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TNT's focus on clinical trial logistics
26/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

The globalization of medical studies has resulted in the need for a safe, secure and efficient supply chain if the studies are to meet with success. The growth in demand for logistics of this sort is the rationale behind TNT’s new focus on clinical trials logistics.... read more.

Little change for November's Stifel Logistics Confidence Index
26/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

There was little month-to-month change as the November Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased only 0.1 points to 59.0, however developing patterns suggest an economic slowdown may be emerging.... read more.

FedEx and UPS look to grow revenue internationally
24/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

The US domestic market still represents a large percentage of Fedex and UPS revenue but opportunities in the global supply chain continue to increase. As such both companies continue to diversify and expand into the international market.... read more.

A happy holiday season for air freight forwarders?
17/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Persistent problems at US west coast ports ahead of the holiday season are creating a worrisome situation for retailers who fear their supplies will be cut off, forcing them to seek alternatives to sea freight. This presents a potential boon for air freight forwarders as volumes move into their market.... read more.

It's time for a national freight policy
10/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

On average, the US moves more than 17bn tons or over $20 trillion worth of goods each year. But it is becoming increasingly clear that the US’s infrastructure is straining more and more under this tonnage, throwing the need for a national freight policy into sharp relief.... read more.

Congestion at US ports is driving a freight crunch
03/Nov/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

A crunch at some ports is having a ripple effect throughout the US supply chain network. Starting at the ports and moving inland, this crunch is coming at a time that is particularly worrisome to retail shippers as the holiday season fast approaches.... read more.

Mobile trends suggest changes in logistics requirements
30/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Asia Pacific is leading the world in smartphone usage and the region’s preference for these devices over conventional desktop computers and laptops is bringing about change in Asian supply chains and how they are managed.... read more.

Amazon net sales grow 20.4% while operating expenses grow 23.4%
27/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

As Amazon builds out its network, and continues to grow, it is trying to reduce shipping and fulfilment costs to bring the company closer to profit. However, expenses continue to rise faster than sales and a focus on customer service is only raising costs further.... read more.

UPS reports strong quarterly earnings but will investments pay off for Q4?
27/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

UPS reports strong Q3 earnings with growth across all major segments and the company expects Q4 and the holiday season to bring in further growth. The extent of that growth is likely to be determined by how well UPS can react to the surge in demand and its fluctuations this year.... read more.

Pharmaceutical cold chain needs on the rise in China
23/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

China’s domestic biopharmaceutical products market is on the rise and logistics providers are also expanding their capabilities to tap into this sector, offering more cold chain logistics services in the country.... read more.

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