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John Lewis to open second Milton Keynes distribution centre

John Lewis to open second Milton Keynes distribution centre | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
John Lewis is to open a second multi-million pound distribution centre in the city, which the retailer says will create 450 new jobs locally.
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UPS Turns Parking Lots Into Sorting Centers to Add Speed - Bloomberg

UPS Turns Parking Lots Into Sorting Centers to Add Speed - Bloomberg | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Outside a brick-and-mortar sorting facility in suburban Atlanta, UPS has built its own Christmas village.
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Toll Group divests Cambodian railway stake

Toll Group divests Cambodian railway stake | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
CAMBODIA: Australian logistics group Toll has divested its 55% stake in the Toll Royal Railway joint venture to its local partner Royal Group with...
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UPS' latest acquisition reflects increasing interest for European acquisitions

UPS' latest acquisition reflects increasing interest for European acquisitions | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
On the heels of two acquisitions by FedEx, UPS announced an impressive acquisition of their own. The company purchased Polish pharmaceutical logistics company Poltraf Sp. z o.o.
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Wang Mengshu on a Railroad Linking China and the U.S.

Wang Mengshu on a Railroad Linking China and the U.S. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Wang Mengshu, one of China’s top railway construction engineers, talks about his idea for a “China-Russia-Alaska-Canada-U.S. high-speed rail.”
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Truckers Forced to Pick Between Profits and Law | Beijing Today

Truckers Forced to Pick Between Profits and Law | Beijing Today | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The suicide of a truck-driving couple in Henan province is drawing attention to the dark side of China’s booming logistics industry.
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Margin pressure eroding forwarder profitability, Expeditors says | JOC.com

Margin pressure eroding forwarder profitability, Expeditors says | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Strong air cargo volume on Asia-U.S. routes in the last quarter has seen airlines raising rates faster than forwarders can pass them on to customers, placing margins under pressure.
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Singapore-based KSP Logistics sells entire 3.38% stake in Gateway Distriparks - VC Circle

Singapore-based KSP Logistics sells entire 3.38% stake in Gateway Distriparks - VC Circle | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Singapore-based hedge fund Amansa Holdings picked the stake at a price of Rs 334.96.
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CSX targets crossborder trade with new Montreal intermodal terminal

CSX targets crossborder trade with new Montreal intermodal terminal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
CSX targets crossborder trade with new Montreal intermodal terminal
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US Postal Workers overwhelmed by flood of Amazon Sunday deliveries

US Postal Workers overwhelmed by flood of Amazon Sunday deliveries | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Postal Service is straining to keep up with the volume of packages being delivered on Sundays, with some carriers complaining of 12-hour days and weeks without a single day off.
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FedEx acquisitions indicate need for global e-commerce logistics capabilities

FedEx acquisitions indicate need for global e-commerce logistics capabilities | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
FedEx is letting it be known they are serious about e-commerce and plans to be a major global provider of e-commerce logistics services with the acquisitions of Genco and Bongo.
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FedEx Acquires Cross-Border Enablement Tech Provider, Bongo Int'l

FedEx  Acquires Cross-Border Enablement Tech Provider, Bongo Int'l | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
FedEx (NYSE: FDX) announced that it acquired Bongo International, a leader in cross border enablement technologies and solutions. Bongo Internationals capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of...
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Manila ports nearing congestion as holiday period begins

Manila ports nearing congestion as holiday period begins | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Philippine Ports Authority appeals to importers and cargo owners to clear their cargos, with only a week left before Christmas
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Controversial US hours-of-service reset provisions suspended for two years - Truck News

Controversial US hours-of-service reset provisions suspended for two years - Truck News | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two of the more contentious elements of the US hours-of-service regulations put into place in 2013 has been suspended for two years as part of an omnibus spending bill voted through late Saturday night. President Barack Obama…
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When the Yule magic gets lost in an omnichannel supply chain

When the Yule magic gets lost in an omnichannel supply chain | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Hello, my name is Andrew. I’m the customer service associate dealing with your inquiry today. I’m sorry to hear about the problem with the online order that your true love sent to you.
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A Test for UPS: One Day, 34 Million Packages

A Test for UPS: One Day, 34 Million Packages | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
UPS all year has been focused on one day above the rest: Monday Dec. 22, when it will deliver 34 million packages, more than any other in its history—putting a new high-tech sorting system to the test.
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UPS� latest acquisition reflects increasing interest for European acquisitions

UPS� latest acquisition reflects increasing interest for European acquisitions | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
On the heels of two acquisitions by FedEx, UPS announced an impressive acquisition of their own. The company purchased Polish pharmaceutical logistics company Poltraf Sp. z o.o.
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Asia-U.S. Trade Growth Adds to East-West Ports Rivalry

Asia-U.S. Trade Growth Adds to East-West Ports Rivalry | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
A recovering U.S. economy and stronger dollar have spurred imports from Asia. While that should benefit the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, a protracted labor dispute there is directing cargo to East Coast rivals.
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IRS Issues John Doe Summons To FedEx, DHL, UPS, HSBC In Massive Offshore Account Hunt

IRS Issues John Doe Summons To FedEx, DHL, UPS, HSBC In Massive Offshore Account Hunt | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
IRS is still after offshore accounts, and with FATCA and new John Doe Summonses, there is no escape.
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Kazakhstan to use port in China for int’l transportations

Kazakhstan to use port in China for int’l transportations | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan wants to make maximum use of its port of Lianyungang in China with container trains travelling between China and Europe
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Yodel again voted among the worst delivery - Money Saving Expert

Yodel again voted among the worst delivery - Money Saving Expert | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
DX, iPost Parcels and Yodel have been named the worst delivery firms in the UK, according to our latest annual poll
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UPS Partners with 7-Eleven to Enhance Customer Service at Select Shell Stations - UPS Pressroom

The UPS Pressroom offers the latest press releases, media kits, multimedia and other resources for journalists and media.
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Carlyle Puts ITS Technologies & Logistics on Auction Block - Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Puts ITS Technologies & Logistics on Auction Block - Wall Street Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
ITS Technologies & Logistics LLC, a logistics company backed by Carlyle Group LP, is on the auction block, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Retailers forecast 49% jump in Christmas week use of click and collect - InternetRetailing.net

Retailers forecast 49% jump in Christmas week use of click and collect - InternetRetailing.net | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
InternetRetailing.net Retailers forecast 49% jump in Christmas week use of click and collect InternetRetailing.net Last year 5.7m people used click and collect in Christmas week; this year 49% more orders will be placed online for in-store pick-up,...
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Amazon Extends Holiday-Shipping Deadlines

Amazon Extends Holiday-Shipping Deadlines | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Amazon.com said Tuesday that it would extend deadlines for customers to place orders if they want their packages before Christmas day.
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