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UPS reaches agreement to acquire TNT’s Express business

Posted 03/19 · 11:07 AM · LM Editorial
In what can potentially be viewed as a significant game changer for the global logistics and express delivery sectors, UPS and Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, said today they have reached an agreement in which UPS will acquire TNT Express for roughly $6.77 billion ($5.16 billion euro). The agreement is an all-cash offer of $9.50 per ordinary share for TNT Express.
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Lack of a coordinated national policy on aviation is “shocking”

Posted 03/19 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association is urging U.S. policy makers to improve aviation competitiveness by easing the tax and regulatory burdens on the airline industry.
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Mexico may soon become more attractive as sourcing alternative

Posted 03/19 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
More evidence that shippers may be “near shoring” in the future surfaced at a maritime conference in Southern California earlier this month.
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UPS says it remains in constructive discussions with TNT Express N.V. over possible acquisition

Posted 03/16 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
Following reports that talks focusing on UPS trying to acquire the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, “have slowed” due to various issues, UPS said today that it “remains in constructive discussions” with TNT regarding a potential transaction to acquire the entire issued share capital of TNT Express.
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Port of San Francisco enhances its Foreign Trade Zone

Posted 03/16 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
The Alternative Site Framework program expands upon the benefits already granted within the FTZ program in an efficient way.

Risk still needs to be addressed by logistics managers say analysts

Posted 03/16 · 07:46 AM · LM Editorial
Supply chain managers should have learned some valuable lessons from last year’s Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan, said industry analysts
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Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach feel impact of Chinese New Year in February

Posted 03/15 · 11:07 AM · LM Editorial
The Chinese New Year had an impact on container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in February, according to data released by both ports this week.

DHL makes further investments at CVG hub with a focus on international shipments

Posted 03/15 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said yesterday it has invested $47 million to expand its Americas hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) in an effort to meet the growing needs of its international shipping customers.
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Port Tracker report expects import cargo activity to pick up in March

Posted 03/13 · 12:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
Following a projected 6.8 percent annual decline in import cargo volume for February, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates of calling for a ten percent annual gain for March.

Port Tracker report expects import cargo activity to pick up in March

Posted 03/13 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
Following a projected 6.8 percent annual decline in import cargo volume for February, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for a 10 percent annual gain for March.

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