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MetaPack invests in UK cross-border e-commerce shipper

wnDirect - the UK-based cross-border e-commerce shipping specialist - has attracted another key investor, shipping management software provider MetaPack.
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Tiong Nam plans multi-storey warehouse and more automation - The Star Online

Tiong Nam plans multi-storey warehouse and more automation - The Star Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
TIONG Nam Logistics Holdings Bhd, in preparation for new challenges, is planning a multi-storey warehouse slated to be built within three to five years.
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ParcelHero founder Roger Sumner-Rivers says new Mole 9-month trial proves ... - Benzinga

ParcelHero founder Roger Sumner-Rivers says new Mole 9-month trial proves project is not just a pipe dream
(PRWEB UK) 17 April 2015

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Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
With increasing volume on the nation’s freight railroad system and chronic congestion on highways, shippers are once again looking at rivers as possible relief valves. Their latest toe in the water came this month when shipping containers — those multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars minus the wheels — were loaded onto a barge in Kentucky for an experimental jaunt on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Granite City, Ill., near St. Louis. While containers on barges are a common sight at ocean ports, efforts to ship them via inland waterways haven’t picked up much steam. A 2003 report prepared by the Port of Pittsburgh Commission cited a “chicken or egg” problem. “Container shippers are reluctant to commit cargo for a service that the barge lines do not offer on a predictable,
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West Coast Port Cargo Peaks While Clearing Backlog; Deal Nears OK - Investor's Business Daily

West Coast Port Cargo Peaks While Clearing Backlog; Deal Nears OK - Investor's Business Daily | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Life is getting back to normal at the nation's West Coast ports, which are seeing a big surge in cargo traffic after a tentative labor deal was struck.
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Posti Group to sell Scandinavian road freight business « Post & Parcel

Posti Group to sell Scandinavian road freight business « Post & Parcel | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Panama: Chinese Won’t Fund Nicaragua Canal

Panama: Chinese Won’t Fund Nicaragua Canal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Jorge Luis Quijano, Administrator of the ACP, has said that Chinese state-companies have shown no interest in funding the Nicaragua Canal project
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CEVA Logistics selling its Italy groupage business | ArabianSupplyChain.com

CEVA Logistics selling its Italy groupage business | ArabianSupplyChain.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Xavier Urbain, CEVA CEO, said that the company identified Sittam’s business as 'non-core'.
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Bound by borders: Why start-ups struggle to sell overseas

Bound by borders: Why start-ups struggle to sell overseas | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Commerce Department wants more new firms to sell abroad. But the barriers are many, and resources are scarce.
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Demand for quality UAE warehousing outstripping supply | ArabianSupplyChain.com

Demand for quality UAE warehousing outstripping supply | ArabianSupplyChain.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Demand for high-quality warehousing in Dubai & Abu Dhabi is outstripping supply.
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UPS plans €1bn investment in Europe - Logistics News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports - Logistics Business Review

UPS plans €1bn investment in Europe - Logistics News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports - Logistics Business Review | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
United Parcel Service (UPS) intends to invest €1bn to expand its package delivery network across European markets.
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These Will Be the World's 20 Largest Economies in 2030

These Will Be the World's 20 Largest Economies in 2030 | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Take a peek at the new world that awaits us
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Grim Q4 may expose UTi Worldwide to a new takeover bid by its European suitor - The Loadstar

Grim Q4 may expose UTi Worldwide to a new takeover bid by its European suitor - The Loadstar | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Uti Worldwide's working capital plan and new focus on margin may improve is cash position, but it could still remain a takeover target
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Russian Railways Logistics took stake in Latvian rail freight company

Russian Railways Logistics took stake in Latvian rail freight company | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
#RZDLogistics took 50% stake in Latvian rail freight company SIA «Liepajas naftas tranzits»
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US Feds order speed limits for oil trains

US Feds order speed limits for oil trains | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is imposing a 40 mile per hour speed limit for oil trains near cities.
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Going up is the way forward - The Star Online

Going up is the way forward - The Star Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
AS land prices get more expensive, warehouse owners plan their new buildings in tandem with the direction of the land cost: upwards.
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The transporting landscape is quietly transforming - Business News | The Star Online

THE supposedly boring landscape of logistics has been quietly transforming. For the longest time, logistics was seen as something old – think lorry trucks, low wages, intensity of labour, and the loading and unloading of goods.
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With labor dispute resolved, cargo traffic spikes at LA, Long Beach ports - Long Beach Press Telegram

With labor dispute resolved, cargo traffic spikes at LA, Long Beach ports - Long Beach Press Telegram | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Cargo traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach shot up dramatically in March compared to the same month last year, following a slow start this year as the twin ports struggled
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West Coast port strike slowed Ohio’s economy, Fed finds - Columbus - Columbus Business First

West Coast port strike slowed Ohio’s economy, Fed finds - Columbus - Columbus Business First | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Economic activity in Ohio and parts of surrounding states grew only at a “slight” pace over the past six weeks, in part due to the West Coast port strike that slowed freight movement in February, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found in its latest Beige Book report of economic conditions.
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Port of Oakland unveils four-step plan to speed traffic flow at terminals – DC Velocity

Port of Oakland unveils four-step plan to speed traffic flow at terminals – DC Velocity | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Gray chassis pool concept, regular Saturday gate hours, off-terminal after-hour drop-offs, electronic monitoring of trucker gate wait times all on table.
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J.B. Hunt Profit Tops Expectations Despite Clogged West Coast Ports

J.B. Hunt Profit Tops Expectations Despite Clogged West Coast Ports | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
J.B. Hunt posted a better-than-expected 34% increase in profit in its first quarter, as the trucking company’s intermodal business logged volume growth despite West Coast port issues.
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18 out of 20 top boxlines vulnerable to ‘click-jacking’ cyber attacks -

18 out of 20 top boxlines vulnerable to ‘click-jacking’ cyber attacks - | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Copenhagen: Danish maritime cyber security specialists CyberKeel latest research shows that 18 out of the top 20 containerlines – as well as their customers – are vulnerable to a cyber attack known as ‘click-jacking’. The attacker tricks the shipper onto a fake website wherein they simply host a perfect copy of the carrier’s genuine website. …
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CJ Korea Express to Expand Into China to Grow Overseas Networks - Bloomberg

CJ Korea Express to Expand Into China to Grow Overseas Networks - Bloomberg | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Bloomberg CJ Korea Express to Expand Into China to Grow Overseas Networks Bloomberg “CJ Group has identified logistics as the new growth engine, and we plan to become a leading player in the field.” CJ Group, which is involved in businesses ranging...
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XPO enters same-day delivery field via network of newest acquisition - DC Velocity

XPO enters same-day delivery field via network of newest acquisition - DC Velocity | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
XPO serving New York City after integration of UX Specialized Logistics.
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Lorries gridlocked at the Port of Liverpool as it struggles to cope with cargo volumes

Lorries gridlocked at the Port of Liverpool as it struggles to cope with cargo volumes | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Peel Ports says Seaforth container terminal is suffering 'extreme congestion' due to a Bank Holiday backlog
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With TNT in bag, FedEx may create a duopoly in India

With TNT in bag, FedEx may create a duopoly in India | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
It and DHL can get pricing power
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