Global Logistics

By Jeff Berman · March 16, 2012
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.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2012
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.
By Jeff Berman · March 12, 2012
When the price per gallon of diesel was closer to $5 per gallon and oil barrel prices were nearly touching $150 during the summer of 2008, much was made about the possibility of North American shippers moving manufacturing operations closer to home, also known as nearshoring.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2012
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2012
A Wall Street Journal report said 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.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2012
TIA and CIFA officials said that promoting communication and cooperation between the largest transport intermediary associations of China and the United States which are also the world's top two largest trading powers is very necessary and important.
By Derik Andreoli · March 1, 2012
Refinery closures and sulfur regulations threaten to push diesel prices over $5 this year.
By Jeff Berman · February 29, 2012
In an ongoing effort to expand its global presence, Dachser USA, a subsidiary of Global 3PL Dachser, said this week that Dachser has begun construction on a new branch office in Zevenaar, the Netherlands.
By Patrick Burnson · February 27, 2012
INTTRA, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, reports an increase in usage of their global e-commerce solutions by the containerized shipping industry
By Jeff Berman · February 21, 2012
Data from Panjiva showed gains from December to January for both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · February 20, 2012
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2012
Reports out of Europe today are stating that Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, rejected an offer by UPS for TNT’s express business.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2012
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics recently announced that it has bolstered its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) presence through an initiative centered on providing less-than-container (LCL) consolidation services from Istanbul, Turkey to New York.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 9, 2012
The logistics capabilities of Panama can serve as the logistics hub of the Americas, said Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
By Brent Primus · February 1, 2012
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.

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