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  • Post-Brexit Britain to rely on emerging markets?

    BAAR, Switzerland: July 19, 2017. As Britain's Conservative government acknowledges the one-time cost of leaving the EU could be £66 billion, Agility Logistics expects the country "will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets" after March 2019. In a report produced in conjunction with analyst Transport Intelligence, Agility says the more difficult the divorce, the more likely Britain will seek quick trade deals with Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Brazil. China and India, it notes, "have the muscle to press the UK for significant concessions and [deals] are unlikely to be hashed out rapidly." Read More
  • DHL Vietnam delivery goes electric

    HO CHI MINH City, Vietnam: July 17, 2017. DHL eCommerce has launched a nationwide domestic delivery operation including the use of electric motorbikes for last-mile delivery. The company is offering nationwide coverage to SMEs with next-day delivery in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. "Practical innovation lies at the core of our domestic delivery networks all around Southeast Asia, and Vietnam is no exception with its fleet of environmentally-friendly electric motorbikes already in action on the streets," said DHL eCommerce Vietnam managing director Thomas Harris. Last year Vietnamese consumers spent US$1 billion on eCommerce transactions despite only 50 percent of the Read More
  • Bahri and Bolloré build a business

    RIYADH: July 18, 2017. The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) is setting up a joint venture with Group Bolloré to provide end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions throughout the GCC. With an initial capital of SAR15 million, the joint venture will leverage Bolloré's global reach and logistics platform and Bahri's local logistics expertise and fleet of multi-purpose vessels. The new company will be called Bahri Bolloré Logistics with Bahri owning 60 percent of the shares and Bollore the remaining 40 percent. Both companies have agreed to increase the share capital to SAR30 million following incorporation that is expected Read More
  • How to Avoid Digging With Spoons

    Fred Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp. says new technology and innovation can be a force for good rather than to feared: "Legend has it that well-known 20th-century economist Milton Friedman once visited a canal-building site in China where thousands of people were digging with shovels to complete the project. Friedman asked the foreman why they didn't bring in heavy equipment to get the job done better and faster. The foreman told him that would put a lot of people out of work. 'In that case, why not have them dig with spoons?' Friedman said. "Despite the many Read More
  • Successful first test for Hyperloop One

    NEW YORK, July 12, 2017 Hyperloop One has completed the first test of its vacuum transport system with a vehicle coasting for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation while achieving a target speed of 70mph. Hyperloop One tested all the system's components, including motor, vehicle suspension, magnetic levitation, electromagnetic braking and vacuum pumping system to prove the components operated successfully as a single integrated unit in a vacuum. The company says it is now entering the next program phase with a target speed of 250 mph at the company's test track 'DevLoop' in the Nevada Desert. "Hyperloop One has accomplished what Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 28

    AMSTERDAM: July 14, 2017. SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has appointed Nico Van der Linden as vice president Cargo from July 01, 2017. Read more: Van_der_Linden.pdf WOOD DALE, Illinois: July 13, 2017. AAR, an independent provider of aviation services to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and MROs worldwide, has opened a parts warehouse in Shanghai. Read more: China_parts.pdf BONN/HONG KONG: July 13, 2017. DHL Supply Chain has begun a 10-year contract to handle Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon MRO logistics. Read more: Cathay_Dragon.pdf SÉTE: South-West France: July 13, 2017. P&O Ports has signed an agreement to develop the Port of Sète's container business. Read More
  • Expanding pharma future for Amerijet

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: July 11, 2017. Amerijet International has announced it is the first U.S. all-cargo airline to earn IATA's CEIV- Pharma certification. The airline ships 65 million pounds of temperature -controlled products annually via a Miami hub that includes a custom-built cooling facility providing storage environments for ambient 15°C - 25°C, chilled at 2°C - 8°C, and frozen at -0°C shipments. "As an airline, our role in the supply chain is to provide safe handling and to ensure temperature integrity for all pharmaceutical shipments," said Rasheme Richardson, Amerijet vice president of Airport Operations. "Complying with the healthcare cold chain logistics standards, Read More
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Written on 19/07/2017, 17:41
post-brexit-britain-to-rely-on-emerging-marketsBAAR, Switzerland: July 19, 2017. As Britain's Conservative government acknowledges the one-time cost of leaving the EU could be £66 billion, Agility...
Written on 18/07/2017, 18:26
politics-not-economics-key-to-inequality-says-researchBOSTON: July 17, 2017. Research by Oxfam suggests the poorest half of the world's population has received one percent of the total increase in global...
Written on 14/07/2017, 19:08
first-circular-economy-msc-launchedCRANFIELD, UK: July 14, 2017. Cranfield University is launching the world's first MSc course on the circular economy in October. The part-time...
Written on 14/07/2017, 16:23
delta-q2-cargo-revenue-upATLANTA: July 14, 2017. Delta Air Lines has reported a second quarter (Q2) 2017 net profit of US$1.22 billion on revenue of US$10.79 billion, compared...
Written on 13/07/2017, 19:28
100-companies-can-save-the-planetLONDON: July 10, 2017: New research from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reveals that 71 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) since 1998,...
Written on 12/07/2017, 18:29
turkey-continues-airlift-to-qatarISTANBUL: July 12, 2017. A report from Reuters says Turkey has sent 197 freighter aircraft, 16 trucks and one ship to Qatar since the political crisis...

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According to Unilever CEO Paul Polman, geopolitical and climate-related factors mean an extra €300 million a year in distribution costs. He says this not only impacts shareholders but also five million people in the company's supply chain and more than two billion consumers. Unilever's answer: https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

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