SEKO Logistics acquires majority stake in Omni-Channel Logistics

Yesterday, Illinois based SEKO Logistics acquired a majority stake in its partner of five years, Australia-based Omni-Channel Logistics, which offers global fulfillment and delivery management solutions for retail and e-commerce shippers. Omni-Channel Logistics was established in 2013 to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major brands in Australia and New Zealand reach cross-border e-commerce […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018

5 industry leaders weigh in on peak season predictions

Following a record-breaking year in demand for air freight, the industry is at the edge of its seat as peak season approaches, bracing for an expected slow-down in growth rates that experts continue to warn of, but has yet to materialize. Carriers and market researches have released mixed results in terms of growth rates during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

SEKO Logistics, Hermes enter partnership to serve int’l e-commerce

Hermes Germany, the Otto Group’s Hamburg-based parcel delivery company will be taking over U.S.-based SEKO Logistics German subsidiary, SEKO Logistics GmbH, which has offices in Bremen and Frankfurt. Hermes will become the legal successor for SEKO’s German operations effective Sept. 1. The combination of the companies’ existing pool of customers will mean “broader product portfolio[s]” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

SEKO to open London facility to handle U.K.-E.U. e-commerce

U.S.-based SEKO Logistics released news of its plan to open a 22,000-square-foot facility in London, catering to its cross-border e-commerce clients moving product through the hub. This will be the ninth facility the 3PL will operate in the U.K., citing the region as is the third-largest e-commerce market in the world, and SEKO’s largest market […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

SEKO expands ‘white glove’ e-commerce delivery services

SEKO Logistics is expanding its special-care e-commerce delivery services – a.k.a. the “white glove” treatment – to include installation and setup of bulkier items that are traditionally bought in-store, such as furniture and fitness equipment, which consumers are now increasingly purchasing online. The services will also include the syncing of smart devices with the new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2018

SEKO Logistics makes major push into Mexico logistics market

SEKO Logistics opened the first of 20 warehouses that it plans to open across Mexico in a bid to capture a share of the country’s automotive, retail and aerospace business. The Itasca, Illinois-based logistics company called the development a “watershed moment” that spoke to its international aspirations. The first 10,000-square-meter warehouse opened its doors yesterday, […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 8, 2018

SEKO Logistics doubles Schiphol presence to accommodate e-commerce growth

SEKO Logistics has opened an 80,000-square-foot facility (pictured) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park that combines its cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel and international transportation and fulfilment solutions under one roof. The new warehouse is part of an ongoing push at SEKO to expand its e-commerce footprint, with fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, including reverse […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2018

‘Bomb Cyclone’ causing airfreight and logistics disruption across Eastern U.S.

As the so-called ‘bomb cyclone’ winter storm moves up the East Coast of the United States today, logistics companies are bracing for disruptions. SEKO Logistics said that the winter storm was, “disrupting global supply chains, with roads, airports and now [sea]ports being closed across the region.” The logistics company added that ports all across the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 4, 2018

SEKO introduces ‘Airfreight + Final Mile’ service in North America

SEKO Logistics announced a new airfreight home delivery service – known as Airfreight + Final Mile – to support e-commerce retailers and customers in North America. The service underwent trials in Texas and California, and is currently being utilized in the southeastern United States by an electronics retailer. The new product is aimed especially at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 21, 2017

SEKO cites re-shoring for expansions in northeastern U.S.

Thanks to a recent resurgence in manufacturing of medical-related and other high-tech goods in the northeastern United States, SEKO Logistics has expanding into two locations in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. SEKO recently moved into a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse complex that includes a two-story office building in the city of Syracuse (see photo). […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2017

SEKO to open ‘hybrid’ logistics center in U.K.

To help serve a rising demand for e-commerce services in the central U.K. region, SEKO Logistics said it will expand services at its current fulfillment center in the town of Milton Keynes. Chicago-based SEKO Logistics, which has 120 locations in more than 40 countries, offers what it calls a “hybrid” category of 3PL services, which […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2017

Warehouse building boom chases Chinese consumers

In August – two months before SEKO Logistics would sign onto’s “OnePartner” program – the U.S.-based forwarder opened a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Hong Kong, following the establishment of another 50,000-square-foot facility in the territory last November. Both of these facilities are aimed straight at e-commerce. The first one targets the Hong Kong market, chiefly […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 1, 2016

SEKO’s Gagne: Time to get real about cross-border e-commerce

Few freight-forwarders are willing to admit openly that rapidly expanding cross-border e-commerce can be potentially disruptive. Within the supply-chain, airfreight has traditionally found its role transporting goods from low-cost manufacturing centers and injecting them into distribution networks that then supply retail outlets within the country of sale. No longer is that the case, according to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 9, 2016

SEKO doing its part for the environment

For its next data update, SEKO Logistics will be using a system designed by the SmartWay Transportation Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the logistics industry, to assess the environmental energy efficiency of goods moving through SEKO’s supply chain. By signing with the SmartWay Partnership, SEKO now has more robust […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 2, 2016
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