Logistics News

  • Challenges to US urban supply chains mount

    Feb 6, 2019 — Problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, rather than better, regardless of the economic cycle. “Relentless competition” and widespread urbanization are two of the top trends that will reshape trucking and logistics in the US and elsewhere as e-commerce expectations set by Amazon and its customers challenge traditional delivery strategies.
  • DSV-Panalpina deal could get 'messy' as the offer is considered

    Jan 23, 2019 — A response to DSV’s Sfr170 per share bid for Panalpina is expected on Friday – but analysts and investors are increasingly asking who, exactly, will respond. Last week’s news that DSV was looking to buy the Swiss 3PL triggered a flurry of talk about the deal, while Panalpina issued a simple statement saying it was considering the merits of the offer.
  • Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

    Jan 18, 2019 — Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.”
  • Air cargo and ocean carrier rates should make for sustainable supply chains, say analysts

    Jan 8, 2019 — All regions and trade lanes are expected to report profits for air and ocean carriers in 2019.
  • As the U.S. shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

    Jan 7, 2019 — Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.
  • Global 3PLs to double down on technology

    Jan 2, 2019 — Logistics software providers are trying to arm shippers with systems that render 3PLs less important. In addition, some ocean carriers are aiming to recapture the supply chain management ground they ceded to 3PLs over the last decade.