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New Services and Solutions
> The Infinity ASRS solution from OPEX is a goods-to-person warehouse automation technology designed for companies handling micro-fulfillment, omnichannel distribution, store replenishment, and e-commerce operations. The Infinity solution features an interlocking system to store totes and wireless Infinity iBOT robotic vehicles that access inventory and port stations.
> Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, and Cainiao
Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, increased capacity on routes between China and the Americas by adding a Boeing 747-8 freighter under a long-term agreement. The new aircraft enters service for Cainiao in the second quarter of 2022, linking China with the United States, Brazil, and Chile. > Dimerco introduced an air and road solution via the United States for China- to-Mexico shipping. The door-to-door solution uses Dimerco’s direct freighter service from China into the United States and combines it with bonded trucking service that transports cargo directly to the international airport in Mexico that is closest to the consignee. > Sea Lead Shipping launched the Sino Australia Express service to connect ports in China directly to ports in Australia. The weekly service from Sea Lead marks its first entry into the Australian market and is served by six ships with an average
>SERVICES > DHL opened a facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, its second facility in the Greater Tampa Bay region, to enable faster shipment processing. The new facility addresses increasing B2C and B2B e-commerce shipment volumes by splitting volume with the company’s other facility in Tampa to boost service for customers across Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, and enable first deliveries to go out for delivery 30+ minutes earlier. > East Coast Warehouse & Distribution , a temperature- controlled logistics provider to the food and beverage industry, is building a new facility located near the Port of Baltimore in the Tradepoint Atlantic Logistics
capacity of 3,900 TEUs. The ships will be deployed in a vessel-sharing agreement partnership between Sea Lead, Pacific International Lines, T.S. Lines, and Yang Ming. > ZIM Integrated Shipping Services updated its Asia- Pacific Northwest and Asia-East Mediterranean services. The Asia-Pacific Northwest is served by a new loop called ZIM North Pacific which calls on Kaohsiung, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Pusan, and Vancouver. The Asia-East Mediterranean is served by a new loop called ZIM Med Premium Service, which calls on Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Da Chan Bay, Port Kelang, Haifa, Ashdod, Istanbul, Yarimca, and Xiamen.
Center at Sparrows Point. Expected to be complete in June 2022, the temperature- controlled facility offers 175,000 square feet of warehousing space on nearly 18 acres of land. > DSV opened a 1-million- square-foot-plus warehouse near Copenhagen, Denmark. The new warehouse includes DSV’s largest AutoStore installation—an automated storage and picking solution utilizing robotics—as well as certified cooling and freezing
facilities for products with stringent storage requirements.
> Hellmann Worldwide Logistics introduced a
new e-commerce service facilitating order fulfillment for international businesses seeking to enter the U.S.
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