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Page 20 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2018 Are you getting your AirCargo news daily? Thursday, 15 February 2018 Delta offers international DAsh Critical service USA-based Delta Cargo is catering for time-sensitive international shipments that must travel on the next available flight with a GPS- linked Equation Critical interna- tional service. Wednesday, 14 February 2018 New robotic handling system can handle 10m packages a year MARS confectionery and XPO Logistics have jointly launched automated handling systems and robotics at a Mars French site. siemens to move airports hQ to Dubai EUROPE’s Siemens will move its global headquarters for airports, cargo and ports logistics from Germany to Dubai after Expo 2020, using buildings on the Expo site from April 2021. UK’s exit from EU to feature at supply chain meet THE UK’s exit from the European Union will be examined by James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Associ- ation at the 16th annual Supply Chain Conference in the UK. Monday, 12 February 2018 Delta’s Pharma 4 program adds eight ports to make its global total 58 DELTA Cargo customers with temperature-sensitive shipments can now use the airline’s Pharma 4 program to reach eight additional destinations across the airline’s network, namely Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Sao Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au FedEx acts to simplify, and improve buyers’ home delivery options FEDEX has launched FedEx Deliv- ery Manager (FDM) in Asia Pacific. Its new interactive e-commerce delivery solution allows retail- ers to provide extra flexibility to residential customers by allowing them to customise the schedule and location of their deliv- eries at no extra cost. FDM is now available in 41 mar- kets globally. Recipients in those markets expecting inbound deliveries to their residences receive a no- tification by SMS or email from FedEx upon shipment pickup. They can choose to change the delivery in- structions in a few steps via a secured web site. It also allows FedEx to minimise delivery at- tempts to recipients who may not be home to re- ceive deliveries. “The last mile delivery capability is crucial to e-commerce as consumers today view convenience as a necessity and not a luxury,” said Ka- ren Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. “The flexible delivery options provided by FDM will give end consumers peace of mind and en- hance their overall on-line shop- ping experience. This is crucial to businesses, especially small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), as this will help them meet cus- tomers’ expectations and stay ahead of the competition.” The importance of an efficient and flexible shipping process to SMEs that sell products on line was confirmed by a recent study. Seventy-nine per cent of Asia Pacific SMEs generate revenue through e-commerce and 32 per cent have seen their e-commerce grow over the last 12 months. Among the businesses seeing e-commerce growth, 46 per cent say they require more flexible shipping options. Da Nang contract DHL Supply Chain has been ap- pointed by Bridgestone to man- age its 3,000 sqm warehouse operations in Da Nang, Vietnam. Ceva warehouse CEVA Logistics has opened a new multi-user warehouse at Alovera, an industrial area, 50 km north east of Madrid, Spain. The facilities comprise 16,300 sqm in total with 400 sqm of office facilities and almost 16,000 sqm of warehousing space.