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Global Supply Chain News on Wave of Mergers and Alliances in Container Shipping Industry has not t Done Much to Raise Rates


Industry Overall still has Lots of Competition, Drewry Finds, though it is More Concentrated in Specific Lanes Source: News

Why Vietnam is the most exciting place to be for e-commerce


GUEST ARTICLE A young population, rising incomes, growing internet and mobile adoption – Vietnam has the ingredients of a thriving e-commerce economy. By Thomas Harris, Managing Director – DHL eCommerce Vietnam Vietnam’s huge, untapped potential and expected high growth makes e-commerce especially attractive. It’s a very exciting place to be right now and I am… […]

Global Ship Lease Extends Charter with OOCL


Global Ship Lease, a containership charter owner, today announced that it has agreed to an extension of its charter with OOCL for the OOCL Qingdao, a 2004-built, 8,063 TEU containership. The extension commences in direct continuation of the current charter with effect from March 11… Source: News

Truckload & Intermodal Cost Indexes – January 2018


January marked the sixteenth consecutive month of increases, and pricing momentum continues to strengthen. Higher diesel prices are creating demand and pricing power for domestic intermodal. Source: News

14pc rise for road transport prices


European road transport prices rose by an average of 14 per cent between the fourth quarter of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Transport Market Monitor produced by Capgemini and Transporeon. Between the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the rise was 6.7 per cent taking the TMM index to 107.9. […]

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018


In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how […]

Ecommerce in Sweden was worth €6.7 billion in 2017


Ecommerce in Sweden has increased by almost 16 percent last year. The online retail industry in this Scandinavian country was worth about 67 billion Swedish kronor, or 6.7 billion euros, which is just below the forecast of 67.7 billion kronor. This news was just shared by PostNord Sverige, which released Continue reading Source: News

Interparfums signs up with Bolloré Logistics for another three years


Perfume and cosmetics manufacturer Interparfums has agreed a deal with France-headquartered global supply chain giant Bolloré Logistics that extends their partnership for a further period of three years: covering 2018, 2019 and 2020. Bolloré Logistics has been handling supply chain services for… Source: News

Five steps to success for e-commerce companies


Success factors that e-commerce businesses need to strategically plan for as they launch or expand their organisations. Source: News

New Zealand turns away car carriers infested by stink bugs


New Zealand has turned away four car-carrying ships, containing up to 12,000 vehicles, because they were found to be infested by brown marmorated stink bugs. A statement from the New Zealand Customs Service, said one vessel, Glovis Caravel had changed route prior to arrival in New Zealand. The others, Tokyo Car, voyage 1802; Courageous Ace, […]

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