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Dnata improves ground handling and air cargo operational efficiency
The implementation of dnata’s new resource management system is expected to significantly enhance operational efficiency, improve employee productivity and support better on-time performance.
Etihad Airways and Microsoft team up to launch region’s first AI academy
As part of the AI Academy, all Etihad employees will be given access to an online training programme, and instructor led classes, to drive companywide AI literacy, empowering every employee to deliver more value to the company and its customers.
Qafila pioneers digitisation of freight forwarding in Dubai
Qafila enables customers to get pricing and shipment options instantaneously and track their shipments from origin to destination.
Dubai Angel Investors leads AED1.5m investment in logistics platform WIMO
WIMO was founded in 2017, has offices in Dubai and Riyadh, and has regional expansion plans
Automated ports and warehouses vulnerable to radio frequency cyber attacks
The report, A Security Analysis of Radio Remote Controllers for Industrial Applications, details inherent flaws and new vulnerabilities in radio frequency (RF) remote controllers found and disclosed through the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).
Student campus mourns loss of ‘kiwibot’ in mystery food delivery fire
Social media posts described the KiwiBot as a “hero” and “legend” that had delivered hundreds of take-outs to students across campus.
Aramex launches crowd-shipping solution Aramex Fleet in Saudi Arabia
Saudi nationals are invited to join the Aramex Fleet platform through the official website: fleet.aramex.com.
Forvola drone maker breaks payload world record with megadrone
Forvola’s megadrone, with its 16 propellers, lifted a box full of FPT Industrial spare parts weighing 101 kg to a height of almost 1.5 meters for more than one minute and three seconds.
Agility to invest US $100-million in ‘Shipa’ digital logistics platform
Agility is investing US $100-million in its new digital arm Shipa.com as survey finds 78% of SMEs want to see their logistics move online.
Three trends that will disrupt the Middle East’s supply chain industry in 2019
As we approach 2019, Gautam Kumar, co-founder & COO, FarEye, examine the four major supply chain and logistics trends that are going to impact businesses in the MEA region.
DP World joins global shipping and port operations blockchain consortium
According to a joint statement, the new platform aims to connect various stakeholders, including carriers, terminal operators, customs agencies, shippers and logistics service providers, to enable collaborative innovation and digital transformation in the supply chain.
Kuehne + Nagel introduces single point of access for customers through myKN
The myKN platform allows customers to explore, quote, book and track as well as manage shipments and user accounts entirely online in a comprehensive self-service portal.

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