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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.
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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.

Q1 TIA 3PL benchmarking report shows annual shipment and revenue gains

Posted 07/02 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
This is the 26th edition of this report, which is based on monthly data from TIA member companies who submit real operating data and respond to questions on business conditions impacting the 3PL sector.

26th Annual State of Logistics: Freight moves the economy

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
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3PL Summit Q&A: Doug Waggoner, Chairman and CEO of Echo Global Logistics

Posted 06/25 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
At last week's eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with Echo Global Logistics Chairman and CEO Doug Waggoner. The pair covered a wide range of subjects, including market conditions, capacity, and Echo's recent $420 million acquisition of Command Transportation.

Third-Party Logistics Still Gaining Traction, Says Armstong & Associates

Posted 06/15 · 07:55 AM · SCMR Editorial
The bigger, the better could serve as a accurate description of the third-party logistics (3PL) sector, given the increasing activity of large-scale 3PL-related acquisitions, coupled with the steady revenue growth the sector has seen and is expected to see in the future, too.
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