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Australia's Qantas to buy Australian Air Express

MELBOURNE, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd,Australia's struggling top airline, moved to strengthen its aircargo network with the acquisition of 100 percent of the airfreight business Australian...
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Emirates carrier to fly cargo to Rickenbacker - Columbus Dispatch

Emirates carrier to fly cargo to Rickenbacker - Columbus Dispatch | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Add the United Arab Emirates to the list of worldwide locations from which massive Boeing cargo airplanes are bringing an increasing amount of cargo to Rickenbacker Airport.
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Malaysian air cargo business affected by competition from Mideast carriers - The Star Online

Malaysian air cargo business affected by competition from Mideast carriers - The Star Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
GEORGE TOWN: The emergence of Middle East cargo carriers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is starting to impact the local air cargo business.
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Major changes Ahead in the Global Petrochemical Supply Chain | Supply Chain content from IndustryWeek

Major changes Ahead in the Global Petrochemical Supply Chain | Supply Chain content from IndustryWeek | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
To take advantage of lower feedstock costs and increased supply, chemical manufacturers are racing to establish more U.S.-based facilities. This is resulting in an investment boom and leading to major changes to the global petrochemical supply chain.
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Intermodal trucking company formed to use only company employees as drivers – DC Velocity

Intermodal trucking company formed to use only company employees as drivers – DC Velocity | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Firm will eschew the contractor model at ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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Damage closes Kathmandu airport, but officials say aid logistics improving - OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com Damage closes Kathmandu airport, but officials say aid logistics improving OregonLive.com KATHMANDU, Nepal — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of...
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Deutsche Post staff out on strike again over parcel plans - The Daily Star

Thousands of workers at Deutsche Post staged another strike on Saturday over the company's plans to expand its parcel delivery service using workers on lower pay, labor union Verdi said.
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UN urges Nepal to relax customs control to allow faster aid distribution

UN urges Nepal to relax customs control to allow faster aid distribution | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The UN urges Nepal's government to relax customs controls which it says are holding up the distribution of relief supplies.
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Disruptive Technology in Trucking | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Disruptive Technology in Trucking | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Logistics M&A Still Out of Favor Despite Spate of Big Deals

Logistics M&A Still Out of Favor Despite Spate of Big Deals | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Despite recent deals, logistics and transportation M&A remains quiet. The focus is on transactions involving smaller, asset-light companies.
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China Economy Shows Small Gains But Worries Remain - Wall Street Journal

China Economy Shows Small Gains But Worries Remain - Wall Street Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
China’s manufacturing and services sectors showed signs of modest growth last month, though not enough to erase concerns about the downward drift of the world’s second largest economy.
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America’s ports contributed $4.6 trillion to economy in 2014 | AJOT.COM

America’s ports contributed $4.6 trillion to economy in 2014 | AJOT.COM | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
A new study of United States seaports, including the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, found that ports delivered a $4.6 trillion economic impact to the nation's economy in 2014.
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Iran Seizure of Maersk Container Ship Tied to Old Cargo Dispute - New York Times

Iran Seizure of Maersk Container Ship Tied to Old Cargo Dispute - New York Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Iranian officials pointed to a ruling against the Danish shipping giant over 10 containers that were sent to the United Arab Emirates in 2005.
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Logistics News: Escalating Labor Costs Drive DC Automation - Supply Chain Digest

Logistics News: Escalating Labor Costs Drive DC Automation - Supply Chain Digest | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Sortation Systems Provide Significant Productivity and Throughput Gains
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FedEx wants to lengthen trailers to increase cargo - wreg.com

FedEx wants to lengthen trailers to increase cargo - wreg.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
“It's hard enough to stop 80,000 pounds as it is. They get any heavier and you can't stop them trucks."
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Automating Logistics for the Factory of the Future - Product Design & Development

Automating Logistics for the Factory of the Future - Product Design & Development | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual labor ...
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DHL: Current IT distribution model is 'not fit for purpose' - CRN - UK

DHL: Current IT distribution model is 'not fit for purpose' - CRN - UK | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Logistics behemoth says model needs to change to cope with 'volatile' global trading environment
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Americold Launches Next Generation of Its i-3PL Visibility and Reporting Tool

Americold Launches Next Generation of Its i-3PL Visibility and Reporting Tool | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
ATLANTA, May 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (
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Growing Shipping Alliances Are Straining Major U.S. Gateway Ports

Growing Shipping Alliances Are Straining  Major U.S. Gateway Ports | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Container shipping alliances to pool capacity on bigger ships is adding to congestion problems at major U.S. ports.
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Freight forwarder iContainers starts door-to-door U.S-Spain service

Freight forwarder iContainers starts door-to-door U.S-Spain service | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
#FreightForwarding company @iContainers starts door-to-door service between the US and Spain
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Gulf Warehousing Company partners with UPS - Trade Arabia

Gulf Warehousing Company partners with UPS - Trade Arabia | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Gulf Warehousing Company, a leading logistics provider in Qatar, has signed an agreement with United Parcel Service (UPS) to become the authorised service contractor for its express parcel service starting from June.
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Safer packaging sought for lithium battery air cargo: UN panel - Yahoo News

Safer packaging sought for lithium battery air cargo: UN panel - Yahoo News | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - A United Nations civil aviation-led panel on Friday called for improved, fire-resistant packaging to ship lithium batteries, which pilots and plane makers say pose a fire risk.
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Update on the Intended Offer by FedEx for TNT Express

Update on the Intended Offer by FedEx for TNT Express | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
This is a joint press release by FedEx Corporation and TNT Express pursuant to Section 7 paragraph 1 sub a of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft, the Decree) in connection with the intended public offer by FedEx Corporation for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of …
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Peru promotes road link to Brazil

Peru promotes road link to Brazil | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Interoceanic Highway could boost trade and convert Peru into Latin American hub for transpacific trade, Mincetur claims
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Internet of Things Reaches Into the Trucking Business

Internet of Things Reaches Into the Trucking Business | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Saia-Intel truck-tracking project shows the growing relevance of IoT to supply chain and logistics
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Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Competing using data means changing processes and incentives.
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