This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. Descartes opened up its wallet and made another acquisition, this time KSD Software Norway AS , a Scandinavia-based provider of electronic customs filing solutions for the European Union. Here is an excerpt from the press release: KSD brings more than 1,300 customers to Descartes’ Global Logistic Network, with the majority of these companies based in Scandinavia. Net revenue for Menlo Worldwide Logistics increased 0.9

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The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Norway. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Norway.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend. Norway.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. We’ll maneuver around the confusing turnpike of the logistics industry and guide you every step of the way.

The need to know

EFT

Norway’s Adevinta has won the auction to buy the bulk of eBay’s classified ads unit for nearly $9 billion, with the U.S. RLS Logistics Announces Nationwide Expansion Plan. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

BluJay Solutions Extends Supply Chain Capabilities for Customers with Latest Release of Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

We continually enhance the BluJay solution suite not only to help customers easily adapt to the complexities of global trade, but also to bring logistics closer to people. include: Transportation Management – For shippers that need to support multiple modes, BluJay’s Transportation Management provides one solution with full multimodal capabilities – truckload, LTL, ocean, parcel, rail, and air – for freight moves around the globe.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. GEODIS, a third-party logistics provider (3PL), is using exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs at its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Content Summary: Uber Freight Aims to Level the Playing Field for Truck Drivers.

This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Revenues increased 25 percent to $38 billion in the quarter compared to Q2 2016, but profits fell by 77 percent as the company continues to invest heavily in its various businesses, including its logistics and fulfillment network. Moving on, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Freight-Booking Startup Convoy Raises $62 Million (WSJ – sub. Tesco launches nationwide same-day delivery (Logistics Manager).