GEODIS to hold ‘hackathon’ in November

Logistics company GEODIS will host its first “hackathon” in which artificial intelligence (A.I.) experts, IT-professionals and data forecasting experts will compete in competitions that test their optimization skills – one challenge specific to warehouse optimization, the other to human and material resources. The company has said it intends to invest more in innovation and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 15, 2018

GEODIS reorganizes internal structure

Today, global logistics company GEODIS released its new internal organizational structure, which it is modulating by region – Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Northern and Continental Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company also intends to put a greater emphasis on its business development and marketing department and its innovation and business excellence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

GEODIS, Delta Drone plan to roll out warehouse drone system this year

Today, the logistics industry is a step closer to fulfilling warehouse optimization fanatics’ fantasies. Logistics company GEODIS and French unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) maker Delta Drone have released a new timeline for their UAV system, which replaces the need for human labor in the inventory-warehouse setting. The partnering companies are now entering the industrial production […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

GEODIS to offer new instant quote-generating service

Global logistics company GEODIS is partnering with Portrix Logistic Software (PLS) to create a quote-generating service for forwarding companies that seek a competitive advantage in appealing to potential customers. Using PLS’ existing software, the new platform, WebQuote, would act as an instant quote-generating tool for forwarding companies to display on their websites. Henning Voss, co-founder […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 14, 2018

Online sales drive record holiday volumes at GEODIS

GEODIS is the latest logistics company to announce record volumes following last year’s e-commerce fueled global shopping spree. The company’s U.S. division said that it handled 2.3 million orders between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a 14 percent increase over 2016’s orders. Paris-based GEODIS said that that the four-day Thanksgiving shopping holiday in the United […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018

Top 4 forwarders that may be ripe for M&A activity in 2018

Although mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the 3PL community so far in 2017 were not quite as numerous as they were in 2016, many airfreight industry analysts say the current boom times for air cargo should make 2018 another banner year for consolidation in the still fragmented freight forwarding business. Just two months ago the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 30, 2017

New GEODIS Paris facility moves to environmentally friendly model

French supply chain company GEODIS opened a new 15,000-square-meter distribution center in Paris, near its old site in the 12th Arrondissement near Porte de Charenton, with the intent to make logistics a little bit greener. The new center is representative of GEODIS’ priorities surrounding more environmentally friendly distribution in cities, which the company plans to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 30, 2017

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

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 Logistics Market Results and Trends for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 16, 2017

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

GEODIS tests motion controlled lifting machinery [VIDEO]

The concept that made Nintendo Wii a household name is making its way into the logistics business, with the ‘Com’hand’ system, which offers “intuitive control capabilities for lifting and handling machinery.” GEODIS is now testing the controllers at a manufacturing site of Saint-Gobain. The system was developed by Siatech, with initial testing starting in November […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 27, 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

Could ‘Silk Road’ rail corridor threaten air cargo’s fashion market?

When Beyoncé appears in public, a multibillion dollar fashion industry takes note of her attire, rushes to manufacture the low-cost equivalent, and then move it to markets as fast as possible. Air cargo has historically provided the critical link that makes this business model work, however news that a shipment of designer jeans left Wuhan, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 6, 2016

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 26, 2016
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