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FedEx reports good financial results despite disappointing Wall Street
19/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

FedEx’s profit improvement programmes continue to prove successful for the company as it delivered solid growth in both revenue and operating margin. A very satisfying performance in spite of falling short of Wall Streets expectations.... read more.

Integrators push further into APAC e-commerce
18/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

The Genco and Bongo acquisitions by FedEx along with UPS’ own recent acquisition of i-Parcel indicates increasing interest in global e-commerce logistics. The world’s largest players are expanding their reach and coverage as they vie for lucrative market share.... read more.

FedEx acquisitions indicate need for global e-commerce logistics capabilities
17/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

FedEx is letting it be known they are serious about e-commerce and plans to be a major global provider of e-commerce logistics services with the acquisitions of Genco and Bongo.... read more.

Don’t let supply chain basics slip during disruptive periods
15/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

In the UK, retailers such as Marks & Spencer are facing delivery delays and disruption as they work to fill a backlog orders from a surge of sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Close your eyes and think back to the 2013 holiday season in the US. Does this sound a bit familiar?... read more.

NOL looks to shed its logistics subsidiary
11/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the global logistics industry is set to take off and one such example is the long rumoured sale of APL logistics by NOL, which is now inviting offers for its logistics subsidiary.... read more.

Disappointing quarterly earnings add to the many questions surrounding Uti Worldwide
10/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Drama encircles Uti Worldwide as it announced its fiscal third quarter earnings this week. Is it an acquisition target? Why did former Chief Executive Officer Eric Kirchner leave in what appears to be in an abrupt manner? These questions were not addressed during the earnings call, instead the discussion focused on Uti’s disappointing quarterly financial results.... read more.

US ports expand cold chain facilities
08/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

It’s getting chilly at the US ports of Charleston and Savannah as each take advantage of growing cold chain opportunities and try to expand their share of the cold chain market. This is likely to benefit both retailers and consumers in the south eastern US.... read more.

Profitability eludes China's rail operators
04/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Despite the Chinese government’s investments in its railways, rail cargo volume continues to fall. The latest data for October notes a 7.5% decline in terms of volume per 100m ton-km compared to October 2013.... read more.

Not your holiday season of years past
01/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Buying patterns appear to be changing for this year’s holiday season in the US as Black Friday sales drop and express delivery providers gear up for the most challenging time of their year.... read more.

Blog: Supply Chain to the rescue for Best Buy
01/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

If anything, this could be the holiday season to make or break Best Buy. The changes that the company is making, in terms of its e-commerce offering, are a good indicator of the developments within the wider market and how traditional retailers can adapt to survive.... read more.

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