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The Week in brief

By control on March 2, 2012
  • DHL has released its “Delivering Tomorrow: Logistics 2050” study, which details five vastly different future scenarios and how each one affects the global logistics sector. Forty-two experts representing the International Energy Agency, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, the World Economic Forum, Greenpeace International, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and more supported this research.
  • Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new logistics center in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The facility, which is expected to house large volumes of high-tech and perishable goods, will be propelled by northern Thailand’s emerging consumer electronics manufacturing sector.
  • CargoWise has inked a multi-year deal with Tigers Ltd., a company born from the merger of WLG Inc. and Kamino Logistics Group Ltd., to deploy its ediEnterprise global freight and logistics technology. Tigers will utilize this system to streamline operations and expand their product offering across additional countries and sectors.
  • Miami-based Centurion Cargo has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its general sales agent in Germany. Globe will market main-deck cargo capacity on Centurion’s flights from both Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Luxembourg-Findel Airport to Latin America.
  • Dascher is constructing a 325,000-square-foot logistics complex in Zevenaar, Netherlands. Delivery is slated for this summer. "The volume at the Zevenaar location has soared in recent years," Dascher's Aat van der Meer, said in a statement. "We have outgrown our present site."
  • SAS Cargo has commenced five weekly nonstop flights between Copenhagen and Shanghai using an A340 with 20 tonnes of freight capacity. SAS' other services to Asia include flights to Bangkok, Beijing and Tokyo.
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