Inbound Logistics | May 2022


New Services and Solutions

>TRANSPORTATION > Alaska Air Cargo is adding two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its dedicated freighter fleet serving Alaska. The two converted aircraft come from Alaska Airlines’ passenger fleet. The planes will be converted from their passenger configuration to all-freight aircraft and are expected to re-enter service as freighters in 2023, nearly doubling Alaska Air Cargo’s total freighter lift capacity. > The transatlantic ZIM Container Turkey service (ZCT) from ZIM Integrated Shipping Services became a weekly service starting in mid-May, providing an enhanced connection between Turkey and the U.S. East Coast. Now with a weekly fixed-day frequency, the ZCT calls on Mersin, Yarimca, Aliaga, Tangier, New York, Norfolk, and Savannah. >SERVICES > Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less- than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, moved its South Bend location to a new facility in Elkhart, Indiana. Located four miles north of the old service center, the new build sits on 30 acres with 88 doors and an 80-foot-wide dock. It offers 12,000 square feet of warehouse space with a 24-foot-high clearance.

> The new OTTO Lifter from OTTO Motors can pick up and drop off pallets autonomously. Equipped with safety sensors, the autonomous forklift works alongside people, vehicles, and existing infrastructure in dynamic environments, improving safety in warehouses and facilities.

> Penske Truck Leasing constructed a new facility in Fontana, California, to better serve its customer base in the area, as well as provide capacity for new customers. At this location, Penske offers truck rental, full-service truck leasing, and contract truck fleet maintenance.

fabric (pictured) is ideal for soft divider sets, hanging bags used for lightweight parts, and protection for extra-delicate Class-A components, chrome, and painted parts. > Motorized roller (MDR) conveyors from Ultimation Industries operate with 24-volt DC power and use motorized rollers within the conveyor frames to move products. They use zero pressure accumulation, which means loads continue

> DHL Supply Chain now offers on-demand packaging solutions to make shipments more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The AI solution OptiCarton helps optimize the filling volume of boxes from an existing, pre-configured set of cartons and can suggest the splitting of an order into several consignments to make individual shipments more cost-effective or reduce their carbon footprint.


moving along the MDR conveyor until they get

close to (but do not touch) the product unit in front, ensuring there are no gaps in the assembly line. > NexSys iON lithium-ion batteries from EnerSys for lift truck fleets are manufactured with

> ORBIShield protective dunnage from ORBIS is designed to protect unique vehicle parts during transit, assembly, and storage using a variety of foam, rigid, and fabric materials. The PolySilk nonwoven center

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