August 2021 | News | In Brief

IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions

Tags: Air Cargo, Transportation, Technology

Products

  • Confidex released its new Ferrowave Micro on-metal label for use on retail items such as golf clubs, cosmetics, and metallic beverage containers that were once too small for RFID tagging. With an acrylic adhesive that securely attaches to painted or non-painted metal surfaces, the label also serves as brand authentication for high-value goods.
  • The DuraLabel Toro Max industrial label and sign printer from Graphic Products automatically switches to optimal settings for the supplies loaded to reduce printing time. The Toro Max includes a 9-inch touchscreen, full-size QWERTY keyboard, and optional battery.
  • Rite-Hite expanded its lineup of high-speed doors by introducing the Raptor Dock for loading docks and the Raptor Pro for in-plant applications. The Raptor doors are designed for harsh environments and have fast cycle times in both loading dock and in-plant applications—operating at speeds of 48 inches per second, depending on door size.
  • The Symphony sorting system from Sitma Machinery can be configured in both a tilt tray and cross belt mode, depending on product sorting needs. The chutes for unloading products allow for flexibility, letting users set different outlet configurations and container positions for collecting the products.

Technology

  • LogiNext unveiled MILE, an integrated last-mile delivery platform. The cloud-based software brings together various elements from shipper, carrier, and dispatcher solutions. Companies can use the LogiNext MILE portal to collect orders (via their own app or third-party aggregators), and then the AI-powered route planner generates trips for drivers on the LogiNext driver's app.
  • Shippers can now access American Airlines' cargo capacity on cargo.one. Through its partnership with the air cargo e-booking platform, American Airlines provides real-time capacity information, an overview of routes and services available, and booking with instant confirmation.
  • The Descartes MacroPoint solution is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Descartes MacroPoint integrates with SAP Transportation Management and offers real-time, multi-modal supply chain visibility to manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers.
  • Digital road freight platform Saloodo! is expanding service in the Middle East and Africa by offering a new road freight connection between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) and North Africa (Egypt, Libya, and Sudan). The new service BeduConnect helps shippers identify vetted carriers.
  • ShipEngine, a shipping API, introduced more than 20 new less-than-truckload (LTL) integrations. ShipEngine users in the United States can now connect these new LTL carriers within their dashboards to start shipping LTL. The LTL integrations join current connections to parcel carriers in ShipEngine.

Services

  • 3PL C.L. Services opened a Denver branch, increasing its freight management footprint to six locations nationwide.
  • FedEx Logistics, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., launched FedEx Trade Solutions, a new team in FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage. FedEx Trade Solutions offers customized services that enable improved compliance practices—reducing complexity, time, and cost. Customers receive a bundling of services, rather than individual transactions.
  • Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics, a subsidiary of logistics provider Dachser, opened a new, larger facility in Phoenix to better serve customers in the area. The facility also helps the company manage increased volume associated with cross-border trade with Mexico, including shipments from manufacturing plants that assemble products in Mexico and for the United States.
  • TForce Logistics, an operating company of TFI International, launched a Texas regional e-commerce network providing expedited next-day delivery for the state's largest metro areas. The new operation allows TForce Logistics to expedite transit of inbound Texas shipments, incorporating dedicated overnight truckload operations from Dallas to move parcel loads into the other three major metros for next-day delivery.
  • HexcelWrap cushioning paper from HexcelPack provides protection for e-commerce, retail catalog, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical products. By making precise cuts at specific angles, HexcelPack converted extensible paper into a three-dimensional cushioning product that can expand volume and maximize the strength and stiffness of its fibers to provide an alternative to bubble wrap and pillows.

Transportation

  • Lufthansa Cargo is now marketing the freight capacities of new long-haul flights of Eurowings Discover. Routes from Frankfurt include Mombasa, Kenya; Zanzibar, Tanzania; the Dominican Republic; and Namibia.
  • cargo-partner launched a weekly part-load charter program from Vienna to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, adding to its weekly air cargo charters from Hong Kong to Budapest and between Zhengzhou and Frankfurt.





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