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> UWL, an NVOCC and 3PL, contracted with Swire Shipping, a multipurpose liner service, to launch a Vietnam- to-U.S. express service, departing from Ho Chi Minh City and arriving at the Port of Seattle (pictured) in 18 days. The bi-weekly service offers priority berthing at both origin and destination, and a dedicated equipment pool.
> The Lufthansa Group is expanding the capacity of Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter fleet. The airline has ordered a total of 10 freighters, including three Boeing 777F freighters and seven 777-8F freighters (pictured) . Boeing’s next- generation aircraft lowers fuel consumption and has 17% more cargo volume compared to the 777F. > Air France-KLM Group and the CMA CGM Group will combine their air cargo networks, freighter capacity, and dedicated services. The agreement has an initial duration of 10 years and encompasses the full- freighter aircraft capacity of the airlines consisting initially of a fleet of 10 full-freighter aircraft, and an additional combined 12 aircraft on order. The partnership also covers Air France-KLM’s
> Woodland Group expanded its warehouse and fulfillment center in Chicago to provide transloading and omnichannel supply chain solutions. > Saddle Creek Logistics Services built a distribution center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Set to open in August 2022, the facility will meet new and current clients’ needs. Located west of Interstate 15, the building has 36-foot clear heights and can be built out to suit client specifications.
> APM Terminals Mobile signed an agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority to add 32 acres to the current 134-acre container terminal yard. The added space creates one million TEUs of throughput capacity that is approved to handle 14,000-TEU ships. > AxleHire, which provides e-commerce companies with expedited, urban same-day/next-day deliveries, expanded into the Washington D.C. and Baltimore markets. The company utilizes routing algorithms to optimize delivery routes to save time, miles, fuel, and ultimately CO2 emissions. > Logistics Plus opened a 542,000-square-foot warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona, located adjacent
a new multimodal service connecting Germany’s Ruhr region and the greater Stockholm area. The launch also increases overall service frequency between Samskip’s Duisburg rail hub and Katrineholm, south- west of Stockholm, to eight trains weekly. >SERVICES > a2b Fulfillment opened a 260,000+-square-foot facility in northeastern Pennsylvania in Hanover Township near Wilkes- Barre. The new site utilizes a very-narrow- aisle racking configuration with wire-guided materials handling equipment. The facility offers a capacity of approximately 15,000 pallet positions and 25,000 forward-pick locations.
belly aircraft capacity, including more than 160 long-haul aircraft.
> Samskip increased rail freight capacity between Duisburg in Germany and Katrineholm in Sweden by 33%, following an agreement with TX Logistik to launch
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