Forwarding

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Spanish logistics alliance to collaborate on full-service supply chain services

June 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Valencia-based Milestone Logistics has launched a partnership, called the “360 Alliance,” with four other logistics firms, to offer full supply-chain services, including logistics consulting, international transport, warehouse logistics and packaging. Led by Milestone, the group includes 3PL firms Gesprolog, Aza Logistics, Alfilpack and Mulem. The cooperation is the first SpanishRead More

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

The Kerry Group's freight-forwarding arm readies for continued international expansion into 2016.

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

June 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS,Read More

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

June 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Air Cargo World, the industry’s most widely read news source, has released the agenda for its second annual ELEVATE Conference, the publication announced today. ELEVATE 2017 will take place on October 2nd at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami, Fla., and will explore the rise of e-commerce and the digitization of globalRead More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

June 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

As seen in the first column in this series (February 2017), the emergence of e-commerce exposed how the air cargo industry is little match for new consumer logistics demands, which mandate transparency in pricing, speed and quality. The product offered by scheduled airlines, featuring interchangeable capacity and forwarding services inRead More

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

June 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to changeRead More

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

June 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’sRead More

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

June 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Hamburgers are great, either cooked on the home grill or savored in the finest of gourmet restaurants. Every so often, if in a rush, nothing is more pleasing than a straightforward and cheap one from a fast-food chain. The quality, so to speak, is always intact as these burger chainsRead More