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Making sense of the supply chain

  • Nexxiot becomes partner of Unilode

    Nexxiot becomes partner of Unilode

    Hamburg/Zurich, 19 August 2019 – The leading enabler of the digitized supply chain, Nexxiot, is now an official partner of Unilode Aviation Solutions. The aim of this cooperation is to implement a...

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  • Hungry Miami Airport targets more pharma and e-commerce traffic

    Hungry Miami Airport targets more pharma and e-commerce traffic

    Miami International Airport (MIA) is set for an aggressive growth programme to boost its cargo throughput. In June, the airport got the green light for a $5bn modernisation plan, and while the...

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  • Port of Hamburg tops North Europe hub growth rate table in H1

    Port of Hamburg tops North Europe hub growth rate table in H1

    A wave of new services linked to the positive sentiment surrounding the long-awaited start of the river Elbe expansion project saw Hamburg gain market share on its North Europe hub port rivals...

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  • RZD expands China-Europe rail freight services with new routes

    RZD expands China-Europe rail freight services with new routes

    Another month, another new container rail service for Russian rail and logistics operator RZD, with a new connection between China and Germany. Connecting Yantai and Duisburg, the service...

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  • Ireland is ‘running out of warehouse space’

    Ireland is ‘running out of warehouse space’

    For months industry in the UK has been voicing concerns over the dwindling supply of available warehousing space. Even before Brexit, there were issues with capacity, but since the major...

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  • FedEx must bite the bullet over latest delivery misfire in China

    FedEx must bite the bullet over latest delivery misfire in China

    A delivery mishap in China is just what FedEx doesn’t need as it seeks to avoid losing its position in the people’s republic amid the China-US tariff war. Sadly, a delivery mishap is just what it...

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  • M&A radar: DSV Panalpina – ‘big is beautiful’… and this deal isn’t ‘a rescue mission’

    M&A radar: DSV Panalpina – ‘big is beautiful’… and this deal isn’t ‘a rescue mission’

    It is possible that DSV might have become less of a growth story for investors than in the recent past. That feeling was reinforced today when management, announcing the completion of their...

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  • RTR: Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge as cleaner fuel rules loom

    RTR: Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge as cleaner fuel rules loom

    REUTERS reports: “Margins for European high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), used to power ships, sank this week as preparations for a global shift to cleaner maritime fuel next year start to weigh on...

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  • PR: Agility reports 8.1% Q2 earnings increase

    PR: Agility reports 8.1% Q2 earnings increase

    Press release KUWAIT – August 13, 2019 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported second-quarter earnings of 12.99 fils per share on net profit of KD 21.6 million, an increase...

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  • Transpacific rates take a tumble as trade war ripples spread

    Transpacific rates take a tumble as trade war ripples spread

    Efforts to push rates up on Asia-North Europe trades are still failing, and carriers are now also beginning to feel the pinch from the China-US trade wars. The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index...

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  • US intermodal sector loses market share for fourth consecutive quarter

    US intermodal sector loses market share for fourth consecutive quarter

    The US economy is showing signs of slowing, but remains on an upward trajectory for now – intermodal traffic, however, appears trapped in a downward spiral, with the coming peak season expected to...

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  • Analysis: what makes Expeditors the tastiest asset-light prey

    Analysis: what makes Expeditors the tastiest asset-light prey

    When Peter Rose, the man who built up Expeditors (EXPD) from scratch, retired in 2014, the Seattle-based group he co-founded and led for over three decades was in great shape financially, but also...

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  • Latam narrows Q2 loss, but cargo showing disappoints

    Latam narrows Q2 loss, but cargo showing disappoints

    Chilean carrier Latam Airlines may have narrowed its net losses, but ATW reports that its freight business is continuing to haemorrhage money. In dismal Q2 figures, revenues for the three months...

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  • Cathay CEO quits after carrier is caught up in Hong Kong protests

    Cathay CEO quits after carrier is caught up in Hong Kong protests

    Protests in Hong Kong appear to have forced the resignation of Cathay Pacific’s chief executive, Rupert Hogg. Bloomberg reports that Mr Hogg’s resignation came a week after the carrier was rebuked...

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  • RTR: Alibaba and the $15bn question – amid Hong Kong’s protests, when to list?

    RTR: Alibaba and the $15bn question – amid Hong Kong’s protests, when to list?

    REUTERS reports: “Hong Kong’s political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China’s...

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  • M&A radar: The DSV show goes live on Monday as Ceva is the latest to poach Panalpina staff

    M&A radar: The DSV show goes live on Monday as Ceva is the latest to poach Panalpina staff

    The DSV show goes live early next week. If you are not part of the investor community and/or the press, you’ll simply be a spectator of the DSV/Panalpina settlement, but there are juicier...

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  • PR: UPS invests in autonomous trucking company, tests self-driving tractor trailers

    PR: UPS invests in autonomous trucking company, tests self-driving tractor trailers

    Press release – 15 August 2019 “UPS (NYSE:UPS) today said its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple. Together, both companies are...

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  • HMM to axe AEX and move towards early THE Alliance partnership

    HMM to axe AEX and move towards early THE Alliance partnership

    HMM appears to be going into its partnership with THE Alliance early, announcing that it will be dumping its beleaguered Asia-North Europe service later this month. It will be terminating its AEX...

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  • Maersk reports a ‘quarter of solid progress’ as profits rise

    Maersk reports a ‘quarter of solid progress’ as profits rise

    Maersk Group recorded an underlying net profit of $134m in the second quarter of the year, compared with just $15m in the same period last year, which the company attributes to an improved...

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  • Deliveroo quits German food delivery market to seek ‘opportunities elsewhere’

    Deliveroo quits German food delivery market to seek ‘opportunities elsewhere’

    The German online food delivery market will tomorrow see its latest casualty, as Deliveroo ends its involvement in Germany, four years after it entered the market. “This was not an easy decision...

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