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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...

Argentina's protectionist moves hinder future growth of e-commerce [29/Jan/2014]

Argentina has announced further protectionist measures, in the form of restrictions on international e-commerce, to prevent its currency reserves from falling further. Such policies are only likely to hinder the growth that Argentina so desperately needs in order to escape its current crisis. Read Full Article...

Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2014 [21/Jan/2014]

Growth opportunities offered by emerging markets outweigh concerns about the political and economic turmoil that rattled some developing countries in 2013, a survey of global logistics and trade executives shows. Read Full Article...

Delays in canal construction prove costly [08/Jan/2014]

Quicker access from Asia to the east coasts of the US and South America as well as to Western European markets have prompted canal plans in Central America. However, each plan it seems appears to have certain issues associated with it. Read Full Article...

Global Chemical Logistics 2013 [02/Jan/2014]

The chemical industry is undergoing huge change that is remaking the structure of the chemical sector and the logistics capabilities that support it. Read Full Article...

Brazil looks to public-private consortiums to help improve infrastructure problems [27/Nov/2013]

As Brazil gets set to host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, it is looking to pick up its pace to improve its infrastructure quandary. However, much like the rest of the world, Brazil has experienced an economic slowdown and is facing domestic pressure to keep government spending in check. Read Full Article...

DSV and TNT report contrasting results in tough markets [30/Oct/2013]

The Q3 results for both DSV and TNT suggest that each company has reacted and adapted differently to the changing market conditions. Read Full Article...

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