Freight on digital fast track as DHL launches CILLOX

DHL is accelerating the the digitalisation of the logistics industry with the market launch of CILLOX, an online marketplace connecting shippers and transport providers, increasing efficiency for both by enabling safe and convenient access to a highly fragmented market.

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It’s the real thing for Wincanton in Northern Ireland

Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced a new agreement with Coca-Cola. Under the terms of the three-year contract Wincanton will manage the existing Coca-Cola warehouse at Lisburn handling both raw materials and finished product.

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Wincanton expands vehicle fleet to support growth

Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has ordered 100 new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz to support the logistics firm’s expansion plans. The investment reflects Wincanton’s continued focus on innovation to support its growth with potential for future orders of a similar nature.

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VIDEO: Meet Tally, the friendly robotic store clerk

In this short clip, we meet Simbe’s half-heartedly anthropomorphised inventory-tracking robot Tally, geared towards improving visibility reducing store front tracking costs. And, as the video makes clear, freeing up staff to provide much-needed customer service.
Using image-recognition technology Tally performs the repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items, and pricing errors. Simbe says that Tally operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers ...

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Warning to shippers that delay signing contracts with container lines: rates could jump 40%

Ocean carriers were in confident mood this week, with most container lines announcing increased FAK (freight all kinds) rates from 1 February.
The dilemma for those Asia Europe shippers out of contract – in a tradelane where contract rates generally run from 1 January to 31 December – is whether to hold off signing new higher rate deals until after the Chinese New Year.
It recent years it has been a smart tactic for shippers to ...

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Air freight demand hopes high, as new year gets off to a flying start

Air freight demand has continued buoyant into 2017, after a healthy final quarter last year.
While rates appeared to fall back in December after a strong November, January has bucked normal trends with a reasonably good start.
Much of the boost was down to China’s growing middle-class, which helped balance European imports and buoyed rates. Better still, firms are confident that the strong start will continue past Chinese New Year.
Both Volga-Dnepr Group’s ...

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US shippers warned of ‘significant threat’ to trade from new president

Donald Trump’s trade policies present a significant threat to US trade, according to consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.
The 45th president of the United States will take office today.
Arun Pillai-Essex, consultant at Verisk Maplecroft, told The Loadstar domestic US firms would face significant disruption if Mr Trump delivered on his rhetoric to enact punitive tariffs and other import duties.
“US manufacturing is heavily reliant on access to goods and materials from major US trading partners like China and ...

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Competition for South-east Asian transhipment traffic heats up with port developments

A flurry of new port capacity on the Straits of Malacca could further intensify competition for South-east Asia’s transhipment cargo.
In addition to expansions by terminal operators in Singapore, Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas – the region’s three major transhipment hubs – Malaysian authorities have announced deals with Chinese investors to build three new ports on the country’s west coast, two of which will target container traffic.
The $7.3bn Malacca Gateway Project, funded by ...

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Cathay Pacific confirms workforce lay-offs

Cathay Pacific has confirmed plans to push ahead with staff redundancies.
The move follows a 2016 described by chief executive Ivan Chu as one characterised by weak sales and declining demand – despite growth in its cargo division of 3% in 2016.
CH Aviation reported that Mr Chu had conceded the “very tough” operating environment – which he expected to impact the carrier over the long-term – had forced Cathay to draw ...

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Jet2 accelerates B737 freighter fleet phase-out

Jet2 has waved goodbye to dedicated Boeing 737 freighter operations, withdrawing its only remaining B737-300(F) from commercial service this week.
CH Aviation reported that G-CELW (msn 23659) was ferried to Kemble Cotswold Airport on 17 January. The final flight cuts Jet2’s mainline fleet to 20 B737-300s, 29 B737-800s and 11 B757-200s.
The aircraft had been part of a fleet operating overnight flights throughout the UK for Royal Mail under a contract which expired this month.
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