CEVA Logistics leases two new sites in Melbourne

As reported on the fullyloaded.com.au website CEVA Logistics has leased two new warehouses in the West Park Industrial Estate in Truganina, Victoria to accommodate its growing business One of the two West Park facilities will be used to manage the newly acquired Toyota contract. CEVA Logsitics is one of the world’s leading non-asset- based supply […]
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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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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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Australian Customs Import Processing Fees set to Increase

The Australian Government has recently announced a change to the Import Processing Charge (IPC) as part of the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget. The changes are effective from the 1st of January 2016 and see a standardization of the fees for all cargo channels (Air/Post and Sea) to $50 for consignments with a value between $1,000 and $10,000 […]
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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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Toll Group In 6.5 Billion Takeover by bid Japan Post

Japan Post has made a 6.5 Billion takeover bid for the Toll Group – Australia’s and Asia’s Pacific’s largest independent logistics group. Although the bid is subject to shareholder approval it is almost certain that it will be accepted. Toll Chairman Ray Horsburgh said: “We are delighted to recommend to shareholders that Toll joins with Japan […]
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 5

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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 3

Fix rates schedules annually but have a quarterly review process that allows flexibility to take advantage of downward fluctuations ============================================================================================== To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight fowarding, customs clearance, warehousing , inventory […]
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