Strategies for thriving in a volatile market [Podcast]

More year-over-year declines in airfreight traffic and cargo handles for October served to cap off a difficult 2019 for global logistics. However, plenty of opportunities are still available for those operators that can pinpoint creative solutions to recent challenges. In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, we spoke with Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Vice […]

DHL study finds Latin America e-commerce primed for takeoff 

DHL and the Panama Ministry of Commerce released a new report highlighting the massive growth potential of Latin America’s e-commerce market last week during a press event in Panama.   DHL’s white paper, titled, “E-commerce in Latin America and the role of Panama as an e-commerce hub for the region,” specifically focuses on trends shaping online retail […]

CEVA Logistics sends successful ‘TIR’ truck from China to Europe

The original “Silk Road” between China and Europe is hardly a new form of overland travel, but CEVA Logistics Greater China is reconsidering the ancient trade route as an alternate mode of long-haul cargo transport that may be competitive to rail, ocean and even airfreight. On Monday, CEVA completed a trial run of its first […]

Nova Scotia invests in ‘Air Cargo Logistics Park’ at Halifax Stanfield

The new facility is intended to reduce an air cargo bottleneck currently at the airport by improving its access to the regional highway system, to Burnside Business Park in Halifax, and to cargo facilities throughout the Atlantic region. The project will also include development and construction of new cargo handling facilities at the airport. The […]

CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]

DB Schenker launches spare-parts logistics platform online

German-based logistics company DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, “Logistics Orchestrator,” which is designed to centralize and optimize global supply chains for spare parts logistics. A continuation of DB Schenker’s recent focus on technologically integrating operations, the Logistics Orchestrator enables customers to centrally manage all spares orders within a global distribution network, for […]

BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]

DHL eCommerce enabling next-day B2C food deliveries in Thailand

DHL eCommerce and Thai egg producer Kasemchaifood have partnered to deliver farm-fresh eggs sold through online channels directly to consumers, within 24 hours. Before taking to the internet, Kasemchaifood relied primarily on a wholesale business model with a lengthier supply chain to distribute its eggs. Under the traditional business-to-business supply chain model, it would take […]

Expeditors goes from strength to strength

US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors International continues to set the bar for performance in the forwarding business, reporting first-quarter 2018 net income up 45.5 percent year-over-year to $137 million as net revenue rose 20.5 percent to $637 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 32.0 percent to $193 million. All three of […]

DSV wraps up record 2017, confirms M&A plans

Last year’s capacity crunch in airfreight pushed fourth-quarter operating profits for Denmark-based transport and logistics company DSV up by 28.7 percent, year-over-year, to US$196 million, rounding out the full-year’s group operating profits, before special items, to $801 million, up 42.5 percent, y-o-y. While business certainly picked up last year – growth in airfreight increasing 10.6 […]

Is Home Depot about to make a bid for XPO Logistics?

XPO Logistics stock shot up in the wake of reports last week that Home Depot was considering an acquisition bid for the U.S.-based logistics and transport company. With XPO already a major logistics partner for Amazon.com’s push into online furniture sales and delivery, a Home Depot acquisition could have wide ranging e-commerce implications, including keeping […]

3PL revenues on track to hit $1.1 trillion by 2022

A report released by Armstrong & Associates shows e-commerce and outsourcing fueling demand for third-party logistics (3PL) services, driving 3PL revenues to over US$1.1 Trillion by 2022. In 2016, the global 3PL market reached $802 billion. Armstrong & Associates research found that global logistics costs were $8.2 trillion in 2016, with the firm predicting that […]
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