanism – security clearance.

When it comes to autonomous trucks, it's an evolution

Fleet Owner

The most important thing to remember is that we need to control the technology and not let it control us. That way we get the maximum value and the least amount of disruption

Whitehall ‘lays bare the grisly prospects’ for supply chains of a no-deal Brexit

The LoadStar

Industry associations have reacted badly to the UK government’s latest round of technical notices explaining what will happen if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said it was “astounded” by the guidance on commercial road haulage in the EU. The guidance noted that hauliers may no longer be able to access the EU with a community licence, and would be blocked from cabotage. While EU member states may.

Lightning launches Ford E-450 electric drivetrain

Fleet Owner

E-450 Shuttle Buses and Cutaways with Lightning Systems' electric kit offer 110-mile range; company continues growing its e-driveline portfolio


CMA CGM and MSC follow Maersk with bunker surcharges for IMO 2020

The LoadStar

MSC and CMA CGM have followed Maersk Line in announcing plans for surcharges to recover the cost of compliance with the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap regulations.

It's Vandemonium: Ford celebrates the versatile van

Fleet Owner

Full-size van sales are up 23% since Ford introduced the Transit in June 2014, with Transit driving 78% of that growth


North American HazMat Update

Odyssey Logistics

The Outlook: Economic growth, especially in the chemical sector is expected to continue. Some experts even predict the US chemical market to out-pace GDP growth through 2021. This is keeping capacity tight and will further intensify the current crunch for the foreseeable future in the bulk industry.

Yale Unveils VX Gold Edition

Logistics Business Magazine

Yale Europe Materials Handling presented its new Veracitor VX Gold Edition to customers, dealers, and journalists at its exclusive ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany on 19 and 20 September.

Birkir Hólm Guðnason to take CEO chair at Samskip

The LoadStar

Following the resignation of Pálmar Óli Magnússon as chief executive, Samskip, the Icelandic shipping line and perishable logistics specialist, has appointed Birkir Hólm Guðnason (pictured above) to replace him.

Toyota Material Handling Hires Jungheinrich Exec as Germany MD

Logistics Business Magazine

Toyota Material Handling Europe has appointed Jan Lorenz as the new Managing Director for the significant German sales organisation, Toyota Material Handling Deutschland. “We

India’s forwarders eye more use of barges to reduce logistics costs

The LoadStar

India’s government and logistics operators are looking to barges to bring down the cost and improve the routing of domestic cargo. Promoting the use of barges was welcomed by the Federation of Freight Forwarders Association in India’s Debashis Dutta. Inland waterways offer the cheapest form of internal transport, and government is motivating companies to use this over road and rail,” Mr Dutta told The Loadstar on the sidelines of this week’s FIATA World.

Investors pouring millions into maritime startups

247 Customs Broker

Related Articles. GLP delists from Singapore Exchange as part of privatization process. Global Logistics Properties, a provider of logistics facilities and solutions, marked the completion of its privatization process Monday by delisting from the Singapore Exchange.

P3 Buys Land for New Logistics Park South of Stuttgart

Logistics Business Magazine

P3 Logistic Parks is expanding its German portfolio with the acquisition of a 6.5 hectare site in Horb am Neckar – the largest available space in the greater Stuttgart area.


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Germany’s Cologne-Bonn airport played host to Egyptair’s newly converted Airbus A330-200P2F freighter which was making its first commercial flight.

Event Transport Specialist Adds Box Trailers to Fleet

Logistics Business Magazine

Event and entertainment transport specialists ACME Production Services have added a further two Krone Dry Liner box trailers to their fleet which, says the company, will provide maximum load protection and secure carriage for their UK and European customers.

Higher Vessel Rates Lift Baltic Index

247 Customs Broker

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday supported by gains across vessel segments.

Goplasticpallets.com Boosts Plastic Pallet and Container Partnership

Logistics Business Magazine

Goplasticpallets.com has signed a new partnership agreement with Belgium-based manufacturers Smart-Flow and Gamma-Wopla which secures the company sole UK distribution rights for their entire ranges of plastic pallets and small containers.

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E-commerce boom may be the key to attracting India’s youth into logistics

The LoadStar

Indian logistics operators need to do more to attract the younger generation into the industry, delegates at this week’s FIATA World Congress in Delhi were told. As the country’s infrastructure is developed, executive director of the UAE’s National Association of Freight and Logistics Shankar Subramoniam has called for the same level of commitment to recruiting young talent.

Walmart deploying blockchain to track leafy greens

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Related Articles. Walmart expanding fleet, rolling out referral bonuses. Retail giant launching ad campaign as it looks to add to its workforce of some 7,500 drivers. Executive Moves: PINC and Masterpiece.