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Business owners are abandoning logistics agent programs in 2014, by CarrierDirect

A new whitepaper by consultancy and sales company in the transport and logistics industry CarrierDirect, suggests that logistics agent programs dwindle as business owners move towards stronger platforms such as franchising

ASOS and DPD to launch new 'early warning' delivery service'

The leading companies say it will offer complete parcel peace of mind, 'night before' notifications and new in-flight delivery options

ASOS and DPD to launch new 'early warning' delivery service'

The leading companies say it will offer complete parcel peace of mind, 'night before' notifications and new in-flight delivery options

From A-Z, how a soccer ball reaches a consumer's doorstep, by Kewill

Evan Puzey of Kewill takes us through the steps required to deliver a soccer ball to a consumer, offering us an insight into the unseen process behind the arrival of our cherished items

New white paper on optimising inbound supply chain, by AEB (International) Ltd.

AEB (International) Ltd has released a new white paper titled Successful Inbound Supply Chain Management, providing valuable insight on how key areas of the inbound supply chain can be optimised

Russia's customs changes, FedEx and rivals pull out

FedEx, DHL and Western online retailers have hit a roadblock in their push into the world's fastest-growing ecommerce market, Russia, as new customs regulations hinder couriers servicing private customers

UK: consortium to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050

In the United Kingdom, such big names as DHL, Tesco, Coca Cola and Goodyear have joined a consortium that is looking to reduce road freight carbon emissions by 80 percent

Consignment theft dispute ruling has implications for logistics industry

A recent court ruling in a dispute between cargo interests and carriers over the theft of consignments could have far reaching implications for the logistics industry, according to a Dutch law firm

What will the UK's foreign operator payment system mean for hauliers?

In September 2013, an agreement was announced between a leading supplier of IT solutions to the UK government, and the Department for Transport (DfT), to develop and operate a system by which truck operators will be able to pay what they owe under the new road user levy to be charged to all operators of HGVs using British roads

What going on Undercover Boss revealed for DHL Express UK CEO

Appearing on a popular TV programme was illuminating for Chief Executive Officer Phil Couchman, whose discoveries have led to new initiatives for the UK's largest express delivery company. Here he talks about the experience, how his company is adapting to a changing market and offers his insight on the future of the industry

US: Heartland Express acquired Gordon Trucking

In Western United States, 67-year-old Gordon Trucking has been wholly acquired by Heartland Express, a $300 million deal that greatly increases Heartland's presence in the region

FedEx makes high profile appointments

FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, has made two new appointments for the Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa EMEA region, with David Binks appointed Regional President, and Michael Holt promoted to Senior Vice President, European Operations

Failure to maintain vehicles is false economy - ProHire

Paul Hassal of Prohire gives his view on the situaiton concerning commercial vehicles and their lack of roadworthiness, stressing the importance of regular maintenance

Norbert Dentressangle reports revenue rise

A leading European logistics company is in buoyant mood after announcing healthy financials for the first nine months of 2013

DPD to hit 1,000 new jobs following revenue growth

The following is a report from DPD, a UK arm of Europe's leading parcel group GeoPost (wholly owned by France's La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe). DPD employs 6,700 people in the UK, operating more than 3,000 vehicles from over 40 locations and delivering 1.6 million parcels per week

DSV's distribution service for perishable products

DSV Air & Sea in the UK has launched DSV Fresh, an international distribution service dedicated to perishable products

Business should never tyre of cost and time saving

In the following piece, the founder of Puncture Safe UK, manufacturers of a unique acciden-preventing tyre safety product, talks about the importance of tyre protection for logistics companies

US Interstate $1 trillion restructure could take a toll

In the United States, it has been predicted that a whopping US $1 trillion is needed to rescue the aging interstate highway system, but a new study has found that this cost could be covered by charging drivers and truckers a tol

Google delivery's shrewd diversification strategy

DA Systems' Managing Director David Upton takes us through the rationale behind Google's impending launch of a home delivery service

Causes of supply chain insomnia identified

In the latest in a series of articles by Dave Alberts, Director of supply chain solution providers Crimson & Co, the author takes us through the results of a survey in which more than 200 companies were asked about their supply chain nightmares

VWR International to distribute for Thermo Fisher

Science technology and products giant Thermo Fisher has entered into a distribution agreement with VWR International, continuing a "long-standing relationship"

AEB launches campaign ahead of US Export Control Reform

Leading supply chain managers and trade solutions provider AEB launches campaign to guide UK businesses through changes that will come about from the Obama Administration's Export Control Reforms

CIPS African Procurement Awards

International Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply's Pan African Procurement Awards were held last week, celebrating the movers and improvers in African purchasing

Five for five: DSV Road offers £5,000 cover for just £5

New insurance deal aimed at benefitting customers who send low value shipments across Europe offers £5,000 worth of insurance for just £5

Deutsche Post DHL StreetScooter deemed roadworthy

DEKRA grants DHL operating permit for new-design vehicles for mail and parcel delivery, with 50 expected to be in operation by the end of 2013

JML Retail joins forces with TNT Express

New TNT Express - developed order tracking system a feature of a partnership that is seen as long-term and beneficial to customers

FedEx versus UPS

Who is winning the courier services competition?

Choices and Convenience key for online retail

UPS report finds that Social and Mobile Integration, Shipping Options and Flexible Returns Drive Brand Loyalty

ATA report records rise in US trucking rates

The ATA's annual trucking trends report has revealed that trucking is still the primary method of freight movement in the US

A negative doorstep experience could damage retail reputation

Poor delivery practices could damage retail reputation, according to Dispatches documentary

New offerings for FedEx's global operations

FedEx has expanded its properties and service offering in locations around the world this week, following the opening of a station in Germany in addition to the launch of its Ship Site program in India.

DHL move into the digital age with new freight app

DHL have launched a new smartphone app which allows companies to order and manage shipments on the move

UPS withdraws meger offer to TNT Express

UPS has withdrawn it's acquistion offer to UPS following ten months of unsuccessful wrangling with the European Commission

Ice cool courier transport a rather unusual cargo

DHL has returned century-old Antarctic whiskies back to New Zealand, ensuring they keep it in sub-zero conditions throughout

FedEx take on busiest day in company history

FedEx tackle their busiest day, shipping a forecasted 19 million packages through their networks.

Climate Counts votes UPS No1 for environmental shipping

Environmental ranking organisation Climate Counts has awarded UPS the top spot for sustainable logistics, beating FedEx, DHL and USPS

DHL Supply Chain gears up for growth in Asia Pacific

Supply Chain business appoints industry expert Jeroen van Oekel to expand footprint the Manufacturing, Automotive and Engineering markets

DHL forms global logistics link in Libya

Following an economic upturn, DHL Global Forwarding has opened its first office in Libya to provide international transport service

Couriers pull up their Christmas stockings

Couriers are beginning to prepare to undertake more deliveries ahead of the festive rush, we check out how they are preparing

DPD invest £175m to expand across UK

The UK's fastest growing parcel company create 1500 new jobs and 10 new depots in their expansion across the UK

Royal Mail announces £75mil expansion

UK postal service The Royal Mail Group is planning to invest in express parcel delivery to respond to online shopping demands

Package solutions from QTrak

Package handling and courier services can get a boost from using innovative tracking technology

Shutl secures additional $3.2 million for US expansion

e.ventures and Notion Capital invest in same-day delivery service, setting it up for global expansion beginning with the US

FedEx announce annual profitability improvements

FedEx has introduced a number of strategies to increase it's profit outlook

UPS makes the move towards a greener fleet

UPS is hoping new hydraulic hybrid vehicles will reduce it's emissions by 30 percent

UTi worldwide posts weak results, but shares rise

UTi experienced a 17 percent loss in net income, yet shares rose after it's announcement

Courier aggregate Shutl receives $2mil from UPS

UPS invested $2million in courier aggregate Shutl for a 6 percent stake

FedEx accused of improperly handling hazardous material

Courier faces $681,200 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration

'Parcel Motels' revolutionise how couriers operate

The new concept gives more flexibility to customers, allowing them to collect and drop-off packages.

Could international shippers pounce on Chinese market?

International express delivery specialists FedEx, UPS and DHL ponder entering the domestic Chinese shipping market


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