Inbound Logistics | May 2023


service leverages the inland rail network of CN and its U.S. rail subsidiaries.

services from its Savannah, Georgia, location beginning in the second quarter of 2023. > DDC FPO added customer care services for ground and air freight operations, oering added support for air freight, over-the- road, accounts payable and receivable processes. > GEODIS expanded its direct-to-customer cross- border delivery service by opening two new airport gateway facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.


> Synkrato, a logistics platform, released an

update to its digital twin and slotting solutions. The update allows Synkrato users to connect a warehouse digital twin to the slotting engine and perform slotting and re-slotting to test outcomes. > Supply chain visibility provider project44 introduced a new artificial intelligence to its platform. Using the capabilities of generative AI, Movement GPT is an enhancement that draws on project44’s dataset gathered from tracking 1 billion shipments.

> The new PowerSwap Nucleus MINI Lithium Power System from Newcastle Systems provides power to devices such as a small barcode printer, laptop or tablet, and scanner for 8 hours at a time. Once the battery charge is depleted, users can swap it with a fully charged one in a matter of seconds; battery life is estimated at 5 to 7 years or 3,000 cycles.


> Lufthansa Cargo bolstered its European route network with new destinations— Larnaca (Cyprus), Athens, and Milan. In total, Lufthansa Cargo serves 12 destinations in the intra-European short- and medium-haul network on more than 50 weekly flights with Airbus A321 freighters. > Providing exporters with additional reach into Asian markets, UWL and Swire Shipping added a port call for export refrigerated containers in Busan, Korea, on the Sun Chief Express service. The service rotation is now Seattle, Busan, Haiphong, and Ho Chi Minh. > Crowley launched an integrated ocean and rail service between Mexico and the U.S. Midwest region and into Canada. Utilizing Crowley’s new Mexico-U.S. ocean route in the Gulf, the

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