Tag: innovation

Tower Cold Chain open Global HQ celebrating expansion and innovation

On June 10th Tower Cold Chain officially opened their new Global Tower Headquarters in Reading. The MP of Reading, the Rt Hon. Alok Sharma joined to cut the ribbon and have a tour of the extensive warehouse and innovation centre. Tower has recently played a key role in ensuring the critical deliv...

New report finds industry investment in digital services continues to rise

Escalating trade wars, industry consolidation, over capacity, and rising consumer expectations are adding pressure to forwarders and air freight services, driving investment in digital services, according to a report by global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. The 'Air Freight Transportat...

IAG launches its latest Hangar 51 innovation start-up programme

International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched its latest Hangar 51 global innovation programme in collaboration with Iberia, Vueling and IAG Cargo. The initiative will be based in Spain for the second time and invites start-ups including cargo and logistics innovations from around the world to...

Unilode Aviation Solutions wins 2019 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has named Unilode Aviation Solutions as the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognised for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo ...

Fraport partners with logistics start-up lab “HAUS61”

Fraport will cooperate with the Frankfurt-based logistics startup lab “HAUS61” which will see from April 2019 - up to six logistics start-ups coming together to develop innovations for the airfreight industry. The lab will provide a network for regional start-ups and established companies in ...

CHAMP Cargosystems joins Luxembourg Open Innovation Club

CHAMP Cargosystems has joined the Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC) - coordinated by House of Startups – powered by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. CHAMP said it aims to share and exchange its industry knowledge and expertise to assist the group’s mission to support corporate innovat...

ECS Group launches innovation competition

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) ESC Group has launched a competition for innovators in the air cargo industry which will see the winner walking away with funding up to €100,000. The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories - students, start...

Hactl wins tech award for ‘Smart Cargo Locating’

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has been awarded the Smart Airport Technovation Awards 2018 – Operational Excellence accolade at this year’s Smart Airport - Technovation Conference and Exhibition 2018 organised by Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The award was given to Hactl ...

BDP International to offer international tracking through Amazon Alexa

BDP International has introduced voice-activated BDP Smart tracking through Amazon’s Alexa technology - a new service for automated shipment tracking. Powered by Amazon Web Services - users can now utilise their Alexa-enabled devices to track shipments through its BDP Smart suite of digital vi...

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