Look out for the latest issue of Logistics & Supply Chain – it’s available in print, and for iPad and Android. Awesome… Amazing… Exhilarating… Industry leaders from across Europe gathered in London’s Park Lane Hilton last month for the supply chain night of the year. Find out who won and why in the 20th Supply […]
The complexity of supply chains has increased over recent years alongside market globalisation and the resulting extended supply chains. A third of companies are operating more than ten supply chains – resulting in high costs, waste and reduced agility, according to a DHL Supply Chain study, which says the trend is a result of years […]
Automation specialist Witron has won the Bavarian award for small and medium-sized companies 2016 – which is awarded by the European Business Forum (EWiF). Managing directors, Helmut Prieschenk and Christian Dietl, received the “Pillar of small and medium-sized businesses” as well as the certificate in the category of “Services” from the financial state secretary, Albert […]
DHL Express has launched On Demand Delivery, a new service that allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standard delivery options. Shippers can choose to activate specific delivery options and have DHL Express notify their customers via email or SMS about a shipment’s progress. Customers can then select the delivery option […]
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A new global project has been launched to help businesses reduce carbon emissions in their global logistics supply chains. The EU funded Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN), is led by Smart Freight Centre and implemented by 13 organisations and industry associations. The LEARN project includes the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), which […]
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Volumes and demand continue to be low with no signs of improvement any time soon. As larger carriers struggle with YOY losses for the second quarter in a row, LTL is trying to remain tight-lipped about possible causes of weak demand. Concerns and questions are being raised as to how the carriers will respond to this downturn. The cost of living is on the rise and as inventories are sold off from the congestion dating back to March of 2015, demand may soon be on the rise again. Carriers are not adding in new trucks to their fleets, which could cause issues in the long run if demand goes back on the rise again.
The announcement of Hanjin's bankruptcy last week has shocked the ocean network and raised questions and concerns from shippers throughout the world. Many containers are at a standstill, several ships are anchored off shore, and some crews are without food and water until a resolution is found. South Korea's government and some carriers have offered to take up parts of their debt in order to process orders and gain some market share from Hanjin. Unfortunately, their financial losses and debts have forced ports to turn their cargo away until contracts are solidified and a resolution is found. While it's no surprise that some stand - alone carriers like Hanjin are folding, what events led up to their demise, and how will things affect shippers in the future?