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Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers helps shippers assess global 3PL market

Posted 04/02 · 01:32 PM · MMH Editorial
Having something to base a wide amount of criteria in the 3PL sector can be challenging for shippers. The Gartner Group’s recent release of its Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers aims to help alleviate some of those challenges, which can help shippers to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs, according to Gartner.
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Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers helps shippers assess global 3PL market

Posted 04/02 · 12:57 PM · LM Editorial
Having something to base a wide amount of criteria in the 3PL sector can be challenging for shippers. The Gartner Group’s recent release of its Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers aims to help alleviate some of those challenges, which can help shippers to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs, according to Gartner.

3PL Management: Conquering the Cold Chain

Posted 04/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.

Prospects for 3PL market in 2013 look promising, says Armstrong

Posted 03/29 · 08:41 AM · LM Editorial
Annual growth for the third-party logistics (3PL) market in 2013 is expected to be north of 6 percent, with much of current market activity centered around mergers and acquisitions, with many of the same underlying market fundamentals of 2012 still intact, according to Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.

Echo Global Logistics acquires Open Mile Inc.

Posted 03/21 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Established in 2010, Open Mile is a non-asset based transportation service provider, focusing on truckload brokerage, that provides high-tech automation with freight management expertise, according to Echo officials.

MIQ Logistics opens up new Texas-based facility, with a focus on cross-border operations

Posted 03/18 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics announced earlier this month that it has opened a Laredo, Texas-based facility which it said will focus on serving shippers’ cross-border supply chain needs.

Sale of Vitran’s 3PL unit to Legacy Supply Chain Solutions is complete

Posted 03/05 · 02:48 PM · LM Editorial
Vitran officials said the purchase price for SCO is $97 million in cash, adding that it has used a portion of the cash to fully reduce its debt under its senior revolving credit facility.
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XPO announces Q4 and full-year 2012 earnings, makes another acquisition

Posted 02/28 · 01:09 PM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Chicago-based Covered Logistics & Transportation LLC, a non-asset third party freight brokerage business.
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XPO Logistics acquires East Coast Air Charter Inc.

Posted 02/12 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
Staying true to a major theme of expanding its service offerings—growth through acquisition—non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) services provider XPO Logistics announced today it has acquired the operating assets of Statesville, North Carolina-based East Coast Air Charter Inc. (ECAC), a non-asset, 3PL focused on expedited air charter brokerage.

Panama Canal Expansion Update

Posted 02/11 · 12:11 PM · SCMR Editorial
As U.S. supply chain managers continue to monitor a possible modal shift in the years ahead, the Panama Canal Expansion has reached several milestones
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