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Making sense of the supply chain

  • HEI: Goldman: CEO Confidence Has ‘Plunged’, Buybacks And M&A Spending Have ‘Collapsed’

    HEI: Goldman: CEO Confidence Has ‘Plunged’, Buybacks And M&A Spending Have ‘Collapsed’

    THE HEISENBERG writes: “Oh, what a difference a year makes. Thanks in no small part to tax cuts and deficit-funded, supply-side fiscal stimulus, 2018 was a record year for S&P 500 cash...

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  • Carriers may have halted container rate erosion, just as contract talks loom

    Carriers may have halted container rate erosion, just as contract talks loom

    Asia-North Europe ocean carriers are preparing big increases in FAK rates next month, after squeezing capacity on the route with blanked sailings and a suspended loop. Maersk has advised its...

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  • Wincanton may join ‘bidding war’ for control of Eddie Stobart Logistics

    Wincanton may join ‘bidding war’ for control of Eddie Stobart Logistics

    UK haulage and logistics operator Wincanton has confirmed it is considering a bid to buy domestic rival Eddie Stobart Logistics. Wincanton has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange (LSE)...

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  • TAPA and EU want a common standard for secure truck parking as crime rises

    TAPA and EU want a common standard for secure truck parking as crime rises

    The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) wants to work with the EU to create a common standard for secure truck parking, in a bid to prevent cargo crime that has reached record levels...

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  • China’s electronics exporters desperate for escape from trade war

    China’s electronics exporters desperate for escape from trade war

    Intriguing on-the-ground report in the South China Morning Post from this week’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair, which shows the different responses of Chinese manufacturers to US tariffs on their...

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  • DHL publishes its white paper on sustainable fuels for logistics

    DHL publishes its white paper on sustainable fuels for logistics

    DHL has published a comprehensive white paper on sustainable fuels for logistics. And, with the new EC president planning a ‘Green Deal’, which will see transport emissions need to be cut by 90%...

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  • Niels van Namen to lead Ceva’s healthcare business development

    Niels van Namen to lead Ceva’s healthcare business development

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Niels van Namen to lead its global healthcare business development. Reporting to chief commercial officer Laurent Binetti, Mr van Namen “will drive growth and develop...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel expands its pharma hub in Belgium

    Kuehne + Nagel expands its pharma hub in Belgium

    PRESS RELEASE Enlarged Geel distribution centre located at the heart of one of Europe’s strongest pharma clusters, Belgium Standardised GxP solutions for the pharma & healthcare industry Part of...

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  • Hermes to deliver cargo management solutions for Menzies Aviation

    Hermes to deliver cargo management solutions for Menzies Aviation

    Hermes Logistics Technologies will implement its flagship cargo management system, Hermes 5, at Menzies Aviation facilities across six continents London, UK, Tuesday 15th October 2019 – Menzies...

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  • Globe Air Cargo UK launches PetCare by ECS Group

    Globe Air Cargo UK launches PetCare by ECS Group

    PRESS RELEASE ECS Group HQ, 7 October 2019 – GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole...

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  • DHL relocates Pittsburgh operations to larger, centrally located facility

    DHL relocates Pittsburgh operations to larger, centrally located facility

    PRESS RELEASE ·         New $2.85 million facility opened in response to international shipping growth PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international...

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  • Air cargo experts set for Clear View event in Cape Town

    Air cargo experts set for Clear View event in Cape Town

    PRESS RELEASE Mumbai, October 18, 2019: The fourth edition of the Air Cargo Thought Leadership Summit by Kale Logistics Solutions – CLEAR VIEW 2018 – has been scheduled on 4th and 5th November  in...

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  • Dachser’s new logistics centre in the North of England is now operational

    Dachser’s new logistics centre in the North of England is now operational

    PRESS RELEASE DACHSER UK’s key investment in the northwest of England is fully operational. After announcing the development of a new logistics centre at the beginning of the year, the logistics...

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  • Freight forwarding post-digitisation: how to succeed

    Freight forwarding post-digitisation: how to succeed

    The adoption of online quoting and booking platforms by freight forwarders is becoming more mainstream by the day. The promise of increased efficiencies to free up the workforce to focus on other...

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  • Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world’s biggest box carrier

    Maersk may be on course to lose its crown as the world’s biggest box carrier

    MSC is on course to overtake alliance partner Maersk as the biggest ocean carrier by capacity within the next two years. A new order for five 23,000 teu ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard...

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  • Air cargo market ‘unpredictable’ as nervous airlines review strategy

    Air cargo market ‘unpredictable’ as nervous airlines review strategy

    It’s a very peculiar time for air cargo: the ‘peak’ season should be seeing the market tighten and, in a couple of months when collated data is released, we may find there was some measure of...

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  • MSC the latest carrier pledging to avoid ecocide-hit Northern Sea Route

    MSC the latest carrier pledging to avoid ecocide-hit Northern Sea Route

    MSC has joined a growing list of container carriers ruling out operating vessels in the Arctic, due to thinning sea ice round the North Pole. This is despite the fact that these conditions have...

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  • Firms can be better: there can be more gender diversity in logistics

    Firms can be better: there can be more gender diversity in logistics

    When you ask logistics companies why they have so few senior (or even junior) female staff, you tend to get the same response: “Women don’t apply for jobs here. What can we do?”  Well, the answer...

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  • WiseTech shares suspended after profit allegations

    WiseTech shares suspended after profit allegations

    Australian freight software developer WiseTech Global suspended trading in its shares on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) after it was accused by financial analyst J Capital of overstating its...

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  • Gecas and IAI launch 777-300ER cargo conversion programme

    Gecas and IAI launch 777-300ER cargo conversion programme

    Aircraft lessor Gecas appears to be increasingly warming to freighters. It has now ordered 15 conversions of the 777-300ER from IAI, which has launched the conversion programme, in what is the...

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