UK logistics company announces first US office in Dallas
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
UK-based 3PL Speedy Freight has announced further global expansion with the opening of their first office in the United States. Continuing their period of rapid growth, the logistics company is launching its signature freight and fulfillment solutions in Dallas, Texas – chosen for its size, central US position and high level of commercial activity. The Dallas office will cater to any and all 3PL requirements, including full truckloads, less-than truckloads, drayage, expedited shipping, and cross-border operations. Whether a fledgling start-up seeking efficient supply chain management, or an in ..read more
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Biden signs Airforwarders Association sponsored legislation to reduce airport truck congestion
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
US President Joe Biden signed into law legislation aimed at tackling airport truck congestion, which is sponsored by the Airforwarders Association (AfA) working with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (NCBFAA). The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation legislation (FAA), which aims to modernise the US aviation system, authorizes more than US $105 billion in appropriations for the FAA for the next four years, including US$19.35 billion for airport infrastructure improvement grants to support more than 3,300 airports across the US. The AfA has repeatedly called on ..read more
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LogiPharma reveals top three insights from 2024 conference
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by Anastasiya Simsek
7h ago
LogiPharma, the leading annual event in the life sciences and supply chain domain, made headlines this year as it welcomed a record-breaking attendance of around 2,000 industry professionals. As the largest edition to date, organisers have revealed the top three insights driving innovation in pharmaceutical logistics. AI is Revolutionising Supply Chains Artificial intelligence (AI) emerged as a transformative force, with discussions revolving around machine learning, generative AI and advanced automation. Experts highlighted how these technologies can optimise logistics, predict disruptions, s ..read more
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Pledge partners with Australian and Canadian freight forwarder associations
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
Pledge has been chosen to support members with sustainability expertise by both the Freight and Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Canadian International Freight Forwarder Association (CIFFA), extending its global reach among freight forwarding associations. FTA and CIFFA have embedded the Pledge Freight Emissions Calculator into their websites, granting members the chance to trial Pledge’s carbon emissions calculation capabilities without needing to sign up to the Pledge platform. “Pledge is committed to providing emissions measurement and reporting solutions to freight forwarders across the globe ..read more
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Hermes 5 SaaS selected by Georgi Group for German air cargo operations
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has signed a contract with the Georgi Group to deliver its latest cloud-based cargo management system, Hermes 5, to the company’s two cargo handling facilities in Germany. Known for its road feeder services across Europe, Georgi also operates cargo handling services at Frankfurt and Leipzig/Halle airports, and specialises in handling sensitive cargo, including high-value pharmaceuticals and hazardous shipments. “The Georgi Group is a well-established logistics company, and we are pleased to be able to support the digitalisation of their cargo handling facili ..read more
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Air Charter Service opens in Manchester to support growing client base
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
Air Charter Service has opened its third UK office, and its first in the north of England, in Manchester, as it focusses on expanding its client base further in the thriving technology and sports markets in the region. Justin Bowman, ACS’s Chief Executive, commented: “We have been looking into expanding our UK network for some time now and Manchester is the second most populous city in the UK, having overtaken Birmingham in recent years. It is a renowned technology and creative hub and is the fastest-growing city in the North of England, with the economy expected to grow at an annual rate of a ..read more
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Air France KLM and Kuehne+Nagel lead in ULD tracking with SkyCell tech
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by Anastasiya Simsek
7h ago
In a significant development initiated at the beginning of this year, Air France KLM joined forces with SkyCell. This strategic partnership aims to enhance Unit Load Device (ULD) tracking capabilities across Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s entire ULD fleet, marking a significant milestone in the industry. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has chosen SkyCell as its preferred ULD tracking partner. Leveraging SkyCell’s advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the SkyMind platform, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will benefit from real-time visibility into ULD operations. READ: CONNECTIVITY E ..read more
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Industry leaders call for ‘radical collaboration’
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways CEO’s call for ‘radical collaboration’ between Government, aviation fuel providers and the wider industry to reach net zero by 2050 Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024. Sitting on a panel with Julie Kitcher, Chief Sustainability Office at Airbus and Brain Moran, Chief Sustainability Officer at Boeing, Virgin Atlantic’s Shai Weiss and British Airways’ Sean Doyle discussed the positive steps made between the organisations and the increased investment in sustainable technology to reduce carbon emissions. While progress is being made and the UK Government’s SAF ..read more
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Logistics trio acquire freight software business
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
Following a lengthy due diligence process, the Cardinal Partnership, Davies Turner and Woodland Group have created a holdings company and purchased UK-based freight software company Forward Computers Ltd from the Freight Software Group. The joint venture is called Forward Computers Alliance Limited and is the vehicle through which the three leading independent freight forwarding and supply chain management companies now jointly own Forward Computers Limited, which trades as Forward Solutions. Both the Cardinal Partnership and Woodland Group are long-standing clients of Forward Computers ..read more
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DANX terminal doubles Sweden express schedule
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by Edward Hardy
7h ago
DANX has opened a new freight hub in Örebro, Sweden, as a strategic response to growing demands for quicker logistics lead times in remote areas. The expanding green industrial sector in northern Sweden has meant that developing both a By:NIGHT and By:DAY delivery schedule was increasingly essential. “This investment means a better service for DANX customers with increased capabilities for hard-to-reach areas leading to additional delivery options for northern Sweden,” said Martin Grauers, Managing Director, Sweden. “We have enhanced our product offering while handling increased freight volum ..read more
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