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FedEx pilots home delivery service for bulky goods

FedEx pilots home delivery service for bulky goods

Posted: 14 January 2019

FedEx is piloting a service for the delivery of large and bulky products to homes and businesses, the company confirmed to Supply Chain Dive in an email. Bloomberg first reported the news.

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Strikes hit transport in India, Germany and Italy

Strikes hit transport in India, Germany and Italy

Posted: 11 January 2019

It’s January – and strike season is already well underway. India has seen two days of widespread strikes, with dockworkers and truck drivers taking part. However, according to Ti, so far ports and airports have remained largely unaffected – although the port of Kochin is said to have been disrupted.

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Amazon makes 7-year deal with French robotics company

Amazon makes 7-year deal with French robotics company

Posted: 11 January 2019

This news comes as organizations are increasingly looking to automation to get jobs done in the warehouse. Last year, UPS announced plans to invest $20 million in automation and equipment. FedEx also began using autonomous vehicles at a North Carolina shipping hub, according to The New York Times.

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DHL taps robotics to boost productivity 25%

DHL taps robotics to boost productivity 25%

Posted: 11 January 2019

Package delivery companies tend to build up their workforce numbers during the holiday season to help with the extra demand from e-commerce deliveries. But the industry saw its overall employment numbers decrease during the month of December with a loss of 5,200 jobs, according to Labor Department numbers reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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DHL taps robotics to boost productivity 25%

DHL taps robotics to boost productivity 25%

Posted: 11 January 2019

Package delivery companies tend to build up their workforce numbers during the holiday season to help with the extra demand from e-commerce deliveries. But the industry saw its overall employment numbers decrease during the month of December with a loss of 5,200 jobs, according to Labor Department numbers reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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JB Hunt acquires 'big and bulky' last-mile provider

JB Hunt acquires 'big and bulky' last-mile provider

Posted: 11 January 2019

The delivery of "big and bulky" items has been a battleground for both retailers and logistics providers in recent years as consumers become more comfortable ordering items like furniture and appliances online. In an October survey, XPO Logistics found 37% of U.S. consumers planned to purchase furniture, appliances or other goods weighing more than 150 pounds within the year.

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DFDS et Ekol Logistics se développent en Méditerranée

DFDS et Ekol Logistics se développent en Méditerranée

Posted: 09 January 2019

L’accord avec Ekol Logistics permet à DFDS de renforcer et développer ses positions en Méditerranée.

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XPO Logistics secoué en bourse

XPO Logistics secoué en bourse

Posted: 09 January 2019

La fin d’année a été compliquée pour XPO Logistics : le cours de l’action en bourse de Wall Street a connu d’importants soubresauts en décembre, rapporte le Wall Street Journal.

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Disruption from Brexit and trade wars could mean uplift for air freight

Disruption from Brexit and trade wars could mean uplift for air freight

Posted: 09 January 2019

The global air freight market is likely to benefit from a no-deal Brexit and from potential crises around the world this year.

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DP World et SMS réinventent le stockage de conteneurs

DP World et SMS réinventent le stockage de conteneurs

Posted: 09 January 2019

Le manutentionnaire DP World et le groupe allemand d’ingénierie logistique SMS Group s’associent pour construire un nouveau système de stockage des conteneurs au sein du terminal de Jebel Ali (Emirats arabes unis) dans la perspective de Dubaï Expo en 2020.

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Olano fait front et reste offensif

Olano fait front et reste offensif

Posted: 07 January 2019

Si la fin d’année du groupe de transport et de logistique luzien pèsera sans aucun doute sur son résultat, il aura tout de même continué de croître en 2018. Et devrait très prochainement procéder à de nouvelles acquisitions.

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Hoppecke Secures Vivarail Deal for UK’s First Battery-Powered Passenger Train

Hoppecke Secures Vivarail Deal for UK’s First Battery-Powered Passenger Train

Posted: 04 January 2019

In a deal that claims to secure a long-term future for battery-powered trains in the UK, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries and Vivarail have confirmed that they will be working together to design and integrate batteries to power Vivarail’s Class 230 passenger trains.

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