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Logistics Solutions

What is Blockchain and why should we care?

April 25, 2017 9:37 am Published by Comments Off on What is Blockchain and why should we care?

While blockchain has been around for nearly 10 years, and is most widely known as the technology behind the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it is evolving into something far greater these days. More and more industries are finding new ways to apply the technology, namely retail and supply chain markets. We... Read More...


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Drones – to deliver or not?

April 20, 2017 9:48 am Published by Comments Off on Drones – to deliver or not?

In December, viewers were glued to their screens as an elderly man awaited the arrival of an Amazon delivery. This, though, was no ordinary delivery. For the retail giant, it was the first of a kind: Amazon’s foray into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs), or drones to you and me, had... Read More...


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2017 – the year of the agile small forwarder?

April 10, 2017 3:38 pm Published by Comments Off on 2017 – the year of the agile small forwarder?

AS we step into the era of Trump, Martin Dixon, Director – Head of Research Products at Drewry, has told independent forwarders to look out for niche opportunities and the chance to poach customers away from larger organisations as M&A activity in the forwarding world looks set to continue. By... Read More...


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eAWB not as pressing a priority as IATA hopes

January 27, 2017 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on eAWB not as pressing a priority as IATA hopes

ELECTRONIC airway bills (eAWBs) may be the future but at the current rate of adoption that future is a long way off. Devised and pushed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the eAWB was expected to tear airfreight from the 1080’s and into the 21st century. Whether through arrogance,... Read More...


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With Uber Freight Not Just Truck Drivers’ Jobs at Risk

January 20, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on With Uber Freight Not Just Truck Drivers’ Jobs at Risk

The bane of taxi drivers everywhere is now taking on logistics At the end of December, Uber debuted its newest venture, Uber Freight, its foray into the un-sexy yet lucrative world of logistics. Many saw Uber’s entry into freight as a death knell for trucking companies, as Uber is looking... Read More...


No gain without pain

January 10, 2017 11:51 am Published by Comments Off on No gain without pain

2016 will be remembered in liner shipping as a year of unprecedented consolidation and the biggest ocean carrier bankruptcy for 30 years. Key container line names such as APL, China Shipping, ‘K’Line, MOL, NYK and UASC will eventually disappear into their new organisations; the brands consigned to the history books... Read More...


The end of an era – Boeing looks to stop 747 production

October 28, 2016 12:40 pm Published by Comments Off on The end of an era – Boeing looks to stop 747 production

THE curtain seems poised to fall on an era that began more than four decades ago. The B747, Boeing’s iconic flagship since 1969, is edging ever closer to the exit. For the first time the plane maker itself has admitted that the end may be near.   For the long... Read More...