Trade & Logistics

Automating the manufacturing industry – integrating robot co-workers

Intelligent CIO Europe hears from Prasad Satyavolu, Chief Digital Officer – Manufacturing and Logistics, Cognizant, who gives his advice on how businesses can integrate robot co-workers into the workplace and reap the benefits of advanced technology. The role of physical robots is well recorded in the manufacturing industry, although not necessarily in the humanoid forms […]

BluJay acquires Italian customs solution provider, ERA System

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has announced an agreement to purchase ERA System, a leading provider of customs solutions to the Italian market. With this acquisition, BluJay extends its position as the global leader for integrated customs solutions. “The global, multi-country […]

Abreu Carga chooses BluJay Solutions as its core technology platform

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has announced that logistics services provider (LSP) in Portugal, Abreu Carga, has selected BluJay’s Transportation and Warehouse Management software as its platform to plan and execute all transportation moves across all modalities and lanes. Abreu Carga […]

Ambitious new Innovation Partnerships with African countries

A series of ambitious Innovation Partnerships between the UK and Africa are expected to stimulate significant economic growth and support the creation of thousands of new jobs. The partnerships, announced by the Prime Minister as the UK strengthens ties with the region, will be established in African countries with growing tech sectors where there are […]

Samsung Heavy Industries selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. Samsung Heavy Industries is turning to AWS’ expansive infrastructure, unmatched performance, scalability and industry-leading services to gain competitive advantage in the smart shipping industry. Samsung Heavy Industries leaves the heavy lifting of its […]

UPS makes largest-ever investment in France with advanced tech hub

UPS officially opened a new 30,000-square-metre, advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub outside Paris in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry. The French Minister of Transportation, Elisabeth Borne, the mayors of both Corbeil-Essonnes and Évry, and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony. The new Paris Hub facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people, facilitates cross-border trade and enhances package delivery […]

FarEye expands into Europe by launching its regional office in London

FarEye, a leading global digital logistics platform, has announced the opening of its first European office in the heart of London with an aim to expand its business foothold in the region and to serve its customers directly. With a total of six corporate offices in India, Dubai and Singapore, FarEye currently serves customers in […]

VPE Bank is first German bank to launch cryptocurrency trading

VPE WertpapierhandelsBank AG (VPE) has launched regulated cryptocurrency trading services for institutional investors. VPE offers best-in-class technology and possesses a license from German financial regulator BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) to offer its customers secure and regulated cryptocurrency trading services. “Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and others have become a promising asset class in recent […]

Zalando invests in logistics robotics startup Magazino

Zalando’s logistics network is the ‘engine room’ of its operations, with 65 million orders delivered to its 22.2 million active customers in the first nine months of 2017 and a successful Black Friday on record in November 2017. Zalando started its own logistics activities in 2011. Since then, the company has maintained its drive towards […]

Cognizant acquires Belgian analytics company, Hedera Consulting

Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hedera Consulting, a company specialising in business advisory and data analytics services across a number of industry sectors. The purchase further expands Cognizant’s consulting, business insight and digital transformation capabilities for clients in Belgium and the Netherlands. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Kontich, Belgium, Hedera Consulting […]