Toll to set up fully automated e-commerce fashion distribution centre

As reported by  Transport and Logistics News the Toll Group is working with Dematic to develop a market-leading distribution centre (DC) in Sydney. The DC will be one of the first in Australia designed to cater for the growing e-commerce/fashion market. The 32,000 square metre state-of-the-art DC with advanced automation technology will enable fast and efficient delivery […]
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3PL Update – CH Robinson acquires APC Logistics

CH Robinson has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a leading provider of freight forwarding and customers brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. Whilst the agreement is still subject to certain customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval the two companies have had a long-standing exclusive agent relationship for business […]
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Online Retail Supply Chain Conference

I spent the first two days of this week at the Online Retail Supply Chain Conference in Melbourne #orscc16. Without doubt the highlights of the conference were : The colorful language and the entertaining presentation by Justin Dry from Vinomofo The non standard approach to omni channel retailing as described by James Wakefield and Robin McGowan from […]
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3PL Update – DHL Global Forwarding NOT for Sale

Seems that the reports that DHL Global Forwarding was up for sale were not quite true. In a statement to Air Cargo News, Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) chief executive Frank Appel has rejected any suggestions that his group’s forwarding arm is up for sale. “To clear up false rumours and to be unequivocal, DP DHL […]
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3PL Update – Is CEVA Logistics an acquisition target for Kuehne and Nagel ?

Following on from last weeks speculation that DHL Global Forwarding may be sold, or spun off by German parent group Deutsche Post, with Japan Post as a possible buyer. The Loadstar blog is reporting that there are further unconfirmed rumors  in the 3PL marketplace that CEVA Logistics could be an acquisition target for Kuehne and Nagel. Stay […]
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3PL Update – Deutsche Post considering spining off of DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding may be sold or spun off by German parent group Deutsche Post, with Japan Post a possible buyer, claims news agency Reuters, citing “two people familiar with the matter”. According to Reuters, Deutsche Post is assessing whether to spin off its “ailing” freight forwarding operation or make an outright sale, allowing it to […]
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Fastway Couriers acquired by Aramex

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transport services has today announced its acquisition of Fastway Couriers, a leading courier service provider headquartered in New Zealand with a major market presence in Australia. To read the full press release from Fastway Click Here
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The 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting and Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers

Selecting and managing 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers is one of the most important roles of any Logistics Manager – particularly those managing outsourced logistics activities such as international freight forwarding, warehousing and domestic transportation. The number of potential service providers is endless and the cost of these services represents a significant portion of […]
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3PL Service Provider Directory Now Available

We are proud to announce the launch of our new directory for 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers. Our aim is to provide 3rd party logistics (3pl) service providers with a cost effective way to reach their target market – those in the logistics and supply chain industries that use their services on a daily basis. Listing […]
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Checking and Approving International Freight Forwarder Invoices for Payment

It’s a tedious process but when it forms a disciplined part of the overall third party logistics service provider management process you will be surprised at what you might find. Industry research suggests that up to 30% of freight invoices are incorrect, although this seems like a high percentage of errors my own experience confirms […]
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