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European logistics industry poised for upturn in M&A activity, claims new report [17/Dec/2014]

Despite the weak state of the European economy, conditions are right for a significant upturn in mergers and acquisition activity driven by a number of micro-economic drivers, the authors of a new report from Ti claim. Read Full Article...

John Manners-Bell wins prestigious award with Supply Chain Risk [16/Dec/2014]

Ti’s Chief Executive, John Manners-Bell, has won the ACA-Bruel Special Mention prize with his book, Supply Chain Risk. The book took the honours for its contribution to the development of leading new concepts and methods in purchasing and supply chain. Read Full Article...

Japan – the supply chain market to watch in 2015? [15/Dec/2014]

Which is the hottest logistics market to watch in 2015? China, Indonesia, Mexico? Well, if economists are to be believed surprisingly enough, it may be Japan. After decades of stagnation, the Japanese economy is showing signs of life and the recent weakening of its currency could create ideal conditions for a surge in ‘re-shoring’ activity. Read Full Article...

NOL looks to shed its logistics subsidiary [11/Dec/2014]

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the global logistics industry is set to take off and one such example is the long rumoured sale of APL logistics by NOL, which is now inviting offers for its logistics subsidiary. Read Full Article...

What impact will falling oil prices have on logistics? [10/Dec/2014]

The recent decline in oil prices has significantly reduced the cost base of logistics, constituting a welcome reprieve for the global industry. However, the picture is complex as the factors which led to falling oil prices have also hit the demand for logistics services. Read Full Article...

Disappointing quarterly earnings add to the many questions surrounding Uti Worldwide [10/Dec/2014]

Drama encircles Uti Worldwide as it announced its fiscal third quarter earnings this week. Is it an acquisition target? Why did former Chief Executive Officer Eric Kirchner leave in what appears to be in an abrupt manner? These questions were not addressed during the earnings call, instead the discussion focused on Uti’s disappointing quarterly financial results. Read Full Article...

Ten reasons why M&A activity in the global logistics industry is about to take off [08/Dec/2014]

The talks between DSV and UTi Worldwide which were revealed in the media last week show that there is an undiminished appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the global logistics industry. What's more, transforming economic conditions in 2015 look likely to bring about further growth in M&A activity. Read Full Article...

TNT's focus on clinical trial logistics [26/Nov/2014]

The globalization of medical studies has resulted in the need for a safe, secure and efficient supply chain if the studies are to meet with success. The growth in demand for logistics of this sort is the rationale behind TNT’s new focus on clinical trials logistics. Read Full Article...

Toll to sell off its Asian express business as part of large scale rationalisation [26/Nov/2014]

Toll Group has announced a raft of measures to help ‘rationalise’ its business portfolio, including the sale of Toll Global Express. The measures suggest that Toll’s ambitious acquisition strategy may have overstretched its resources as it pulls back to more core activities. Read Full Article...

FedEx and UPS look to grow revenue internationally [24/Nov/2014]

The US domestic market still represents a large percentage of Fedex and UPS revenue but opportunities in the global supply chain continue to increase. As such both companies continue to diversify and expand into the international market. Read Full Article...

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