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John Menzies Distribution and DX merger collapses
15 August 2017

In a slightly shocking development, the merger deal between the UK distribution and air services business, John Menzies, and the parcel carrier, DX Group, has collapsed.


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The customs union conundrum
15 August 2017

The UK government has today published a paper setting out its plans for the future customs union relationship it envisages with the EU. It throws up more questions than answers.


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Renault bets big on Iran
10 August 2017

Earlier this week, Renault signed a joint venture agreement with Iran’s IDRO and Parto Negin Naseh, under which, the French carmaker will set up a new factory south of Tehran, which will produce 150,000 vehicles per year within 18 months of opening.


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HNA reported to have finally purchased Frankfurt–Hahn
10 August 2017

Reports are emerging from several press sources that the acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has finally concluded its purchase of Frankfurt–Hahn airport.


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Resurgence in multimodal transport?
08 August 2017

Across Europe, road freight has received far greater support than rail because of its ability to innovate much faster. However, the revision of the 32–years–old EU Combined Transport Directive could render the political support rail freight needs to increase its market share.


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Air freight emerges into the sunlight
08 August 2017

The air freight market is growing rather healthily. A stream of company numbers from both forwarders and airlines show both tonnages and prices rising.


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Sea freight volume growth expectations moderate, reducing the Logistics Confidence Index
03 August 2017

A significant decline in sea freight volume growth expectations has taken the Logistics Confidence Index lower in July.


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DSV outclasses the market on the back of UTi absorption
03 August 2017

For the first half of 2017, DSV has reported another good set of results, with widening margins and growing sales. An important part of this appears to be the contribution of UTi.


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Chart of the month: Semiconductors sales are electric in H1
01 August 2017

Semiconductors are a constant within the ever–changing high tech sector. Through digitization and Internet of Things applications, we see new products shaping the way traditional manufacturing and supply chain networks are operated.


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NYK Line sees good recovery for containers and air freight
01 August 2017

An illustration of how returns on physical assets have improved recently is NYK Line’s Q1 results that have just been released.


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