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Alibaba and Brazil's Correios form closer e-commerce ties [28/Jul/2014]

Alibaba and Brazil’s Correios have formed a partnership to boost bilateral trade between China and Brazil and take advantage of growth in the Brazilian e-commerce market, which could reach 11.7% this year. Read Full Article...

Which logistics companies will be best equipped to move forward in 2014? [26/Jun/2014]

A new report published by TI reviews the performance of twenty of the world’s largest logistics providers shows that only three of these providers grew their total logistics revenue in 2013, and all of them did so at the expense of declining operating profit margins. Read Full Article...

Where next for UPS under its new CEO? [25/Jun/2014]

The UPS that new CEO Dave Abney inherits has few if any financial problems to deal with, yet he is faced with some subtle but important strategic decisions. Read Full Article...

China rejects P3 Alliance [18/Jun/2014]

The rejection of the ‘P3 alliance’ between Maersk Line, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Line and CMA CGM, can hardly be a surprise. A combination of the three largest carriers accounting for a third of the capacity of the market always appeared to have the potential for reducing competition. Read Full Article...

Supply Chain Risk book launched at Dubai industry leader gathering [10/Jun/2014]

Doing an increased level of business in emerging markets has made supply chains more vulnerable than ever, says author John Manners-Bell at the launch of his latest book in Dubai. Read Full Article...

US manufacturing less expensive than China? [01/May/2014]

China’s manufacturing edge is eroding. In Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) latest study, the company reviewed manufacturing cost competitiveness and found that countries such as China, Brazil and Poland have been losing their cost advantages. Read Full Article...

Growing interest in South America Healthcare Logistics [09/Apr/2014]

Last week, UPS announced plans to open two healthcare dedicated facilities in this region.Why the interest in South America? Changes in government regulations, an expanding middle class and its attractiveness as a location for clinical trials and the outsourcing of manufacturing are among the reasons for the interest. However the importance of South America's domestic markets should not be underestimated. Read Full Article...

IATA reports a strong January but nearshoring prevents an air freight boom [06/Mar/2014]

IATA has published its analysis of the global air freight market, the results within suggest a market in recovery, one that is matching manufacturing levels; a sector to which it is inextricably bound. However, historical precedent would suggest that we should expect a far stronger recovery at roughly double the rate of growth in manufacturing. The difference between this recovery, and those before it, is the trend for nearshoring, which is reducing demand for global air freight in spite of increasing levels of manufacturing. Read Full Article...

Mixed freight forwarding results while uncertainty surrounds Uti Worldwide [05/Mar/2014]

Questions continue concerning the health of the freight forwarding market. Is it on the mend or does the ‘lackluster’ global economy still have detrimental plans for the market? As mixed earnings results begin to filter through the evidence suggest that we may be no closer to an answer. Read Full Article...

TNT Express’ unwanted Brazilian baggage? [04/Feb/2014]

What is going on at TNT Express? On Thursday the company stated that its attempt to sell its Brazilian business had failed, commenting that “TNT Express has judged it not possible to realise a transaction on acceptable terms”. Read Full Article...

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