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e-commerce - changing how logistics is done
22/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

e-commerce is huge and with it, the logistics needed to keep it going. Estimated at over €140bn, e-commerce logistics is rapidly changing to try to keep pace with this quickly evolving market. Ti’s latest report, Global e-commerce Logistics 2015 provides an analysis of the trends and challenges facing the supply chain.... read more.

Mexico - the emerging star of the Americas
19/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

The 2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index was released today and while China maintains the top ranking once again, perhaps of special interest to Americas’ fans is that Brazil and Mexico are in the top ten, with Mexico really standing out.... read more.

More international express parcel providers enter China’s domestic market
15/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

China’s domestic parcel delivery is booming. This has generated fierce competition in the fragmented Chinese market that has driven down prices but also dragged down service quality and profitability, resulting in an unhealthy market. Now China is allowing more access to foreign companies to try and bring the market back to health.... read more.

What to do with the returns?
12/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

The holiday season is now over and from all indications; it was a success for online retail. But as online retail increases, so do returns, raising the question of what to do with them.... read more.

Freight forwarding storm clouds gathering for 2015?
07/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

Declines in the December Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicate a possible stormy 2015 as both present and six month situations declined.... read more.

The price of your parcel just got even more expensive
05/Jan/2015 by Cathy Roberson.

It’s become sort of a tradition with the New Year - general rate increases from FedEx and UPS – and this year is no exception. Could this latest hike make 'free shipping' a thing of the past?... read more.

UPS’ latest acquisition reflects increasing interest for European acquisitions
22/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

On the heels of two acquisitions by FedEx, UPS announced an impressive acquisition of their own. The company purchased Polish pharmaceutical logistics company Poltraf Sp. z o.o.... read more.

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.

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