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Menlo takes 6,500 sq m near Schiphol

Menlo Worldwide, the third-party logistics provider, has leased a 6,500 sq m at AMB Douglassingel Distribution Center, a distribution facility developed by AMB Property near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Schneider expands in China

Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) Co Ltd, a part of the Schneider National enterprise, has purchased the key operating assets of BaoYun Logistics in the People’s Republic of China. The investment allows Schneider to further expand its current supply chain con

Epson centres on Tilburg

Epson Europe has opened a central distribution operation in Tilburg, The Netherlands. From this center around tens of thousands of printers, video projectors and cash register systems will be shipped to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Rus

Menlo completes purchase of Cougar Holdings

Menlo Worldwide, the global logistics company, has completed the acquisition of Cougar Holdings, a leading Southeast Asia freight forwarding, warehousing, logistics and distribution management company with personnel, facilities and operations in Singapore

Sales boom for shipping lines, but margins plunge

Revenues of the major shipping lines almost doubled between 2002 and 2006 and yet average operating margins rose by just 1.2 percentage points to 3.4 per cent. However this small increase masks a rollercoaster ride over the past five years when margins ro

KN Drinks Logistics expands RDC network

KN Drinks Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuehne + Nagel in the UK has expanded its network with the opening of a new 15,676 sqm regional distribution centre (RDC) at Hams Hall. The new facility, which will operate on a shared-user basis, has been

Improving sustainable distribution performance

More than eight out of 10 supply chain professionals say their business has a formal scheme in place to improve sustainable distribution performance, according to new research by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) in the UK.  

Assurance scheme monitors financial strength of chain

Accountants and business advisors, Hurst, has launched a supplier assurance scheme to help companies evaluate the financial performance of companies in their supply chain and implement strategies to help guarantee their integrity.

Logistics and Express divisions fuel DPWN growth

The Express and Logistics divisions are driving earnings growth at Deutsche Post World Net, with consolidated revenue climbing 5.4 per cent to 30.9 billion euros and EBIT rising by nine per cent to 1.7 billion euros. The results for the first half of 2007

A call for radical warehouse management

International research identifies a 20-30 percent gap in logistics costs between the best-in-class companies and the majority of their peers. Dutch warehousing expert Jeroen van den Berg shows in his new book ‘Integral Warehouse Management’ how to bridge

Report highlights field service potential

An inability to provide real-time asset information to engineers in the field, combined with a lack of flexibility to reschedule their work dynamically, could be costing European businesses five billion Euros each year, according to pan-European research

Robust performance from European 3pls

In its latest research, Performance and Profitability in European Logistics, transport sector analysts, Analytiqa, has identified that revenue performance of 3PLs across Europe has remained robust in recent years. As an example, between 2003 and 2004, a

Strong growth for Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel Group have delivered strong growth in their half year results for 2007. Compared with the previous year’s period, turnover increased by 14.7 per cent to CHF 9,968.3 million, EBITDA improved by 12.6 per cent to CHF 467.9 million, and net ear

Logistics challenge of 2012 Olympics

Finance issues have dominated discussion of the 2012 London Olympics, but at a ‘Logistics Countdown to 2012’ Forum in March, the scale of the physical challenge became apparent, as did the implications of self-imposed ‘sustainability’ targets.

Best practice for 3PLs

Outsourcing logistics management responsibilities to third parties (3PLs) hasbeen an established practice for many years.

Felixstowe charges

Hutchison Ports (UK), who operate Felixstowe, have from April imposed a surcharge of €8.05 per full incoming container, to fund its commitments to ‘remote’ infrastructure improvements.

Minimising the risk of cargo loss

The grounding, in January, of the container ship MSC Napoli in Lyme Bay, made headline news. A hundred or so containers were lost in the incident, some of which washed up on the beach: several thousand remain on board and may not be recovered for another

Catching the wave

Buoyant times lie ahead for sea freight operations, says Chris Fahy. For many years regarded as a largely commoditised activity, concerned only with port-toport operations, sea freight is, at last, winning recognition for the crucial role it has to play i

Pressure point

Central to European logistics activity, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – the ‘Benelux’ region – is set to benefit from the trend to outsource from China. Within easy reach of Europe’s prosperous consumer population demand for distribution facilit

Leaders of the pack

European logistics providers face rising costs, legislative restrictions, intense competitive pressures and increasingly complex demands from customers. Many are struggling to maintain margins – only the leanest and meanest will survive. So, who are the l

Air speed indicator

A new air cargo process initiative could prove to be a quantum leap in efficiency.

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