Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: December 2017



Microsoft location-based services target logistics sector




Microsoft is launching Azure location-based services to offer enterprise customers location capabilities for use cases such as IoT asset tracking, fleet management, logistics, automotive, urban planning and retail.
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IBM backs Dubai blockchain-based cargo delivery project




The Dubai National Air Transport Association is working with IBM to use blockchain technology to improve cargo service delivery. Also involved with the project are the Emirates Innovation Lab and Flydubai Cargo.
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Kühne + Nagel and 4Sellers combine e-commerce and logistics




Logistics company Kühne + Nagel is joining forces with e-commerce specialist 4Sellers to expand services for medium-sized online retailers in the warehouse logistics sector.
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HNA buys AHG refrigerated logistics business for $400m




Australia’s Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) is selling its refrigerated logistics business to China’s HNA Group for an enterprise value of A$400m. The group comprises the operations of Rand, Harris, Scott’s and JAT.
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Locus raises $25m for warehouse robotics




Massachusetts-based Locus Robotics, a provider of autonomous, mobile robots for use in e-commerce fulfilment warehouses, has secured $25m in series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners.
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Airport pilot uses LoRa for cargo management




A cargo management pilot project at a major Canadian international airport is using French company Adveez’s IoT asset tracking module on the Eleven-X LoRa network.
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MNX buys Logical Freight Solutions to expand in Asia-Pacific




MNX Global Logistics has acquired Australian specialty healthcare logistics provider Logical Freight Solutions to enhance its time- and temperature-sensitive logistics capabilities in Asia Pacific.
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Logistics firms risk missing IoT benefits, warns Inmarsat

Many logistics businesses risk missing out on the benefits the IoT can bring, according to a survey by Inmarsat, as they lack the high-speed connectivity to monitor their assets through remote areas.
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