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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: June 2018

 
Blackberry uses near real-time data to help trucking companies




Blackberry is helping trucking companies improve operations, increase safety and better manage the total cost of risk following a partnership with DMC Insurance, a provider of commercial transportation insurance.
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Alibaba leads $1.5bn investment in Hong Kong logistics centre




Alibaba Group’s logistics arm Cainiao Network is leading a group that will invest $1.5bn to build a digital logistics centre at Hong Kong International Airport.
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Ford tests self-driving deliveries in Miami




Ford is working with Postmates, an on-demand delivery platform, to develop a self-driving food delivery service in Miami.
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Kuehne + Nagel introduces digital supply chain management for SMEs

Due to an increasing demand from SMEs, Kuehne + Nagel has developed the Control Tower Dynamic. Kuehne + Nagel is also working with application service provider Zebraxx to provide last kilometre shipment visibility for its customers.
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Mastercard partners start-up to bring AI to freight payments

At this month’s Money 20/20 in Amsterdam, Mastercard announced it was partnering with Israeli start-up Stargo, a company leveraging artificial intelligence in the freight industry, to deliver routing, pricing and payment automation for freight forwarders.
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Microsoft helps Rakuten implement data analytics




Microsoft is helping Las Vegas-based Rakuten Super Logistics update its technology to manage costs and increase delivery efficiency for its clients nationwide.
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Digitalisation is not optional, says 3T Logistics chief




The logistics industry is going through a dramatic technological change and blockchain is one of the drivers, according to Steve Twydell (pictured), CEO of 3T Logistics, speaking at this month’s Automechanika show in Birmingham, UK.
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Shipping companies set to spend $2.5m on IoT

Shipping companies are set to spend US$2.5m in the next three years on IoT products and services, according to research commissioned by satellite company Inmarsat.
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Abu Dhabi Ports develops own blockchain technology




Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has developed and launched its own blockchain technology. Called Silsal, it will combine blockchain technology and digital user identities to provide a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community.
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Here and Sigfox deploy location services for logistics




Here Technologies and Sigfox are jointly developing and deploying a global location service that will open opportunities for IoT applications, particularly in supply chain and logistics.
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DHL launches smart trucking service in India




DHL has launched a smart trucking service across an extensive line-haul express road network in India.
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Alibaba and RoboSense produce lidar-based driverless logistics vehicle




Alibaba Group's Cainiao Network and RoboSense have jointly released G Plus, claimed to be the world's first solid-state lidar-based self-driving logistics vehicle.
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Honeywell and AT&T collaborate on connected freight




Honeywell is collaborating with AT&T to use the IoT to help companies improve productivity, reliability and asset performance with its connected freight and connected aircraft offerings.
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Port of Brisbane adopts blockchain




The port of Brisbane is working with PwC Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry to use blockchain technology to remove supply chain complexity and improve international trade.
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DMI and Information Builders produce asset tracking accelerator

IT services company DMI is working with New York-based Information Builders to produce three pre-built IoT accelerators that provide pre-configured analytical capabilities for asset tracking, fleet management and predictive maintenance.
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Airport asset tracking to hit 0.3m units in 2022




The global installed base of airport asset tracking systems will reach 0.3 million units in 2022, according to market watcher Berg Insight.
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