Workhorse Group has developed an eight-rotor “octocopter” called HorseFly designed to be used in tandem with its electric package delivery trucks, some of which are in service with companies like FedEx and UPS.
The ocean carrier reported a net loss of 7.21 billion yuan renminbi in the first six months of the year compared with a 1.97 billion yuan renminbi profit in the same 2015 period amid its merger with fellow state-run line China Shipping.
U.S. industrial conglomerate Honeywell completed a $1.5 billion purchase of Intelligrated, an information technology specialist in supply chain and warehouse automation.
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The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
The logistics provider has begun introducing vertical-specific carve-outs of its visibility and transportation technology suites, with new tracking and dashboard tools for retailers.
Logistics costs for businesses in the United States grew in 2015, while spending actually slowed by nearly half from the 5.1 percent compound average rate over the previous four years and was flat relative to the overall economy.