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Changes for Flextronics
26/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Adapting to change is nothing new for Flextronics. The company which made a name for itself in the heyday of outsourced high tech manufacturing during the early 2000s is looking to do it once again.... read more
CPG giant moves further into China
23/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Unilever reported lackluster earnings for the first half of 2015 as demand in emerging markets “remains weak”. But the company is moving in to a new partnership with Alibaba that it hopes will spur its growth across China.... read more
Ebay returns to its roots as Paypal spins off and Enterprise is sold
20/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Along with eBay’s recent quarterly earnings announcement of revenues up 7%, came word that its Paypal division will begin reporting separately and its Enterprise group had been sold for $925m. As a result, eBay will return to its pre-2002 core business – eBay Marketplaces.... read more
Worldwide Logistics Group and NAWAH alliance expands capabilities to Iraq
16/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Iraq is looking towards China for investments as it struggles with slow economic growth, global declines in oil prices and its war against Islamic State militants. Trade between the two countries has been growing in recent years and now Chinese companies are moving in.... read more
Kansas City’s rise to major logistics hub
13/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Kansas City has fast become a major logistics hub. In fact, according to the Journal of Commerce, Kansas City is the largest US freight hub in terms of tonnage. It can reach 85% of the US population within two days and has access connections to five Class I railroads.... read more
Asian rail networks expand further
09/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
In June, China’s CITIC Ltd., announced that its banking, securities, trust and construction divisions will invest more than C¥700bn ($112.79bn) to support China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative.... read more
Volvo's US ambitions
06/Jul/2015 by Cathy Roberson.
Promising US car sales and another record breaking year for US car exports has another foreign car manufacturer expanding its presence in the US. Following a trend that is seeing a big pick up in automotive logistics in North America.... read more
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
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