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Global supply chain and logistics news and analysis from around the world
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UPS launches Trade Consulting Services to support supply chain capabilities in Asia-Pacific region - Logistics Business Review

UPS launches Trade Consulting Services to support supply chain capabilities in Asia-Pacific region - Logistics Business Review | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
United Parcel Service (UPS) has started new Trade Management Services (TMS), which involves scope for trade consulting, import/export technologies and
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Changing supply chain strategies bolster UPS's express freight business | JOC.com

Changing supply chain strategies bolster UPS's express freight business | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Larger international shippers increasingly use UPS's expedited freight service as a strategic 'cushion' or aid in supply chain planning, as well as for urgent shipments.
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GAC Opens Indonesia’s 'First' CO2 Cold Chain Distribution Center

GAC Opens Indonesia’s 'First' CO2 Cold Chain Distribution Center | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
GAC Samudera Logistics boosted its service capability by starting the first cold chain warehousing service of its kind in Indonesia, in the Bekasi area, approximately 30km east of Jakarta.
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Alibaba mulls logistics center in Korea

Alibaba mulls logistics center in Korea | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Incheon Metropolitan City said Monday that it is in talks with China's Alibaba Group to build a logistics center in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IEFZ).
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US opens roads to Mexican trucking firms

US opens roads to Mexican trucking firms | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Transportation Department officials said Friday that Mexican trucking companies will soon be able to apply to make long-haul trips into the United States, ending a protracted dispute. 
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Rail network BNSF lifts container ban for US west coast ports

Rail network BNSF lifts container ban for US west coast ports | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The US’s second-biggest rail network on Wednesday lifted a three-day ban on moving some containers to US west coast ports, but expressed continued concern about the severe disruption that forced it into the radical step.
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Forwarders gear up for Chinese New Year cargo surge | JOC.com

Forwarders gear up for Chinese New Year cargo surge | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Asia forwarders are preparing for a busy first quarter with a six-week sweet spot between the western year end and a late Chinese New Year expected to drive up cargo volumes being shipped out before the mainland's most important holiday.
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Holidays deliver for Postal Service with 18% increase in holiday package delivery , but losses mount

Holidays deliver for Postal Service with 18% increase in holiday package delivery , but losses mount | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
A day after the Postal Service lowered standards for mail delivery across the nation, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe addressed big changes for the nation's 237-year-old mail service at the National Press...
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BLS buys back its 45% in BLS Cargo from DB Schweiz Holding, part of DB Schenker Rail

BLS buys back its 45% in BLS Cargo from DB Schweiz Holding, part of DB Schenker Rail | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
BLS, Switzerland, announced on January 6 that it has reached an agreement with German Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Schweiz Holding, part of DB Schenker Rail, to buy back its 45% stake in BLS Cargo for an undisclosed sum. The purchase means BLS now holds 9...
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Canadian Customs Broker Purchases US-Based CK Logistics - Truckinginfo

Canadian Customs Broker Purchases US-Based CK Logistics - Truckinginfo | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Canada-based customs broker Farrow Co. has acquired CK Logistics Inc., an established customs broker and logistics firm headquartered in San Antonio.
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China lifts price controls on 24 commodities, services

China lifts price controls on 24 commodities, services | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Prices of domestic air cargo will be freed,as well as prices of passenger transport of some airlines s. Limits will be removed on factory prices of explosives for civil use e. The NDRC will prevent high price volatility and keep a close eye on market order after controls are lifted.
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10 Best Warehouse Networks in US for 2015 | Warehousing content from Material Handling & Logistics no

10 Best Warehouse Networks in US for 2015 | Warehousing content from Material Handling & Logistics no | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Time-to-market is not the only criteria for locating warehouses.
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City Link collapse reveals sector’s systemic problems - FT.com

City Link collapse reveals sector’s systemic problems - FT.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The collapse of City Link on New Year’s Eve has opened a window into the true costs of parcel delivery in the online shopping era. Record levels of internet spending in the run up to Christmas were not enough to save the lossmaking business, which
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​Nintendo to end operations in Brazil citing high import tariffs and not having local manufacturing facilities made it impossible to operate in Brazil.

​Nintendo to end operations in Brazil citing high import tariffs and not having local manufacturing facilities made it impossible to operate in Brazil. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
High import duties prompt the end of local console and game distribution
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Is there a future for free delivery? - Newsnight

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, January 13, 3:58 AM

Insights in the financially precarious state of the UK parcel industry - will growing volumes eventually bring about higher profits? Or will other businesses go the way of City Link which went bust just before Christmas 2014. 

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The robots are coming – Part I - Article from Modern Materials Handling

The robots are coming – Part I - Article from Modern Materials Handling | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
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Shipments by third-party logistics companies to double: Flipkart - Economic Times

Shipments by third-party logistics companies to double: Flipkart - Economic Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Home ministry does not have a database,” Kumar told ET in an interview last month. “Now 85% of shipments are done by ekart.
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Rhenus Logistics to double capacity

Rhenus Logistics to double capacity | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Second multi-user facility at Tiruvallur, near Chennai, will be inaugurated on Friday.
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Uber launches cargo delivery service UberCARGO in Hong Kong

Uber launches cargo delivery service UberCARGO in Hong Kong | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
This move will see Uber going head to head against established players Gogovan and Lalamove
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Marks & Spencer continues to face problems at distribution centre - The Guardian

Marks & Spencer continues to face problems at distribution centre - The Guardian | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Retailer said to be handling a third fewer items than expected at Castle Donington as shoppers report belated order cancellations
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BNSF issues an embargo westbound intermodal freight destined for ports on the West Coast as the railway anticipates further slowdowns and congestion at the marine terminals

BNSF issues an embargo westbound intermodal freight destined for ports on the West Coast as the railway anticipates further slowdowns and congestion at the marine terminals | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
BNSF Railway has issued an embargo on westbound intermodal freight destined for ports on the West Coast as the railway anticipates further slowdowns and
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Federal Mediators to Assist in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

Federal Mediators to Assist in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Nine months after labor negotiations began at West Coast ports, federal mediators have been brought in to assist in reaching a resolution.
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Blog: A new year full of promise – UK retailers going the extra mile

Blog: A new year full of promise – UK retailers going the extra mile | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
As retailers look to the New Year, Hermes’ Mark Pettit outlines how the company plans to support retailers by investing in innovation.
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FedEx appoints new service provider in Saudi | ArabianSupplyChain.com

FedEx appoints new service provider in Saudi | ArabianSupplyChain.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Abdul Latif Jameel Group chosen, as of January 2015.
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Beijing opens up logistics market further to foreign players

Beijing opens up logistics market further to foreign players | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
FedEx has expanded its network and three other foreign couriers have been granted licences to operate on the mainland
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