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Amazon and Ebay – showing their age? [27/Apr/2015]

Among the pioneers of the dot com revolution, Amazon and Ebay have innovated and expanded to keep up with the ever changing global environment. But has it been enough? Are these two e-commerce titans able to take on the growing number of start-ups as well as the omni-channel strategy adopted by brick and mortars? Read Full Article...

As Q2 begins the SLCI suggests a hint of hesitancy is growing [21/Apr/2015]

Slipping 1.0 point to 56.3, the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index has noted a bit of hesitancy in the European freight forwarding market for the month of April. Both air and sea sub-indices recorded declines for the month as a strengthening US dollar and sluggish Asia contributed to the slip. Read Full Article...

Cuba - Potentially a major transhipment hub of the Caribbean [20/Apr/2015]

As Cuba-US relations begin to thaw there’s anticipation of the eventual lifting of the 54 year old trade embargo. The possibilities are great and could position Cuba as a major transhipment hub. But, an emphasis on infrastructure improvements will be necessary to even consider this possibility. Read Full Article...

US ranked first in AT Kearney’s E-Commerce Index but Mexico is one to watch [13/Apr/2015]

Move over China, the US now ranks first for e-commerce market opportunity, this according to AT Kearney’s latest Global Retail E-Commerce Index. Notably Mexico has also burst onto the index and the evidence suggests the market is only likely to grow further. Read Full Article...

Express giants race to globalise network whilst e-commerce shifts beneath their feet [08/Apr/2015]

DHL, UPS and FedEx are locked in a race to develop global networks to feed off global drivers of growth and to advantage them over their smaller competitors. However even as they build and develop this infrastructure the structure of the market its designed to serve is changing. Read Full Article...

Protecting the crops and the climate [07/Apr/2015]

California is now in its fourth year of drought and the state’s farmers are beginning to alter their plans to fit in with this new climate. The adoption of a more arid-friendly crop mix in California is then set to change the logistics requirements of the region and indeed the whole of the US’s food supply chain. Read Full Article...

Uti: A new CEO, a new fiscal year and a new playbook [01/Apr/2015]

Uti Worldwide’s quarterly earnings for the period ending January 31, 2015, were hardly surprising with results down year-on-year. However the company is changing strategic direction in the hope that its financial performance will follow suit. Read Full Article...

Uber not a threat as FedEx reports quarterly net income up 53% [23/Mar/2015]

FedEx has reported strong fiscal third quarter earnings with the Ground and Freight divisions noting the biggest gains. The company remains confident about future growth prospects and shrugs off the impact of new competition. Read Full Article...

Air freight optimism drives increase in Stifel Logistics Confidence Index [19/Mar/2015]

Air freight optimism resulted in a 1.0 point gain in the overall Stifel Logistics Confidence Index, rising to 57.3 for February. In comparison, this month’s overall index is up 0.3 points from March 2014 and 4.8 points from March 2013. Read Full Article...

DHL Supply Chain uses discipline to drive-up margins [18/Mar/2015]

DHL Supply Chain is enormous and its size and scope has made it very difficult and complex to manage. This has resulted in underperformance, with the company’s direction confused by the different strategies required for growth across its vast network. Read Full Article...

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