November 2021 | News | In Brief

IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions

Tags: Air Cargo, Transportation, Technology

Technology

  • Shippers can get estimated times of arrival (ETAs) for their ocean shipments with FourKites' Dynamic ETA for Ocean, a new AI-powered tool in its Dynamic Ocean offering. The tool integrates voyage/routing and captain data with more than 5TB of vessel data and 6 million port-to-port trips across 100,000 lanes worldwide over the past two years.
  • Nulogy's Production Scheduling Solution helps contract manufacturers and co-packers manage work orders and improve on-time-in-full delivery performance. The real-time visualization tool lets them assess production schedules based on factors such as order promise date, planned downtime, changeovers, and labor and material availability.
  • Magaya offers a Freight Allocation and Incentive Management extension for Catapult QMS by Magaya, helping shippers meet their ocean carrier allocation commitments with better data visibility and control. With built-in dashboards, the extension helps drive informed booking decisions based on allocation commitment performance.

Services

  • Taylored Services added a facility located less than 10 miles from the Port of Savannah. With more than 300,000 square feet of distribution and fulfillment space, Taylored Savannah provides more than 160 trailer spots with a secured yard under 24/7 surveillance, making the facility well suited for transloading and cross docking.
  • DHL expanded operations in Philadelphia and New Jersey with the opening of two new service centers to better serve importers and exporters in the northeast region. The $20-million investment enables faster shipment processing.
  • Amware Fulfillment opened two new distribution centers in San Bernardino, California, and Dallas, Texas. Operational in October 2021, the facilities added 221,000 square feet of space to Amware's national fulfillment center network.
  • Small businesses can get insurance coverage with supply chain risk management software provider Avetta's partnership with NEXT Insurance. Suppliers can link to NEXT's offerings from their account on Avetta's technology platform and purchase or bundle general liability, commercial property, workers' compensation, and other insurance coverage options.
  • SEKO Logistics opened a new facility in its LAX campus close to the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport, increasing its total footprint in southern California to more than 1 million square feet. The new Class A building is one of two new facilities adding more than 300,000 square feet of additional warehouse space for its clients; the second warehouse in the new complex will open in Q1 2022.

Products

  • The 40 x 48 Odyssey pallet from ORBIS can support loads of 2,800 pounds or more and is available in rackable, stackable, and nestable styles. It offers stability with design features such as steel reinforcements and molded-in frictional elements. These elements minimize load shifting and prevent pallet slippage off fork equipment.
  • Siemens Visicon singulator can now process up to 18,000 parcels per hour, singulating and preparing consignments for later steps—scanning, weighing, and sorting—in sorting centers. Its AI-based vision system detects the shape, size, and relative position of each shipment. The information is relayed to the control system, which calculates spacing and alignment parameters required for singulation.
  • Orange EV, a manufacturer of heavy-duty, electric vehicle (EV) truck solutions, is rolling out new intermodal terminal trucks in 2022 to meet increased cargo handling and lifting demands. Its new series of high-load, fast-charge terminal trucks will haul 180,000-pound loads up to 32 mph.
  • ORBCOMM, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, launched a wireless tractor ID sensor, which enables trailer pairing confirmation. The ORBCOMM sensor's Bluetooth and radar filtering capability ensure the tractor will connect to the desired trailer, while filtering out nearby trailers.
  • Handheld Group's new version of its NAUTIZ X6 phablet, a handheld computer that combines a tablet with a rugged phone, has dual cameras—one 13-megapixel rear-facing and one 5-megapixel front-facing. With an optional 2D imager, the phablet runs Android 11 and is Android Enterprise Recommended.

Transportation

  • CMA CGM and France's Brittany Ferries formed a freight transport partnership, giving the CMA CGM Group use of available cargo space on board Brittany Ferries' roll-on roll-off ships to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • U.S. exporters can now avail of a new direct, airfreight service to Germany. The weekly, direct service from UWL departs Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday and arrives at Düsseldorf Airport three to four days later. Cargo is deconsolidated in a customs-bonded warehouse, and available for pick-up within 12 to 24 hours of arrival in Germany.
  • cargo-partner launched an LCL service from Ningbo, China, to Dunajska Streda, Slovakia, via Xi'an. Transit times are approximately 25 days, with regular departures every Sunday. Consolidation and deconsolidation take place in cargo-partner's warehouses in Ningbo and Dunajska Streda.
  • GEODIS upgraded its AirDirect services between Europe, the United States, and Asia with its own leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft. Operating between Amsterdam, London, Chicago, and Hong Kong, the aircraft also serves the China—Europe route for the peak season.





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