Flydubai has announced reduced fares of up to 50% on select flights, inspiring passengers to further explore its network of up to 90 destinations. The reduced fares are now available on flydubai s website flydubai.com and this offer will run until midnight on 14 March, for travel between 10 March 2016 and 25 March 2017. This is the first time that flydubai has gone on sale for an extended travel period. Passengers who plan their travels further in advance will enjoy greater discounts. Flydubai s Business Class offers passengers a more comfortable and personalised service from a member of crew dedicated to the Business Class cabin as well as priority services on the ground.
Flydubai offers Economy Class across its fleet of 50 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The onboard offering includes an interactive In-Flight Entertainment System for every seat with a choice of more than 1,200 hours of entertainment in Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian.
Flydubai recently launched its new website, redesigned to offer customised content based on customers location and previous interaction with the site. In addition, new destination guides and travel tips provide inspiration for planning the perfect trip, holiday or last-minute getaway to some of flydubai s hidden gems, such as Baku, Kathmandu, Sarajevo, Sofia or Zanzibar.
Amazon is quietly taking another step toward becoming its own delivery company at least in the European market. The Seattle Times reported that the e-commerce company is planning to acquire Colis Priv , a French package-delivery company in which Amazon has had a 25 percent interest since 2014. The buyout of the remaining 75 percent of the company is expected to close in the first quarter of the year.
Colis Priv is not nearly the size of the likes of UPS, DHL and FedEx that currently deliver packages for Amazon, but this will be Amazon s biggest step yet to enter into the logistics business. Once the purchase is approved, Colis Priv said it will continue to offer package delivery for all of its customers, not just Amazon. The acquisition suggests Amazon will eventually go head-to-head with FedEx, DHL and UPS in France, if not the rest of Europe.
In 2014, Amazon also acquired the right to purchase 4.2 percent of Yodel, a U.K.-based parcel-delivery company, and it has significantly added to its truck fleet in the United States, the Times reported. Colin Sebastian, an analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co. said he believes Amazon is developing a delivery service that meets more than its own shipping needs, because the global fulfillment market, which includes shipping and warehousing, is a US$400 to US$450 billion business.
Fortune magazine said that Amazon spent more than $8.7 billion on shipping in 2014, up from $6.6 billion in 2013. By creating its own in-house logistics network, it could lower those costs. Amazon made its cloud computing subsidiary, AWS, its own business, welcoming competitors such as Nordstrom and Netflix. Amazon successfully turned the expense of running its computing operations into a profitable operation, so the theory is that Amazon could do the same with logistics.
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CEVA Logistics and TOWER Cold Chain Solutions are pleased to announce the launch of the KryoTrans KTM (KryoTrans Modular) modular pallet shipper, a new solution for shipping temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products in a secure environment at a consistent temperature. The innovative KTM solution represents the combination of CEVA s supply chain excellence, and experience in delivering pharmaceutical quality and compliance to the market, and TOWER s cold chain packaging experience and capabilities. The two companies have worked together to develop the KTM solution specifically for the pharmaceutical market.
Selecting the correct packaging system requires an understanding of transportation logistics, the environment the shipment will be exposed to during transit as well as access and the ability to handle shipments in transit to maintain the cold chain. The modular container is designed to provide a secure and flexible means of transporting temperature controlled pharmaceutical products such as vaccines. It is capable of being used at -20, 2-8 and 15 to 25 degrees Centigrade using phase-change materials and at temperatures from -20 to -60 degrees Centigrade using dry ice.
The containers are capable of maintaining the temperature for up to six days; critical when shipping temperature sensitive life saving drugs around the world. The KTM s modular construction allows it to be produced in 12 different sizes, accepting palletized loads that range from half height Euro pallet to double height, double length U.S. pallet.
The KTM comes equipped with the KryoLogger data logger, which provides a full internal temperature audit trail, plus external temperature traces and a proximity sensor that logs occasions upon which the door is opened. Leigh Pomlett, CEVA s President, Europe, commented: Flu vaccines are just one of the many pharmaceuticals that need to be maintained at a precise temperature to retain their efficacy; having to replace even one case of these critical products comes at a high cost. The partnership between CEVA and TOWER facilitates the implementation of well planned, secure and compliant cold chain logistics to enable our customers to reach patients worldwide through CEVA s network of healthcare facilities across the globe.
TOWER s CEO, Chris Pollard, said: For some time our pharmaceutical customers have been telling us that they would like to see the widely admired KryoTrans technology employed within a container large enough to accept palletized loads. To accommodate the variety of sizes needed, we have developed a modular solution that incorporates the same product security principles of KryoTrans, with the capability of accepting both Euro and U.S. pallets in three different heights.
The containers have been optimized to make the best use of aircraft cargo space.
We are appreciative of CEVA s enthusiastic support and knowledge on this project and look forward to working with them to bring this powerful and innovative new product to our customers.
This latest innovation reinforces CEVA s expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical market, building on the successful launch of the City of Pharma in Stradella, Italy, the focal point of Italian logistics flows and the intersection of major Italian communication, rail and road routes, and the opening of a cold chain hub in Miami which helps speed the delivery of vaccines throughout Latin America.