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Thursday, March 21, 2013
UPS has officially acquired the 49 percent interest of Vietnam-based VN Express in the joint delivery venture between the companies, whom initially first partnered in 1994, with VN Express serving at UPS’s authorized agent in Vietnam, prior to establishing a joint stock company in 2010.
Posted on 03/21 at 10:13 AM
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Friday, March 01, 2013
Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This service, said UPS, provides shippers with time-in-transit improvements that leverage its existing North American freight network.
Posted on 02/28 at 12:33 AM
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Friday, February 01, 2013
Ongoing economic “volatility” and the growing global focus on sustainability are placing more pressure on logistics managers to establish a strategic, alternative distribution network. Here’s some food for thought before establishing yours.
The recovery in Asia’s rapid growth markets, especially those of China and India, is gradually leading the world out of recession. In many developing economies, output is already above pre-crisis trends and logistics investment is vigorous—suggesting that expansion is under way.
FedEx said the new office, which is located in Bangkok, will provide shippers in Thailand and across the Asia Pacific region to leverage FedEx Trade Network’s freight forwarding services.
In our previous column we introduced the concept of “dynamic operations:” supply chain networks that respond quickly and smoothly to changing business conditions. We also identified dynamic operations’ four enabling capabilities and looked briefly at how they work together to help companies identify, accommodate, and even benefit from supply chain disruptions. The first of these capabilities is “insight to action.”
Location: Say it three times, and you have the real estate mantra. However, shippers and providers are beginning to understand what it means to their long-term plans, especially when it comes to improving service on the West Coast.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lack of clearance from European Commission halts UPS' plans for significant European expansion
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Expected decision to nix the deal halts UPS' plans for significant European expansion