Logistics

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: GM explores on-demand rides and deliveries — Peloton's plans to disrupt trucking — OTA updates coming to trucks

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Transportation

Landstar System - Focus Is On 2018

For Landstar, 2017 has been positive; all core metrics including gross/net revenues, EBITDA and diluted EPS have tracked well performing greater than …

Business

Maersk takes step towards breaking up with sale of oil unit

Sale of Maersk Oil to Total for $7.5bn is one of four planned transactions by Danish group<p>Most Read

News (Ireland)

How a 100-year-old delivery firm is emblematic of all of Japan’s demographic and labor woes

A logo of a mother cat carrying a kitten by the neck with its mouth is supposed to symbolize the level of customer care and service offered by Yamato, Japan’s largest home-delivery company. According to its founder in 1919, “service first, profit after” was the company’s guiding principle (link in …

Japan

Dredging freeze at Brazil port forces ships to offload

Silting in the Brazilian port of Santos, Latin America’s biggest, is forcing ships to offload 220 containers per vessel to avoid the risk of running …

Brazil

Transports Week In Review - Matson Is The Poster Child For This Week's Volatility

The XTN transports index is now flat; whereas the SPY is up 8.6 percent.<p>Fundamentals remain stable for transports; market volatility in August is not …

Business

TEU Tokens and Blockchain Could Shape the Future of Container Shipping

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Blockchain initiative 300cubits has created a new type of cryptocurrency to solve liner shipping’s US$23bn “booking …

Merchant Shipping

Retailers Tackle Growing Consumer Expectations With Integrated Supply Chains

quinntheislander / PixabayShoppers have access to almost any product at any time and fulfillment times are shrinking by the month. With almost …

Air emissions drop even as Port of LA has busiest year ever

<i>Cargo ships are loaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC</i>Emily GuerinNew data from the …

Climate

The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions

DHL is the largest logistics and express delivery company in the world. It’s not surprising that its carbon emissions are massive.<p>But those emissions …

Sustainability

This Entrepreneur is a Perfect Matchmaker between Transporters and Traders

"The concept of bidding is very significant because it gives a sense of bargain that Indians love to do"<p>Logistics and transportation for small and medium enterprises (SME) in India is broken. Much to the extent that logistics eat away 30 per cent of traders’ time even as transportation occupies …

Trading

Overstock looking to gain advantage with potential 2-day delivery

Overstock.com is in advanced talks with a logistics company about outsourcing distribution and delivery — a move that would enable the e-tailer to …

Supply Chain 4.0: Is the Borderland ready for the 4th industrial revolution?

EL PASO, Texas - Technology has changed the way we make things and the way we buy them.<p>Here on the border, a strong supply chain makes sure the goods …

El Paso

Maersk Posts Surprise Loss, Warns of Cyberattack Impact -- Update

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S on Wednesday said it swung to a surprise second-quarter loss, as it wrote down the value of its tanker and ports assets, and warned of the impact of a major cyberattack in June.<p>The world's biggest containership operator said it would take impairments of …

Markets

Target is making moves to better compete with Amazon

Wal-Mart and Target desperately want to catch up with Amazon's ability to offer two-day delivery on millions of items available to members of its $99-a-year Prime program. Wal-Mart invested $3.3 billion buying Jet.com and placed its founder Marc Lore in charge of its digital operations. That was …

Amazon

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Auto suppliers bearish on electric cars — Robot "swarms" in warehouses — Target looks to speed up deliveries

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Electric Vehicles

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

Until quite recently, businesses didn’t have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their …

Slavery

Maersk CEO Skou gives upbeat shipping forecast

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk (OTCPK:AMKAF, OTCPK:AMKBF) gained as much as 4% in European trading despite slipping to a Q2 loss compared to a …

Business

Maersk Says June Cyberattack Will Cost It up to $300 Million

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said a cyberattack that hit the owner of the world’s biggest container shipping company at the end of June will wipe as much …

Business

The World’s Shipping Companies Are Going Super-Sized

The hulking container ships that transport sneakers, bananas and Barbie dolls around the world keep getting bigger. So are the companies that own …

Walmart

DHL, Ford unveil jointly made electric delivery van

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Post DHL Group and U.S. automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles.<p>The StreetScooter WORK XL merges a Ford Transit chassis with an electric drivetrain designed for the German logistics giant.<p>…

Business

Supply Chain Innovations - Which Ones Can You Actually Use?

But holding inventory equals spending money.<p>It costs money to acquire inventory. It costs money to ship that inventory to you. It costs money hold …

Small Business

The Shipping Giants Are Seizing the High Seas

Don't be distracted by AP Moller-Maersk's unexpected second-quarter loss or the up to $300 million bill from a massive cyber-attack in June. Life's …

Business

Descartes acquires MacroPoint from SGE for about $107 mln

<b>Descartes Systems Group</b> has acquired Cleveland, Ohio-based <b>MacroPoint LLC,</b> a provider of location-based truck tracking and predictive freight capacity …

Investing

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

<b>The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers.</b><p>UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to …

Virtual Reality

Inside the Increasingly Complex Algorithms That Get Packages to Your Door - MIT Technology Review

If you had to hand-deliver 50 packages, how would you go about planning the best route?<p>That’s a theoretical problem mathematicians and computer …

Google Maps

TPG to acquire Transplace from Greenbriar

<b>TPG Capital</b> has agreed to acquire <b>Transplace</b>, a provider of transportation management and other third-party logistics services. The seller is</b> …

Investing

Ingram Micro to Invest $10 Million in Warehouse Automation Startup

HDS Global, the warehouse automation startup founded by entrepreneur Louis Borders, has lined up Ingram Micro Inc. as its first logistics customer.<p>Ingram Micro, which has started stocking consumer goods and handling online orders for major retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as it expands beyond …

Startups

ZTO Express: A Medium-Term Buy In Opportunity

The warming macroeconomic environment and evolving e-commerce in China support further growth of express parcel volume.<p>ZTO has been achieving the …

Stocks

Delivery Hero shifts up gear as Amazon threat looms

The start of 2008 was a hairy time for Niklas Östberg. He had just sunk all his savings into a pizza delivery start-up in his native Sweden. Then …

Startups