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Transplace expands service offerings with acquisition of M33 Integrated

Posted 09/18 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
Transplace officials said that by bringing M33 Integrated into the fold, it “expands the company’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base.”

APL Logistics rolls out ShipMax Alliance, a collaborative logistics service offering

Posted 09/16 · 12:39 PM · LM Editorial
APL Logistics recently announced it has rolled out a new service offering that it said is designed to save shippers money and time through the optimization and management of high-frequency truck deliveries across complex supply chains.

GENCO Demystifies 3PL Marketplace

Posted 09/14 · 12:46 PM · SCMR Editorial
Since FedEx announced the acquisition of GENCO late last year, many supply chain managers may still be seeking answers on the cultural shift and its impact on the 3PL marketplace.
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3PL Relationships: Surviving the trials of commoditization

Posted 09/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.

CEVA expands its transpacific services

Posted 08/26 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
This is the first guaranteed weekly service direct to the U.S. from Singapore as part of the company’s initiative to enhance its LCL offerings serving Trans-pacific needs.

Geodis set to acquire OHL in latest example of global 3PL M&A

Posted 08/17 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent in which could be described as a series of large-scale global 3PL (third-party logistics) acquisitions was announced today, with Geodis, a $6.1 billion France-based 3PL saying it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brentwood, Tennessee-based $1.3 billion OHL (formerly known as Ozburn Hessey Logistics).
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Uptick in 3PL-based M&A activity points to shippers’ need for truckload brokerage services

Posted 08/11 · 07:49 AM · LM Editorial
Over the last several months, there has been a spate of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity centered around deals with an emphasis on large truckload brokerages. On the surface deals like these makes sense for more than a few reasons, given the vast carrier reach that the large brokerages have, coupled with strong technology platforms, and shipper relationships across a wide swath of industries.

Shifting risk and meeting in the middle could serve as key to shipper-3PL relations

Posted 08/06 · 12:14 PM · LM Editorial
A white paper takes a deep dive into exploring the dynamics of shipper-3PL relationships, with an eye on limiting the "commoditization" of 3PL services.

Transplace introduces its supply chain consulting practice

Posted 07/22 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has officially rolled out Transplace Supply Chain Consulting, its new consulting practice, which it said will focus on improving end-to-end (e-2-e) supply chain performance through an experienced team with what it described as deep functional expertise in transportation and logistics.

2014 Was “Year of the Deal” in 3PL Arena

Posted 07/07 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In the annual study and forecast on third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the consultancy Armstrong & Associates note that “big deals” have dominated the last year.

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