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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...

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...

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...

Profitability eludes China's rail operators [04/Dec/2014]

Despite the Chinese government’s investments in its railways, rail cargo volume continues to fall. The latest data for October notes a 7.5% decline in terms of volume per 100m ton-km compared to October 2013. Read Full Article...

Asian logistics set to gain as the Bali Trade Agreement gets back on track [20/Nov/2014]

The Asian logistics sector is in a strong position to gain from the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement as India accepts a deal, brokered by Barack Obama, to ratify the WTO agreement, so long as the organization doesn’t challenge its farming subsidies. Read Full Article...

The importance and challenge of the end-to-end cold chain supply chain [11/Nov/2014]

The cold chain is critical in meeting the needs of a rising number of global consumers. More and more people around the world want increasingly far flung and temperature sensitive products ‘now’ and they demand guarantees that what they consume is safe. This presents the logistics industry with significant challenges as the cold chain stretches all over the world. Read Full Article...

It's time for a national freight policy [10/Nov/2014]

On average, the US moves more than 17bn tons or over $20 trillion worth of goods each year. But it is becoming increasingly clear that the US’s infrastructure is straining more and more under this tonnage, throwing the need for a national freight policy into sharp relief. Read Full Article...

Global connectedness is on the rise again - but will it rekindle the fire of globalization? [05/Nov/2014]

DHL's Global Connectedness Index shows that levels of global connectedness have begun to deepen again but that they have still not reached their pre-crisis peak. The evidence suggests that in the future connectedness will continue increasing, though interconnectedness on a regional level is likely to become dominant. Read Full Article...

Congestion at US ports is driving a freight crunch [03/Nov/2014]

A crunch at some ports is having a ripple effect throughout the US supply chain network. Starting at the ports and moving inland, this crunch is coming at a time that is particularly worrisome to retail shippers as the holiday season fast approaches. Read Full Article...

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