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Global supply chain and logistics news and analysis from around the world
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Dassault to buy planning software provider @Quintiq

PARIS (Reuters) - Dassault Systemes is to buy business planning software company Quintiq, its second acquisition this month, taking the French management solutions company into the metals, mining, oil
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TransForce makes takeover bid for Contrans

TransForce makes takeover bid for Contrans | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
MONTREAL, Que. — Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has made a friendly, board-approved takeover bid for Contrans, another of Canada’s largest, publicly traded trucking firms. The proposed deal was for $14.60 per share, totaling an equity purchase price of about $495 million.…
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.@Stifel Logistics index strikes positive note for second half of 2014. @Transportintell

.@Stifel Logistics index strikes positive note for second half of 2014. @Transportintell | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Drayage sector warns of strike at Port Metro Vancouver -may be bad for those using port to divert cargo from US West Coast.

Drayage sector warns of strike at Port Metro Vancouver -may be bad for those using port to divert cargo from US West Coast. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The union representing about 400 harbor truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver has given Canadian officials until July 30 to enforce government-mandated pay rates for drivers, or face another possible trucker strike at Canada’s largest port.
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Mexico Now Open to Foreign Investment in Oil and Gas

Mexico Now Open to Foreign Investment in Oil and Gas | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
New legislation ends the monopoly held by state oil company Pemex for 75 years in the exploration and exploitation of energy resources.
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China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’ | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
PLA exercises thought to be cause of weeks of disruption in Shanghai, Nanjing and elsewhere
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Latin American Logistics: The View to the South - Inbound Logistics

Latin American Logistics: The View to the South - Inbound Logistics | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S. companies trading with Latin America face opportunities and challenges, but logistics service providers can help.
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Why China wants to build a railway across South America

Why China wants to build a railway across South America | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
China's president Xi Jinping wants to build a railway across South America, Beijing's latest major infrastructure proposal for a region that it has been drawing closer to both economically and politically. Xi, on a tour through the region this week, suggested that China, Peru and Brazil form a work group to lay plans for a railway link...
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Eugene Balbierz's curator insight, July 20, 4:34 AM

Employment, business economics and life style improvements should be the results.

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Yusen calls for better border process between Thailand and its neighbors @Yusenlogisticsa

Yusen calls for better border process between Thailand and its neighbors @Yusenlogisticsa | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Underdeveloped roads and customs procedures in Thailand's neighbours remain a challenge for the country to expand its cross-border trade, says Japanese international freight forwarder Yusen Logistics.
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Hyundai Sells Logistics Unit to Orix

Hyundai Sells Logistics Unit to Orix | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal
Hyundai Sells Logistics Unit to Orix
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The sale of the group's entire 88.8% stake in Hyundai Logistics Co.
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Subsidiary of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics given rights to develop new auto handling facility at Port of Melbourne

Subsidiary of  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics given rights to develop new auto handling facility at Port of Melbourne | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Port Melbourne set for new Automobile Handling Facility
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Biggest LSPs fail to react fast enough to retail change and now face revenue hit Thanks! @theloadstar

Biggest LSPs fail to react fast enough to retail change and now face revenue hit Thanks! @theloadstar | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Contract logistics providers need to keep pace with e-commerce
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Is a sustainable supply chain an obligation or necessity ...

Is a sustainable supply chain an obligation or necessity ... | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Most organizations that once felt it was something they needed to do to meet their social, legal and regulatory responsibilities, today consider improving sustainability of their supply chain as a strategic area of focus, and the ...
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Schneider expanding bulk intermodal service with additional capacity, service into Canada

Schneider expanding bulk intermodal service with additional capacity, service into Canada | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider has announced the expansion of its bulk intermodal segment, including new reaches into Canada and Mexico. The company says its bulk intermodal trailer service has seen load volumes increase 75% in the first six months…
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'New Silk Road' rail line to link E. Turkestan and Turkey

'New Silk Road' rail line to link E. Turkestan and Turkey | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The line will enable commuters to travel up to 200 kilometers an hour across the Asian continent, while freight trains will have a speed to 160... (RT @ChinaCommentary: 'New Silk Road' rail line to link E.
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Tainted food scandal from Shanghai Husi Food Co now focuses on supply chain

Tainted food scandal from Shanghai Husi Food Co now focuses on supply chain | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review
Tainted food scandal now focuses on supply chain
Chinadaily USA
Shanghai Husi Food Co was suspected of using expired meat and was shut down by local regulators in China.
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UK could be sleepwalking into another supply chain crisis

YouGov research on supply chains (Are we really surprised: 72% of British #procurement pros say they have zero visibility beyond 2nd tier of SCs!
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Only 2% of Indian produce stored in adequate warehousing

Only 2% of Indian produce stored in adequate warehousing | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Only 2% of Indian produce stored in adequate warehousing FoodNavigator-Asia.com According to Dinesh Rai, chairman of the Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA), India's incoming government has shown a desire to modernise the...
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Roadrunner Acquires Logistics Firm, Integrated Services

Roadrunner Acquires Logistics Firm, Integrated Services | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Transport Topics Online
Roadrunner Acquires Logistics Firm, Integrated Services
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The Kokomo, Indiana-based company is composed of ISI Logistics South, ISI Logistics and Integrated Services.
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Today's Ti Americas briefing - Werner’s Chinese investment may prove beneficial at home

Today's Ti Americas briefing - Werner’s Chinese investment may prove beneficial at home | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Transport Intelligence is a leading independent source of research and analysis for the global logistics market. Providing timely, accurate and accessible information on competitors and industry developments covering: solutions, services, trends, third party logistics,logistic growth.
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Werner Enterprises Announces Investment in China's Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd.

Werner Enterprises Announces  Investment in China's Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Werner Enterprises Announces Equity Investment in Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd.
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Microsoft layoffs signal a changing culture and changing times

Microsoft layoffs signal a changing culture and changing times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Microsoft layoffs signal a changing culture
The Seattle Times
The cuts are partly related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business and partly a reflection of Nadella's vision of a Microsoft that's less management heavy and more agile.
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New York Ports Losing to Baltimore on Panama Canal Growth

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, enveloped in a scandal over lane closings at the George Washington Bridge that’s increased scrutiny of its management, is facing a challenge to one of its core functions as it loses business to North Atlantic shipping terminals.
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Eugene Balbierz's curator insight, July 20, 4:39 AM

Logistics, the distance from other trade ports and labor relations are factors.

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While cloud software is gaining ground, many big companies are delaying making the switch.

While cloud software is gaining ground, many big companies are delaying making the switch. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Many big companies are in no rush to make the switch to the cloud, particularly when it comes to the applications that manage key parts of their businesses.
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TNT, FedEx and GLS accused of competition violations in France @Lloydsloading

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