IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions


  • 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 is more rigid than its predecessor and can be fitted with different anti-slip grommets. It offers new optional edges for fruit, vegetable, and meat crates, ensuring they remain securely in place.
  • The new Omnidirectional Dolly Mover ODM from materials handling equipment manufacturer AGILOX North America is an autonomous mobile robot guided by the company’s X-Swarm intelligence. The compact vehicle can transport loads with a maximum weight of 661 pounds to a maximum lifting height of 10 inches.
  • Packsize launched the X5 solution, an automated system that produces ready-to-pack boxes for high-volume e-commerce applications. The machine cuts, creases, glues, erects, and labels right-sized boxes for automated output onto a conveyor, cart, or packstation. It makes up to 600 boxes per hour.


  • APM Terminals Mobile in Alabama is expanding its rail infrastructure capabilities, planning additional tracks, rail yard storage space, and improved access from the berth to the railyard. The planned $60-million rail expansion doubles cargo capacity.
  • DHL relocated its Carson, California, pickup and delivery operation to a service center in Redondo Beach that is 60% larger than its previous facility. The larger service center can process up to 3,775 pieces per hour, handling both U.S. domestic and time-definite international shipments.
  • Gebrüder Weiss continued its U.S. expansion with a new warehouse in Elgin, Illinois. The warehouse is part of a larger expansion in the Illinois area and brings an additional 106,000 square feet of space to the company’s Illinois footprint.
  • The Georgia Ports Authority will construct seven additional refrigerated container racks at Garden City Terminal in Savannah, for a total of more than 3,500 plugs.
  • Aeronet Worldwide’s Newark, New Jersey, station moved its operation to a larger facility, doubling its warehouse capacity. The move provides additional space for e-commerce fulfillment and distribution services. The new facility is located 21 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.
  • ITS Logistics added a third warehouse to its existing campus in Whitestown, Indiana. ITS’ Midwest operations now total more than 1.3 million square feet of distribution space.
  • ContainerPort Group, a carrier specializing in drayage solutions, expanded services in Philadelphia with additional freight capacity and increased driver support. Customers can now reach nearly 41 million people within a 150-mile radius of the port.
  • SEKO Logistics teamed up with Happy Returns, a PayPal company, to let companies offer shoppers the option of utilizing Happy Returns’ in-person Return Bars in more than 5,000 locations. Through the SEKO OmniReturns online portal, shoppers can initiate the return, get a QR code, and drop off the item without a box or printed label.


  • Lufthansa Cargo increased its freighter capacity to China, offering 79 weekly services operated by Boeing 777F aircraft in its summer schedule. Long-haul services commence from its international hub in Frankfurt.
  • MSC added two shipping services connecting Saudi Arabia to East Africa. Operating on four vessels with a 2,500-TEU capacity each, the weekly East Africa – Red Sea service links Jeddah Islamic Port and King Abdullah Port to Djibouti, Mombasa, and Dar Es Salaam with a transit time of two days, 9 days, and 12 days respectively. MSC runs its bi-monthly Red Sea service also from the ports of Jeddah and King Abdullah to Port Sudan with a one-day transit time.


  • AutoScheduler.AI introduced the Make-n-Ship warehouse optimization platform to let companies load products straight off the production line and better orchestrate production, warehousing, and transportation plans. Make-n-Ship lets companies match the supply of trailers to their production output.
  • Shippers can glean lane-specific information to expedite spot market transactions with the new Rate Pulse solution from Emerge, a freight procurement platform.
  • Lydia Voice 9, the new voice solution from EPG (Ehrhardt Partner Group), was certified by SAP (SAP ICC) with SAP S/4HANA and SAP NetWeaver for extended warehouse management. This means Lydia Voice can be integrated into a company’s existing SAP environment without the need for middleware.