February 2019 | News | In Brief

IN BRIEF | New Services & Solutions

Tags: Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain


  • Ivanti Supply Chain software released the latest version of its mobile device management system. Avalanche 6.3 adds Android Enterprise support, enhanced security features, new asset management capabilities, and expanded app access and control.
  • Demand-driven sales and supply chain platform Alloy added intelligent demand forecasting to its suite of product offerings. The feature provides consumer brands with dynamically updated daily forecasts based on automatic data collection, AI, and data science forecasting models.
  • Consolhub launched its consolidated ocean shipment booking platform. The system is designed to simplify and speed up the booking process for consolidated ocean shipments. It collects shipping providers, routes, and prices for comparison, and provides online booking and document validation.


  • One Way Solutions released a stackable, nine-legged plastic pallet for improved stability. The 48-by-48-foot pallet holds up to 572 units per truckload, is 100 percent recyclable, and resists insects, bacteria, and fungi.
  • Sitma Machinery introduced the Sitma e-Wrap 2.0 at the February 2019 Stuttgart trade fair. The company redesigned its e-Wrap packaging machine to meet customer demand for savings and efficiency, adding the ability to integrate and automate advanced processes.
  • To enable state-of-the-art inventory management for omnichannel retailers, RFID solution provider SML RFID added the GB5U8 to its line of RFID inlays. The smallest RFID inlay designed for broad use in the retail market and inventory management, the GB5U8 can be combined with an RFID EAS tag.
  • Janam Technologies added a new high-performance UHF RFID sled for its XT2 rugged mobile computer line. The sled snaps onto the XT2 to add RFID-reading ability along with tag writing and tag locationing, with less than 1 pound of additional weight.
  • Crown Equipment CG and CD Series forklifts are designed for both indoor and outdoor heavy-duty, materials-handling applications. Both products are part of the company's expanded internal combustion line of counterbalance forklifts.


  • ZIM and the 2M Alliance (Maersk and MSC) announced a second strategic cooperation agreement, following their earlier partnership on Asia-U.S. East Coast networks. The new arrangement combines vessel sharing, slot exchange, and purchase across Asia-East Mediterranean and Asia-American Pacific Northwest trade, with two new strings operating in each region.
  • Ocean Alliance, which was recently extended through 2027, and CMA CGM unveiled their new service—the Ocean Alliance Day 3 Product, which starts April 2019 and is the largest service offering on the transpacific trade. The service gives CMA CGM shippers the use of approximately 330 container ships and an estimated carrying capacity of 3.8 million TEUs, as well as 19 transpacific services and other strengthened global routes.
  • Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) introduced two new direct services: an Intra-America service and an Asia-South America East Coast product. Both are designed to expand the ocean carrier's network within South America.


  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo are planning to move into a new purpose-built facility, known as the dnata City East cargo facility, at London's Heathrow Airport in the second half of 2019. The move doubles the airlines' cargo footprint at Heathrow, enhancing their transatlantic capabilities, service levels, and handling speed.
  • SEKO Logistics opened its own operation in Ireland, one of Europe's fastest-growing economies, including an office and warehouse facility at Dublin Airport. The move follows a number of other recent global investments by SEKO and gives the 3PL the platform to expand, particularly in the retail, high-tech, and medical device sectors.

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