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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: September 2017


CH Robinson provides global visibility




Third party logistics provider CH Robinson has launched Navisphere Vision, supply chain technology that provides real-time global visibility across all modes and regions in one platform.
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Microsoft helps AT&T with asset management operations centre

AT&T has announced an asset management operations centre for quick deployment of asset monitoring and management in the cloud. The service will run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and will use several Microsoft enterprise components.
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Blackberry and Fleet Complete provide logistics visibility

Blackberry and Fleet Complete are working together to deliver trailer and cargo visibility to the logistics industry. Fleet Complete will incorporate Blackberry Radar into its fleet tracking service for trailer and cargo monitoring.
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U-Blox and Bluvision demo NB-IoT for cold-chain monitoring




U-Blox and Bluvision showed how NB-IoT can be used for cold-chain temperature monitoring and condition monitoring at this month’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco.
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MWC Americas sees live LoRa asset tracking demo

Visitors to this month’s MWC Americas saw a live demonstration of how LoRa can be used in asset tracking applications by connecting Abeeway Master Tracker hardware to Actility’s ThingPark IoT software platform using the MachineQ LoRaWan network.
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Yusen building smart logistics hub in Singapore




Japanese logistics company Yusen has broken ground on its new future-ready warehouse in Tuas, Singapore, and has commissioned Swisslog Autostore automated high-density storage and robotic order-picking technology.
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LoRa tracks assets at airports




Adveez, a French manufacture of data capture and hands-free access control hardware and software, has adopted Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology in its asset-tracking platform for airports.
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Trimble acquires shipping visibility firm 10-4 Systems




Trimble has acquired privately held 10-4 Systems, a provider of multimodal shipment visibility products and related technologies for shippers and transportation providers.
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ClearMetal lands $9m to expand AI supply chain platform

Predictive logistics company ClearMetal has secured a $9m series A funding round to expand its AI-driven supply chain platform for manufacturers and retailers.
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Skuchain forms working group to explore blockchain for supply chain

California-based blockchain technology company Skuchain has established a supply chain working group within the newly formed Trusted IoT Alliance to catalyse the development of a blockchain-enabled, trusted IoT for the supply chain.
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IMC to produce IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018

The IoT M2M Council (IMC) is to produce the IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the world’s largest event for the business of consumer technologies.
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Globalstar launches solar-powered tracker at MWC

At this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas, Globalstar is launching the SmartOne Solar M2M and IoT satellite device that provides remote monitoring and tracking via the Louisiana company’s satellite network.
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DHL and Huawei halve logistics waiting times in China




DHL and Huawei have launched a supply chain NB-IoT application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. The companies say the pilot has already cut by half waiting times for inbound logistics.
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Blockchain could have prevented Maersk Line cyber attack, claims MTI




The recent Maersk Line cyber attack could have been prevented with blockchain technology, believes New York and London-based logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI).
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Canadian container port deploys ABB shore-to-ship smart energy




Canada’s largest container port is deploying smart energy technology so that docked ships can be powered direct from the mains rather than running their diesel engines, thus reducing pollution.
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Körber takes HighJump supply chain software firm




German technology group Körber has acquired the US supply chain software specialist HighJump after receiving approval from the relevant antitrust authorities.
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CalAmp telematics suite allows diverse asset management

Being demonstrated at this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco, CalAmp’s telematics suite lets companies manage a diverse set of assets, including vehicles, equipment and packages anywhere and at any time.
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MIT drone reads RFID signals in warehouses




Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that enables small, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses at a distance of several metres, while identifying the tags’ locations with an average error of about 19cm.
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Expeditors spreads sensor-based logistics to other carriers

Seattle-based Expeditors has introduced a suite of sensor-based logistics products for global supply chains. Previously available only on shipments moved by Expeditors, this adaptive technology will also be offered on shipments moved by other carriers.
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