March 2019 | News | In Brief

IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions

Tags: Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain

New supply chain services and solutions


  • Robotics and warehouse automation company GreyOrange launched a modular sortation system known as Flexo. As the newest addition to its lineup of AI-powered solutions, Flexo enables scalable sortation systems.
  • Retail planning and collaborative supply chain optimization solutions provider Logility released new demand-sensing and analytics capabilities within its Logility Voyager solutions. The software enhances visibility and collaboration across departments, enabling retailers to assess and respond to consumer behavior.
  • Foodservice supply chain technology provider ArrowStream is set to launch its strategic sourcing solution in the second quarter of 2019. It connects sourcing to spend analytics and contract management tools, linking restaurant buyers directly to suppliers.
  • Shipping line Seaboard Marine joined the TradeLens blockchain-powered freight transportation platform developed by Maersk and IBM. The ocean transportation provider will use the technology to enhance customer relationships, business intelligence, and data processing and security.
  • Indigo Ag launched Indigo Transport, a full-service logistics platform designed for the agricultural shipping industry. The platform connects shippers, buyers, and carriers to address system-wide concerns such as backhauls, demand inconsistency, and carrier shortages.
  • E-transaction and data capture services provider CloudTrade launched its CloudTrade Logistics solution. The platform enables freight payment providers, 3PLs, and business process outsourcing partners to automatically process documents.
  • LATAM Cargo added a direct route connecting Chicago to Campinas, Brazil, cutting transit time between the cities to less than 15 hours. Serviced by the Boeing 767-300F with a 50-ton capacity, the new route also connects cargo with Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.


  • NVOCC Shipco Transport launched two LCL services between the United States and Asia, running from Los Angeles to Shenzhen, China, and Haiphong, Vietnam. The Shenzhen service takes 23 days and the Haiphong route 25 days, both shorter than the routes currently on the market.
  • Virgin Atlantic is launching daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv in September 2019, providing more import and export opportunities for customers in the United States, UK, and Israel. The Airbus A330-300 flights will have 20 tons of cargo capacity, responding to Tel Aviv's increasing volume of cargo shipments.
  • In-transit supply chain tracking solutions provider Tive partnered with USPS to launch a return-by-mail real-time tracker, which simplifies return logistics for manufacturers and other shippers.


  • Tompkins Robotics added the t-Sort Plus to its t-Sort independent robot unit and parcel sortation system. The t-Sort Plus unit can carry a standard payload size of up to 19x40 inches, and has the ability to move in any direction and run up to four hours on a charge.
  • Rite-Hite updated its system so elements of the Rite­Vu Hazard Recognition System are now available as retrofit or standalone equipment for any loading dock, rather than only with specific products. The available equipment includes the ApproachVu drive approach warning system; Pedestrian­Vu interior dock warning system; and Lok­Vu, an external camera that provides employees inside with a real-time view of vehicle restraint.
  • Warehouse operators can boost labor efficiency and increase throughput in order picking, unloading, and other warehouse tasks with Yale Materials Handling's new end rider pallet truck series. The Yale MPE060-080VH end riders let operators easily navigate between pick locations by enabling precise bi-directional control.
  • A new line of Robust UHF antennas designed for industrial applications, such as vehicle mounting on industrial forklifts and container tracking, joined the Feig Electronics lineup. The antennas have the highest certification for impact rating on their sealed housing and can function in a wide temperature range.
  • Adam Equipment's new AE 403 digital weight indicator offers features for numerous applications, including parts counting and dynamic weighing. Designed for shipping and receiving, the indicator performs well at food processing plants and loading docks.
  • Graphic Products' new DuraLabel Kodiak prints extra-wide signs and labels to draw awareness to hazardous areas or help improve the flow of operations in warehouses and distribution centers. It prints 4- to 10-inch-wide signs, up to 8 feet long.


  • BigCommerce extended its e-commerce platform with new BigCommerce Shipping. The free end-to-end shipping solution offers BigCommerce customers access to discounted shipping rates, dimensional shipping, and a streamlined management system.
  • Dangerous goods shippers using ProShip's software can now access hazardous materials tables, validation checks, and compliant shipping papers. The supply chain solutions provider partnered with hazmat packaging solutions provider Labelmaster to simplify the shipping process.
  • Kerry Logistics bolstered its global e-commerce fulfillment services by starting a joint venture with Asia-based EServices Group. The newly formed Kerry ESG combines Kerry Logistics' global supply chain with ESG's technology, marketplace, and e-commerce experience.
  • Shippers can expect greater control over inventory and pricing with Ryder's new e-commerce fulfillment solution, which moves orders directly from manufacturers to customers. The company plans to open two purpose-built facilities and expand a warehouse for the program.
  • Logistics company Compass Forwarding now serves as the New York/JFK forward stocking location for two aircraft parts distribution programs. The operations include inventory management and distribution of flight safety electronics and spare parts.
  • Transportation technology company Ontruck launched short-distance road freight operations in Paris, France. The Paris expansion supports the company's continued European growth.
  • Dart Transit Company opened an operating center in the metro Atlanta area. Its new Ellenwood, Georgia, facility, located near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, allows the transportation services provider to support more shippers in the state and region.
  • Shippers in the pharmaceutical and clinical research sectors can now quickly transport biological products and patient-specific treatments under multiple temperature options inside specialized thermal packaging. DHL launched its Medical Express service between Brazil and the United States that will deliver to most U.S. destinations in 24—48 hours.
  • Worldwide Flight Services invested in a new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport to keep up with a 90-percent year-on-year volume increase. The facility provides temperature-controlled end-to-end handling.
  • Rugged mobile computer manufacturer Nautiz launched a new Android phablet (phone-tablet) known as the Nautiz X6. The X6 is designed for industrial and field applications, with an IP67 rating, Android software, and one-button scanning to track warehouse inventory.
  • Southworth Products' new LiftMat low-profile lift tables allow worker access to all four sides of a palletized load. With a capacity of 2,200 pounds, the tables have a lowered height of 3.25 inches and a raised height of 31.5 inches. They can be height-adjusted using a foot switch or remote to eliminate the need for bending and stretching.
  • A-Safe's iFlex Pedestrian Guardrail 3 Rail visually defines traffic routes in warehouses and physically protects pedestrians and drivers if an accident does occur by cushioning and deflecting impact forces. The flexible material absorbs and reforms repeatedly upon impact.

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