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Crown opens expanded forklift facility in Michigan

DC Velocity

Site will meet growing needs in food distribution and automotive manufacturing sectors, firm says. Lift Trucks

Trade war sparks more capacity cuts on transpacific container trades

The LoadStar

Container shipping lines on the transpacific trade this week continued to announce capacity cuts in response to the US-China trade war.

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Volga-Dnepr stuns the market with multi-billion dollar order for Boeing freighters

The LoadStar

Volga-Dnepr Group and sister UK company CargoLogicHoldings today announced an order for five B747-8Fs, as well as a letter of intent for a staggering 29 B777 freighters for its UK airline, Cargologicair.

Port of Long Beach Records Highest Volumes Ever for June

Logistics Manager

The Port of Long Beach in California recently announced they had reached a record number of cargo volume for the month June 2018, the highest in their in 107-year history. The Port experienced a 14.2% increase in trade for the month of June, compared to the same month last year.

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Maersk Line diverts two services to Liverpool from delay-hit Felixstowe

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CMA CGM Approved for CEVA Investment

Logistics Manager

Following on from our story in April, we can now confirm CMA CGM has received all the approvals for their investment in the CEVA Group.

Kuehne + Nagel to Open New Logistics Hub in Chile

Airfreight Logistics

Swiss-based global transport and Logistics Company Kuehne + Nagel have bolstered their pharma logistics services in South America with a soon to be open logistics hub in Santiago de Chile.

Should Truck Driving Age Be Lowered to Fill Driver Shortage?

Material Handling and Logistics

Pending legislation would lower the age of truck drivers to 18 and ease the growing shortage, but can this group live up to the safety required

Genpact acquires Barkawi in merger of consulting firms

DC Velocity

Supply chain management services will focus on consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, and high-tech sectors, Genpact says. Strategy

HMM Launch Two 11,000 TEU Scrubber System Equipped Containerships

Logistics Manager

The world’s 14th largest container line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) recently launched two 11,000 TEU containerships both replete with scrubber systems. HMM held a ceremony to celebrate the launch of their new vessels on July 5 th in Busan, South Korea.

DHL Double their Fleet of Boeing 777 Freighters with New Order

Airfreight Logistics

Global courier, parcel, and express mail services provider DHL has recently announced a new order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters along with purchase rights for 7 additional freighters. The order at the current list price has a value of $4.7

Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices

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Fuel prices in the US have increased by more than 30 percent over the past year. In fact, the recent surge in oil prices is the biggest since 2004. This is becoming a serious issue for any business for which shipping or deliveries are mission-critical.

UPS, Teamsters reach tentative five-year pact covering LTL unit

DC Velocity

Subcontracting likely to be a critical issue as pact heads to rank-and-file. Transportation

Volga-Dnepr unveils major plans for new regional air cargo hub at Liege

The LoadStar

It’s a week of big announcements for Volga-Dnepr Group (VDG). Today’s instalment is that it plans, with sister carrier CargoLogicAir (CLA), to establish a new regional hub at Liege in Belgium. Liege helped out Volga-Dnepr subsidiary AirBridgeCargo (ABC) in October when it lost slots at Schiphol.

Some truckers finding stress relief in meditation

Fleet Owner

Research suggests that meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, insomnia and other maladies. It is safe and has no side effects. It's also free

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SkyCell and DuPont Safety and Construction Form Strategic Alliance

Airfreight Logistics

Swiss-based SkyCell , a manufacturer of temperature-controlled containers for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries has recently announced a strategic partnership with DuPont Safety & Construction.

IAC deploys smart logistics at Halewood facility

Automotive Logistics

Global parts and systems supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), is now using industry 4.0 manufacturing technology and smart logistics for the production of interior components at its plant in Halewood.

Just how bad are New York drivers?

DC Velocity

New telematics-based study confirms your worst suspicions. Transportation

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Boeing gets a boost from air cargo boom as its freighter orderbook bulges

The LoadStar

Confidence is flying high in air cargo, with Boeing buoyed by the strength of its freighter orderbook for the next two decades. At this week’s Farnborough Air Show, Boeing’s vice president of marketing, Randy Tinseth, said: “Air cargo is back”.

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2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

DHL Freight Open New Warehouse in Turkey

Logistics Manager

One of Europe’s Leading providers of road freight services, DHL Freight have recently celebrated the grand opening of their new warehouse at the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone in Turkey.

Valmet starts production of new Mercedes-Benz

Automotive Logistics

Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive has begun making the new A-class for Mercedes-Benz at Uusikaupunki in Finland, the third plant to make the latest version. The move to include contract production at Valmet was first announced last year.

Truckstop.com acquires transportation software vendor Grizella

DC Velocity

Merger of logistics technology providers will help supply greater information to freight transportation industry users, firms say. Technology

Threat to container charter market as carriers drift towards heavy losses

The LoadStar

While container shipping lines face soaring operational costs, recent signs that they are preparing to suspend services in light of weakening demand suggest vessel charter rates could also come under pressure.

SEKO Logistics to Open New Flagship Facility at London Heathrow

Airfreight Logistics

SEKO Logistics has recently announced they have invested in a new airfreight and Omni-parcel services facility near to London Heathrow Airport.

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Penske Truck Leasing Renovates and Expands Evansville, Indiana, Facility

Move Ahead

Penske Truck Leasing has outgrown its previous facility in Evansville, Indiana, and has relocated to a new, larger, state-of-the-art building at 15631 Neeley Street in Evansville. The new location offers customers convenient access to Interstate 64 and Highway 41. “We We outgrew our previous facility and needed more space to service our growing customer base,” explained Dan O’Boyle, senior vice president for Penske’s north central region.

VW to add second model at Navarra

Automotive Logistics

Volkswagen is planning to make the new T-Cross compact SUV at its Navarra plant, following an investment of around €1 billion ($1.17 billion).

Rail, barge get new lives, funding under New York's infrastructure plan

DC Velocity

Underutilized assets to take center stage as the city looks to cut reliance on trucks. . Transportation

Market insight: Pick-a-merger time for Hapag Lloyd as suitors line up

The LoadStar

Hapag-Lloyd shareholder Michael Klaus Kuehne may have rejected the idea of a merger with CMA CGM – but is it a good idea, nonetheless? Let’s find out what the numbers – and hard evidence – suggest in the wake of the latest market reports. Background.

How The New Tariffs Could Affect the Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

With three rounds of attempted trade negotiations come and gone, a trade war between the United States and China, representing the two largest economies in the world has begun.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers. Over the last decade, the expectation and focus on completing “perfect orders” has increased in the supply chain industry.