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• Ready-made cocktail maker Edmunds Cocktails selected logistics provider Johnston Logistics UK to store and supply its sustainable glass bottles. Johnston, which specializes in alcohol-focused logistics, helps store pallets of empty bottles before they are filled to streamline warehousing operations. • Cardinal Health selected FourKites to enhance tracking of medical equipment, pharmaceutical products, first-aid supplies, and personal protective equipment in transit to healthcare facilities. FourKites’ advanced tracking and analytics enable a fast, reliable experience for the pharmacies and hospitals that contract with Cardinal Health for critical supplies. • Titan Brands selected global software provider enVista and supply chain technology company Körber to meet increasing demand for direct- to-consumer fulfillment. To achieve an order-to-ship cycle within hours rather than days, Titan will leverage Körber’s warehouse management system, while enVista’s order management systemwill provide inventory visibility as well as shipment experience management.
• The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies presented Deb DeLuca ( pictured ), executive director at Duluth Seaway Port Authority, with the 2021 Distinguished Service Award . The award honors a private-sector professional in the freight transportation and supply chain industry for leadership and mentorship. • Peak Technologies received the Supply Chain Solutions Partner of the Year award from Ivanti-Wavelink for exceptional performance in 2020. The award is based on total revenue for the year, product sales growth, and similar metrics. • J.B. Hunt Transport Services was named Walmart's 2020 Intermodal Carrier of the Year . Walmart bases the honor on a demonstrated commitment to customer service, effective communication, and service improvements. • Southwest Airlines Cargo was honored as the Airforwarders Association’s Domestic Airline of the Year for delivering outstanding service for its customers. The airline was ranked at the top of the list for its operational performance, service offerings, and overall value for air cargo customers. • Gartner named RateLinx , a logistics payment platform, in its Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms for its TracLinx solution. Gartner bases its evaluation on completeness of vision and ability to execute. TracLinx is a multimodal, transportation platform that delivers real-time visibility into shipments, carriers, locations, and users.
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DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo completed the first carbon- neutral cargo flight connection in history from Frankfurt to Shanghai Pudong. Sustainable aviation fuel, which is produced mainly from
biomass waste such as used cooking oil, covered the fuel requirements. This conversion saves approximately 174 metric tons of conventional kerosene weekly. Dutch brewer Heineken plans to decarbonize its production by 30% by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040. Heineken beer is set to be transported from its brewery in Zoeterwoude to Moerdijk on an emission-free barge.
IKEA Canada plans to achieve 100% zero- emission deliveries by 2025. The home furnishings retailer partnered with logistics and last-mile delivery provider Second Closet, which will integrate zero- emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.
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