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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...

FedEx and TNT - A bigger force in Latin America [07/Apr/2015]

FedEx has made a bid for TNT express said to be worth approximately €4.4bn. The deal will have huge consequences for the Express market around the world and will shape the development of FedEx in Europe, but it also has significant implications for the market in Latin America too. Read Full Article...

Chile - Resilient in the face of natural and global threats [30/Mar/2015]

An active volcano, earthquakes, forest fires and flooding have recently wreaked havoc on Chile, but this South American country of resilience. It has bounced back from adversity time after time and is predicted solid economic growth in 2015 as it bounces back again, presenting new opportunities for LSPs. Read Full Article...

Brazil needs transport investment to boost economy [24/Mar/2015]

Speaking at the Brazil Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Sao Paulo, Prof John Manners-Bell, Ti’s Chief Executive, outlined some of the challenges facing the country’s transport and logistics infrastructure. Read Full Article...

Latin America – Region of extremes, region of opportunities [23/Mar/2015]

A region of extremes, Latin America is geographically and culturally diverse. However, Ti’s latest report, Latin America Logistics and Transport finds that a recurring theme throughout this vast region is the need for infrastructure improvements and loosening of regulatory requirements. 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...

Dominance in Latin American automobile manufacturing shifts to Mexico [09/Mar/2015]

Mexico has now become the largest producer of cars in Latin America as automotive production eases across the rest of the region. With Mexico set for continued growth the region’s requirements for automotive logistics are shifting rapidly. Read Full Article...

Brazil - Its own worst enemy and why supply chain practitioners should care [02/Mar/2015]

When last Ti published South America Logistics and Transport in 2011, Brazil was experiencing a booming economy, but now after years of sluggish global growth Brazil’s economy has stumbled. The country now needs reform and diversification to unlock its great potential. Read Full Article...

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