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. KSD provides its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions. percent in the quarter, while Con-way Freight reported a 0.4

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Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk. According to the press release, Damco’s freight forwarding business, which serves customers requiring air freight or multi-carrier options in ocean freight, will continue to be run as a separate and independent business under the Damco brand. Traditional Forwarder – 0.

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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. Blog Freight Shipping Temperature Controlled Shipping Truckload ShippingChristmas cannot be properly celebrated without the iconic decorated evergreen tree.

The need to know


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. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. Walmart Canada to spend C$3.5billion on e-commerce push, store renovations.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. Third, it is essential the system generate pre-invoices to reduce carrier invoice uncertainties, eliminate fraud, and manage freight spend. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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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. Fertilizer company Yara International has teamed up Kongsberg to build the Yara Birkeland, which will haul fertilizers between three ports in southern Norway, saving 40,000 truck journeys per year. Content Summary: Uber Freight Aims to Level the Playing Field for Truck Drivers.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway. Previously optimizing ordering around free-freight requirement or transport units had meant manually adjusting almost all order rows. Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment. Customers » Case Studies. Background.

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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

If this is not flattering, there is Yara Birkeland vessel, a 100% autonomous container ship which is under trial right now but will be in operation by 2020 to move fertilizer and chemicals to Norway from the agricultural industry. Having said that, one can question if freight forwarders would like to be part of such extreme technology as it involves the safety of cargo? Depending on the ship, the revenue and operating expenses will be different as well as the freight rates.

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“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.”


I run a trucking software and freight brokerage software business. Petter Northug of Norway completed the 50 kilometer course in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 35.5 It was a sad moment no doubt. Back in 2015 when the President of Nokia – Nokia, the star child of Finnish technology sector – announced that it was being purchased by Microsoft. The sale was greased no doubt by the fact that its President, Stephen Alsop, was in fact a former senior bigwig from Microsoft.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Freight-Booking Startup Convoy Raises $62 Million (WSJ – sub. Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships (WSJ – sub. In the “currently winning” category is Convoy, a technology-based freight broker that raised $62 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, along with investments from funds managed by Bill Gates and Barry Diller.