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Dhl brings Africa eShop to 20 countries in a competitive nod to Jumia
Dhl  is expanding its Dhl Africa eShop business to 9 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 20 African countries. DHL went live with the digital retail app in April, bringing more than 200 U.S. and U.K. sellers — from Neiman Marcus to Carters — online to African consumers. Africa eShop operates using startup MallforAfrica.com’s white label fulfillment service, Link Commerce. Payment methods include local fintech options, such as Nigeria’s Paga and Kenya’s M-Pesa.(Fonte: TechCrunch)

Ibm-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands to include other major shipping companies
Last year Ibm and Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk announced the limited availability of a blockchain-based shipping tool called TradeLens. Today, the two partners announced that a couple of other major shippers have come on board. The partners announced that CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company have joined TradeLens. When you include these companies together with Maersk,  the TradeLens consortium now encompasses almost half of the world’s cargo container shipments, according to data supplied by Ibm . (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Finnish IoT company Uros’ sales soar 171% last year
Finland’s Uros, a little known Internet of Things services company, saw its sales soar 171% to 1.31 billion euros last year and could become Finland’s next tech star after Nokia, Finnish business weekly Talouselama reported on Wednesday. Uros, a privately owned company based in Oulu, sells mobile connections for industrial devices and sensors and sees more rapid growth ahead from a Qualcomm partnership, Chief Executive Jerry Raatikainen told Talouselama in an interview. (Fonte: Reuters)