Category Archives: Technology

CargoTech provides digital solutions for air cargo industry

To encourage, facilitate, and accelerate the digital transformation of the air cargo industry, CargoTech is ready to bring together cargo and technology experts specialized in specific areas of air cargo, under one roof, thereby helping in providing digital solutions for every air cargo business process, and to offer best in class consultancy services to advise the various stakeholders on their digital transformation. “Our core belief is that whatever can be digitized should not remain manual. With CargoTech, we are bringing together cargo business experts with technology experts specialized in specific areas of air cargo,” said Cedric Millet, President, CargoTech. “With ECS Group’s Cargo Digital Factory alongside Wiremind Cargo, CargoTech has started to offer a variety of products that cover some very relevant transactions. Each company has its specific area of expertise; thus, they complement each other,” he added.

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DB Schenker buys logistics software provider

To strengthens digital strategy and move towards cloud-based software for small and medium-sized customers, DB Schenker has acquired logistics software provider, Bitergo. The Germany-based companies worked closely together for three years prior to the takeover on May 31, said a release. Bitergo will continue to serve external customers as an independent entity. The partnership with DB Schenker is expected to help push Bitergo’s solutions to the market, develop new solutions more quickly and open international markets. Christa Koenen, Chief Information Officer/Chief Development Officer at Schenker AG, said, “For us, Bitergo is an ideal partner that we are happy to integrate into our vision of managing the supply chain digitally and end-to-end in the future. The European market for software-as-a-service providers in logistics is highly fragmented and does not meet the requirements of all players. Furthermore, competitors have very different backgrounds, core competencies, and value propositions. This cooperation creates great synergies: DB Schenker brings the global network as well as the long-standing competence in logistics and technology. Bitergo brings experience, expertise, and a great vision.”

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Zyngo EV Mobility to deploy 18k EVs for LMD by fiscal year-end

As part of its fleet augmentation plans, Zyngo will deploy 18,000 electric vehicles (EVs) for last-mile delivery (LMD) in the country by this fiscal-end. These EVs are being leased/sourced by the company from various domestic original equipment makers, officials from Zyngo EV Mobility said in a statement. The company said it is planning to venture into other markets such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Chennai, Lucknow, and Bhopal, among others. It already has its presence in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur aand Chandigarh. “The company said it has been partnering with the OEMs based on robust Service Level Agreements, wherein the maintenance and servicing of the vehicles is covered by the respective OEMs,” the statement added. Prateek Rao, Founder-CEO, Zyngo EV Mobility, said, “Currently, we are on track to increase our fleet size by up to 18,000 EVs by FY 2023-end. As a part of this, we are targeting deployment of 10,000 EVs across various locations by November 2022, and then the rest by March 2023, to fulfil the growing market needs and to increase our business propositions by 10 times more.”

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Fre8wise launches Quasi-Blockchain, RPA solutions for logistics industry

Digital logistics start-up, Fre8wise has launched Quasi-Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions for the logistics industry. The advanced tech-solutions will help the industry deal with issues like lack of integration between customer’s ERP and government portals such as FOIS, FMS, PMS, i3MS, e-way Bill among others. It will also help eliminate manual and paper-based systems that cause delays and errors. It will also help improve visibility, and control pilferage and theft.

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CargoAi teams up with Air Cargo Inc to expand network

With an aim to expand its network, CargoAi has teamed up with North American airfreight trucking firm, Air Cargo Inc (ACI). According to the reports, the partnership will provide ACI’s customers access to CargoAi’s freight forwarding booking solution, while the portal’s user will be able to access ACI’s transport services. “The CargoAi platform will allow existing and ACI’s customers to access air and ground services and get up-to-date and accurate information on their shipments through a single platform,” said a statement. “This collaboration is designed to grow both companies’ ability to deliver to their customers the most innovative and advanced way of managing their shipments through CargoAi’ freight forwarding solution,” the statement added.

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Most Promising Technology Solutions Provider-Logistics: SCM Cube Technologies awarded

SCM Cube Technologies was conferred with the Most Promising Technology Solutions Provider- Logistics Award at the recently held India Cargo Awards, the country’s topmost supply chain awards which helps create a platform to recognise those behind the success of the cargo and logistics industry. Amrit Lal Meena, Special Secretary (Logistics), Union Department of Commerce and Piyush Srivastava, Senior Economic Advisor, Union Ministry of Civil Aviation presented the award. The company provides wide range of advanced and tech-friendly solutions for freight forwarding and custom clearance in India.

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Hans Infomatic bags Best IT & Software Solution Provider Award

Hans Infomatic was presented with the ‘Best IT & Software Solution Provider of the Year’ Award at the recently held India Cargo Awards, the country’s topmost supply chain awards which helps create a platform to recognise those behind the success of the cargo and logistics industry. Amrit Lal Meena, Special Secretary (Logistics), Union Department of Commerce and Piyush Srivastava, Senior Economic Advisor, Union Ministry of Civil Aviation presented the award. Parvinder Singh, MD, said, “Thank you CargoTalk for honouring me with this award. Such functions are important to make the industry aware about the importance of technology. There is a need to change the mindset towards technology. Still, many industry players handle a lot of paper documents. Electronic documents, like e-AWB, would have eased the workflow. The small and medium segment logistics service providers are still slow in adopting technology.”

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Pickrr unveils ‘Fastrr,’ to boost buyer, seller experience

Pickrr announced the launch of ‘Fastrr,’ a multi-layered AI-powered advanced checkout solution. Fastrr provides customers with a seamless and better shopping experience with one-click easy checkout. The solution harnesses over 100+ data points, allowing sellers to have better data analytics based on consumers’ purchasing patterns and payment modes to mitigate the issue of cart abandonment. Fastrr’s AI-powered address verification reduces fraud and wrong address-related issues by 50 per cent and further speeds up delivery time resulting in 80 per cent increased customer satisfaction. It leverages the data from Pickrr Predict to analyze pin codes that have higher-order return chances, which reduces RTO by 3 per cent for sellers. Fastrr enables a speedy and secure checkout experience with more than 90 per cent EDD accuracy.

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Wiremind’s air cargo business unit becomes official subsidiary: Wiremind Cargo

In November 2021, Wiremind launched Wiremind Cargo, a dedicated air cargo business unit, headed by Nathanaël de Tarade, CEO and Etienne Corbillé, CTO. Created in 2014, Wiremind is a leading French company providing revenue optimisation and inventory management software solutions for transport, logistics and events sectors. “Over the past months, we have structured Wiremind Cargo as a separate business entity, and established a team of experts dedicated to the needs of the air freight industry. Our engineers have a background in transport and logistics, and are well-versed in how airlines, GSAs, GHAs and freight forwarders operate,” said Tarade. Wiremind’s flagship air cargo product, SkyPallet, a ULD and Flight Optimisation system launched in 2017, is now wholly managed by Wiremind Cargo.

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TechEagle launches Vertiplane X3, fastest Indian drone

TechEagle has launched ‘Vertiplane X3,’ the fastest hybrid vertical take-off and landing (e-VTOL) drone ever made in India. TechEagle’s product will be deployed for various use cases across industries such as providing better healthcare access to the remote areas, apart from hyperlocal and e-commerce requirements. The product also aims to also address the needs of maritime and defence sectors and strengthen conventional supply chain with improved and faster accessibility.

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