Tianjin Port Group and Huawei announced this week that the two companies will deepen cooperation to build a digital twin of the port, making it more automated and intelligent. Yang Jiemin, VP of Tianjin Port Group, explained that this plan consists of three parts: Construction of new automated terminals, upgrading of traditional terminals, and digital transformation.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world’s largest express transportation firms, announced the launch of a new trans-Tasman service directly connecting Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne. The flight will be operated by Airwork, with dedicated block space allocated to FedEx. FedEx customers can enjoy greater connectivity, shorter transit times and additional capacity to send shipments between Australia and New Zealand.
Australian ecommerce enabler and third-party logistics provider, B dynamic Logistics, has appointed Simi Taumalolo as Chief Operating Officer. B dynamic Logistics is part of the B dynamic Group of companies which provides a broad range of services including ecommerce enablement, third-party logistics, warehousing and branded and sustainable packaging.
Enquiries for finance for secondhand equipment have increased significantly. Businesses are looking for clever ways to grow their business in response to COVID market opportunities.
Blue Yonder, a digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment company, announced that Duncan Angove has been named as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Angove is a strategic business leader with decades of tech and leadership experience, previously holding senior executive roles at Infor, Oracle and Retek. Duncan Angove succeeds Mark Morgan who held the role of interim CEO since February 2022.
Ofload, one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the Australian logistics industry, announced it has secured AU$60 million in Series B funding, including debt and equity components, to accelerate its push for sustainable supply chains. The round was led by Jungle Ventures, Singapore’s largest independent venture capital firm, and featured increased backing from existing investors King River Capital, Bay Grove, Maersk Growth and Foundamental.
Supply chain issues continue to impact Australians, affecting both their mood and shopping behaviour, according to new research by Toluna, a leading consumer intelligence platform.
Rendr has partnered with fulfilment automation platform Starshipit to provide retailers the ability to unlock on demand delivery capabilities. With Rendr’s multi carrier on demand solution integrated into the Starshipit universe, retailers have access to the largest suite of on demand carriers, allowing clients to have orders delivered in as little as a matter of hours.
Aera Technology, the Decision Intelligence company, has partnered with Pulmuone Co. Ltd. — South Korea’s fresh food company — to enable Decision Intelligence across its supply chain. Using the Aera Decision Cloud™, a purpose-built platform that digitizes, augments, and automates business decisions, Pulmuone will speed and scale decision making to effectively support its worldwide growth and drive business and environmental outcomes.
Over 20 years ago, when Carlos Villazon was riding around town at the tender age of 17 as an apprentice freight forwarder for a local Sydney company delivering paper contracts and handwritten cheques, he had no idea that he would later become one of the most in-demand and valuable business assets during a worldwide pandemic. But that is exactly what has happened, and Carlos and his fellow business partner, Chris Dimitriou are now front and centre of a pandemic supply chain storm helping businesses to navigate the choppy, if not at times, cyclonic, conditions.