Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: January 2016


Kuehne + Nagel creates logistics hub in Singapore
Kuehne + Nagel has opened a logistics hub in Singapore that includes a centre of excellence for developing logistics technologies with its customers.
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Orbcomm joins top food logistics suppliers list
M2M satellite company Orbcomm has been added to the top 100 list of technology providers to the food logistics industry. The FL100+ is a listing of software, hardware and IT service providers that focus on the unique technology needs of the food distribution business.
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Intel promises conflict-free supply chain in 2016
Intel will have a conflict-free supply chain in 2016, announced CEO Brian Krzanich in his keynote speech at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Maintaining accountability in the supply chain is an ongoing process for Intel.
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Snapdeal to invest in logistics technology to compete with Amazon
Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, backed by Japan's SoftBank Group and others, plans to spend more on logistics and technology to compete better with Flipkart and Amazon's Indian unit, its co-founder said last week.
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China government clears way for logistics merger
China's cabinet last month approved a deal that fuses two of the country's biggest state-owned transport and logistics firms as Beijing steps up a drive to make sprawling government-controlled firms more efficient as economic growth continues to slow.
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Kerry Logistics opens IT development centre in Malaysia
Kerry Logistics Network this week opened its first IT development centre in Penang, Malaysia, to harness internet technology in support of its rapidly growing international operations.
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ZIM increases container fleet due to success of monitoring service
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is expanding its refrigerated container fleet to answer the demand for its ZIMonitor service. Launched in early 2015, ZIMonitor lets customers track, monitor and remotely control sensitive, high-value cargo stowed in refrigerated containers.
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Amazon promises 30 minute silent drone deliveries

Amazon has promised to deliver packages in 30 minutes by drone when its Amazon Prime Air service is fully operational. It also promises that its drones will be much quieter than the hobbyist UAVs currently on sale
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Bosch asset intelligence for connected freight trains

Bosch has announced that it is working on a connected asset intelligence system to enable intelligent logistics support for rail-borne freight. The new system will enable accurate localisation, goods monitoring and cold chain surveillance, vibration monitoring, accurate mileage and geofencing.
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2016 year of driverless deliveries, drones, and bikes

Parcel broker ParcelHero has predicted that deliveries will become the new retail battle ground, with delivery choice as important as price for many consumers. Deliveries in 2016 will see driverless vans, delivery drones and an increasing presence of bicycle deliveries.
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Dell opens APAC IoT lab with logistics focus

Dell has launched its first dedicated Internet of Things lab in the Asia Pacific region in Singapore. Opened in conjunction with Intel, the lab will be the focus for development of IoT related technologies throughout the Asia, Pacific and Japan areas. The choice of Singapore as the base for its regional IoT development hub means that both smart city and logistics related technologies are likely to be at the forefront of initial developments by the lab.
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Ireland may allow commercial drone deliveries

The Irish Aviation Authority has hinted that it may allow commercial drone deliveries. It said in a statement that it had been approached to allow drone testing, which is being seen as opening the way to the use of commercial drones.
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French postal system trials SIGFOX IoT network

French national postal service, Groupe La Poste, is carrying out a pilot programme to trial SIGFOX's dedicated Internet of Things network. The new service is designed to allow businesses and individuals to order a range of postal services with the push of a button.
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DHL cancels drone demonstration

A planned demonstration of German delivery group DHL's latest drone for parcel deliveries was cancelled at the last moment owing to bad weather.
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