Air & Sea Logistics business slumps at Dachser despite overall growth

German logistics firm Dachser saw a 3.7 percent increase in road logistics in 2016, with revenue up 3.7 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) to EUR4.3 billion in the division, but the big loser in 2016 was Dachser’ s Air & Sea Logistics sector, where revenues declined 3 percent to EUR1.5 billion. Dachser blamed decreased revenues on low […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 10, 2017

Where We Went Wrong – Part 2: A matter of trust, urgency, transparency

The e-commerce revolution has, obviously, created great opportunities for the traditional air cargo industry, but it has also created challenges. It has exposed problems that were often hinted at in the past, but which, in an era when demand growth seemed never-ending, were never adequately addressed. Historically, carriers invested heavily in freighter aircraft to provide […]
  • Stan Wraight
  • April 7, 2017

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

FedEx has emerged as a vocal, and at times controversial, advocate for global business in recent months. This time around, the company is holding the Trump administration to its promises to improve infrastructure. In his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker lobbied for a modern infrastructure network, to […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 6, 2017

Automation cannot replace forwarder specialization

The forwarding industry is experiencing a significant amount of criticism these days for its apparent failure to jump on the digital transformation bandwagon. As the online ordering craze gives rise to global e-commerce, small- and large-volume shippers wonder if their forwarders can meet the challenges of shipping across borders, making rapid quotes, responding immediately, and […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • April 4, 2017

Prénatal extends contract with Geodis, adds e-commerce services

Maternity and child-centric retailer Prénatal has extended its contract with Geodis’ Contract Logistics line of business, extending their e-commerce collaboration until June 2020. Under the terms, Prénatal’s retail and e-commerce stock will be combined and stored in the Geodis’ distribution center in Almere, the Netherlands. Geodis first started working for Prénatal in 2009, handling inventory. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 3, 2017

Grünenthal to use Kuehne + Nagel’s pharma logistics

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is partnering with pharmaceutical research company Grünenthal to reorganize the pharma company’s worldwide transportation network for highly sensitive pharmaceutical products. Grünenthal has production sites in Europe and Latin America, with a footprint in 32 countries, and products available in 155 countries. The pharma giant will use KN PharmaChain, K+N’s multi-modal […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 31, 2017

UPS adds six stations to China-Europe rail service

Shipping by rail between Europe and Asia just got a little more flexible as UPS added six new stations to its continent-spanning rail service – four in China and two in Europe – making the rail mode an even more attractive option for forwarders, and a potential threat to air cargo traffic. The rail line, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 29, 2017

Turvo launches collaborative supply chain management platform

Turvo, a logistics startup has launched a “collaborative logistics” platform that allows shippers, brokers and carriers to communicate and manage shipments in real-time, across the entire supply chain. The company also announced it has raised $25 million in Series A financing. The platform allows shippers can manage loads, and eventually, it will offer inventory management. […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 29, 2017

Jettainer launches Android app for ULD management

For those who need to keep tabs on the status of their unit load devices (ULDs) from virtually anywhere, Jettainer has publicly launched its “JettApp” application for smartphones. An Android version is currently available, and an iOS version is “being planned,” the ULD management company said. The application helps logistics companies manage the pallets and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 29, 2017

DFW: Balancing cargo needs for the short and long term

It’s hard enough to stay one step ahead of the competition – try thinking three decades down the road. That’s the challenge that John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development for Dallas–Fort Worth Airport (DFW), said he must contend with in today’s fickle and often unpredictable air cargo market. For instance, DFW […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 28, 2017

CEVA Logistics opens new facility in Doncaster, U.K.

CEVA Logistics has opened a 215,800-square-foot “shared-user warehouse” at the new iPort intermodal logistics park, in Doncaster, U.K. The site can accommodate up to 28,000 pallets, sits adjacent to a 35-acre rail terminal and has parking bays for 110 large trucks. The logistics company will offer retail and other consumer-goods clients warehousing, planning, transport, administration, […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 27, 2017

Kerry posts strong profits, pushes ‘One Belt One Road’ investments

A 24 percent increase in Kerry Logistics International Freight Forwarding (IFF) profits pushed growth in the company’s core net profit up 4 percent, to US$142.1 million for 2016, as total revenue increased 14 percent, to $2.71 billion. The IFF division growth was propelled by contributions from recently acquired Apex Maritime in the US, and strong […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 24, 2017

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouse and one of Asia’s top […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 21, 2017

UPS-owned Coyote Logistics bets on U.S.-Mexico trade

Wall or no wall, UPS-owned Coyote Logistics is betting its new office in metropolitan Guadalajara that NAFTA trade isn’t going away anytime soon. The new Guadalajara office allows the logistics provider to further develop its intra-Mexico business and “execute a broader, more complex array of services to existing and new customers both in Mexico and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 21, 2017
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