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Alibaba and partners look to lead in global express revenues
21/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
According to China’s State Post Bureau, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest express parcel market by volume. It noted that in 2014 total volume was 13.96bn items, a 51.9% increase over 2013, you can thank e-commerce for the explosive growth.... read more
Outlook looking bright for freight forwarders
19/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index for May indicated some improvements from April’s decline. In particular, the six-month outlook appears bright as air freight gained 2.8 points to 63.4 and sea freight increased 2.1 points to 62.9.... read more
SEKO Logistics doing it their way - Exclusive interview
18/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Mergers and acquisitions continue to pick up in the logistics market as providers look to expand but SEKO Logistics
is taking a different road with investment from a PE firm. The company’s CEO explains his approach in an exclusive interview with Ti’s Cathy Roberson.... read more
Canada Post moves further away from home delivery
11/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Common concerns over declining mail, rising costs, declining profits, increasing competition and rising parcel volumes are heard form post offices all over the world. The common solution appears to be to move away from home delivery and Canada Post
is leading the way.... read more
Air cargo benefits from US port troubles
07/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The first quarter ended on a positive note for Asian air cargo providers with FTKs rising through the period, partly as a result of the disruption to US west coast ports.... read more
7.8 magnitude earthquake deals Nepal a devastating blow
05/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The crisis in Nepal is one of extreme logistical challenges, even for experts. How does one overcome a topography that is so mountainous when what little infrastructure there was has been destroyed by the devastating earthquake in this South Asian, landlocked country?... read more
YRC Worldwide revenue down but yields improving
04/May/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
, the trucking company given up for good a few years ago, appears to be making a comeback. According to its CEO, James Welch, the company has moved through several phases and now is entering its profitability phase even though there is still much more to do.... read more
Competition intensifies for the Australian Post
30/Apr/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
The Australian Post is getting set for even more competition for parcel delivery after Officeworks introduced its own parcel delivery service, Mailman.... read more
XPO Logistics goes to Europe for its latest acquisition
29/Apr/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
has made its biggest acquisition yet and as a result, made that much anticipated leap onto the global logistics stage. Yesterday the US-based company announced its intent to acquire French-based Norbert Dentressangle
for $3.53bn.... read more
UPS starts 2015 with double-digit operating profit growth
29/Apr/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
’ first quarter earnings seem to have pleased investors as it reported a 1.4% increase in revenue to $14.0bn and an 11% gain in operating profit of $1.7bn. This in turn resulted in a 14.0% increase in EPS for the quarter.... read more
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