Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts


Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. San Francisco only. San Francisco only.


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Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping (WSJ – sub. ” Uber is not the first company trying to disrupt the trucking and freight brokerage business (see Transfix , Convoy and Cargo Chief ), but it certainly has the most funding and brand recognition, and with Bill Driegert on board, a proven executive who understands the industry. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021. The possibility of shipping goods at near-hypersonic speeds would obviously allow Supply Chains to be nimbler and more responsive.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China. It takes time to turn a moving ship around, though, so this will not happen immediately.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review


Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. inVia , another startup, claims to be the first goods to box picking robot where the robot picks from the shelf and places directly into a shipping box. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Sam is proof that at FeightCenter, we not only handle your shipping, we keep it in perspective and appreciate its significance to you and your family or business. Our experts can help you ship even the most unique cargo.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Washington farm exports crimped by cargo-container shortage. With the third vaccine authorized, these manufacturers are pressing for more companies to be authorized to ship the vaccine. One method of last mile deliveries that has seen an uptick in recent years is drop shipping.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The technologies and business models supporting these platforms are also being applied to logistics and supply chain management, especially across activities such as warehousing, transportation, and shipping—with astonishing success.

Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

Logistics Bureau

For instance, in the United States, a regional brewer in the San Francisco Bay area, Alpha Acid, has teamed up with tech giant Oracle to develop a blockchain-technology platform that’s accelerating and automating supply chain transactions.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017


Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. Making predictions in technology, even just one year out, are generally an exercise in futility, so this really isn't a forecast for 2017, but more a list of trends that I am interested in and keeping my eye on.

The History of the Semi Truck

Freight Plus

Aside from electricity, it could be argued the no greater 19th century invention shaped shipping in the United States of America more than the semi truck. So, where did the semi truck come from and how has it kept up with technology to evolve into the dominate force in shipping that it is today? Railroads were highly efficient at moving large amounts of cargo but could only deliver those goods to centralized urban centers where train stations were. Normal. false. false.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Networks (WSJ – sub. Shipping firm Clarksons braces for data leak after refusing to pay hacker (The Guardian). As the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, “Resurgent demand in the long-stagnant industrial sector and a big seasonal boost in e-commerce are pushing more goods through shipping networks on the land, water and air, say operators who expect the strengthening U.S. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?

This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Shipping expenses increased 36 percent in the quarter to over $4.5 Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships (WSJ – sub. As reported by TechCrunch : Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effort to “prove their business model and set Shyp up for long-term success.”. Shipping — how hard can it be?