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XPO Logistics expands global reach, agrees to acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion

Posted 04/29 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
Since its inception in September 2011, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics has made several acquisitions. And that process it has established itself as a player in myriad markets through its growth by acquisition strategy. Yesterday, it took things on the acquisition front to a new level, announcing it plans to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion.

7 ways 3PLs support warehousing and distribution

Posted 04/01 · 10:10 AM · MMH Editorial
Initially focused on the transportation component of the supply chain, the modern day 3PL offers a range of services to support warehousing and distribution.

Global 3PLs: Managing complex global networks

Posted 03/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.

Moore on Pricing: 6 rules for collaborative global logistics contracting

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
One of the most challenging business areas for parties committed to collaborative contracting is in the area of international logistics services. However, some recent research at the University of Tennessee, combined with practical experiences, has started to shape some rules for success in contracting complex logistics.

CarrierDirect Report Provides Fresh Perspecitve on Supply Chain Issues

Posted 02/24 · 09:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect, entitled “Eat or Be Eaten: The Year of Separation in Freight,” takes a deep dive into various aspects of current market trends on freight transportation and logistics.

Kintetsu World Express Buys APL Logistics

Posted 02/17 · 09:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean carrier returns to core business.

NOL spins off APL Logistics

Posted 02/17 · 06:24 AM · LM Editorial
Speculation first reported in Logistics Management that APL Logistics was up for sale has been confirmed. In a statement issued yesterday, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) indicated it is spinning off the third-party arm for $1.2 billion to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
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XPO further bolsters last-mile presence with acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics

Posted 02/10 · 10:44 AM · LM Editorial
XPO Logistics announced late yesterday it has acquired New York, New York-based UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce shippers.

Saia Acquires LinkEx

Posted 02/10 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
Multiregional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Saia recently announced it acquired Dallas-based LinkEx Inc., a diversified, asset-light 3PL.

Saia acquires LinkEx for $25 million

Posted 02/09 · 12:24 PM · LM Editorial
LinkEx was established in 2002. It has 50 employees and generated $36 million in 2014 revenue.

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