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The Week in brief

By control on December 15, 2011
  • DHL Supply Chain has implemented a standardized warehouse-management system at its locations around the globe. Developed by RedPrairie Corp., the warehouse-management system and workforce-management tools streamline operations and optimize productivity, DHL executives revealed.
  • Aramex has completed its acquisition of South African logistics provider Berco Express. Aramex, which also recently procured OneWorld Courier and Kenya’s In-Time Couriers, is in expansion mode, with the Berco acquisition providing it entry into Africa's financial epicenter.
  • AvStar Aviation Group subsidiary Twin Air Calypso has partnered with Berry Aviation to address the passenger and freight markets in the Bahamas and Caribbean Basin. Under the new alliance, Berry will provide Twin Air with larger and modernized aircraft to operate on these routes.
  • Pilot Freight Services has established a new facility adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport. As the second location in the Washington, D.C., vicinity, this facility will complement Pilot’s existing office in Baltimore.
  • Logwin has opened a new sales office in Chengdu, hoping to capitalize on the Sichuan province’s vast economic growth. The global logistics provider, which also established offices in Dongguan and Foshan in 2011, plans to open three facilities in the southern, coastal region of China in 2012. By 2015, this region is expected to welcome nine more Logwin offices.
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