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FedEx and UPS look to grow revenue internationally [24/Nov/2014]

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 Full Article...

A happy holiday season for air freight forwarders? [17/Nov/2014]

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 Full Article...

It's time for a national freight policy [10/Nov/2014]

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 Full Article...

Global connectedness is on the rise again - but will it rekindle the fire of globalization? [05/Nov/2014]

DHL's Global Connectedness Index shows that levels of global connectedness have begun to deepen again but that they have still not reached their pre-crisis peak. The evidence suggests that in the future connectedness will continue increasing, though interconnectedness on a regional level is likely to become dominant. Read Full Article...

Congestion at US ports is driving a freight crunch [03/Nov/2014]

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 Full Article...

Norbert Dentressangle continues to outperform the market [28/Oct/2014]

Yet again Norbert Dentressangle has out-performed the market with its latest 9 month figures showing an overall underlying increase in revenues of 5.1%. Read Full Article...

UPS reports strong quarterly earnings but will investments pay off for Q4? [27/Oct/2014]

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 Full Article...

Amazon net sales grow 20.4% while operating expenses grow 23.4% [27/Oct/2014]

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 Full Article...

Air freight confidence continues to gain momentum [22/Oct/2014]

After a strong September, the October Stifel Logistics Confidence Index slipped 0.4 points to 58.9. Overall, compared to October 2013, the index is 3.8 points higher and optimism remains good despite declines noted in sea freight for this month. In fact, the overall index has remained above the 50-level for twenty one consecutive months. Although still rather bumpy, improving economic conditions are driving much of the optimism. Read Full Article...

Change afoot as new players enter the e-commerce market [20/Oct/2014]

The e-commerce space is still anyone’s game as evident from recent announcements from Google, Amazon and UPS. What's more the logistics that is required for success in this market is also in a state of change. Read Full Article...

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