Sunday 16th Jun 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Bluzelle launches ‘faster’ network

Blockchain start-up Bluzelle has released its first commercial product – a decentralised data delivery network which it says will allow data to be delivered up to 20 times faster.

HGV market up 20pc in first quarter

The heavy truck market was up 21.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 driven by strong demand for three-axle artics, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Michelin acquires Masternaut

Michelin is to acquire Masternaut – its third acquisition in the fleet telematics industry, following Nextraq in North America and Sascar in South America. The acquisition give Michelin access to Europe’s telematics market.

Uber’s road speed data now publicly available

Uber is to allow free access to the road speed data collected by the Uber app in London, New York City, Cincinnati, Seattle and Nairobi via its new Uber Movement web site extension called Uber Movement Speeds.

E2open buys Amber Road

E2open, which provides cloud-based supply chain software, is to take over Amber Road, the global trade management platform, for $425 million.

British Gypsum goes digital in deal with XPO

British Gypsum, the manufacturer of plasters, plasterboard and drylining systems, has chosen XPO Logistics to optimise its UK supply chain with a single, digitally-managed transport network.

Hoppecke creates li-ion division

The Hoppecke Group has created a new division based in Zwickau and Paderborn, Germany known as Intilion which activities relating to its lithium-ion storage technology and ensures that the company can focus its strategy on the future demands of the lithium-ion battery market and respond better to individual customer needs.

Drop shipping to disrupt retail operations

Retailers and manufacturers that have adopted a high degree of electronic collaboration have benefited most from drop shipping, according to a study by DiCentral and the Centre for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University.