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Transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss expanded logistics solutions for the automotive industry. With its Competence Cluster Automotive arm, the company analyzes shippers’ specific requirements and develops solutions for manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers to manage the entire supply chain. Services include warehousing, procurement, and distribution logistics, encompassing just-in-time delivery to the factory and in-house logistics. The service arm also covers transnational regions as a regional freight forwarder.

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore begins a roll-on/roll-off service to New Zealand and Australia in March 2018. The monthly service on Hoegh Autoliners starts in Baltimore then includes service to the ports of Auckland, Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne, and Fremantle. The first sailing will be on the Hoegh Jeddah, which is scheduled to call on the Port of Baltimore in mid-March, 2018.

American Airlines Cargo is adding four new routes—to Budapest, Reykjavik, Prague, and Venice—to its international network, starting in May and June 2018. The airline is introducing service from Philadelphia to Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, Czech Republic; Chicago O'Hare to Venice, Italy; and Dallas/Fort Worth to Reykjavik, Iceland. The three European capital cities—Budapest, Prague, and Reykjavik—are new to the American network. Venice is currently connected to the United States via service to Philadelphia.

Lufthansa Cargo increased freighter services from Frankfurt, Germany, to Japan, adding two weekly freighters to Osaka. The additional flights complement the existing daily freighter from and to Tokyo-Narita, as well as Lufthansa passenger flights to Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda, and Nagoya. The new route is operated from Frankfurt via Novosibirsk to Osaka on Wednesday and Friday, and adds to a total of 80 weekly flights into and out of the country, including the belly capacity on Lufthansa passenger aircraft and the carrier's cooperation capacity with ANA Cargo.

Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel offers a new dedicated LCL seafreight service from Shanghai, China, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to serve the increasing demand from automotive companies for small-volume shipments in high frequency to the greater Chattanooga region. The service enables shippers to reduce inventory levels through smaller order sizes and to source from different suppliers in smaller batches. The weekly sailing takes approximately 20 days from port to port, and Kuehne + Nagel is involved at all stages of cargo shipments, from origin to destination.

The Raymond Corporation launched a virtual reality simulator to help train new and existing forklift operators. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator allows the operator to train in a simulated warehousing environment utilizing an existing Raymond forklift truck by plugging into the company’s Simulation Port. The simulator allows operators to become familiar and comfortable with the forklift and its controls prior to operating within the physical warehousing environment, avoiding potential product and warehouse incidents.

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