DB Schenker to acquire New Zealand partner SB Global Logistics

A long-standing New Zealand logistics partnership is taking its relationship to the next level, as SB Global Logistics announced it will be acquired by DB Schenker as of Sept. 24. “DB Schenker NZ has enjoyed a 20-year relationship with SB Logistics, from which we have seen both companies grow together off the back of mutual […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 30, 2017

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

Nine months after purchasing the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), DB Schenker has increased its commitment by investing US$25 million into the U.S.-based online shipping marketplace. The investment is “the largest equity interest in a digital company to date,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG. “It shows how serious we […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 15, 2017

DB Schenker consolidates Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board Divisions

DB Schenker is consolidating its Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board Divisions to create a new division named, simply, Freight. Under the leadership of Ewald Kaiser, currently a member of the management board for land transport, DB Schenker hopes to bring the three product areas closer together to “improve integrated transport products and […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 13, 2016

DB Schenker betting on U.S.-Mexico trade with Texas border facility

While politicians bluster, cross-border trade between Mexico and the United States continues at a brisk pace as Mexico’s manufacturing sector capitalizes on strong demand for nearshoring from the U.S. A new DB Schenker warehouse, located at the Killiam Industrial Park in the border town of Laredo, Texas, is part of the German company’s efforts to […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 13, 2016

Dubai: Building the cargo city of tomorrow

If you were given almost unlimited space and funds to design an airport, what would it look like? How much greater efficiency would your operation enjoy, if you could plan where your warehouses and sorting areas are sited before a runaway is even paved? This may be a fever dream for many logistics professionals, but […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 6, 2016

DSV’s 2015 ended on a high note

According to CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen 2015 was a good year for DSV, one of the first major logistics companies to report financial data for the full year. Andersen said DSV gained market share across all business segments, delivering strong growth in earnings and cash flow. Net revenue of US$7.7 billion was up 4.7 percent […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 15, 2016

DB Schenker to expand road network with Redhead

To increase its land network in the United Kingdom, DB Schenker Logistics is purchasing U.K. logistics company, Redhead International. Schenker will acquire 75 percent interest in Redhead early in 2016, with the remaining 25 percent to be acquired after four years per a contractual obligation. The new organization, once approved, is expected to operate more […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 16, 2015

DSV acquisition of UTi looks like a go for 2016

  If at first you don’t succeed… For the second time in the last 12 months, Danish logistics group, DSV, has made a bid to to acquire U.S.-based UTi Worldwide. This time, the offer was accepted, for US$1.35 billion, or $7.10 cash per each UTi share, representing a 50 percent premium relative to UTi’s closing […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 9, 2015

Freighter influx fails to clear Vietnamese backlogs

Freighter operators looking for markets to fill their planes at juicy rates could do worse than head for Vietnam – provided they can fly past bureaucratic hurdles. Vietnam’s airfreight market is on a roll, fueled by surging exports. According to consulting firm IMA Asia, the country enjoyed double-digit growth in exports in each of the […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • July 6, 2015

e-AWB adoption a slow climb

With IATA’s goal of 45 percent use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) by the end of this year, the cargo industry has some room to improve. IATA reported some good news in May, with a 27.9 percent e-AWB penetration rate, an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous month, and a record-high 410,720 paperless […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 30, 2015

How to enter the Chinese forwarding market

Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, many of the old Communist-era restrictions for setting up business have been removed. For some logistics companies, the largest barriers to entry come not from Chinese red tape but from other Western competition. “Most of the big forwarders are already here,” said Gerhard Blumensaat, director […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 29, 2015

e-AWB adoptions slip for second month

Despite encouragement by IATA, the adoption of electronic airway bills (e-AWB) has not exactly taken the industry by storm this spring. After reaching a peak of 26.9 percent in February, the adoption rate dropped by 0.7 percentage points in March and a further 0.3 percent in April, according to IATA’s latest release.. The two-month cumulative […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 9, 2015

DB Schenker goes big in Finland

At a price tag of €57 million, DB Schenker has made one of its largest investments, opening what it is calling a “terminal of the future” near Helsinki, Finland. The facility, which opened June 3, will be home to 650 employees, in the Viinikkala logistics area, where almost all the major transport companies in Finland […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 5, 2015

The Power 25 Forwarders of 2015

The larger you are, the harder it is to shove you aside. This basic fact of physics can be seen in The Power 25, Air Cargo World’s list of the top 25 largest freight forwarders in airfreight, based on tonnage last year. Many of the familiar brawny players – DHL Global Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 5, 2015
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