Inbound Logistics | October 2022


> Air Belgium launched its rst services to South Africa and partnered with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Under a three-year contract, WFS will provide cargo handling for the nearly 1,800 tons per annum forecast to be carried onboard its twice-weekly Airbus A330-Neo ights connecting the two South African cities with Brussels. Flights operate on a Brussels-Johannesburg-Cape Town- Johannesburg-Brussels routing, with high volumes of pharma trafc expected into South Africa.


designed to help companies better predict supply disruptions. It monitors internal and external factors, including agricultural yields, weather patterns, and transportation disruptions, and then maps the potential impact of macro trends to a manufacturer’s Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 suppliers. > Arrive Logistics, a transportation and technology company introduced ARRIVEnow, a suite of digital solutions created to increase productivity and drive e“ciency for shippers and carriers. The cloud- based native technology platform uses both machine learning models and human expertise to solve complex transportation challenges. > SiliconExpert, a provider of electronic component intelligence and supply chain solutions, launched its supply chain risk management (SCRM) module and insights within its new Open Market module. Designed

could be located anywhere in the pile. > Synkrato incorporated cloud service enterprise label management into its logistics platform. The new label template management capabilities support product traceability, letting supply chain professionals make label template changes without IT assistance. > Logility joined forces with retail/CPG consulting firm Parker Avery to fuel supply chain transformation and growth for global retail and consumer goods companies. The partnership lets organizations leverage the capabilities of the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform along with Parker Avery’s retail and consumer goods industry knowledge and approach to business transformation. > o9 Solutions, an enterprise AI software platform provider for planning and decision-making, launched Supply Sensing, a next-generation solution

> Aeronet Worldwide upgraded its Chicago, Illinois, station to a larger facility, increasing warehouse capacity by 40% to a total of 48,000 square feet. Located within 14 miles of O’Hare International Airport and within 28 miles of Chicago Midway International Airport, the new facility allows more space for storage, transloading, e-commerce fulfillment, and distribution services. > J.B. Hunt expanded its transloading footprint with the addition of Seattle and Laredo, Texas, operations, providing shippers with quick access to outbound rail and highway transport. The company’s transloading service footprint now encompasses four of the largest ocean ports and the largest land port of entry into the United States; the facilities oŠer access to J.B. Hunt’s 53-foot intermodal container fleet and highway services, including its drop- and-hook trailer program.

 Marine drayage company IMC Companies is improving

port e“ciency with its SmartStacks solution. With SmartStacks, the containers of multiple

shippers are placed into the same peel pile. Using IMC’s SmartStacks app, drivers instantly see the container’s destination and can choose to deliver the container to its final destination or bring it to a nearby IMC depot. In a peel pile process, drivers pull up to the indicated pile and take the top container from the terminal to peel from the pile, versus waiting for a specific container that

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