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XPO buys again and reduces losses [06/May/2015]

XPO Logistics keeps on making acquisitions. Yesterday, (5/5/2015) it announced the purchase of Bridge Terminal Transport Services, “one of the largest asset-light drayage providers in the United States” for US$100m. Read Full Article...

7.8 magnitude earthquake deals Nepal a devastating blow [05/May/2015]

The crisis in Nepal is one of extreme logistical challenges, even for experts. How does one overcome a topography that is so mountainous when what little infrastructure there was has been destroyed by the devastating earthquake in this South Asian, landlocked country? Read Full Article...

YRC Worldwide revenue down but yields improving [04/May/2015]

YRC Worldwide, the trucking company given up for good a few years ago, appears to be making a comeback. According to its CEO, James Welch, the company has moved through several phases and now is entering its profitability phase even though there is still much more to do. Read Full Article...

XPO Logistics catapults to big player status with Norbert Dentressangle acquisition [29/Apr/2015]

That XPO Logistics makes an acquisition is hardly a surprise. The company’s corporate strategy is explicitly built on buying other corporations. However what is surprising is the target of Norbert Dentressangle; a company much larger than itself that was not apparently up for sale. Read Full Article...

UPS starts 2015 with double-digit operating profit growth [29/Apr/2015]

UPS’ first quarter earnings seem to have pleased investors as it reported a 1.4% increase in revenue to $14.0bn and an 11% gain in operating profit of $1.7bn. This in turn resulted in a 14.0% increase in EPS for the quarter. Read Full Article...

XPO Logistics goes to Europe for its latest acquisition [29/Apr/2015]

XPO Logistics has made its biggest acquisition yet and as a result, made that much anticipated leap onto the global logistics stage. Yesterday the US-based company announced its intent to acquire French-based Norbert Dentressangle for $3.53bn. Read Full Article...

Opaque picture suggests year-on-year growth for GEFCO [22/Apr/2015]

GEFCO’s somewhat opaque results don’t answer every question about the company’s performance over the past year, however they do paint a picture of moderate growth. Read Full Article...

K+N hit by the strength of the Swiss Franc in Q1 but underlying profits still reasonable [14/Apr/2015]

As expected Kuehne and Nagel has been hit by the sharp appreciation of the Swiss Franc against the Euro and most other currencies. However the underlying performance is positive. Read Full Article...

FedEx to expand its presence in APAC and the Middle East [09/Apr/2015]

The potential acquisition of TNT will propel FedEx into a very nice position among leading global providers and be beneficial to FedEx’s strategy in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Emerging Markets. Read Full Article...

Express giants race to globalise network whilst e-commerce shifts beneath their feet [08/Apr/2015]

DHL, UPS and FedEx are locked in a race to develop global networks to feed off global drivers of growth and to advantage them over their smaller competitors. However even as they build and develop this infrastructure the structure of the market its designed to serve is changing. Read Full Article...

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