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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: March 2015



SAP and T-Systems to roll-out connected logistics platform globally
SAP and T-Systems plan to make their connected logistics work at Hamburg Port Authority a global offering. The OEM agreement covers SAP’s connected logistics software and the connected car system from T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
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Condition monitor improves health for cold-chain logistics
Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants hopes to revolutionise cold-chain logistics for the healthcare industry with a service based on its DropTag condition monitoring technology.
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CH Robinson targets oil and gas companies with logistics technology
Logistics company CH Robinson is applying its proprietary Navisphere technology to the oil and gas industry. Navisphere lets companies track and manage shipments online, domestically and globally.
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Siemens acquires Axit to improve logistics software offering
Siemens Logistics & Airport Solutions (LAS) has acquired Axit, a software specialist for cloud-based IT platforms for logistics process management.
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Coyote Logistics prepares for $2bn IPO
Transportation and logistics services company Coyote Logistics is in talks with banks to prepare for an initial public offering.
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Fleet management terminal switches between satellite and cellular
Orbcomm’s New Jersey based SkyWave subsidiary has introduced the dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal for providing fleet managers with a single device for cellular and satellite network coverage so they can stay connected to assets, sensors and people in a more cost-effective way.
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Complex logistics await Lippo's e-commerce push in archipelago Indonesia
Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge Lippo Group faces with the opening of its department store in cyberspace this month.
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Traqueur launches IoT track-and-trace tool for Sigfox network

French telematics company Traqueur announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week an IoT-based track-and-trace tool to secure and track property and objects. Called, Nano, this autonomous mobile beacon is designed to optimise the potential of the Sigfox IoT network.
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NXP buys Freescale for $11.8bn

In a move that has major implications for the logistics industry, NXP Semiconductors is buying Freescale Semiconductor for about US$11.8bn to create what should be the market leader in general purpose microcontroller products. Both companies have been making microcontrollers and other devices for all M2M and IoT sectors, notably automotive, and the combined company is expected to become the market leader in automotive semiconductors.
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Panasonic announces software to control and manage supply chain

Japanese firmPanasonic announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week the establishment of Panasonic Business Software Solutions Europe, formed following the acquisition of DHL Digital Solutions, a team within DHL Specialist Services UK. The new company offers advanced software for the control and management of logistics and supply chain.
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DHL upgrades risk management platform to give view of supply chain

DHL is adding capabilities to its Resilience 360 end-to-end supply chain risk management platform. It alerts customers about global incidents and risks to their global supply chain in almost real time so they can immediately respond to incidents and pre-empt or reduce business interruption.
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GLP buys IndCor Properties for $8.1bn

Singapore-basedGlobal Logistic Properties has completed the acquisition of one of the largest logistics platforms in the USA for US$8.1bn.
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ID Systems receives patent for cargo sensing system

New Jersey based ID Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management, has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent & Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry van trailers and intermodal containers.
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Ninja Van raises SG$3.5m in series A funding

Ninja Logistics, a last-kilometre logistics company in Singapore, has announced a SG$3.5m series A round of funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from regional corporates, including Insas Berhad.
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Slim RFID labels improve IT asset tracking

Australian company Relegen has introduced slim UHF RFID labels for IT asset inventory management, tracking and maintenance applications.
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