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  • Suning Logistics tests autonomous heavy-duty truck in Shanghai, China

    Suning Logistics has completed the testing of self-driving heavy-duty truck, Strolling Dragon, as part of its efforts to provide fully-automated logistics solutions to the customers.

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  • Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

    Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

    by Dr. Madhav DurbhaSupply chain insights from leading industry experts Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply...

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  • Transforming the future of city logistics?

    Transforming the future of city logistics?

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a concept for what could be the acme of eco-friendly futuristic logistics: autonomous, electric, 3D-printed boats that...

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  • Fear of missing out is driving supply chain technology revolution

    Fear of missing out is driving supply chain technology revolution

    “The future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” As the supply chain ponders the possible uses of blockchain in logistics, Paul Brody, global blockchain leader for EY, dismissed...

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  • E-commerce boom brings operational challenges for bigger airlines

    E-commerce boom brings operational challenges for bigger airlines

    The rise in e-commerce volumes is posing operational challenges for air cargo carriers. At the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai last week, airline executives told The Loadstar the benefits from...

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  • Truck drivers protest rising fuel prices in Brazil

    Truck drivers protest rising fuel prices in Brazil

    As strikes continue to hobble Brazilian customs, the government is now facing up to protests linked to rising fuel prices. The Brazilian Truck Drivers Association (ABCAM) have enacted blockades...

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  • David Harman appointed cargo manager, Switzerland, at Emirates SkyCargo

    David Harman appointed cargo manager, Switzerland, at Emirates SkyCargo

    Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman as its cargo manager for Switzerland. Mr Harman joins the Dubai-headquartered carrier from sister company Dnata, where he served has quality assurance...

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  • UPS Strengthens Cross-Border Capabilities With New Flagship £120 Million London Hub

    UPS has opened a new £120 million hub at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in the UK to help improve the company’s e-commerce capabilities, particularly as a gateway to Europe and for...

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  • Manufacturers That Use Ocean Shipping Have a New Problem: Cyberpirates

    Manufacturers That Use Ocean Shipping Have a New Problem: Cyberpirates

    NewsPirates have always sailed the high seas, including in modern times.Contributed Author: Kayla MatthewsTopics: Supply Chain

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  • Rebranded Tiaca is no ‘spent force’ and is good for air cargo, says chairman

    Rebranded Tiaca is no ‘spent force’ and is good for air cargo, says chairman

    Tiaca chairman Sebastiaan Scholte has denied claims that Tiaca is a “spent force”. Mr Scholte’s response follows claims this month that Tiaca is facing financial challenges. He told The...

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  • ‘Fear of being first’ may be the biggest hurdle for blockchain in logistics

    ‘Fear of being first’ may be the biggest hurdle for blockchain in logistics

    Internal resistance, or fear of being first, could be one of the most challenging aspects of introducing blockchain into logistics. Paul Brody, global blockchain leader for EY, told members of the...

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  • Airlines divided on cross-industry collaboration to boost pharma volumes

    Airlines divided on cross-industry collaboration to boost pharma volumes

    Air cargo players should accelerate collaboration efforts to grow pharmaceutical volumes, delegates heard at last week’s Air Cargo China event in Shanghai. However, major airlines are divided on...

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  • Other Voices: Data science comes to the supply chain

    Supply chain management has been slow to leverage advances in data science. It's time to play catch up.

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  • The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

    The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

    Are You Packing for Success? Overwhelmed By Parcel Shipping Claims? When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. However, how your cartons...

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  • BiTA to help shippers use blockchain technology in supply chains

    BiTA to help shippers use blockchain technology in supply chains

    Atlanta, GA — The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) announced a new endeavor focused on supply chain participants. The new Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) is designed to meet the...

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  • US express giants pour cash into technology as e-commerce deliveries boom

    US express giants pour cash into technology as e-commerce deliveries boom

    Express operators are ramping up investments in automation and warehousing to offset margin pressures associated with rising B2C deliveries. In the US, the likes of FedEx, UPS and US Postal...

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  • Transport prices rise in first quarter

    Transport prices in Europe in the first quarter were up 7.1 per cent on a year ago, latest figures from Transporeon reveal. However, the 35th Transport Market Monitor shows that the price index...

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  • Analysis: tie-up with a major forwarder the next step for CMA CGM after CEVA?

    Analysis: tie-up with a major forwarder the next step for CMA CGM after CEVA?

    The entrance of CMA CGM into the logistics industry last month, when it joined the capital raise and IPO of CEVA Logistics was more a game-changer for the latter than for the French carrier, but...

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  • Bluetooth technology a new wave of transformation for air cargo

    Bluetooth technology a new wave of transformation for air cargo

    Bluetooth enabled track-and-trace technology is set to transform the air cargo industry. According to Ranger Aerospace chief executive Steve Townes, using low-energy Bluetooth tracking on unit...

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  • Storm clouds darken on Asia-Europe box trade as carriers struggle with rates

    Storm clouds darken on Asia-Europe box trade as carriers struggle with rates

    The storm clouds on the major east-west container trades continued to darken this week as attempts to hike freight increases appeared to falter and fuel costs continued to rise. On the key Asia to...

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  • Armstrong Report: E-Commerce logistics in the United States

    Armstrong Report: E-Commerce logistics in the United States

    “E-Commerce Logistics in the United States” provides a comprehensive review of the current state of e-commerce logistics, with a focus on domestic and international transportation, warehousing and...

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  • Schiphol freighter crisis may run into winter as local rule is delayed again

    Schiphol freighter crisis may run into winter as local rule is delayed again

    Fears are mounting that Schiphol’s freighter slot crisis will continue into the winter season after “differences of interpretation” over a Local Rule for cargo. In the Dutch parliament on Tuesday...

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  • Air cargo and technology adoption: ‘it’s an embarrassing performance’

    Air cargo and technology adoption: ‘it’s an embarrassing performance’

    The air cargo industry has an “embarrassing” track record in technology adoption, one senior airline executive said today. Speaking at the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai, Lufthansa Cargo chief...

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  • EU target of 30% cut in truck emissions by 2030 ‘too aggressive’

    EU target of 30% cut in truck emissions by 2030 ‘too aggressive’

    The EU took a step towards its first CO2 standards for trucks this week. The commission’s proposals aim for a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030, and it should come as no surprise that industry...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel rolls out enhanced WMS software to support omnichannel fulfillment, advanced picking

    Swiss company adapts JDA platform to keep up with changes in e-commerce and digitalization, Kuehne + Nagel says.

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  • Trade Body: EU Still Providing Illegal Subsidies to Airbus

    Trade Body: EU Still Providing Illegal Subsidies to Airbus

    NewsThe World Trade Organization has ruled that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus, the latest in a string of tussles between the European manufacturer...

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  • DHL Supply Chain introduces end-to-end supply chain visibility platform

    DHL Supply Chain introduces end-to-end supply chain visibility platform

    Bonn, Germay — DHL Supply Chain announced the availability of its latest customer technology platform, MySupplyChain. The secure and easy-to-use platform integrates data from DHL Supply Chain...

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  • Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) sign partnership agreement

    Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) sign partnership agreement

    15 May 2018 DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) have signed an agreement for weekly scheduled charter services, taking their partnership to the next level. The...

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  • Elon Musk Says LA-Area Test Tunnel Almost Complete

    Elon Musk Says LA-Area Test Tunnel Almost Complete

    NewsBillionaire Elon Musk says he's almost completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds called...

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  • P&O Ferries boosts capacity to compensate for lost Scotland-Europe freight link

    P&O Ferries boosts capacity to compensate for lost Scotland-Europe freight link

    In response to the recent demise of Scotland’s only direct maritime ro-ro link with continental Europe, P&O Ferries has announced plans to hike freight capacity on its services between Zeebrugge...

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  • Major forwarders begin the fight to get ahead in the digital supply chain race

    Major forwarders begin the fight to get ahead in the digital supply chain race

    Digital start-ups may hit media headlines, but some of the biggest names in forwarding are making sizeable investments in digital technologies of their own. In the past 24 hours, DHL Supply Chain...

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  • FedEx Smith sees blockchain as ‘next frontier’ for logistics

    FedEx Smith sees blockchain as ‘next frontier’ for logistics

    FedEx is on the blockchain train, with Bloomberg reporting the company is testing the tech to track large, high-value cargo. Chief executive Fred Smith calls it “the next frontier” and believes it...

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  • CEVA reports solid first quarter

    CEVA reports solid first quarter

    Supply chain services giant CEVA Logistics reported a 2018 first quarter revenue improvement of 5.4% (at constant currency) to $1.79bn, while also seeing strong improvements in earnings in both...

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  • Maersk leads the way as carriers look to raise Asia-Europe FAK rates

    Maersk leads the way as carriers look to raise Asia-Europe FAK rates

    Maersk Line has announced an increase in its FAK rates from Asia to North Europe effective 15 May as it seeks to build on a brief period of stability in the container spot rate market. The North...

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  • Sean van Dort steps up to become new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum

    Sean van Dort steps up to become new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum

    Sean van Dort (pictured) has been voted in as the new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), succeeding Bob Ballantyne, chief executive of the Freight Management Association of Canada and...

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  • Carriers rush to cater for growing Asia-US east coast trade demand

    Carriers rush to cater for growing Asia-US east coast trade demand

    Despite the uncertain long-term outlook for demand following the outbreak of trade war skirmishes between the US and China, transpacific headhaul volumes so far this year are proving robust –...

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  • Market insight: How fare the shares of Ceva, DP-DHL, DSV, XPO and friends

    Market insight: How fare the shares of Ceva, DP-DHL, DSV, XPO and friends

    The initial fall and subsequent rise of CEVA Logistics stock has been spectacular to watch since it started to trade on May 4. But it was nothing compared with this week’s 7% plunge of Deutsche...

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  • UPS to trial Arrival electric vans

    UPS to trial Arrival electric vans

    UPS is working with UK-based technology firm Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles to be trialled in London and Paris. The lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range...

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  • Shortage of ships for charter could force carriers to shelve new services

    Shortage of ships for charter could force carriers to shelve new services

    An acute shortage in the availability of charter tonnage could force carriers to shelve their plans to launch new liner services this summer. And a big hike in daily hire rates for container ships...

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  • Start-up carrier ACE Freighters Belgium eyes US routes for launch

    Start-up carrier ACE Freighters Belgium eyes US routes for launch

    A planned new EU-based freighter airline from CAL Cargo Airlines is readying for launch. ACE Freighters Belgium has applied to the US Department of Transport (DoT) for routes between the EU and...

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  • Expeditors reports higher profits, strong revenue growth in Q1

    Expeditors reports higher profits, strong revenue growth in Q1

    Expeditors recorded a 45% jump in income for the three months to March with multiple factors contributing, not least of which was the drop in US corporate tax rates. TT News reports growth across...

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  • Global Forwarding is star turn, as DP-DHL announces Q1 results

    Global Forwarding is star turn, as DP-DHL announces Q1 results

    Deutsche Post-DHL has kicked off the year in strong fashion with growing profits despite two divisions struggling. The group’s Supply Chain business recorded dramatic double-digit drops in...

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  • Budweiser brewer orders 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks

    Budweiser brewer orders 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks

    Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has ordered up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered artics from the Nikola Motor Company, which will be delivered from 2020. A-B aims to convert its entire long-haul...

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  • UPS promotes Mark Vale as president UK, Ireland and Nordics as it invests in Europe network

    UPS promotes Mark Vale as president UK, Ireland and Nordics as it invests in Europe network

    UPS lifer Mark Vale has taken over as president for the company’s UK, Ireland and Nordics operations. Mr Vale will succeed Luis Arriaga – another company veteran – who has held the role since June...

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  • Airfreight rates continue to track ahead of 2017 levels in April

    Airfreight rates continue to track ahead of 2017 levels in April

    Air cargo carriers continued to see airfreight rates improve in April compared with a year earlier. According to the latest figures from data provider Tac Index, carriers offering cargo capacity...

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  • UPS begins testing of eBike deliveries in Paris, France

    UPS has started testing deliveries with eBikes in central Paris, France, as part its efforts to reduce issues resulting from urban logistics.

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  • OnTruck seeks to tackle annual £6.5bn extra road haulage costs

    OnTruck seeks to tackle annual £6.5bn extra road haulage costs

    Road haulage is suffering from a lack of rate visibility, significant inefficiencies, and an inability to effectively utilise data. And OnTruck managing director David Jennison told The Loadstar...

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  • Deepsea container freight rates hold on to last week’s gains as vessel utilisation rises

    Deepsea container freight rates hold on to last week’s gains as vessel utilisation rises

    Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) comprehensive index was up 2.1% this week reflecting a stable spot market for container shipments from Asia. The North Europe component of the...

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  • XPO Logistics eyes new acquisition following strong Q1 result – while robots roam the facilities

    XPO Logistics eyes new acquisition following strong Q1 result – while robots roam the facilities

    XPO Logistics could agree its next acquisition as early as this month, chief executive Bradley Jacobs told The Loadstar in the aftermath of delivering record quarterly results yesterday. “The...

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  • Forwarding not ready for full customs declarations at new EU-UK border

    Forwarding not ready for full customs declarations at new EU-UK border

    Logistics industry fears are growing after Brexit minister David Davis gave his clearest indication yet that the UK would implement EU customs declarations at the Irish border next March. At...

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  • Blockchain and E-bills of lading

    Blockchain and E-bills of lading

    Ongoing discussion of blockchain has brought electronic bills of lading back into the spotlight. While the benefits of cutting paper from the supply chain have been known for nigh-on four decades,...

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  • Airfreight KPIs set to feature in business contracts

    Airfreight KPIs set to feature in business contracts

    Air cargo’s emerging key performance indicators (KPIs) look set to become a feature of future contracts between airfreight stakeholders. Ground handlers, general sales agents (GSA) and freight...

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  • E-commerce fuels XPO's record Q1 earnings

    E-commerce fuels XPO's record Q1 earnings

    XPO Logistics saw record first quarter 2018 revenues with an 18.4% increase year-over-year to $4.19bn, led by organic growth in e-commerce demand for last mile and contract logistics. The fast...

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  • UK logistics industry expects continued success in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainties

    UK logistics industry expects continued success in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainties

    The UK’s logistics industry expects continued success in 2018 despite the uncertainties posed by Brexit and continued economic instability, according to a new report from the Freight Transport...

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  • 3PLs must invest now in a digital future, or they will ‘simply get squashed’

    3PLs must invest now in a digital future, or they will ‘simply get squashed’

    Technology providers have urged shippers and freight forwarders to embrace the wave of digitisation and disruption sweeping across logistics and supply chains –or face “getting squashed”. Simon...

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  • Logistics – ‘the new retail’ – needs to listen to the customer, not follow trends

    Logistics – ‘the new retail’ – needs to listen to the customer, not follow trends

    Retailers must focus on what customers want – as opposed to keeping up with the trends of same-day and next-day delivery. This was the takeaway from the Logistics is the New Retail session at this...

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  • Boost to air freight from re-stocking cycle has run its course

    Boost to air freight from re-stocking cycle has run its course

    Lack of inventory re-stocking and a softening of global trade has seen air freight grow at its slowest pace in 22 months, according to the latest figures from IATA. Freight tonne km grew 1.7% in...

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  • First-quarter air cargo volumes on the up, but yields struggle

    First-quarter air cargo volumes on the up, but yields struggle

    Air cargo volumes rose 4.8% this year in the first quarter, according to the latest data from WorldACD. But yields in euros struggled with currency valuations. The consultancy noted: “We need only...

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  • Worldwide Trade Agreements

    Worldwide Trade Agreements

    Data FocusThis chart shows the number of worldwide in-force regional trade agreements (RTA) since 1958. Contributed Author: Dyfed LoescheTopics: Global

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  • DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed hyperloop ‘transport revolution’

    DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed hyperloop ‘transport revolution’

    DP World has launched Cargospeed, a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One that will develop a hyperloop-enabled cargo system. While the location of the first system has yet to be revealed, it is...

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  • Investment in Amazon Logistics will grow, as outsourcing goes on… for now

    Investment in Amazon Logistics will grow, as outsourcing goes on… for now

    Amazon plans to retain its current mix of outsourced and in-house logistics operations – for now. But it will continue to invest in its own transport capabilities, to cater for growth. In an...

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  • Digitisation of supply chains will happen in three years, boosting efficiency 30%

    Digitisation of supply chains will happen in three years, boosting efficiency 30%

    The digitisation of container supply chains is likely to happen far faster than many freight transport and logistics service providers realise. One leading Asia-based supply chain head has argued...

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  • Digitalization in Cargo: Still a Rough Road Ahead

    Digitalization in Cargo: Still a Rough Road Ahead

    The air cargo industry still has a long way to go towards digitalization and the standardization of its business processes, particularly by upping the use of electronic air waybills(e-AWB). This...

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  • Schiphol cargo dips in March

    Schiphol cargo dips in March

    Amsterdam Schiphol's cargo volumes dipped by 4.7% in March to 146,249 tonnes as the number of full freighter services fell from 1,582 last year in the same month to 1,411 in 2018. Cargo volumes by...

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  • K+N further simplifies digital accessibility and collaboration

    K+N further simplifies digital accessibility and collaboration

    Kuehne + Nagel Group is dedicated to expanding the e-touch capabilities of the forwarding industry. With the launch of three new digital solutions, Kuehne + Nagel is effectively contributing to...

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  • Customs Union is not enough to deliver frictionless trade, says FTA

    Customs Union is not enough to deliver frictionless trade, says FTA

    As the House of Commons prepares to vote on a motion on customs & borders today (26 April 2018), the UK’s logistics industry is reminding MPs that forming a customs union with the EU would not...

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  • £6.5 billion wasted in road freight

    £6.5 billion wasted in road freight

    Operators could save up to £6.5 billion a year by improving vehicle capacity utilisation, according to David Jennison, managing director of OnTruck. Speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Show, he...

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  • Crane Worldwide Logistics charters the world’s largest aircraft

    Crane Worldwide Logistics charters the world’s largest aircraft

    Developing cost effective and time efficient solutions to solve client’s challenges HOUSTON, April 26th, 2018 The Antonov AN-225 Mriya is the world’s largest aircraft, it landed safely in Dammam...

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  • Digitized ocean cargo industry at “tipping point”?

    INTTRA maintains that the ocean cargo industry has moved beyond the “digitization tipping point,” and is on the verge of advancing from innovation to action.

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  • The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

    The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

    Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are...

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  • Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Customs modernization will be key to facilitating trade growth. Amgad Shehata | UPS Hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year’s E-Commerce Week brought...

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  • Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains

    Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains

    While the consolidation of liner shipping companies into larger alliances and associated deployment of larger vessels on the Asia-Europe trades appears to be leading to a reduced range of...

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  • Freight costs weighing on earnings at consumer goods makers

    Freight costs weighing on earnings at consumer goods makers

    US shippers are complaining about transport costs, which they claim have risen 20% from a year ago.  However, this appears to be domestic US trucking costs, rather than international freight, as...

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  • Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe? Dr. Milos Milenkovic | MIT A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the...

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  • Container shipping market looking more buoyant, despite overcapacity

    Container shipping market looking more buoyant, despite overcapacity

    Despite overcapacity fears from a flood of newbuild ultra-large ships, as well as recent container spot rate erosion, analysts have a surprisingly positive outlook on profitability for container...

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  • Dry Bulk: Capesize Rally Continues

    Dry Bulk: Capesize Rally Continues

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, hit an over three-month high on Friday as a rally in the capesize vessel segment helped the...

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  • The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset

    The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset

    With Earth Day approaching, let’s examine the link between a culture of sustainability and one of innovation. Peter Harris | UPS In some respects, it’s great news that more than half of the global...

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  • Outsourcing Freight Audit: why Freight auditing connects your most important divisions

    Outsourcing Freight Audit: why Freight auditing connects your most important divisions

    Outsourcing your freight audit and payment is one of the three options you have as a shipper. Freight Bill Auditing and Payment moves towards increased outsourcing.

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  • Selecting the best TMS – Top 10 Things to consider and get started

    Selecting the best TMS – Top 10 Things to consider and get started

    Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) are more important than ever but choosing your own can be quite difficult. Here you find the 10 things to consider buying your own TMS system.

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  • Continuous Warehouse Performance Improvement Through Predictive Analytics

    Continuous Warehouse Performance Improvement Through Predictive Analytics

    ArticleOften overlooked amid the talk about the future benefits of IoT is the fact that many current automation advancements remain largely untapped. Contributed Author: Randy...

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  • Top-heavy growth in container tonnage sparks overcapacity concerns

    Top-heavy growth in container tonnage sparks overcapacity concerns

    The number of containerships sold for scrap has slowed dramatically as shipowners in the smaller sectors take full advantage of a rejuvenated charter market and reactivate mothballed...

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  • Dachser reports record revenues, with global forwarding the star performer

    Dachser reports record revenues, with global forwarding the star performer

    Strong sea and air freight rates last year helped German road freight and logistics operator Dachser post annual revenues above €6bn for the first time. The company said its Air & Sea Logistics...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd explores priority baggage concept for container shipping

    Hapag-Lloyd explores priority baggage concept for container shipping

    A nice little scoop from Splash 247, which reports that Hapag-Lloyd is considering launching a priority loading and unloading option for shippers that, on initial inspection, appears to be similar...

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  • Hyperloop could be up and running in Europe this year

    Hyperloop could be up and running in Europe this year

    Hyperloop is coming to Europe. Or, a 320-metre test track near the French city of Toulouse is. Due for completion later this year, the move sees HyperloopTT – Hyeprloop One’s closest competitor –...

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  • 2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

    2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

    The 2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders - As last year the Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders list is online now. Want to stay on top of all things Logistics? Visit out HUB now

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  • Examining the Effects of Online Shopping on Last-Mile Freight

    Examining the Effects of Online Shopping on Last-Mile Freight

    Featuring Dr. Alison Conway In anticipation of tomorrow's live webinar, we've spoken with Dr. Alison Conway regarding her research of last-mile freight issues in New York City. If you're curious...

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  • IMO’s first steps to reduce shipping emissions not perfect, but positive

    IMO’s first steps to reduce shipping emissions not perfect, but positive

    The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) adoption of an initial strategy to address shipping emissions is “a step in the right direction”, but there is more that can be done, according to...

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  • Container shipping sector challenges and opportunities laid out

    Container shipping sector challenges and opportunities laid out

    Last week, business advisory AlixPartners issued a report on the challenges and opportunities faced by the container shipping sector. The usual suspects of overcapacity and rate pressures rear...

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  • The Top 50 Largest Logistics Companies in the US 2018

    The Top 50 Largest Logistics Companies in the US 2018

    The Top 50 Largest Logistics Companies in the US (North America). Top ranking list published annually and gives detailed inside in the 50 best performing logistic companies in Northern America.

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  • Shipowners gain upper hand as charter market bites back at carriers

    Shipowners gain upper hand as charter market bites back at carriers

    Container lines are facing a new “perfect storm” of falling freight rates, higher fuel costs and a charter market turned in favour of shipowners. For some time, ocean carriers have been able to...

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  • Top Priorities in 2018? Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency

    Top Priorities in 2018? Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency

    You can't drive blindly when running a business. Paul Trudgian | Paul Trudgian Supply Chain & Logistics Consultancy A common problem with supply chains is they become unwieldy beasts. Each...

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  • A focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and ‘digital forwarders’ to struggle

    A focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and ‘digital forwarders’ to struggle

    At some point San Francisco-based Shyp claimed a valuation of $250m; at the end of March the portal that had started out offering a simple worldwide shipping solution to small merchants ended its...

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  • Air freight volumes rise 7% at top 20 airports

    Air freight volumes rise 7% at top 20 airports

    Air freight volumes at the top 20 cargo airports grew 6.8% last year – with the largest, Hong Kong, showing growth of 9.4%. The top 20 airports accounted for 43% of all cargo volumes. Some of the...

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  • Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

    Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

    It's time to rethink the return on investment for cleaner technologies. Andrew Winston | Harvard Business Review Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one...

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  • How Freight Audit data drives sourcing & procurement

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  • Global Cold Chain To Grow 7% Annually Through 2020

    Global Cold Chain To Grow 7% Annually Through 2020

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  • 5 key elements that will simplify your freight tenders

    5 key elements that will simplify your freight tenders

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  • 5 High-Tech Trends Reshaping Healthcare

    5 High-Tech Trends Reshaping Healthcare

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  • Strategic Freight Audit Infographic

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  • The good, the bad and the ugly of in-house Freight Audit

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  • Freight audit and payment strategy for global companies

    Freight audit and payment strategy for global companies

    2 Pager download - Large multinationals often prefer 1 single solution globally in the search for a freight audit and payment provider. It is a trend you see with...

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  • The making of ControlPay - United for Ukraine

    The making of ControlPay - United for Ukraine

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  • How Freight Audit data drives sourcing & procurement

    How Freight Audit data drives sourcing & procurement

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  • Transportation Audit: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Transportation Audit: the good, the bad and the ugly

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  • Common parcel freight invoices mistakes

    Common parcel freight invoices mistakes

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  • Freight payment: 10 freight invoice facts everyone should know

    Freight payment: 10 freight invoice facts everyone should know

    In this blog we created an infographic to take a closer look at 10 important freight invoice facts.

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  • Reducing Transportation costs: Dimensional pricing

    Reducing Transportation costs: Dimensional pricing

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  • How global shippers can reduce parcel freight costs

    How global shippers can reduce parcel freight costs

    Controlling parcel shipping costs is undeniably the hot ticket in todays logistics and supply chain environment. www.controlpay.com

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  • The ultimate logistics & supply chain resource guide

    The ultimate logistics & supply chain resource guide

    Over a 100 resource links for logistics and supply chain professionals.

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  • The anatomy of a freight invoice

    The anatomy of a freight invoice

    In the light of providing you with freight audit & payment insights, we continue our series regarding the possible errors on your freight invoice.

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  • A day in the life of a freight auditor

    A day in the life of a freight auditor

    "We achieve cost savings and visibility in the complex logistics processes of our customers."

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  • 5 effective ways to reduce parcel shipping costs

    5 effective ways to reduce parcel shipping costs

    5 quick and useful tips for shippers considering parcel transportation cost control.

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  • How Freight Audit Reduces Your Freight Spend

    How Freight Audit Reduces Your Freight Spend

    Hard savings, efficient processes and correct transportation data.

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  • Inside Europe's largest Freight Audit provider

    Inside Europe's largest Freight Audit provider

    ControlPay was founded in 2002 by a team of European logistics veterans. Our main is to support multinationals in their endeavors for control of and insights in logistics costs.

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  • Tigers USA supports customers with new e-Tigers facility in California

    Tigers USA supports customers with new e-Tigers facility in California

    Hong Kong, China, Thursday 24th May 2018 – Tigers USA has opened a new office and warehouse complex in Riverside, California, to provide omni-channel fulfilment to high-end footwear, apparel, and...

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  • Agility is funding the development of domestic and regional trade in Africa

    Agility is funding the development of domestic and regional trade in Africa

    ACCRA, Ghana, May 24, 2018/ — Agility (www.Agility.com), a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins (www.Cummins.com) for a...

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  • Groupe ADP wins a contract at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to design and supervise the expansion  of the Sharjah International Airport

    Groupe ADP wins a contract at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to design and supervise the expansion of the Sharjah International Airport

    Groupe ADP, through ADP Ingénierie, wins a €15 million contract to design and supervise  the expansion of the Sharjah international Airport, at Sharjah, one of the seven emirates of the UAE. At...

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  • Shippers and forwarders fear repeat of last year’s air freight capacity crisis

    Shippers and forwarders fear repeat of last year’s air freight capacity crisis

    The fallout from last year’s air freight capacity crunch is still playing out, with shippers and forwarders on the hunt for charter flights and alternative shipping strategies. According to ECS...

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  • No free pass for shippers as box lines forced to implement new bunker surcharges

    No free pass for shippers as box lines forced to implement new bunker surcharges

    Shipper hopes that carriers will not impose fuel surcharges have been shot down as Maersk and CMA CGM became the latest to implement a bunker surcharge. Drewry’s Simon Heaney, senior manager...

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  • Container shipping freight rates begin recovery on Asia-Europe ahead of June increases

    Container shipping freight rates begin recovery on Asia-Europe ahead of June increases

    Carriers on the key Asia-Europe trades saw container shipping spot freight rates lift this week in advance of introducing new FAK levels on 1 June next week. According to this morning’s Shanghai...

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  • Market insight: transport and logistics stock prices shrug off mixed margins

    Market insight: transport and logistics stock prices shrug off mixed margins

    “The Dow theory … says the market is in an upward trend if one of its averages (industrial or transportation) advances above a previous important high and is accompanied or followed by a similar...

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  • Brazil close to paralysis as truckers’ strike stops fuel deliveries

    Brazil close to paralysis as truckers’ strike stops fuel deliveries

    With even airports running low on fuel reserves, the Brazilian government has struck a last-minute deal to avert 15 days of nationwide truck strikes. In the port of Santos there were virtually no...

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  • China’s $7.5bn Myanmar port ‘crazy,’ Suu Kyi adviser says

    China’s $7.5bn Myanmar port ‘crazy,’ Suu Kyi adviser says

    Myanmar, rather understandably, seems to be baulking at a proposed $7.5bn price tag for a new deepsea port to be built by the Chinese. CITIC Group won the tender to build it and has suggested a...

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  • UK government says cost of new Heathrow runway must be kept down

    UK government says cost of new Heathrow runway must be kept down

    British transport minister Chris Grayling has warned Heathrow not to burden customers with the costs of a “gold-plated” third runway. Reuters reports that Mr Grayling’s comments come amidst...

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  • It’s no ‘silver bullet’, but blockchain can forge stronger supply chain links

    It’s no ‘silver bullet’, but blockchain can forge stronger supply chain links

    Blockchain is not a “silver bullet” that will rid logistics of all that ails it, but it is more than just a buzzword and can offer tangible benefits to supply chains. Transport Intelligence’s (Ti)...