IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions
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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Jun 05, 2023

Peli BioThermal expanded its reusable Crēdo product line to meet deep frozen requirements for transporting pharmaceutical products. Able to transport temperature-sensitive biologics and time-sensitive cell and gene therapies, the five new Crēdo Cube Dry Ice shippers deliver deep frozen payload protection for up to 144 hours.

• The newest tire from Trelleborg, the XP900, is made for high-intensity materials handling applications. The XP900 block tread is designed with a large footprint for easier cornering and load positioning, offering 7% more stability when handling heavy loads.

Printronix expanded its line of printers for industrial applications through an exclusive distribution agreement for Serial Impact Dot-Matrix printers with Fujitsu Isotec Limited. The Printronix line and Serial Impact Dot-Matrix printers are designed to print invoices, reports, build sheets, shipping and transportation documents, labels, and other supply chain documents.

Ranpak, a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for ecommerce, introduced the Geami MS Mini wrapping system, a biodegradable, recyclable, and plastic-free alternative to traditional plastic bubble roll. The Geami MS Mini takes up less space on warehouse packing stations and cushions products with the die cut paper's honeycomb structure.

Gebrüder Weiss opened a logistics terminal in the Kreckelmoos industrial area in Reutte, Austria, to streamline the processing of imports and exports. Goods reach Reutte directly, are cross-docked or stored there, and delivered via short routes, including as express shipments. The site also offers customs clearance and air and sea freight services.

DHL Express relocated to a larger service center facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The $11.1-million investment enables DHL Express to move closer to the commercial core of Las Vegas, resulting in earlier deliveries and serving international shippers in the area.

Speed Commerce, an ecommerce order fulfillment and call center services provider, opened a fulfillment center in Las Vegas, allowing the company to reach 95% of the United States with 2-day shipping using its network. The facility is equipped to handle ecommerce order fulfillment for retailers, including those needing climate control or product personalization.

Freedom Freight Solutions, a subsidiary of Tradition Transportation Group, launched intermodal 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, offering 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.

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

Oceanus Line now links Florida's SeaPort Manatee and Port Freeport in Texas with ports in Mexico and Colombia. Oceanus Line's X-Press Cotopaxi, with a capacity of 1,740 twenty-foot-equivalent container units, provides direct links to these two U.S. Gulf gateways, with inland rail and truck reach encompassing Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, and Midwest markets.

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.

Tags: Peli BioThermal Trelleborg Printronix Ranpak Gebrüder Weiss DHL Express Speed Commerce Freedom Freight Solutions DDC FPO GEODIS Lufthansa Cargo UWL Swire Shipping Crowley Oceanus Line Synkrato project44 Newcastle Systems