E-Commerce

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

January 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

UPS has bought into the European truckload brokerage sector with purchase of Freightex, a U.K.-based provider of truckload, less-than-truckload, specialized and refrigerated over-the-road services. With the purchase, Freightex will add extensive cross-border routes and a carrier network, which includes a dedicated fleet, to UPS’s portfolio. The acquisition also gives UPSRead More

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

January 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the AirRead More

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seenRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Last year broke sales records for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. But for Alibaba, this is just the start. In David Harris’ piece in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, he write about Alibaba’s vision of the “Electronic World Trade Platform”Read More

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Logistics technology company Descartes Systems Group has acquired Datamyne, a provider of cloud-based trade data for analysis of import and export trade activity. The acquisition gives Descartes access to almost two and a half decades of data on import-export transactions in the Americas, which bolsters its business intelligence offerings. BrendanRead More

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

E-commerce giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other, so sayeth UPS, which is bracing for what it is calling “National Returns Day,” when online shoppers are expected to return some 1.3 million unwanted packages to retailers tomorrow, Jan. 5. The whole first week of the new yearRead More

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

January 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group has completed the acquisition of UK Mail in a US$315.5 million bid to strengthen its presence in the U.K. e-commerce market. Both E.U. and U.K. regulatory bodies signed off on the deal in late 2016, and the companies have moved to cancel the listing of UKRead More

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logisticsRead More