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Channels: LogisticsEvent Date: Mon, 2017-11-20 to Tue, 2017-11-21Event URL: Location: SingaporeNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail:&nb[...]

Dear Friends,    Not only is technology evolving quickly but also the quality of the young professionals is high. As companies hit a retirement bubble with baby boomers leaving along with the decades of experience they carry, it is [...]

The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the past few years, it had been consid[...]

  What has brought new players into the retail industry? How the retail market has become more collaborative  The social aspect of online retail  The impact of the gas and oil market on the roll out of drone deliveries at s[...]

Channels: Supply ChainEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Danielle HorsnellEvent Organiser E-mail:[...]

Channels: TechnologyEvent Date: Tue, 2018-03-06 to Wed, 2018-03-07Event URL: Location: AmsterdamNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail: [...]

Channels: eCommerce/RetailEvent Date: Mon, 2017-05-15 to Tue, 2017-05-16Event URL: Location: New York Number of attendees: 300Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mai[...]

Channels: 3PLEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Sarah ReynoldsEvent Organiser E-mail: sreynol[...]

Speaking on an EFT webinar, Mr Massimino said that within a fortnight of signing up for Oracle’s order management platform, the system was in place – however, Telogis, which supplies vehicle tracking hardware to sectors such as trucki[...]

It’s also the ultimate test of preparedness for supply chain professionals. Planning for the holiday surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans.   After a purchase or[...]

Why is this happening, and what does it mean for the delivery sector?   We cover: Does the shift towards next-day delivery mean online shopping is no longer driven by price? Is next-day delivery becoming more affordable? Is[...]

For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon:   "The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meani[...]

In an information-packed exclusive interview, we cover:   The motivating factors for launching a logistics service Post Logistics' target market An Post's strategic partnership behind the new service Post Logistics' deliver[...]

Michael Massimino is Director of IT at Telogis while Marco Rossi is the Supply Chain Cloud Director for Product Development EMEA. Click here to register for the complimentary webinar taking place October 6th, 14:30-15:30 BST (15:30-16:30 CE[...]

Précis: CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - project44, a Chicago-based enterprise cloud company providing industry leading supply chain visibility and connectivity, today announced the close of a $10.5 million Series A investm[...]

It’s probably the same reason that 70% of those users have used the same software for several years—even if it’s outdated. TMS technology usage is even lower when it comes to global modes as compared to domestic. Change is hard. Imp[...]

Millennials, individuals born between the years 1980-1999, are now almost all adults. This means that if they are not currently in a career path, then they are most likely seeking one.   Millennials Are Not Booming to get a 3PL Job l[...]

Royal Mail has partnered with UK charity Missing People. Royal Mail's Community Investment Manager, Gary Grange, joins me to explain how the partnership works. We cover:   How the relationship started Mobile technology allowing R[...]

According to an Air Cargo News article, a spokesperson from Panalpina commented, ““The consumption of more perishables is a macro trend that will continue. It is mixed in with urbanization and more people globally moving into the midd[...]

Dear Friends, Once again, we have many numbers coming in, some are concerning while others are encouraging. Most recently, the consumer price index was flat from June to July. Overall prices are only up 0.8 percent in July from a year ago[...]

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft.Short for Eye For Transport, U.K.-based eft provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increa[...]

Meet Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’. After investments in fulfillment and sortation facilities, trailers, IT and the hiring of industry expertise and know-how, Amazon added another puzzle piece to its logistics network. Unveiled August 5th, t[...]

1) Master Your Supply Chain Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. Going digital allows for management and leadership to see all aspects of a product lifecycle in a virtual, landscap[...]

Jason Burns has led his company’s efforts to identify, nurture and solidify customer relationships that show up on the bottom line.  In this Q & A, he talks about the pitfalls of old-style selling and marketing, comparing it the ad[...]

To remain captivating to the consumers, the entire retail supply chain has to work together and focus on providing a seamless omni-channel experience. This is especially true for 3PLs, which need to increasingly focus on not only meeting th[...]

The President gets the credit or blame, that is the way it goes; the two drivers of the economy from the governmental standpoint are monetary and fiscal policy. The President only has an indirect influence over either of these. Monetary p[...]

Logistics expert Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights joins me to analyse what impact autonomous vehicles might have on the trucking sector. We cover:   The current truck driver shortage; Future driver recruit[...]

But what if Steve Jobs had unleased his crazed intensity and business mastery on the 3PL industry? What would Steve’s 3PL look like?   Below are 5 things that I think would characterize Steve Job’s 3PL:   1. Understanding Cu[...]

During my recent visit to Brooklyn to chair eft’s inaugural D3 retail conference, I felt a real sense of what our excellent keynote speaker Jim Tompkins meant when he talked about ‘metamorphosis.’ In my youth, Brooklyn was a risky pla[...]

Freight Forwarding & Logistics headlines from

Trade wars will raise prices and ‘inject massive amounts of uncertainty into the economy and global supply chains’, NRF president tells Irish businesses and lawmakers[...]

Logistics group highlights tax benefits for customers using its free zones as distribution hubs for the region [...]

Weekly scheduled B777F operated by Qatar Airways Cargo transport garments from Dhaka to New York[...]

Freight and logistics firms await further information following US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [...]

Kuwait-headquartered logistics and infrastructure group gains ocean freight market share and achieves significant improvements in air freight tonnages and yields[...]

Hong Kong air cargo handler’s logistics arm prepares for imminent opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with new inland cargo depot in Zhuhai [...]

‘Growth modus’ will return in H2 or latest next year, as DHL Global Forwarding ends ‘process of stepping away from some business and cleaning up the portfolio’[...]

He succeeds Kevin Appleton, now Chairman YLUK[...]

Soft ocean freight market set to continue, but air capacity likely to remain tight, with no signs of any trade war dampening demand[...]

But carriers still need to get the basics right as they dive into offering digital services and cargo visibility, forwarding president says[...]

World’s largest air cargo handler takes full control of joint venture partnership that has been operating for 13 years[...]

Global Forwarding division ‘really successful’ in passing on higher buy rates to customers, aims to double conversion rate to ‘north of 20%’ by 2020[...]

European targets are on the agenda, as the group looks to replicate the success of its US B2C last-mile delivery service for heavy consumer goods[...]

Logistics group celebrates successful refinancing via its initial public offering on SIX Swiss Exchange, including $380m investment from CMA CGM[...]

UK government claims that schemes like AEO can solve UK-EU trade problems are ‘disingenuous’, say freight representatives [...]

Tie-up focuses on Turkey-Denmark trade lane but could be extended to other countries[...]

E-commerce retailers should focus on reliability rather than offering next-day delivery if their logistics systems cannot deliver that, experts say[...]

Forwarding group records 10% tonnage growth in Q1, while ocean volumes rise 4%, in line with the market[...]

Flexport says ‘rebuttals’ from industry can improve or delay the outcome, with submissions needed online by 11 May[...]

More than a third of UK traders rely on the just-in-time delivery of material and components, study finds, but many are not yet preparing for new border procedures[...]

Office in Kampala will initially focus on a ‘surge in industrial projects currently taking place in the East Africa region’[...]

Container lines have a mixed history in trying to integrate with logistics operators and CMA CGM’s planned 25% stake in CEVA could face operational challenges[...]

FTA stresses need to minimise other regulatory barriers if Britain exits single market, including food safety checks at the borders[...]

Kuehne + Nagel unconcerned by recent vertical integration bids by Maersk and CMA CGM, arguing smaller forwarders more at risk from disruption [...]

Group founder interviewed in judicial investigation into suspected irregularities in awarding of contracts to run container terminals at two ports in West Africa[...]

British Ports Association calls for funding commitments to deliver on welcome first steps to examine transport links to and from England’s ports[...]

But ocean forwarding market was ‘challenging’ in Q1, including ‘growth held back by the decline in exports of recycling material to China’ [...]

British International Freight Association welcomes final approval of the course assessment plan[...]

Logistics provider achieves revenue of over €6bn, with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade[...]

As container lines seek to get ever closer to their customers, CMA CGM takes a stake in CEVA to increase its reach into third-party logistics[...]