Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

By taking advantage of China’s large and expanding high-speed passenger railway network, a new "Air-Rail" pilot program that began last month may give the country a new option to expedite parcel shipping to and from regions that are poorly served by major airport hubs. Many see China’s high-speed rail as a supplement to, or perhaps […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 4, 2017

In wake of Harvey, help from logistics industry pours in

As the last remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way inland, the logistics industry is beginning to assess the damage to the nation’s supply chain following what has been called the large single rain event ever recorded in the continental United States. And with this assessment, 3PLs and supply chain management firms are stepping […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

CEVA adds temperature control at Dublin facility

New pharma shipping and handling options at CEVA Logistics’ Irish outpost are evidence that the country’s “bio boom” is still going strong. The supply-chain management company  has introduced  a temperature-controlled “building-within-a-building” at its warehouse in Dublin to handle temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The 15,000-square-foot facility is authorized under the Health Products Regulatory Authority Wholesalers Distribution […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL breaks ground in Bochum, cuts ribbon in Dallas

Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing in local parcel centers to support its e-commerce and international shipping operations. As part of that strategy, DHL Parcel broke ground today on 40,000-square-meter “mega parcel” center in Bochum, Germany, just days after DHL Express opened a shipping facility near Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 15. “Our network – with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 21, 2017

‘Lean’ freight startup Gurucargo aims to eliminate middleman from forwarding

An online freight platform from Uruguay is launching its “lean forwarding” model in the United States next month, and going after legacy forwarders’ market share by connecting carriers with importers and exporters. “We’re saving our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Gurucargo’s co-founder Andres Israel, adding that their model cuts shipping costs by up […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 18, 2017

StreetScooter electric delivery van extends DHL’s ‘green logistics’ initiative

It’s hard to describe a 20-cubic-meter, four-wheeled van a “scooter,” but such is the new designation of the latest collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Ford Motor Co. Yesterday in Cologne, the two companies unveiled what they are calling the “StreetScooter WORK XL” vehicle, their first jointly produced, battery-operated electric van. DP-DHL said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

Austrian forwarder segments undergo ownership changes

In a series of restructuring moves in the Austrian freight forwarding market, DHL Global Forwarding Austria announced the divestment of its high-tech logistics division on Aug. 1, while transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss acquired the freight forwarder Kapeller Internationale Spedition GmbH on Aug. 11. DHL Global Forwarding Austria’s regional manager for Eastern Europe, Hermann […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2017

Milestone Logistics opening Madrid office

Spain-based company Milestone Logistics is opening a new office in Madrid, launched jointly with its logistics consulting partner, Gesprolog. The Madrid location was selected to increase Milestone’s commercial presence in central Spain, as the company is headquartered on the country’s eastern coast in Valencia. The opening of Milestone’s Madrid office follows the launching of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2017

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association to expedite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2017

Panalpina scores five-year Iraqi gas project contract

After several years of enduring a slump in oil-and-gas-related cargo, Swiss logistics company Panalpina was awarded a long-term contract by an undisclosed company to manage transportation and logistics for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run for at least five years and involve 1,800 40-foot equivalent units (FEUs) of less-than-container load oceanfreight as […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 8, 2017

Shanghai Pharma, DHL sign supply-chain agreement

Chinese pharmaceuticals group Shanghai Pharma signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DHL Supply Chain to expand its pharmaceuticals supply chain. Under the MOU, Shanghai Pharma will receive priority access to DHL’s network, including its temperature-controlled life sciences services to Europe. DHL said it will work with Shanghai Pharma to improve the group’s overseas distribution […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 7, 2017

CEVA Logistics shrugs off rising carrier rates with net earnings increase

Despite challenges presented by higher year-over-year ocean- and airfreight rates, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics posted stronger y-o-y net earnings figures for the first half and second quarter of 2017, supported by productivity improvements in freight management and “new business wins” in the contract logistics segment. First-half adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 4, 2017

Dachser opens Austria logistics center

German logistics firm Dachser broke ground at a new transport and warehousing center in Austria’s Tyrol region, and will begin operations in late 2017. The 20,000-square-meter facility, located in the city of Stans, will replace Dachser’s current site in Hall, Austria. Once completed, the new Tyrol center will include 30 gates and a 4,600-square-meter storage […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 2, 2017
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