IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions
- The M260TE mobile terminal from ACD Elektronik GmbH is now available in the Android Industrial+ version with an optional 2D long-range scanner. The scanner, integrated into the handle, reads all commonly used 1D and 2D barcodes.
- Designed to support Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in the supply chain, the new Impinj R700 reader can process small, global RAIN tags at high speeds. Featuring a 1-GHz dual-core processor, 1-GB RAM, and Gigabit Ethernet, the reader lets users quickly build IoT solutions.
- CSafe Global launched the AcuTemp Plus Series of solutions to meet the temperature-controlled shipping needs of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, and emerging cell and gene therapies. The packaging is designed with ThermoCor vacuum-insulated panels.
- DeltaTrak, a cold chain management and food safety solutions provider, introduced the FlashLink RTL Prime 2G and 3G In-Transit loggers. Designed for monitoring location and temperature during the transport of live poultry, the devices offer real-time reporting and a PDF backup report.
- Designed for e-commerce, Sitma Machinery's e-Wrap 2.0 can assemble packages and envelopes of varying sizes with different types of wrapping materials, including bio film and paper. The packaging machine can integrate a feeding system that prints and applies paper inserts, such as invoices, return notes, and other documents, to the packaging without glue.
- Intralogistics solutions provider Dematic now offers its micro-fulfillment solution to general merchandise and apparel retailers, expanding its services from the grocery industry. Designed to support rapid e-commerce order fulfillment, the solution can be installed in as few as 12 weeks and in locations as small as 10,000 square feet.
- Momentum Logistics, a subsidiary of port operator Gulftainer, launched Delaware operations. The first U.S. venture for Momentum Logistics, the new service offers inland transport and distribution, as well as freight forwarding and warehousing.
- Shippers doing business between Asia and the United States can get help establishing supply chains with the recent partnership between SEKO Logistics and Air & Ground World Transport (AGWorld). The platform of services helps shippers develop new trade relationships, leveraging AGWorld's network of offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Manila, and Ho Chi Minh City and SEKO Logistics' more than 120 branches in 40 countries.
- Warehouse and distribution center dock operations can now interconnect their equipment with the new cloud-based 4SIGHT Connect Digital Dock from 4SIGHT Logistics Solution. The 4SIGHT system provides real-time access and management of dock data and KPIs, letting facility managers control the entire dock operation via remote monitoring.
- The new release of inconsoSLM (Slotting Management System) distributes inventory to available areas and locations in the warehouse. Featuring improved algorithms, extended parameters, and increased tailoring for displaying different warehouse scenarios, the solution lets facility managers optimize the use of resources in the warehouse, shortening processing times and increasing picking speeds.
- The Digital Container Shipping Association, a non-profit group established to help digitalize container shipping, published a common set of processes, as well as data and interface standards for track and trace that can be downloaded from its website for free. The new standard simplifies shipment visibility across multiple carriers.
- The CMA CGM Group, COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen, and OOCL introduced the Ocean Alliance Day 4 Product, which starts in April 2020 and covers the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic lanes. Through Ocean Alliance, shippers can leverage more port calls, direct links, and faster transit times through 38 services.
- Yang Ming Marine Transport launched a Taiwan—Japan service, which cuts the transit time between Taiwan and Japan's Kansai region by up to two days.
- DHL Express invested $3.8 million to expand its service center in Cleveland, Ohio, to support a surge in e-commerce and a strong manufacturing presence in the region. The expanded facility, located near the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, is about 20,000 square feet larger, maximizing processing capabilities and supporting earlier deliveries.