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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: January 2018


 
IBM and Maersk partner on blockchain in global trade




Danish transport and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk and IBM are establishing a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.
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Here and FreightVerify aim to transform automotive logistics




European mapping and location services company Here Technologies is collaborating with FreightVerify, a cloud-based supply chain technology company, to transform how the automotive industry optimises its logistics and supply chain.
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FedEx equips Shanghai hub with latest logistics technology




FedEx Express has opened its Shanghai International Express & Cargo Hub using some the latest logistics technology to provide better connectivity and convenience to its global network. The hub will benefit customers in eastern China targeting overseas markets, particularly those shipping to the USA and Europe.
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Kuehne + Nagel venture to invest in logistics technology start-ups

Singapore-based investment company Temasek and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture to invest globally in early stage companies developing technology for logistics and supply chains.
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CalAmp helps Trimble with asset management

CalAmp is supplying customised telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for California-based Trimble's field service management vehicle and asset monitoring equipment.  
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HPE, PTC and Wind River back IMC RFP programme




Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), PTC and Intel subsidiary Wind River – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP programme for IoT software platforms, presented last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Ameri100 brings blockchain to customer supply chains

SAP cloud, digital and enterprise services company Ameri100 is to use blockchain to bring trust, transparency and efficiency to the supply chains of its manufacturing, aerospace and retail customers.
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Context Labs acquires IoT Impact Labs to accelerate supply chain of everything

Context Labs has acquired IoT Impact Labs and plans to integrate its expertise into its core blockchain-based offerings to accelerate what it calls the supply chain of everything.
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Honeywell buys stake in Flux to attack Asian warehouse management market

Honeywell has bought a 25 per cent stake in Flux Information Technology, a provider of warehouse management and related supply chain software in China. Honeywell will also form a joint venture with Flux's founder to serve customers outside China.
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Sigfox asset tracker rolled out in New Zealand




New Zealand ISP Wireless Nation is launching an asset locating tracker on the Sigfox network that it says could save thousands of dollars for many businesses and individuals.
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Orange brings intelligence to Cargotec cargo handling




Orange Business Services and Cargotec have signed a three-year, multimillion euro agreement for worldwide IoT connectivity that helps keep goods moving efficiently and safely.
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Wayne Smith Trucking picks Orbcomm for trailer monitoring




Arkansas-based Wayne Smith Trucking is to provide a logistics tracking and monitoring service for its trailer fleet using wireless connectivity from Orbcomm.
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CalAmp and Barcoding provide real-time supply chain visibility

US firms CalAmp and Barcoding are working together to enable real-time visibility into complex supply chains. CalAmp's Bluetooth tag technology enhances the capabilities of Barcoding's RFID products for real-time shipment tracking and visibility.
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US and Japan alliance aims to boost warehouse management

Japan’s Sato aims to combine JDA’s warehouse and labour management products with its Visual Warehouse offering to help users take advantage of digitalisation technologies such as the IoT and big data.
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Digital sensor keeps errors low in cold-storage equipment

A digital temperature sensor from Austria Microsystems can help designers of cold-storage equipment meet error budget targets. The AS6200C sensor provides easy-to-use digital output and requires no user calibration or linearisation.
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