Monthly Archives: August 2016

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DHL rolls out global augmented reality program

More importantly, this technology is not just one step towards digitalizing manual processes on the shop floor, it also takes us one step closer towards Industry 4.0. Vision Picking enables hands free order picking at a faster pace, along with reduced error rates. Throughout 2016, the smart glasses will be piloted across various industries such as technology, retail, consumer and automotive industries. The data available from these pilots will further determine the technology’s potential for broader implementation. Goldman Sachs estimate in their base case $80 billion for both virtual and augmented reality by 2025¹, while M&A advisory firm Digi-Capital predicts a total volume of $150 billion by 2020².

By | August 31st, 2016|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

Since the trial, DHL and partners Google, Vuzix and Ubimax have refined the vision picking solution and DHL is now expanding the program across different industry sectors on a global scale, forging another step forward for augmented reality solutions in logistics.... More importantly, this technology is not just one step towards digitalizing manual processes on the shop floor, it also takes us one step closer towards Industry 4.0. Vision Picking enables hands free order picking at a faster pace, along with reduced error rates. Throughout 2016, the smart glasses will be piloted across various industries such as technology, retail, consumer and automotive industries. The data available from these pilots will further determine the technology’s potential for bro

By | August 31st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. The UPS Foundation has a goal to fund the planting of 15 million trees by the end of 2020. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. In addition to The Nature Conservancy, The UPS Foundation is awarding environmental grants to 10 other organizations:DonorsChoose.org, backing environmental education classroom projects submitted by public school teachers in rural U.S. communities. National Arbor Day Foundation, for continued help with reforestation programs of Canada’s Boreal Forest, planting 50,000 trees.

By | August 31st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Pilots Ratify New Contract

The contract covers 2,579 pilots at UPS Airlines. US 08/31/16Louisville, KYAgreement passes by wide margin, enhances wages, pension and schedulingUPS (NYSE:UPS) pilots represented by the Independent Pilots Association today ratified a new labor agreement that becomes amendable Sept. 1, 2021. The agreement was voted on by 98.7% of the association membership, with 91.6% percent voting to ratify. Terms of the agreement become effective Sept. 1, 2016 and run through Sept. 1, 2021. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

By | August 31st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Press Release

DHL Global Forwarding’s International Supply Chain business is responsible for transporting an annual volume of approximately 2,400 TEUs and more than 5,000 cubic meters of less-than-container-load (LCL) freight from Asia and the Middle East into the EMEA region.... DHL Global Forwarding’s International Supply Chain business is responsible for transporting an annual volume of approximately 2,400 TEUs and more than 5,000 cubic meters of less-than-container-load (LCL) freight from Asia and the Middle East into the EMEA region. “We look forward to working with our new customer New Wave Group and provide them with a strong supply chain solution that will assist New Wave Group in growing their business” says Rikke Janum, Senior Business Development manager, DHL

By | August 30th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

DHL and New Wave Group sign exclusive ocean freight agreement

DHL Global Forwarding’s International Supply Chain business is responsible for transporting an annual volume of approximately 2,400 TEUs and more than 5,000 cubic meters of less-than-container-load (LCL) freight from Asia and the Middle East into the EMEA region. “We look forward to working with our new customer New Wave Group and provide them with a strong supply chain solution that will assist New Wave Group in growing their business” says Rikke Janum, Senior Business Development manager, DHL Global Forwarding International Supply Chain. “In DHL we see an ideal partner to strengthen our position as a leading supplier of promotional products. The DHL solution will provide better control in our supply chain and improve our vendor management – allowing us to focus on developing our brands”, comments Magnus Claesson, CBO New Wave Group. The Swedish New Wave Group is a leading supplier of corporate promotional goods, gifts and home furnishing in Europe with a broad range of brands including Craft, Speedo, Pax, Ahead, Clique and Kosta Boda.

By | August 30th, 2016|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

USPS reveals Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp

Postal Service today announced that it will issue the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp as a 68 cent nonmachineable stamp. The result is a highly stylized, simplified image of an Eastern Tailed-Blue rather than an exact replica. The Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly (Cupido comyntas) is named for the iridescent blue color of its upper wing surface, more vivid in the male, and for the short, thread-like tail on each hind wing. Greeting card envelopes printed with a silhouette of a butterfly indicate the need for additional postage — or the use of a butterfly stamp. Once released, customers may purchase the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamps at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Office locations nationwide.

By | August 30th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

FIA World Endurance Championship delivered by DHL

As official logistics partner of the WEC, DHL Global Forwarding is responsible for shipping all of the teams' motorsport materials and equipment to the overseas events. This includes delivering 33 race cars, three safety cars, one T-car and assorted equipment, as well as 10,000 tires and 198,000 liters of fuel to the worldwide race tracks. "DHL has been involved in motorsports logistics for more than 30 years," said Volker Oesau, CEO Middle Europe & Sponsor Global Automotive, DHL Global Forwarding. "The task of the DHL Motorsport Logistics and Events team is to ensure everything is in place, ranging from organizing and booking airfreight charters, ocean freight and trucking to handling all the documents, coordination and supervision on-site to the management of all ad hoc shipments. This season DHL will carry out 22 charter flights transporting 2,100 tons of airfreight and 250 TEU sea freight.”Round 5 of the 2016 season, the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T, takes place in Mexico City at September 1-3.

By | August 26th, 2016|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

Working together with the WEC, its automotive partners and competitors, one further extremely important element makes this feat of logistics not only possible but also efficient and effective – DHL. As official logistics partner of the WEC, DHL Global Forwarding is responsible for shipping all of the teams' motorsport materials and equipment to the overseas events. This includes delivering 33 race cars, three safety cars, one T-car and assorted equipment, as well as 10,000 tires and 198,000 liters of fuel to the worldwide race tracks. "DHL has been involved in motorsports logistics for more than 30 years," said Volker Oesau, CEO Middle Europe & Sponsor Global Automotive, DHL Global Forwardi

By | August 26th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Breaks Ground On Louisville Centennial Hub Expansion

The bulldozers are moving earth on UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) latest expansion project, bringing the rest of the Earth even closer to UPS customers in Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana. This will improve accuracy and package integrity, while minimizing time in transit for UPS customers. “The additional capacity and hundreds of new jobs this expansion at the Centennial Ground Hub will create will help UPS play an even greater role in Kentucky’s economic development future. US 08/25/16Louisville, KY$300 million project to triple size, add 300 jobs and increase service capacity for customers. “This expansion by UPS, a premier global shipping and logistics company, will continue improving speed, service and volume for UPS customers while strengthening Kentucky’s already significant distribution and logistics industry,” Kentucky Gov.

By | August 25th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments