Wiliot aims to help secure food supply chain using ambient IoT

Internet of Things start-up Wiliot recently launched a food -safety initiative that works to create transparent and traceable supply chains using ambient IoT technology.

Wiliot’s ambient IoT food- safety initiative — a partnership with iFoodDS and Trustwell — comes ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Traceability Final Rule (known as FSMA 204), which begins enforcement in January 2026.

“[FSMA 204] is a challenging rule, because you’re spanning changes up and down the supply chain...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/wiliot-aims-to-help-secure-food-supply-chain-using-ambient-iot

Maersk launches Chicago Rockford-China air cargo service

The cargo airline owned by shipping titan Maersk is pausing freighter service between one Chinese city and South Carolina so the aircraft can be reallocated to launch scheduled service between another city in China and its hub near Chicago, as customer demand shifts, FreightWaves has learned.

The company temporarily suspended flights from Shenyang, China, to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), via Seoul, South Korea, on June 1 and will deploy the dedicated Boeing 767-300...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/maersk-to-launch-chicago-rockford-china-air-cargo-service

Descartes acquires BoxTop Technologies for $13M

Descartes announced Tuesday it has acquired shipment management solutions provider BoxTop Technologies for $13 million.

Headquartered in Windsor, England, BoxTop’s technology provides small and midsize logistics services providers (LSPs) digital tools to manage the full life cycle of shipments. BoxTop was already working with the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) to provide customers shipment visibility and electronic customs filing capabilities.

The deal was funded with cash on hand.

“BoxTo...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/descartes-acquires-boxtop-technologies-for-13m

Altana releases next-generation supply chain management platform

Supply chain visibility data and advisory company Altana is rolling out its next generation of Altana Atlas in its effort to efficiently map the global supply chain. Customers will be able to keep track of, identify and manage each component of their supply chain.

The enhanced platform uses both AI and machine learning to connect companies’ supply chain data, documentation, internal knowledge, surveys and third-party analytics to create a unified view of their global value chain.

Evan Smith,...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/altana-releases-next-generation-supply-chain-management-platform

Atlas Air to end Amazon flights, focus on international customers

Atlas Air will stop flying freighter aircraft in Amazon’s domestic parcel network by the middle of next year and concentrate on international widebody service for its growing customer base, which will soon include Chinese e-commerce giants Shein and Temu, CEO Michael Steen said in an interview.

Both parties have agreed to terminate contracts under which Atlas provides crews, routine maintenance and insurance (CMI) for 25 converted freighters: eight Boeing 737-800s and 17 Boeing 767-300s. Amazon...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/atlas-air-to-end-amazon-flights-focus-on-international-customers

Higher ocean volumes propel Descartes’ Q1

Supply chain software provider Descartes said demand from its customer base of logistics service providers improved as its fiscal first quarter progressed.

The Canada-based company said international ocean container shipments are strengthening and benefiting from higher pricing due to disruptions in the Red Sea and Panama Canal. It expects the higher ocean shipments to eventually bleed through and result in higher domestic truck volumes.

Descartes (NASDAQ: DSGX) reported earnings per share of 40...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/higher-ocean-volumes-propel-descartes-q1

Aligning supply chain planning and logistics creates major opportunities

By Bart De Muynck

The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates.

The traditional supply chain has long been viewed as just that: a series of interconnected links working together to deliver products to customers. But what happens when those links are weak or disconnected? Just like a broken bicycle chain, the entire system grinds to a halt. In today’s fast-paced, globalized world, this is a risk many businesses...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/aligning-supply-chain-planning-and-logistics-creates-major-opportunities

DHL Supply Chain announces new CEO for North America

DHL Group announced a key leadership transition in DHL Supply Chain North America on Tuesday, naming Patrick Kelleher North America CEO effective July 1. 

Current CEO Scott Sureddin’s retirement will take effect Dec. 31 after 20 years at DHL Supply Chain.A press release from the company states that Sureddin has been instrumental in the growth of DHL Supply Chain North America, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio.

“Our North America business has achieved incredible growth thanks to the commitment...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/dhl-supply-chain-announces-new-ceo-for-north-america

China e-commerce exports, unreliable Red Sea shipping boost air cargo

Resurgent air cargo demand and rising rates, powered by the quasi-blockade of Red Sea shipping and continued growth in bookings by Chinese e-commerce platforms, during a normally slow shipping period is creating high expectations among air carriers for peak season and making logistics providers nervous about securing adequate capacity. 

Air cargo demand has grown by double digits for four consecutive months, while rates have risen steadily since late February. The strength of the market rebound...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/china-e-commerce-exports-unreliable-red-sea-shipping-boost-air-cargo

Dali owner, manager seek to cap liability in Baltimore bridge collapse

The owner and operator of the Dali, the cargo ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, are asking a federal court to limit their liability in the disaster that collapsed the bridge and killed six people.

Grace Ocean, the owner of the Singapore-flagged Dali, and Synergy Marine, the manager of the ship, filed a joint petition Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland seeking to cap liability at about $43.7 million. The Dali, which was carrying about 4,700...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/dali-owner-manager-seek-to-cap-liability-in-baltimore-bridge-collapse

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