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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: April 2020

 
Kuehne + Nagel adds AI and big data to shipping platform




Kuehne + Nagel has used artificial intelligence and big data to improve its SeaExplorer online platform to help keep supply chains running.
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Kore critical asset management uses Sony technology




Kore has launched services for critical asset management using the Visilion asset tracking platform from Sony, allowing companies in the medical instrumentation and pharmaceutical industries to maintain real-time condition visibility of critical and high-value goods.
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Geodis and Delta develop warehouse inventory drone




Logistics company Geodis and civilian drone maker Delta Drone have put more than three years of research into developing Countbot, a drone-based warehouse inventory checker.
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One Network control tower automates supply chain




One Network Enterprises, a Texas-based provider of multi-party business networks for autonomous supply chain management, has announced a telematics-enabled control tower with real time tracking through its telematics network.
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AirAsia launches blockchain-based air cargo network




AirAsia’s Teleport logistics arm has announced Freightchain, a digital air cargo network run on a blockchain.
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Kargo raises $31m to apply Uber model to Indonesian logistics




Indonesian start-up Kargo Technologies, which is trying to apply the Uber model to logistics, has raised US$31m in a series A funding round led by Silicon Valley-based Tenaya Capital.
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Descartes helps Circle Logistics deliver critical medical supplies




Indiana-based Circle Logistics is providing the US Federal Emergency Management Agency and groceries with real-time visibility of critical medical supplies and grocery shipments across the USA using MacroPoint from Canadian firm Descartes Systems.
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Slync.io raises $11m for AI-based logistics




California-based AI in logistics start-up Slync.io has raised $11m series A funding. The company delivers an operating system for end-to-end global supply chain and logistics management.
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Eko offers free logistics app during Covid-19 crisis




Thailand-based Eko is offering free software to transport and logistics firms to help cope with outbreak of Covid-19. The employee platform will help frontline drivers stay in touch and keep all staff informed and productive during the crisis.
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UPS and Wingcopter partner on drone deliveries




UPS’s drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward is working with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop package delivery drones for use cases in the USA and internationally.
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Blackberry and ZTR monitor railcars




Blackberry is combining technologies with Minneapolis-based ZTR to create a railcar monitoring system.
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NimbeLink and ClearBlade combine IoT and tracker devices




ClearBlade and NimbeLink have joined forces to deliver end-to-end industrial asset monitoring combining enterprise IoT software with tracker devices. The companies have announced initial asset management and optimisation implementations in the rail, transportation and logistics markets.
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Nokia completes first phase of Zeebrugge digital transformation




Nokia has completed the first phase of its deployment of a 5G-ready private wireless network for the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. When completed, the port will have private wireless connectivity to more than 100 end-points across the port's entire operations.
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BMW blockchain tracks international supply chains




BMW is using blockchain technology to achieve traceability of parts and critical raw materials in complex international supply chains.
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Inteluck raises $5m to transform data-driven logistics




Founded in 2014 as an IoT SaaS platform for trucking companies in the Philippines, Inteluck has raised more than US$5m in funding as it moves to becoming a full B2B logistics service platform.
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Airport asset trackers to more than double by 2024, says Berg




The global installed base of active airport asset-tracking systems will reach 0.5 million units by 2024, according to market watcher Berg Insight. This is up from more than 0.2 million units in 2019.
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RPA Labs response bot answers common logistics queries




RPA Labs has released Rippey, a response bot that provides answers to common questions that logistics companies receive from customers, such as, "Can I get a rate from A to B?" or "Where is my shipment?"
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