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China’s Xiaomi smartphone expands out of Asia
02/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Chinese upstart startup smartphone company, Xiaomi, is expanding out of Asia – a first for this company which is China’s largest smartphone company with an estimated 12.5% market share according to IDC. Not bad for a company that’s only been around since 2010.... read more
Kuehne + Nagel acquires $500m freight broker ReTrans in the US
26/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Another acquisition has been announced by a leading logistics provider and this time it is Kuehne + Nagel
acquiring US-based freight broker, ReTrans. Making 2015 already a bumper year for acquisitions.... read more
Toll acquisition brings change to Virgin Australia
25/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
A change in air cargo providers has occurred since the Toll
acquisition by Japan Post, with Qantas taking Virgin Australia’s long held contract with Toll. This has forced Virgin Australia into a rethink and the company has split out its cargo operations in preparation to fight for new contracts.... read more
A promising outlook takes a step backwards in June's SLCI
22/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
After a promising six month outlook noted in last month’s Stifel Logistics Confidence Index, the outlook has since tempered. Combined with only a 0.1 point increase in the overall present situation for air freight and an almost 1.0 point decline in sea freight’s overall present situation, the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index slipped 0.5 points to 56.8.... read more
Operation improvements sets FedEx up for a possible strong fiscal year 2016
19/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
ended its fiscal 2015 year on a relatively good note with total revenue and adjusted net income both rising in a year which has been focused on cost improvements.... read more
The Asian logistics start-up scene
11/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The logistics start-up community is alive and well in Asia and much like the US and Europe, an increasing number of these businesses are challenging the traditional means of doing business.... read more
UTi: Turning the corner?
08/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
’s recent quarterly earnings have the industry wondering if it has turned a corner towards a positive direction. However, if you look at the financial results it's clear the company still has work to do to return to growth.... read more
Alibaba improving delivery times one distribution centre at a time
04/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, plans to expand its owned warehouse network to almost 5m sq m in a bid to fend off competition in the Chinese e-commerce market as its rivals gain ground with superior logistics.... read more
The new norm in ocean freight shipping
01/Jun/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
In May, the ILWU contract was ratified by 82% of union members. The end to the contentious relationship between workers and ports is now over for at least five years but the complexion of global ocean shipping is changing.... read more
Is there hope for TPP?
28/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is set to eventually bring free trade and other benefits to those countries involved. However its long drawn out approval process looks set to continue with the US Congress forming the next hurdle.... read more
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