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Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces. Among respondents, there was recognition o[...]

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Target looks like to reduce the time between hubs and stores as part of a bid to improve its brick and mortar operation. Target Experiments With Faster Supply Chain. [Forbes] They’re not the only ones looking at speeding up delivery as a [...]

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Channels: LogisticsEvent Date: Mon, 2017-11-20 to Tue, 2017-11-21Event URL: Location: SingaporeNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail:&nb[...]

Dear Friends,    Not only is technology evolving quickly but also the quality of the young professionals is high. As companies hit a retirement bubble with baby boomers leaving along with the decades of experience they carry, it is [...]

The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the past few years, it had been consid[...]

  What has brought new players into the retail industry? How the retail market has become more collaborative  The social aspect of online retail  The impact of the gas and oil market on the roll out of drone deliveries at s[...]

Channels: Supply ChainEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Danielle HorsnellEvent Organiser E-mail:[...]

Channels: TechnologyEvent Date: Tue, 2018-03-06 to Wed, 2018-03-07Event URL: Location: AmsterdamNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail: [...]

Channels: eCommerce/RetailEvent Date: Mon, 2017-05-15 to Tue, 2017-05-16Event URL: Location: New York Number of attendees: 300Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mai[...]

Channels: 3PLEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Sarah ReynoldsEvent Organiser E-mail: sreynol[...]

Speaking on an EFT webinar, Mr Massimino said that within a fortnight of signing up for Oracle’s order management platform, the system was in place – however, Telogis, which supplies vehicle tracking hardware to sectors such as trucki[...]

It’s also the ultimate test of preparedness for supply chain professionals. Planning for the holiday surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans.   After a purchase or[...]

Why is this happening, and what does it mean for the delivery sector?   We cover: Does the shift towards next-day delivery mean online shopping is no longer driven by price? Is next-day delivery becoming more affordable? Is[...]

For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon:   "The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meani[...]

In an information-packed exclusive interview, we cover:   The motivating factors for launching a logistics service Post Logistics' target market An Post's strategic partnership behind the new service Post Logistics' deliver[...]

Michael Massimino is Director of IT at Telogis while Marco Rossi is the Supply Chain Cloud Director for Product Development EMEA. Click here to register for the complimentary webinar taking place October 6th, 14:30-15:30 BST (15:30-16:30 CE[...]

Précis: CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - project44, a Chicago-based enterprise cloud company providing industry leading supply chain visibility and connectivity, today announced the close of a $10.5 million Series A investm[...]

It’s probably the same reason that 70% of those users have used the same software for several years—even if it’s outdated. TMS technology usage is even lower when it comes to global modes as compared to domestic. Change is hard. Imp[...]

Millennials, individuals born between the years 1980-1999, are now almost all adults. This means that if they are not currently in a career path, then they are most likely seeking one.   Millennials Are Not Booming to get a 3PL Job l[...]

Royal Mail has partnered with UK charity Missing People. Royal Mail's Community Investment Manager, Gary Grange, joins me to explain how the partnership works. We cover:   How the relationship started Mobile technology allowing R[...]

According to an Air Cargo News article, a spokesperson from Panalpina commented, ““The consumption of more perishables is a macro trend that will continue. It is mixed in with urbanization and more people globally moving into the midd[...]

Dear Friends, Once again, we have many numbers coming in, some are concerning while others are encouraging. Most recently, the consumer price index was flat from June to July. Overall prices are only up 0.8 percent in July from a year ago[...]

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft.Short for Eye For Transport, U.K.-based eft provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increa[...]

Meet Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’. After investments in fulfillment and sortation facilities, trailers, IT and the hiring of industry expertise and know-how, Amazon added another puzzle piece to its logistics network. Unveiled August 5th, t[...]

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As the official lunar holidays commence in China, forwarders report that the expected flood of air and ocean freight largely failed to materialise this year[...]

Renewed warning follows report into the cargo shift on the P&O Ferries-operated ro-ro passenger ferry European Causeway during heavy weather in December 2018[...]

Restrictions on EU migrants deemed to be ‘low-skilled’ will worsen the severe labour shortage in the sector, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).[...]

Partnership aims to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers doing business between Asia and the US[...]

Associations including Clecat, ESC, GSF, and UIRR, ‘exploring all possible legal options’ to challenge European Commission’s plan to extend box lines’ consortia competition exemption, calling for meeting with competition commissione[...]

Global freight forwarding and logistics group combines its two current Asian organisations, which together boast a $2bn turnover, promising ‘ambitious development’ in the region via a strong focus on organic and external growth [...]

Possible sale of businesses, representing more than 40% of group revenue, likely to attract 'healthy interest' from the market, says analyst[...]

Forwarders still seeks detail on how businesses will operate in a post-Brexit world. BIFA chairman wants more specifics on what will happen following transition phase[...]

Possible sale or spin-off of one or more of the company's business units[...]

But warn that further work needs to be done to ease trade tensions between the two nations[...]

Most of the challenges facing the forwarding and shipping sector in 2020 will have ‘a familiar feel’ following the difficult year navigated in 2019, with some of the bigger challenges already beginning to ease, according to US freight f[...]

BIFA says expanding access to employers that are not among the existing levy-payers using the service already will especially help the 90% of its members that are SMEs [...]

Applicants for a £16m funding scheme must register by 17 January, with applications closing on 31 January, British International Freight Association reminds freight forwarders[...]

New administration in Stormont gives logistics businesses ‘long-overdue reassurance that the sector’s concerns, and the future of NI trade, can once again be prioritised by government’, Freight Transport Association says[...]

2020 likely to be characterised by a more stable air freight market and an ocean freight market in which carriers continue to control capacity better than in the past, says C.H. Robinson’s president of global freight forwarding Mike Short[...]

Freight firm’s expansion continues with purchase of New York-based forwarding and cross-border ecommerce specialists Air-City, gaining ‘immediate depth in the growing air freight trade to China’ and ‘key facility infrastructure near[...]

European logistics provider announces plans to open five new offices across the country over the next two years and the development of a Middle East hub as it continues the expansion of its services into Asia[...]

Road-rail facility at northern French port’s cross-Channel ferry terminal set to accommodate 700-metre freight trains from mid-2021, to develop domestic and international routes for unaccompanied trailers, particularly to and from southwe[...]

Accreditation comes as the Brexit process and uncertainty continues and Irish businesses prepare for potential changes in exporting or importing with the UK[...]

Taiwan-based 3PL takes 25% stake in newly-founded German company, ITG Air & Sea [...]

New facility is strategically-located in Southern Economic Corridor of the Greater Mekong Sub-region[...]

In an interview with the Financial Times, CEO underscores strategy to 'become the global integrator from factory to distribution centre' [...]

Freight Transport Association said today’s vote on UK government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill was ‘encouraging news for the sector’, but warns ‘this is not the end of the process to protect the UK’s trading relationships with [...]

Freightos survey reported a ‘dramatic improvement in top forwarders helping customers procure freight online’, noting that more than half of global top 20 freight forwarders now provide dedicated request for quotation forms, compared wi[...]

CEO hopes BIFA Young Forwarder Network can counter negative perceptions of logistics, with only 8% of young people considering the sector to be an attractive career option[...]

Representatives expect small shipments currently sent by small van will be consolidated into larger loads, along with some move from accompanied to unaccompanied movements, and some modal shift to shortsea[...]

But a specialist said the move was largely symbolic, because Johnson’s majority means that if he did later need to, he could introduce another law that would reverse the new provision and allow an extension[...]

New feature makes it easier for global brands to sell fresh food from around the world to Chinese consumers[...]

Limited short-term impact expected on container shipping [...]

But logistics industry body calls on new government to provide answers to 'big questions' about future UK-EU trading arrangements[...]