DB Schenker offering 3-D printing solutions

Global logistics major DB Schenker is continuing with its technological drive to make its operations more seamless. Recently, the company claimed to have become the world’s first logistics service provider offering its customers an extensive 3-D printing service. A company release maintained that the customers can now upload the 3-D template via the online portal eSchenker, select materials and color, consult prices, place orders and have the printing delivered. At present, printing includes medical devices made from stainless steel, robot gripper fingers made from plastic, or customized packaging material. For…

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Volvo Trucks and FedEx successfully demonstrate truck platooning

Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct on-highway truck platooning as part of ongoing research collaboration. Volvo Trucks North America has been working closely with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) to expand on-highway operations of Volvo’s Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) in the United States on N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway. This marks the first public on-highway showcase of platooning technology between a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company in the…

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FarEye launches Delivery Experience Suite – ‘Delight’

FarEye, an emerging digital logistics platform has unveiled Delivery Experience Suite – ‘Delight.’ The company claims the offering will help businesses increase their Delivery Happiness Score – the ultimate measure of customer success. It enables businesses to provide a seamless and personalized experience to the customers. The major features of experience suite are: Uberized tracking & real-time feedback, Connect and Deliver,  Customized delivery location & time and seamless brand experience. Commenting on the launch,  Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye, said, “While more and more companies understand that providing a great customer…

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Vishwas Patel to head payment council

Payments Council of India (PCI), the apex body representing the companies in the payments and settlement system, in its latest Annual General Meeting, has announced the appointment of Vishwas Patel, Director, Infibeam Avenues, as its new Chairman. Vishwas has been associated with PCI ever since its inception in 2013 and was serving as its Co-Chairman. He takes over from Naveen Surya, who has been elevated to the post of Chairman Emeritus. PCI has also announced the appointment of Loney Antony, Managing Director, Hitachi Payment Services as its new Co-Chairman.  …

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SITA initiates blockchain research project

 SITA, the air transport industry’s technology provider, has initiated a major industry research project to explore the potential of blockchain. The company has invited top stakeholders from the aviation industry to join the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox. SITA is investing in the infrastructure to accelerate industry-specific research into the viability of running multi-enterprise apps using distributed ledger technology, more commonly known as blockchain. The company is welcoming interested industry players to use the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox at no cost to them. Barbara Dalibard, CEO, SITA, said: “As the technology company owned…

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Swiggy to use fresh funds for supply chain strengthening

Food delivery startup Swiggy has become the latest entrant in the prestigious Unicorn Club. The company recently raised $210 million from Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s DST Global and the existing investor Nasper. The fresh funding now empowers the company to up the ante in the food delivery market which is becoming increasingly competitive with Zomato and Ola-owned Foodpanda enhancing their scale. After the fresh funding round, the company till date has raised over $460 million. The additional capital which it has raised from Yuri Milner and Naspers would primarily be…

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Nokia signs five-year global IT infrastructure contract with HCL

HCL Technologies (HCL), has been selected by Nokia, as part of an important effort of streamlining Nokia’s outsourced IT management services. Nokia will partner with HCL for transforming and modernizing its IT infrastructure and applications landscape. HCL will transition services from four incumbent vendors to establish an integrated IT services delivery and design framework and will implement a transformation roadmap. The deal is intended to help Nokia drive operational efficiencies in line with previously announced targets. HCL, with this deal, will build upon a strong existing engineering-centric partnership to encompass IT services.…

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Anuvrata Arora joins as FreightBazaar Co-founder

FreightBazaar – an Integrated Freight Collaboration Platform for Freight Transport – has announced  the addition of a new co-founder at the top rung. Anuvrata Arora, a B2B industry veteran and a successful entrepreneur will be joining as Co-founder of the company and will be heading the domestic business development of the platform. Anuvrata has worked closely with Amazon at their Seattle headquarters where he was responsible for enabling merchants to sell their items on the platform. After his 7-year stint at Seattle, USA, he returned to India quickly turning into…

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SITA to support Orlando Airport to implement 100% biometric exit

SITA has been chosen by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as the technology partner for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport. Orlando International is the first U.S. airport to fully deploy the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Biometric Entry and Exit Program. Over the coming months, SITA will integrate Smart Path™, its sophisticated biometric technology, at the airport’s 30 international boarding gates. Earlier this year, SITA worked with GOAA, British Airways and CBP to incorporate the U.S. biometric departure check for British Airways’ customers. The trial’s success has prompted…

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Damco’s Twill to offer online freight forwarding solutions

DAMCO, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, has launched Twill (www.twill.net), a new digital freight forwarding platform in India which promises to provide greater control of shipments by offering instant price quotes and booking, transparency and tracking services, simplified paperwork and proactive customer care. “The shipping and logistics industry today is filled with emails, phone calls and document-heavy processes which can lead to huge delays in getting quotes, a lack of flexibility to change routes mid-shipment, and a lack of transparency for customers in pricing, location data, and issue resolution.…

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