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With seven acquisitions this year already, fast-growing Scan Global Logistics is also continuing to grow organically with new offices in France and west Africa [...]

European parcel delivery giant takes a 21.6% in Middle East express and logistics company as following a 10-year partnership[...]

Group says its freight forwarding traditional customers had been calling for an extension to its services in the country to include a contract logistics capability[...]

Commercial property developer Intaurus said proximity to the international cargo hub was the key to selecting it as the base for the new 55,000 sqm facility[...]

Relationship with Alibaba Group logistics arm will extend beyond full truckload transport services in Spain to include use of the XPO Connect digital transport platform ‘to enhance visibility, efficiency and sustainability’[...]

French conglomerate has declined to comment on reports of a potential divestment of its African assets, which have an estimated value of €2-3bn[...]

In-house optimisation strategies such as modal shift, load optimisation and network redesign ‘don’t go far enough for organisations with significant emissions reduction goals’, says consultancy group Gartner[...]

DDC’s ‘Sparrow’ cargo drone will be used to transport a variety of cargo for the benefit of the Stellat’en First Nation and the Village of Fraser Lake, located in Central Northern British Columbia[...]

Reports about potential widespread empty shelves this winter due to logistics issues have been exaggerated, say freight representatives, with plenty of volumes moving to ensure a broadly adequate supply – as long as consumers don’t enga[...]

Volocopter and DB Schenker successfully conduct demonstration flight of a full-scale electric heavy-lift VoloDrone, designed to carry pallets weighing up to 200kg over a 40km range[...]

Sir David Lewis becomes government supply chain adviser, ‘to assess and resolve acute supply issues facing businesses across the UK’, co-chairing a new Supply Chain Advisory Group ‘consisting of external experts in the field and the n[...]

Geodis collaborates with Bastian Solutions on new fulfilment site to deliver highest AutoStore throughput globally[...]

The €170m facility is ten times larger than previous hub and is able to process 38,000 shipments per hour, 15 times more than previously[...]

The logistics specialist introduces landbridge services between South Korea and Europe, and acquires Wijnands Group in Belgium[...]

Difficulties facing businesses go beyond the recruitment of HGV drivers[...]

Felixstowe and London Gateway suspend restitutions from certain carriers, according to forwarder[...]

Automated distribution centre to create more than 300 new jobs in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area[...]

Logistics UK says it is ‘wrong to suggest that the current issues being experienced in the supply chain are the fault of the very industry which has kept the country supplied with everything it needs throughout the pandemic’[...]

Paris-headquartered €210m turnover freight firm will add ‘operations in France, international branches, strong Asia-Europe inbound air and ocean freight volumes, and innovative sustainability programmes’[...]

Fast-expanding freight forwarding group Scan Global Logistics makes a further move to expand its global footprint after already purchasing several companies this year[...]

Some cargo owners, desperate to move freight on congested inter-continental trade lanes, that would normally work with only one or two freight forwarders are now using as many as 20, reports Asia-North America specialist[...]

Leading logistics player in Southeast Asia secures capital to improve infrastructure and technology systems from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and GeoPost/DPDgroup[...]

As online shopping continues to grow, Geodis has introduced a new turnkey product returns management service in partnership with ShopRunBack[...]

Danish forwarding giant consolidates its Gauteng operations in South Africa into a new facility near O.R Tambo International Airport[...]

Freight association welcomes ‘quick response’ from government agencies to calls for greater clarity on revisions to EU exit procedures[...]

‘Recommerce’ initiative aims to help reduce the current returns rate of up to 30% on all online purchases, resulting in substantial costs, logistics and sustainability challenges[...]

The deal between the two companies has been finalised, increasing DFDS’s offering to a wide range of food producers[...]

UK supply chain specialist continues its strategic focus on e-commerce with acquisition and new MD for Digital and eFulfilment [...]

Global Forwarding and Express divisions implemented new services ‘at an accelerated speed’ to ship the highly temperature-sensitive vaccines plus ancillary supplies and test kits to more than 160 countries, ‘working across multiple su[...]

Logistics giant’s International president also highlights ‘supply chains being redesigned, towards intra-regional, with manufacturing and assembly closer to the point of consumption – and away from some of the intercontinental stress [...]