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India's e-commerce market - Hype or Real? [26/Mar/2015]

Is it just hype or is India’s e-commerce market really taking off? India’s e-commerce market is estimated to have grown by 70% 2014 and has generated international interest. However the valuations of businesses in the market are based on India’s potential rather than its current market and much reform and growth is needed realize these figures. 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...

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...

Changing lanes and mixed economic progress – challenging times for logistics providers [16/Mar/2015]

With the first two months of 2015 in the books, the year is already shaping up to be another one of challenge for logistics providers. But positive economic signs are finally emerging in Europe in particular. Ti examines the implications of the developing situation for logistics in its monthly Global Logistics Monitor. Read Full Article...

Vietnam’s expanding role in high tech manufacturing [12/Mar/2015]

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia Pacific fuelled by exports of apparel, automotive and high-tech goods. Its growth looks set to increase as more manufacturing is being located in the country, particularly in the high-tech sector. Read Full Article...

ILWU and PMA come to an agreement on a new west coast contract but questions for the future remain [23/Feb/2015]

It looks like the finger pointing and verbal attacks may have subsided for the time being as word came over the weekend that the ILWU and PMA reached a tentative labour deal for US west coast ports. However questions remain about how similar problems will be dealt with better in the future. Read Full Article...

Japan Post sets its sights on international expansion with Toll acquisition [18/Feb/2015]

In a very interesting move, Japan Post Holdings announced the acquisition of Australia’s Toll Group for AU$6.49bn. This marks the second acquisition by a Japanese company in a matter of just two days after Kintetsu World Express picked up NOL’s APL Logistics subsidiary earlier this week. Read Full Article...

The rising costs of the west coast port situation [16/Feb/2015]

There is another “temporary” halt at the US west coast ports as both sides try to reach an agreement. As a result the disruption to US supply chains is only getting more acute and it is perhaps time to for US businesses to reassess the structure of their supply chains. Read Full Article...

UPS seeks to cope with high demand with home delivery surcharges [04/Feb/2015]

It is a little strange that UPS appears to be complaining about too much demand. It ought to be surfing a wave of internet-shopping driven parcel traffic however its latest quarterly results show that it is still struggling to cope with its good-fortune. Read Full Article...

Amazon's return to profit tells little about the success of logistics [02/Feb/2015]

There has been generalised relief at fourth quarter results from Amazon that saw the huge company reverse its losses of the previous half-year. Read Full Article...

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