Industry Announcements

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  • Cybra Corp., a developer of RFID software solutions and Jamison RFID, a manufacturer of RFID portals, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver turnkey RFID solutions to retail customers. The new solutions include everything retailers need to implement RFID for inventory tracking and loss management.

    For more information, go to here.

    (October 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Celtic International has appointed Carlos Godinez as director for the company's Mexico intermodal service. Godinez will be responsible for managing and developing the company's business throughout the U.S. and Mexico, with an emphasis on Celtic Direct—a collaborative venture with third party logistics company Transplace to provide door-to-door intermodal service for U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets.

    See more here. (October 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Dassault Systèmes now offers a Quality Intelligence Pack, as an extension to its existing Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI), Executive Intelligence Center (EIC) and other Quality offerings. Delivered as a DELMIA product, Apriso Quality Intelligence Pack provides visibility into 100-plus built-in measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) tied to quality improvement. Quality Intelligence Pack is preconfigured to work with existing Apriso quality planning, execution, containment and defect tracking applications.

    More information here. (October 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Tecsys Inc., a supply chain management software company, has been granted Patent No. 8,839,132 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that covers the method and system for providing visual instructions to warehouse operators. This technology empowers users to become significantly more efficient and accurate at executing their task, while at the same time helping drive increased responsiveness to their customers.

    More information here. (October 30, 2014) | permalink
  • Following a 600-percent annual growth in online automated freight quoting, Freightos has added Robert Mylod, the managing partner of Annox Capital and former Priceline Group CFO and vice chairman, to its board of directors. Mylod will further help promote online automation in freight, following his role as a key member of the team which successfully automated online consumer travel.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • United Cargo announced today it will designate Crane Worldwide Logistics as its sole Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) freight forwarding partner.

    CRAF is a program whereby United Airlines makes their aircraft and flight crews available to the Department of Defense (DOD) in times of need. To participate in the international segments of CRAF, United must maintain a minimum commitment of its capable cargo fleet.

    United Cargo will partner with Crane Worldwide Logistics, a full-service air, ocean, trucking, customs brokerage and logistics company, to provide air freight support to various government segments and private sector businesses.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, is celebrating 25 years of "quality without question" service from its Miami service center this fall.

    Originally opened for business in fall of 1989, the Miami service center, located at 5875 NW 72nd Ave., features 91 dock doors.

    Over its 25-year history, the center has increased from 20 associates to more than 140, about half of which are celebrating anniversaries of 10 years or more this year. Three employees are original associates that have been with the Miami service center since its opening in 1989 and are celebrating 25 years with the company.

    The Miami service center celebrated 25 years of service with its employees on Sept. 5 with an anniversary meal. Celebrations continued during an open house in October for the service center's employees, family, friends and customers. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services company, promoted Hessel Verhage to president, freight forwarding, the Americas, and Keith Pienaar to president contract logistics and distribution.

    Verhage joined UTi last April as global vice president of trade and compliance and subsequently assumed the responsibility for the Americas ocean forwarding business.

    Pienaar began his professional career at UTi and has held various roles of increasing responsibility in the freight forwarding and contract logistics and distribution divisions.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • During the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014, JAXPORT achieved 20-percent growth in Asian container shipments over fiscal year 2013, moving 272,524 twenty-foot equivalent units compared to 226,938 last year. The Asian container trade is the fastest growing segment of JAXPORT's container cargo business, accounting for nearly 30 percent in 2014, up from 24 percent the previous fiscal year.

    The port has recorded an average of 28.5-percent annual growth in Asian container volumes during the past five years.

    Increased Asian business is an important factor in JAXPORT's rise in national rankings. PIERS, the data division of the Journal of Commerce, ranked Jacksonville the fourth fastest growing U.S. port for containerized imports in 2013.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • Crane systems manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company can be supplied with Atex classifications EX II 2 GD IIA T4 / EX II 3 GD IIB T4, with increased spark protection also available for explosion levelII C. Their products are currently used worldwide, operating in some of the most dangerous dust-laden conditions as well as hazardous, toxic, and potentially explosive atmospheres. Typical applications include mining, tunneling, foundries and cement plants, with toxic and hazardous locations including chemical processing, while oil and gas production on land or offshore involves some unique heavy load handling requirements in addition.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • StayLinked, a provider of terminal emulation and session management software, was named Americas ISV Partner of the Year by Honeywell Scanning & Mobility during its 2014 Performance Partner Conference, held in Dallas from Oct. 14-16.

    More information here. (October 29, 2014) | permalink
  • A new freight forwarder network, known as the Cooperative Logistics Network, has been launched with the promise to applicants of a six-month free trial in exchange for registering. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • UPS tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom has become the first female UPS driver in history to drive 40 years and more than 4 million miles without an accident.

    More information here.
    (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Barcoding Inc., a provider of enterprise-wide mobility solutions, has helped Canton Port Services LLC, set sail for new accuracies and efficiencies by implementing a customized bar-code scanning solution that eliminates manual processes in receiving, load out, and customs clearing operations.

    More information here. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Intelligrated is expanding its operations in China, Brazil, and Canada. The company has moved its regional headquarters to newer, more modern spaces in each of the three countries, with additional capacity to accommodate new hires.

    More information here. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Cagney Global Logistics, a provider of logistical and transportation services, has promoted Chris Reeder to general manager for their new Perris, Calif., distribution center. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, has released the MultiTrack system. MultiTrack is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset to improve logistics, manage inventory, and curb theft. The portable GPS unit requires no external wiring or antenna and may be hidden on any asset, installing in seconds. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Grand Aire, a provider of on-demand freight and passenger air charter services, has received the 2014 Salute to Excellence Award from the Asian-Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • APEM Inc., a manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and pushbutton switches, has introduced the new FR Series, a single-axis, three-position Hall effect thumb control designed for material handling and construction applications requiring a reliable device for "change direction" and "gear switching" functions. (October 28, 2014) | permalink
  • SATO, a provider of bar-code printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has appointed Yasuhiro Tanabe. Tanabe is tasked with facilitating SATO's global expansion and strengthening its presence in overseas markets. He will lead a team dedicated to business development, alliance building, and portfolio management focused on meeting the needs of SATO's growing numbers of customers and partners across the globe. (October 28, 2014) | permalink

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