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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: September 2019

 
Maersk, Ports America in US smart ports initiative
Maersk, Ports America and digital freight technology company Loadsmart have launched an initiative to improve the flow of freight through American ports. The Smart Drayage initiative will deploy logistics technology to develop a free-flow model to accelerate the transit of goods through the largest ports in America
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Daimler Trucks testing automated trucks on public roads



Daimler Trucks has begun testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in southwest Virginia. The public road tests follow extensive testing on a closed loop track
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Trimble aims for Transportation Supply Chain Ecosystem
Trimble has launched new capabilities for shippers, carriers and service providers to deliver a collaborative, connected ecosystem across the transportation supply chain
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Matson Logistics tracks assets with BlackBerry Radar



Freight transporter Matson Logistics has deployed BlackBerry Radar-M across its entire North American fleet of domestic intermodal containers. The deployment will help it improve container utilisation, shipment visibility and product quality control across its fleet
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SSE, CargoSmart analytics to improve supply chain data
CargoSmart and the Shanghai Shipping Exchange are collaborating to develop a new shipping index for ocean carrier schedule reliability to help shippers optimise their supply chains and for the industry as a whole to improve service quality
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Dimerco, Elanders Supply Chain JV looks to IoT
Taiwan-based logistics specialist Dimerco is forming a joint venture with Elanders’ newly founded subsidiary, ITG Air & Sea GmbH, which will focus on optimised global air & sea freight forwarding. The use of IoT and Internet technologies will play a key role in optimising operations in the new entity
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Blume global platform for motor carrier settlements



Digital supply chain and logistics specialist Blume Global has launched a single platform solution for global drayage motor carrier companies to improve operational efficiency and better fleet utilisation by directly connecting proof of delivery, invoicing and financial settlement processes
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Honeywell to triple Apparel Logistics Throughput

Retail supply chain services provider Apparel Logistics has engaged Honeywell to help it expand its e-commerce order output at its distribution centre in Dallas. The supply chain automation and mobile solutions are forecast to triple daily output from the centre
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CJ Logistics receives machine learning from AWS




CJ Logistics in Korea has become one of the first users of Amazon Forecast, a managed service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that uses machine learning to deliver accurate forecasts based on the same technology that powers Amazon.com.
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Maersk and BlackBuck digitise trucking in India




Danish container logistics firm Maersk is working with Indian online trucking marketplace Blackbuck to bring digital technology to the Indian export-import (exim) containerised trucking market.
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Texas Freight picks Orbcomm for fleet management




Texas Freight Services, a dry van truckload carrier based in Houston, has selected Orbcomm to provide in-cab technology across its entire fleet of lorries.
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Blackberry and Geotab partner on asset management

Blackberry and fellow Canadian company Geotab have introduced Blackberry Radar, an IoT-based asset-tracking system, on the Geotab Marketplace.
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SkyBitz updates asset management software

Virginia-based IoT telematics firm SkyBitz has upgraded the software on its InSight commercial asset management platform to provide a unified view of all assets.
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DB Cargo adds smart sensors to 34,000 wagons




DB Cargo has reached the halfway point in the digitalisation of its freight wagon fleet; the 34,000th wagon with telematics and smart sensors rolled out of the refitting facility in Seelze near Hanover last month.
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Syft adds AI to supply chain analytics platform

Syft has added AI capabilities to its real-time supply chain analytics platform. The machine learning artificial intelligence algorithms are driving smarter supply chain forecasting.
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