Panalpina Cuts Ocean Freight Forecast

Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG, the world’s fourth-largest seafreight forwarder by revenue, reduced its growth forecast for the ocean freight market as shipping capacity outpaced demand. Panalpina followed industry leader Kuehne & Nagel International AG in projecting growth of 2 percent to 3 percent this year, down from as much as 4 percent predicted in May,[…]

New project could place 40-acre solar energy site near Hastings

A major solar power project is coming to Minnesota, feeding 100 mega-watts (MW) of renewable energy into Xcel Energy’s power grid, and one piece of the project could be built in Hastings. Xcel Energy had put out a request for proposals (RFP) asking energy producers to participate in a competitive hunt for new resources that[…]

Despite Black Friday boom, logistics workers get sold short

Black Friday is a busy time for big-box retailers, as well as the warehouse workers that move their products. But despite claims that the industry provides middle class wages for blue-collar jobs, a recent study finds that warehouse workers in the Inland Empire area of California average $23,000 per year for men and $19,000 per[…]

Transformation of the logistics industry has just begun

The global logistics market has evolved rapidly over the past two decades from one characterised by multiple, fragmented and independent transport and warehousing functions, to one in which diversified conglomerates dominate, says a new book by John Manners-Bell. The book, Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods, the dynamic nature of the industry, means that there will[…]

Amazon to also handle logistics for other retailers

World’s largest ecommerce firm Amazon Inc, which runs an ecommerce marketplace in India through, will now offer its in-house logistics services, for order fulfilment for retailers running other ecommerce sites, sources told This would be akin to what Rocket Internet-backed Jabong implemented last year by handling third-party logistics for others through JaVAS, a[…]

Three Logistics regions are on the rise: Dallas/Fort Worth; Reno, Nev.; and Quincy, Wash

When one thinks of an ideal West Coast venue for a “logistics cluster,” Quincy, Wash., doesn’t spring to mind. Rather, the default location is the area of Southern California stretching from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach eastward to the warehouse-rich “Inland Empire.” The corridor offers superior infrastructure, a critical mass of third-party[…]

Logistics leaders share local success stories at business event

THE full potential for refrigerated logistics in North East Lincolnshire will be explored later this week as part of the free Mastering Business season of events. Rob Smith, head of operations at Morrisons Manufacturing – Grimsby, is keynote speaker, and will share the story of how the company created the vertically integrated seafood supply chain,[…]

Tax foreign logistics companies instead of tolling South Africans

Why can’t Sanral, the Minister of Transport and CBRTA not work together with Customs in putting e-tolls at all the borders for the foreign trucks entering South Africa? We as South African transporters pay Botswana road tolls for a truck trip to and from South Africa. It costs around 1 190 pula, which is R1 416 for[…]

Three logistics executives visited Manatee Monday, Tampa Tuesday

Three automobile or shipping company executives visited Port Manatee on Monday and the Port of Tampa on Tuesday. Both ports are trying to start vehicle distribution terminals, and both hosted meetings this week with auto company and logistics executives. Late Friday the Tampa Port Authority late released the names of executives who attended its first[…]

Global freight firm to invest in logistics

Geodis Wilson, one of the largest freight management companies with a global network, has indicated to expand its operation through its local strategic partner e2e in emerging and unexplored Pakistan’s market of logistics and allied sectors. According to the details, the expansion of operation will likely imply huge foreign investment in infrastructure and assets of[…]