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Are the Asian 'tiger cubs' missing a member? [22/Sep/2014]

Asia Pacific has long been of interest to logistics providers thanks to the region’s appetite for export-driven economic growth, first came the four Asian ‘tigers’ and now the next generation, termed the ‘tiger cub’ economies are developing as logistics intensive export driven economies too, providing great opportunities for LSPs. Read Full Article...

Start-up looks to disrupt the same-day delivery market [22/Sep/2014]

In the US a number of business start ups have been trying to break into the express delivery market with new operational models. They seek to disrupt the existing market in order to make space for their own operations. Read Full Article...

FedEx starts the new fiscal year on a strong note [18/Sep/2014]

FedEx began its fiscal year on a strong note with revenue for the first quarter August 30, up 6% to $11.7bn and recorded revenue, profit and volume gains in all divisions. Read Full Article...

The exponential evolution of 3D printing is set to fundamentally transform manufacturing and distribution [16/Sep/2014]

There is no question that 3D printing is continuing to impact multiple industry sectors. The technology continues to evolve at an impressive rate and no industry concerned with physical manufacturing is immune. Read Full Article...

Getting it right in time for the 2014 holiday season [13/Sep/2014]

Still smarting from last holiday seasons’ mishaps, UPS vowed to make things right this year. Indeed, the company noted plans to spend $175m for such improvements and increase capacity by 10% over 2013. Already it has announced plans to open two package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as install “state of the art” package sorting technology. Read Full Article...

Apple to introduce new products this week – But does it matter? [08/Sep/2014]

Apple is preparing to introduce new products to the market this week. Questions abound about whether the company will introduce a greater range of lower cost models to appeal to vital new customers in emerging markets. If it does it will require a retooling of its not inconsiderable supply chain. Read Full Article...

The 'New Asia' brings new and expanding opportunities [03/Sep/2014]

The 'New Asia' is now upon us. But what does this really mean? For shippers and logistics providers it means opportunity and it’s not just China that offers these opportunities – South East Asia, the Philippines and Myanmar all offer some unique growth prospects. Read Full Article...

How will the Shanghai FTZ benefit e-commerce? [28/Aug/2014]

Almost one year since China’s first FTZ in Shanghai was introduced Amazon is moving in. The arrival of the US e-commerce giant will certainly benefit Chinese customers as competition between it and the incumbent giant Alibaba heats up. Whether it will benefit e-commerce in China will be decided by how well Amazon can integrate its international and Chinese networks. Read Full Article...

Would you recommend your parcel carrier? [27/Aug/2014]

The UK parcel market is undergoing rapid growth and competition between carriers is fierce. Customer satisfaction is becoming one of the central battlegrounds as companies vie to win and retain contracts but how would you choose your preferred carrier? Answering that question may well be the key to prevailing over stiff competition. Read Full Article...

A wave of cash for acquisitions ready to break over the logistics industry [22/Aug/2014]

The combination of extraordinarily loose monetary conditions and greater confidence in a slow global recovery has raised the possibility of a ‘wave of cash’ hitting the logistics sector in the near future. Read Full Article...

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