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Second Quarter 3PL Market Report Shows All-Around Improvement

Posted 08/26 · 07:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
Middlemen comprising the Transportation Intermediaries Association made money last quarter, say researchers.
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3PL market report indicates strong sector performance

Posted 08/25 · 12:24 PM · LM Editorial
Middlemen comprising the Transportation Intermediaries Association made money last quarter, say researchers.
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SCM World Study Finds 3PLs Resist Innovation

Posted 08/13 · 01:50 PM · SCMR Editorial
Between January and May of this year, SCM World fielded a six-question survey in order to understand the supply chain community’s perception of global third party logistics providers (3PLs).
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Norbert Dentressangle acquires Jacobson Companies from Oak Hill Capital Partners

Posted 08/13 · 08:48 AM · MMH Editorial
Jacobson, a leading contract logistics and transport provider in the US market, will be acquired for $750 million in cash in a deal expected to close in mid-September.

With recapitalization in the past, CEVA is confident about the future

Posted 08/13 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
Revenue was up 6 percent compared to the first quarter at $1.978 million and down 4.2 percent annually, and adjusted EBITDA was up 40 percent compared to the first quarter at $60 million, and was down 25 percent annually. Quarterly EBITDA was lower annually, due to the company’s Freight Management group revenues being negatively affected by lower market rates.
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Roadrunner Transportation System set to acquire Active Aero Group

Posted 08/12 · 08:33 AM · LM Editorial
RRTS said yesterday it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Belleville, Mich.-based Active Aero Group, a provider of ground and air expedited services through its proprietary TMS, for roughly $115 million, with the acquisition expected to close by the end of September.
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3PLs finding balance, hitting service goals

Posted 08/01 · 08:53 PM · LM Editorial
According to Evan Armstrong, president of 3PL consulting firm Armstrong and Associates, U.S. 3PL gross revenue in 2013 saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion. He says that while global trade and economic activity serve as the “ultimate drivers” of market growth, the maturity of competitive service offerings and the size of major players are contributing to slower growth rates.

Norbert Dentressangle acquires Jacobson Companies

Posted 07/31 · 02:06 PM · LM Editorial
Lyon, France-based Norbert Dentressangle, a $5.5 billion global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider focused on global logistics, transport, ocean, and air services, said today it has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based Jacobson Companies, a value-added warehousing (VAW) company, for $750 million from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Total Quality Logistics opens up first office in Alabama

Posted 07/17 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Cincinnati-based non-asset freight broker and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Total Quality Logistics (TQL) recently announced it has opened a new sales office in Daphne, Alabama.

Ominchannel Shipping Blurs Lines Between 3PL and Forwarder

Posted 07/15 · 02:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
Citing the recent findings of the consultancy, Armstrong and Associates, this year’s 2015 State of Logistics report states that revenues for the 3PL sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth a year ago.

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