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Partners take the pain out of freight management

International shipping software specialist SmartFreight - part of the WiseTech Global group - has joined forces with automated business data solutions provider, Codeless Platforms, to provide an integrated freight management system. It allows customers to automate numerous business processes, including the transfer of information between the business’s two platforms via a SAP-Certified integrated connector. Codeless Platforms sales director, Sven Theophil, said: “Creating a SAP B1 interface for SmartFreight will help their ... [+]

Island port goes online

Longoni port on the island of Mayotte between East Africa and Madagscar has introduced France-based MGI’s Ci5 cargo community system. Following onsite training January, the was a smooth transition from the old AP+ system to Ci5, with MGI bringing over a team to Mayotte to initially ... [+]

New IT horizon for DG International

Specialist freight forwarder DG International is launching Horizon, a cloud-based, single-platform digitisation, visibility and integration platform. It can be tailored to different business objectives and, rather than being an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution, the platform offers complete visibility over the supply chain enabling customers to request quotes, ... [+]

Shell to fuel InstaFreight expansion

Digital freight forwarding company InstaFreight is partnering with Shell to expand its services to carriers in Europe, after raising investment from the energy multinational’s Shell Ventures arm. Berlin-based InstaFreight aims to use digitalization to simplify the freight forwarding business and provide practical benefits to shippers and ... [+]

Tech firms invited to pitch to North-east ports

The Port of Tyne is to hold an Innovation Live! event on Tuesday 17 December. Teams or individuals will compete to pitch tech solutions or concepts to a panel of experts, with the chance of winning prize funding if the panel judge their idea to ... [+]

IAG deploys warehouse drones

IAG Cargo has successfully tested autonomous drone technology not to deliver cargo but to help manage its warehouse in Madrid. Using technology developed by software start-up FlytBase, the accurately detects and reads AWBs and identifies empty slot locations, potentially saving around 6,500 man-hours a year.     [+]

U-Freight takes e-solutions to Malaysia

The U-Freight Group is introducing its e+Solutions logistics product for e-commerce start-ups in Malaysia, six months after its launch in Hong Kong. The e+ Solutions service aims to help small businesses with their logistics needs and capitalise on the global e-commerce market. The service is ... [+]

New study on horse welfare in the air

The Animal Transportation Association (ATA) has partnered with airfreight information firm Champ Cargosystems and French animal health specialist Arioneo to study horse wellbeing in air travel. The study, in association with the University of Bologna, aims to monitor factors  including heart rate, respiration, and temperature ... [+]

Etihad signs up to

Etihad Cargo signed a distribution agreement with airline e-booking platform, at the Dubai Airshow. Serving more than 300 freight forwarding companies across Europe, the deal with the Middle Eastern carrier will give forwarders access from Europe to new markets inthe Middle East, Indian ... [+]

Blockchain takes the pain out of DHL payments

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL Global Forwarding air and ocean freight arm is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deploy a blockchain solution to support logistics payment processing as a more robust alternative to back-end processes which are often error-prone and tedious. The Minimum ... [+]