8.000 new containers in Hamburg Süd colors

Hamburg – More than 8,000 brand new containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering Hamburg Süd have been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in the Chinese city of Dongguan. The 40’ high cube standard Hamburg Süd containers which have been built since mid-January are coated with a […]

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Heathrow celebrates continued growth in cargo volumes

Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) has released financial and traffic results for last year, with increased freight traffic contributing to improved revenues and earnings. The gateway handled 1.7m tonnes of cargo during the 2017 calendar year, a 10.2% increase compared with 2016. 2017 represented one of the strongest periods of business over the last five years […]

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Maersk to Embark on “Transformational” Supply Chain Journey

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · February 21, 2018 According to published accounts of a presentation given to investors by Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, the company intends to “transform” its logistics and supply chain model to compete with package delivery behemoths like UPS and Fedex. “Good luck with that,” says Foster Finley, Managing Director, of the […]

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Mercedes and MAN start real life tests of electric trucks – Logistics Manager

Mercedes Benz and MAN have both started testing electric trucks in day-to-day operations with customers. Mercedes-Benz has started putting its eActros electric trucks out on the road with a group of fleet operators. Ten vehicles in two variants, with gross weights of 18 or 25 tonnes, will be handed over in the next few weeks […]

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Container Fleets & Demand Growing in Step -BIMCO

For 2018, the world containership fleet is expected to grow in step with global demand, according to BIMCO’s latest container shipping market outlook.   Demand Having experienced falling freight rates from August to year-end in 2017, most liner companies were successful in pushing rates higher in early January 2018. Most of them managed to hold […]

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DB Schenker steps up involvement in automotive logistics

Innovative solutions target further growth in key markets for automotive aftermarket logistics Essen/Berlin – DB Schenker plans to deploy innovative solutions to meet the rising expectations of customers in the automotive sector. This will see the logistics service provider focus on the latest developments in the car industry, such as 3D printing to manufacture replacement […]

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Arvato SCM extends fulfillment services agreement with Marc O’Polo

LBR Staff Writer Published 21 February 2018 Fashion label Marc O’Polo has expanded its fulfillment services contract with Arvato SCM Solutions. Fashion label Marc O’Polo has expanded its fulfillment services contract with Arvato SCM Solutions. Under the latest deal, Arvato will provide Marc O’Polo with fulfillment services for several years for the international e-commerce business. […]

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Wave of Mergers and Alliances in Container Shipping Industry hasn’t Done Much to Raise Rates

The last couple of years have seen much changes in the ocean container sector, with the creation of three dominant operatingl alliances, and a number of mergers and acquisitions, though some of those (e.g., OOCL’s merger Cosco, the consolidation of three Japanese carriers into one) are still underway. But so far, all that action […]

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Why Vietnam is the most exciting place to be for e-commerce – Future of E-Commerce

GUEST ARTICLE A young population, rising incomes, growing internet and mobile adoption – Vietnam has the ingredients of a thriving e-commerce economy. By Thomas Harris, Managing Director – DHL eCommerce Vietnam Vietnam’s huge, untapped potential and expected high growth makes e-commerce especially attractive. It’s a very exciting place to be right now and I am […]

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S&P Global’s acquisition of Panjiva may give shippers new predictive analytics for risk mitigation

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · February 20, 2018 Global supply chain content provider may enhance S&P Global Market Intelligence’s robust data and analytical offerings   The value of granular supply chain market intelligence to mainstream investors was made infinitely clear with today’s announcement that S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) will acquire Panjiva, Inc. to enhance […]

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Small Businesses Face Import Overhead, Spend up to 500 Hours Annually Managing Freight Shipments

While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000+ American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain. Global trade is worth trillions, and US Department of Commerce data reports a 6.7% year on year increase in US imports in 2017 – the fastest […]

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AIIS warns Trump about recommended steel remedies

   American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) Board Chairman John Foster on Monday criticized the Commerce Department’s Section 232 recommendations for steel and aluminum imports released Friday as “excessive and unnecessary,” adding they would “have a significant negative impact” on U.S. economic growth.    “Whatever problems [the U.S. steel industry] has have not been caused […]

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Of China's 15 fastest-growing export markets since 2009, 10 are in Africa

Below is an extract from a SBG Securities report. Growth below trend in advanced economies after the 2008/9 financial crisis put great pressure on China’s export sector. In response, exporters recalibrated their geographical footprint, with emerging markets as a source of demand more important each passing year. China’s exports to Africa have more than doubled […]

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CP launches new perishables service

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is launching a new perishables shipping service called “CP TempPro.”    Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) has launched a new service for the transportation of perishable products.    The service, dubbed “CP TempPro,” follows CP’s purchase of 41 generator sets (gensets) for refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers in 2017. Gensets are used […]

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