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Turkish Cargo Sector Is Far Behind E-Commerce

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We welcome guest contributor, Halit Kaya who 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 […]

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Expect More Ocean Freight Consolidation in 2017

The year 2016 will go down as one of the most tumultuous in ocean freight market history as new alliances were created, mergers & acquisitions increased and the threat of bankruptcy became real for one leading ocean freight carrier. 2017 will likely bring much the same according to our recent Twitter survey. An overwhelming 72% […]

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The US Election and What it Means to Me

A week has passed since the most controversial and certainly meanest US election to occur in my lifetime. I have witnessed many emotions from friends and colleagues this past week and I have also seen divisions within families. Mine included. What it all means has yet to be decided but the process of building the […]

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Is Global Air Freight on the Mend?

Are we finally seeing improving air freight conditions? It’s possible, somewhat, as IATA and World ACD reported strong September year-over-year gains for the market with IATA noting 6.1% increase in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) and World ACD reporting a 1.4% increase month-over-month worldwide yield, expressed in USD for the month. According to IATA, September’s FTK […]

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US Pharmaceutical Ocean Imports

(To read the full article, please visit http://www.pharmalogisticsiq.com/) After attending my first Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, I was intrigued by the level of conversation surrounding the use of ocean freight. A major shift is underway from transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals by air to ocean. One large pharmaceutical manufacturer’s transportation split is […]

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Amazon’s Investments Weighs on Earnings

Despite net sales increasing 31% to $32.7 billion in the third quarter and operating income up 41.6% to $575 million, there was a sense of disappointment from many folks as Amazon missed earnings per shares expectations of 78 cents, coming in at 52 cents instead. Looking at fulfillment and shipping costs for the quarter, fulfillment […]

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UPS’ International Aspirations

UPS’ latest earnings report was a strong one with average daily Domestic and International volumes up 5.7% and 5.9% respectively. Total revenue increased 4.9% and operating profit was up 2.5%. The biggest news from UPS’ earnings report was the announcement of their purchase of fourteen Boeing 747-800 airplanes.  According to the earnings call, the airplanes […]

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How Healthy are the Freight Forwarders?

Global trade is slowing and by some estimates, this year will see the weakest growth since the financial crisis. The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the […]

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