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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: August 2015

 

Geodis set to buy Ozburn-Hessey Logistics for $800m

French shipping and transit company Geodis is near a deal to pay close to $800m for US contract shipping provider Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, in what would be the latest in a string of logistics tie-ups this year, people familiar with the deal said.
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Ceva and 3M extend collaboration in south-east Asia

Ceva Logistics is to use its Matrix warehouse management system at 3M’s regional distribution centre in Singapore as it extends its collaboration with the Minnesota-based multinational corporation.
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Infor buys GT Nexus for $675m

New York-based Infor has agreed to acquire GT Nexus, the world's largest cloud-based global commerce platform, for $675m. The deal is expected to close by the end of September, pending regulatory approval.
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DHL spends €100m on European expansion to meet e-commerce needs

DHL Parcel is expanding European operations with services tailored to e-commerce as it invests more than €100m to extend its reach into in Austria.
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SC-Integrity and Moog partner to provide supply chain visibility service

SC-Integrity (LoJack SCI) and Moog Crossbow have announced a cooperative effort to provide a global supply chain information and visibility service to major shippers of goods.
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Marken rolls out GPS tracking on key shipments

Clinical logistics organisation Marken is rolling out GPS tracking for key shipments as it aims to improve real-time track-and-trace capability.
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Phononic launches Wifi-enabled temperature monitor

North Carolina-based Phononic introduced SilverPoint, a Wifi enabled temperature monitoring system, at last week’s IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas.
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Mobile Awareness tyre monitor helps fleets keep vehicles on the road

In-house research and development at Mobile Awareness has produced a commercial tyre monitoring and tracking system with capabilities for asset management in the trucking industry.
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Globalstar transmissions can be hacked, claims Synack researcher

Location-tracking devices that communicate with a major satellite network operated by Globalstar can have their transmissions intercepted or mimicked with false data, a US security researcher told this week’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
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Lost satellite costs Orbcomm $12.7m

The loss of a satellite was the major contributor to the $12.2m losses reported by M2M-based asset tracking company Orbcomm for the second quarter of this year.
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CIMC and Globe Tracker partnership rolls out smart containers on China’s Silk Road

CIMC (China International Marine Container) and Danish company Globe Tracker are rolling out smart containers, smart logistics and smart terminal products for China's Silk Road.
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Omni-ID develops RFID tags that can handle up to +225˚C

Omni-ID, a New York-based provider of industrial RFID tags and visual-tagging systems, has launched several high-temperature tags that can operate up to 225˚C.
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Elliott updates web application for asset manager software

Missouri-based Elliott Data Systems believes its Asset Manager software will be able to reach new places and be more affordable due to the latest version of its web application.
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Private equity firms zoom in on Singapore logistics company CWT

Private equity firms KKR, Blackstone and Bain Capital have made informal approaches for buying CWT, people familiar with the matter said, in a deal estimated to value Singapore's largest logistics company at up to S$1.6bn.
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Eastern European logistics firms providing connected technology to drive cold chain expansion

Third-party logistics providers based out of Eastern Europe are developing their infrastructure by networking the hubs and distribution centres, helping to boost the cold chain market across all Europe.
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