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Amazon Logistics – Primed and Growing

“We’re spreading a lot of the Prime benefits that we see in North America to other countries.” Indeed, this statement seemed to be the theme of Amazon’s first quarter 2017 earnings call. To meet the needs of this expansion of Prime benefits, Amazon’s logistics services are also expanding. During first quarter, Amazon announced the follow […]

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First Survey Results: The New APAC Forwarding Index

   KEY FINDINGS Optimism high for Asia-Europe air and ocean lanes after heavy month-on-month volume gains 54% of respondents expect higher air freight and ocean volumes three months from now Intra-Asia volumes by all modes expected to further expand in Q3 Produced by Mike King & Associates and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC PLEASE CLICK […]

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An Online Platform, Online Freight Marketplace or a TMS – What’s the Difference?

Perhaps it was reading too many articles and reports on logistics technology but I was terribly confused the other day by various descriptive words and phrases, so, I posed the question, “What’s the difference between an online platform, online freight marketplace and a TMS (transportation management system) on Twitter. My thanks to Eric Johnson of […]

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Forwarders’ Opportunities in a New Global Environment

Freight forwarders have ridden the waves of globalization for the past 20 or so years. Outsourced manufacturing to China, the opening of emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and the rise of free trade agreements have all help traditional forwarders expand service offerings and geographic reach as supply chains spanned across […]

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Brexit’s Impact on Online Retail

While we’re still a bit unclear on Brexit’s full impact, it is sure to change the way people do business. This infographic from 2flow.ie analyses the impact Brexit could have on online retail and it is predicted to have a devastating effect. Retailers need to be ready is the main message from the infographic and […]

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The 2017 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market Survey

For the second year, the Evolving Freight Forwarding Market is the theme of our upcoming white paper. While last year we focused on overcapacity, plunging rates, mergers & acquisitions and declining global demand, this year we’re focusing more on value, digitization, pain points and differentiation. In addition, many freight forwarders remain in a precarious position. […]

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Top Blog Posts for First Quarter 2017

Our top 5 blog posts for first quarter were dominated by Amazon. There’s no mistake, Amazon is a player in the global fragmented logistics market. Look for more surprises from them as well as other ‘non-traditional’ logistics providers this year. Our 5th most popular blog post was What Does the Amazon Acquisition of Souq Mean? […]

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How to Manage your Chemical Storage in 4 Steps

An interesting area of logistics is that pertaining to chemicals. We’re fortunate to have Barnastock share their thoughts on chemical storage with us. Barnastock is based in Barcelona Spain and is a chemical product logistics company that is part of Grup Barcelonesa. Services they provide include storage of chemical products, packaging, decanting of hazardous chemical […]

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International Logistics Score (LPI): TURKEY 2016

Guest author, Halit KAYA, lives in Turkey and has worked 13 years in the logistics industry. He started as a laborer in the logistics sector and is currently in a management position. In addition to his business life, Halit Kaya is currently continuing her graduate studies in the Department of International Trade and Logistics Management […]

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What does the Amazon Acquisition of Souq Mean?

Amazon has agreed to buy the Middle East’s version of Amazon – Souq.com – in a deal worth more than $650 million. Souq, based in Dubai, was established in 2005 as an online auction site but switched to a marketplace with fixed prices and retail website in 2011. It operates throughout the Middle East and […]

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