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Volvo's US ambitions [06/Jul/2015]

Promising US car sales and another record breaking year for US car exports has another foreign car manufacturer expanding its presence in the US. Following a trend that is seeing a big pick up in automotive logistics in North America. Read Full Article...

Calais in chaos again [01/Jul/2015]

Whilst it may not have quite the scale of the strikes on the US West Coast ports earlier in the year, the present disruption at the port of Calais must be having an appreciable effect on the UK’s logistics economy as well as France’s. Read Full Article...

Kuehne + Nagel acquires $500m freight broker ReTrans in the US [26/Jun/2015]

Another acquisition has been announced by a leading logistics provider and this time it is Kuehne + Nagel acquiring US-based freight broker, ReTrans. Making 2015 already a bumper year for acquisitions. Read Full Article...

Operation improvements sets FedEx up for a possible strong fiscal year 2016 [19/Jun/2015]

FedEx ended its fiscal 2015 year on a relatively good note with total revenue and adjusted net income both rising in a year which has been focused on cost improvements. Read Full Article...

New EPA truck emission targets could change the US market [15/Jun/2015]

The Obama administration’s initiatives to limit CO2 emissions are about have a big effect on the American trucking sector. Read Full Article...

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...

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