Latest Logistics Indicators; What was the impact of Sandy? Middle East Air Growth; ND appoint 2 non-French Directors
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News This Week:
Collaboration: tough, but required
The concept of a collaborative supply chain is fueled by a very uncertain business climate where the rate of change is accelerating.
A quick glance into the Logistics Market
Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. We selected a few facts to share with you.
What can logistics do for you?
In a new book, an MIT professor argues that investment in global transportation hubs can spur a ‘feedback loop’ of regional growth.
Norbert Dentressangle appoints two non-french directors to executive board
Malcolm Wilson as managing director of the Group’s Logistics Division as Luis Angel Gomez and managing director of the Transport Division.
Growth in Middle East as a major transport and logistics hub
The global air freight market continues to witness declines in tonnage. According to IATA, year-to-date through September, tonnage is down 2.6%. However, Middle East carriers have been able to defy this downward spiral and have reported a 14.1% increase in tonnage for the same period. What is behind this apparent success?
October freight data indicate declines in shipments due to Superstorm Sandy
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc along the US east coast in late October causing destruction across its path. Ports up and down the coast suffered varying degrees of damage.
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The European Union is working on the further liberalisation of road transport by logistics service providers. The question is whether the further liberalisation of shippers transport on own account would not be more effective and yield better results.
One of the biggest challenges for a delivery provider is achieving a successful delivery drop first time and missed deliveries are costly – estimated on average at around £23 per drop. Using mobile data technology to track items combined with proactive customer alerts plays a significant role in helping to achieve higher first time success rates.
EU 3PL Award Winners Announced; Snapshot of 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum Day One