The Power 25: Forwarders to watch through 2019

DSV-Panalpina (future No. 3) – For the rest of this year and into 2020, all eyes in the forwarding world are going to be focused on the new DSV-Panalpina entity, which was decided in early 2019 and will be formalized by the third quarter. In its annual report for 2018, DSV said its earnings before […]

Bolloré to begin global rollout of CargoWise One platform

In a strategic agreement with logistics firm WiseTech Global, French forwarder Bolloré Logistics, said this week it will begin the rollout of the CargoWise One integrated logistics solutions platform on a global scale, starting in May. Currently used in more than 130 countries, CargoWise One is a transportation management system (TMS) that enables customers to […]

Increased forwarding volumes, oil prices helped Bolloré see growth in 2018

French logistics conglomerate Bolloré continued to grow through the end 2018, due mostly to a 9 percent increase in its Transportation and Logistics (T&L) division. Sea- and airfreight volumes both rose in 2018, especially in Bolloré’s African operations, and also in its oil-and-gas logistics activities, which grew in revenues by 25 percent, “thanks to higher […]

Alibaba, Bolloré to partner in series of high-tech joint endeavors

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Paris-based Bolloré logistics have entered an agreement to share their best-practices and respective market knowledge, and potentially cooperate on projects in autonomous driving, cloud computing, and the creation of data management software. Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics network; Alibaba Cloud, its computing arm; and Bolloré Logistics’ battery-making division, Blue Solutions, are among […]

Bolloré Logistics opens warehouse in Miami-area FTZ

Yesterday, French 3PL Bolloré Logistics opened a new 70,000-square-meter facility in the Miami-Dade County foreign trade zone (FTZ). The new operation will consolidate its existing freight forwarding and contract logistics services into one site. The new location will address demand for cargo-warehousing services from its clients in cosmetics, aerospace and general retail moving through Miami […]

Bolloré extends network to Scandinavia with purchase of Danish forwarder

In a bid to broaden its network into Scandinavian territory, French forwarder Bolloré Logistics purchased a majority stake in the Danish freight forwarder Global Solutions A/S. This acquisition, the company said, is part of its strategy of “development through external growth.” Bolloré, which has a presence in Norway, will now operate out of two of […]

Bolloré Logistics, Oro partnership powers B2B e-commerce platforms

French logistics company Bolloré Logistics is partnering with software company Oro to offer business-to-business (B2B) platforms for e-commerce sales and processing. The agreement will combine OroCommerce platforms with Bolloré’s LINK information network. Under the combined platforms, OroCommerce platforms will be tailored specifically for B2B activity and merged with the LINK network, which provides real-time information […]

Bolloré’s locker system beats brick-and-mortar Xbox One X deliveries

Bluedistrib, a subsidiary of Bolloré Logistics that operates a network of lockers across France, delivered the first Xbox One X video game system order placed via e-tailer Cdiscount’s website at midnight, allowing hardcore gamers to plug their consoles in eight hours before stores opened up in the country. As e-commerce garners a growing share of […]

Pharma@Changi initiative for pharma cargo community goes live

Changi Airport Group and several partner companies – all of which have received IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling – signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Pharma@Changi initiative, pledging to cooperate in improving pharma transport standards and promoting Singapore Changi Airport as a pharma hub. Other companies that signed the MOU are […]

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]

The Power 2015: Stability at the top

Stability at the top For the top four forwarders on the Power 25 list, ranked by tonnage, there was seemingly little change. DHL’s Supply Chain and Global Forwarding divisions led the field, yet again, by a wide margin, with 2.11 million tonnes of air cargo shipped during 2015. However, the leader hardly had an easy […]