Saturday 27th May 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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UPS in joint venture with Chinese express operator

UPS is setting up a joint venture with and SF Holding, parent company of SF Express, to develop international delivery services from China to the US, with expansion plans for other destinations.

Ford reshuffles top management team

Ford has appointed Hau Thai-Tang executive vice president, product development and purchasing, as part of a reshuffle of its senior management following the appointment of Jim Hackett as president and chief executive.

SPAR signs deal for China stores

Yunnan Anning Jinfang Commercial Group (Jinfang) is to invest in converting 32 in south-east China stores to the SPAR brand in the coming months.

K+N to support Shanghai port link

Kuehne + Nagel has signed a strategic cooperation with Jiangsu Taicang Port Authority and Shanghai Port Authority Zhenghe Terminal to promote a sea link between the Shanghai and Taicang ports.

UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

Blockchain awareness on the increase

A study of blockchain use in the supply chain has found that one-third of respondents are already implementing the technology, while another quarter indicated they are knowledgeable about it.

Global supply chains increasingly disrupted

Lack of trust and transparency as a result of ideological and military conflicts are undermining the international supply chains, according to the CIPS Risk Index for the first quarter of 2017.

Container index down 3.6pc

Drewry’s World Container Index, which takes in freight rates on major routes, fell by 3.6 per cent to 1500.87/40ft container last week.

Global purchasers tackle deforestation

Eight companies including McDonald’s and L’Oréal have joined the newly-expanded supply chain platform of CDP, to tackle global deforestation.

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