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  • Maersk to acquire Hamburg Süd

    COPENHAGEN/BIELEFELD, Germany: December 01, 2016. Maersk Line has agreed to purchase shipping line Hamburg Süd from the family-owned Oetker Group for a reported US$ billion. Both companies said the acquisition is subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals, and if successful is expected to close at the end of 2017. The Oetker Group, with additional interests in food, beverages and banking, says it derives nearly 50 percent of its annual €12 billion revenue from shipping. The company said the decision to sell Hamburg Süd and its Brazilian subsidiary Alianca is prompted by the rapid consolidation of the ocean container business Read More
  • Fujitsu and DHL collaborate for wearable technology

    LONDON: November 28, 2016. Fujitsu says it has formed a strategic "co-creation" partnership with DHL Supply Chain UK to develop new services for the logistics industry based on wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). The two companies already collaborate on procurement services and will now develop a personalized supply chain for emergency and other uniformed services, supported by Fujitsu's ecommerce platform. Fujitsu said the use of wearable and IoT technology (right) will enable emergency services to track the location and condition of individuals and their protective equipment in safety-critical or life-threatening situations. Paul Richardson MD, Specialist Services, DHL Read More
  • Matson migrates to Amazon Cloud

    SEATTLE: November 28, 2016. 2016. Matson, a provider of ocean liner services to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, China and areas of the South Pacific, has closed its four data centers and migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The carrier said moving its applications to the AWS Cloud has helped it achieve faster performance, increased reliability and security, and IT infrastructure cost savings. Matson wanted precise tracking of assets and customer shipments worldwide. This included shipping terminals, container equipment, truck shipments, and the provision of real-time visibility and analytics for customer supply chains. According to Amazon, all of these functions run on Read More
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