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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Aloha Marine Lines, part of the Lynden family of companies, added a new barge to its fleet to serve customers in the Seattle to Hawaii trade lane. Constructed at Gunderson Marine & Iron in Portland, Oregon, the Makani Loa joins the Kamakani and Namakani—all Makani Class barges that serve Aloha Marine Lines’ bi-weekly barge service between Seattle and Hawaii. The Makani Class barges are fitted with high binwalls which help to keep freight secure while minimizing the amount of lashing needed.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

The Movu 3D shuttle system escala is a flexible robotic automated bin storage and retrieval sub-system, suitable for even the smallest applications of bin-compatible products. Robots move along a rail track that connects every location point within the dense storage and retrieval rack, transferring between levels via ramps. Intelligent management software allows sequencing of bins at multiple points within the system and at the goods-to-person workstations.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

ArcBest’s new Vaux Smart Autonomy offering combines autonomous mobile robot (AMR) forklifts and reach trucks, software, and remote teleoperation capabilities to autonomously handle materials movement within warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities. The materials handling technology is flexible out of the box to handle variability in facilities, processes, and product characteristics.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Clustag’s MOT Station can drive inventory accuracy up to 99.92% and scan 400 tags per case at speeds of up to 1,000 cases per hour. The RFID-based solution for distribution centers and warehouses aggregates three pieces of data—RFID identification, case volume, and case weight—to improve the inventory management process.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Origify from Bosch lets manufacturers give sneakers and other high-value products a digital fingerprint as early as the production or packaging phase. The authentication solution photographs each product and converts the image into a binary and non-manipulable data record of a few kilobytes, which is stored in a cloud.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

The MULTILIFT Ultima 28Z from Hiab, part of Cargotec, is a heavy-duty hooklift designed to help companies complete demanding materials handling tasks with fewer hauls. The hooklift provides a low loading angle for handling fragile goods and navigating height-limited environments.

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Port of Savannah Boosts On-Port Rail Capacity and More News

Port of Savannah Boosts On-Port Rail Capacity and More News

Products • The new Movu Robotics line offers a range of products, including atlas pallet shuttles, escala bin shuttles, and ifollow autonomous mobile robots for pallets and roll cages that work either stand-alone or as collaborative robots. Movu Robotics provides automation solutions for warehouse applications such as storing, conveying, picking, and handling. • Storopack’s new […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

From recently delivered Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes for the Port of Savannah to a new bi-directional automated guided vehicle with a 5,000-pound payload, these recent innovations and developments boost supply chain services and operations.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

MSC now calls at Port Everglades, instead of Miami, on its Santana service, which connects Southeast Asia to the United States. The service now includes the following on its rotation: Haiphong, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Rodman, Caucedo, Port Everglades, Charleston, Baltimore, New York, Boston, and Singapore.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

On behalf of Stena Line, Stena RoRo designed and ordered two hybrid cargo ships from shipyard CMI Jinling in Weihai, China; delivery is scheduled for 2025. The NewMax ships can be powered by methanol or conventional fuel and increase cargo capacity by 80%. The vessels have been designed for Stena Line’s route between Belfast and Heysham on the Irish Sea.

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Products •  Peli BioThermal expanded its reusable Crēdo product line to meet deep frozen requirements for transporting pharmaceutical products. Able to transport temperature-sensitive biologics and time-sensitive cell and gene therapies, the five new Crēdo Cube Dry Ice shippers deliver deep frozen payload protection for up to 144 hours. •  The newest tire from Trelleborg, the XP900, is […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Services cargo-partner launched less-than-container-load services from Asia to Western Europe via the port of Rotterdam. Its new weekly sea freight consolidation services from China and India to Rotterdam call on various destinations in Western Europe. TLI, a provider of transportation and logistics services, expanded into Houston, Texas, bringing managed LTL solutions to shippers in the […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Products The new EFFER iQ.950 HP heavy loader crane from Hiab, part of Cargotec, lets operators perform a wide range of vertical and horizontal lifting jobs safely and precisely at high speeds. The multipurpose crane’s dimensions and weight make it suitable for installation on several trucks. The nestable Retail E5.3 order picking pallet from Cabka […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Technology Pio (Product In/Out), a plug-and-play version of AutoStore’s cube storage technology tailored for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is now available in North America. Based on a pay-per-pick service model, Pio allows SMBs, such as retailers of apparel, sporting goods, crafts, and cosmetics, to deploy robotic automation for storage and distribution for a relatively […]

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