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Forward Computers makes biggest-ever investment

Freight IT specialist Forward Computers has made its largest ever single investment on a new software release. The company is redeveloping and reengineering its product portfolio by investing in the latest technology with a major focus on enhancing user experience, developing an additional user interface which will be rolled out in early 2022. Customers will be able to choose it for all or part of their user base. Managing director Richard Litchfield, ... [+]

The Tees goes digital

PD Ports, statutory harbour authority for the River Tees and owner and operator of Teesport, has launched a new digital platform to promote the river and support the Government in delivering its ‘levelling up’ agenda for the North. The new platform is described as “a vital ... [+]

Seko selects Hurricane tech

Seko Logistics has selected Hurricane Commerce as its global cross-border data partner. Hurricane’s technology will be available on the forwarder’s Omni-Parcel platform which provides brand owners, retailers and e-tailers with a global eCommerce solution. The company’s solutions will also be rolled out through Seko’s transport management system ... [+]

Oakland first with RFID tech

Fast-moving consumer goods consolidator Oakland International says it has become one of the first companies in its sector to invest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) despatch technology at its Bardon operation near Leicester. RFID technology identifies tagged objects using radio waves and can automatically reading ... [+]

VTG tests high tech safety system for piggyback trailers

Rail wagon leasing company VTG is pilot testing Nexxiot’s Kingpin Monitor to check the security of piggyback road semi-trailers on pocket wagons. Crane drivers and ground staff are well versed in handling trailers but when visibility is poor, they often have to carry out the ... [+]

Software to speed cars through Southampton

Associated British Ports has chosen Inform to provide a terminal operating system for trade car traffic   at its port of Southampton, which handles around 900,000 vehicles per year. It will provide a streamlined, fully integrated, terminal operating vehicle management system which covers all port side ... [+]

Nippon Cargo goes live on WebCargo

Japanese freighter operator Nippon Cargo Airlines is to go live on WebCargo's digital air cargo booking platform. It brings the percentage of global capacity represented by eBooking-ready airlines; over the past year from 11.13% to  24.25%, while actual eBookings have increased more than 20-fold, says ... [+]

Get to grips with the e-commerce revolution

SEKO Logistics, eCommerce solution provider, Shopify Plus, and integration platform, Patchworks have joined forces in a new ‘Go Global’ webinar to help retailers merchants learn about the mass exodus to online shopping triggered by Covid-19 and gain a share of the $4.2 trillion Global ecommerce ... [+]

Sleepless in Hong Kong

U-Freight Logistics has completed work on turning of its five Hong Kong hubs into a smart warehouse. The company’s 21,000sq ft eCommerce fulfilment centre in Kwai Chung has been equipped with automatic guided vehicles and an intelligent racking system, and associated operating software supplied by RV ... [+]

Geodis appoints automation expert

Antoine Pretin has joined Geodis as vice president engineering group. He will oversee automatisation of the forwarder’s service offerings to its customers. He has since 2014 been head of the distribution business at a VINCI Group company specializing in automated intralogistics solutions. He said: "The arrival of ... [+]