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Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicates possible air freight slow down [27/Aug/2014]

Uncertainty in the global market continues with the latest Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicating a dip of 0.4 points in the overall measurement to 55.7. While the present situation remained positive, gaining 1.2 points from July to 53.5, the expected situation for the next six months stumbled 2.0 points to 57.9. Read Full Article...

A growing dichotomy among US trucking providers [25/Aug/2014]

The trucking environment is indeed difficult and a dichotomy among the large trucking providers is developing. Take for example YRC Worldwide and Old Dominion. YRC Worldwide, beset with financial troubles, struggling to regain traction while Old Dominion continues to put up double-digit growth rates. Read Full Article...

Who's responsible for the package contents? [18/Aug/2014]

In what is proving to be the makings of an interesting court case, FedEx finds itself the focal point of an US Justice Department probe into the privacy of consumers, the US healthcare system and the role of e-commerce and the responsibility of the small parcel provider. Read Full Article...

Going "local" with parts sourcing [11/Aug/2014]

Going local is increasing within the automotive industry. The trend is shifting from sourcing from low-cost countries to sourcing closer to home as a means to not only reduce costs but also to reduce such risks as political, economic and weather-related. Read Full Article...

North American logistics and transportation mergers & acquisitions heats up [06/Aug/2014]

Over the course of this past week, North America has been the focus of nearly $2bn worth of mergers and acquisitions activity from XPO, Transforce and Norbert Dentressangle. The deals brokered have the potential to transform the business environment in which these companies operate. Read Full Article...

DP-DHL sustains profits and revenue growth but the devil is in the detail [05/Aug/2014]

An apparently uneventful quarter for Deutsche PostDHL (DP-DHL) hid some disappointing performances at its freight forwarding business. Read Full Article...

North American logistics and transportation mergers & acquisitions heats up [04/Aug/2014]

Over the course of this past week, North America has been the focus of nearly $2bn worth of mergers and acquisitions activity from XPO, Transforce and Norbert Dentressangle. The deals brokered have the potential to transform the business environment in which these companies operate. Read Full Article...

XPO Logistics snaps up its 13th logistics company [04/Aug/2014]

XPO Logistics can check off two more acquisitions in its short history. Since September 2011, it has made thirteen acquisitions with #12 and #13 being made just last week. These latest two deals, combined at $652m now allow the company to offer a complete supply chain solution. Read Full Article...

TransForce and Contrans acquisition - Good for the Canadian truckload industry? [04/Aug/2014]

The largest Canadian trucking company is about to become even bigger when the acquisition of Contrans is approved. According to Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransForce, the purchase will extend TransForce’s reach into the construction, mining and energy sectors. Read Full Article...

WTO trade talks failure strikes blow to globalisation [01/Aug/2014]

In a shock decision, India has blocked ratification of the Bali trade deal. Ironically, emerging markets have the most to lose from neo-protectionism as this will create a two-speed trading regime, with the EU, US and other economic powerhouses creating their own free trade alliances. Read Full Article...

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