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New cyberattack demonstrates that the problem is not going away
28 June 2017

Following the widely reported ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack last month, another cyberattack dubbed ‘Petya’ has spread to thousands of computers, incapacitating systems within major companies such as Maersk, WPP and Merck


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Freight forwarders saw declining revenues in 2016 despite pick up in demand at the end of the year
27 June 2017

Ti’s Global Freight Forwarding 2017 report reveals that forwarders’ strategies are being increasingly shaped by technological pressures and consumers’ demand for real–time information and visibility


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CSCMP ‘State of Logistics’ sees falling costs and great uncertainty
27 June 2017

The US Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual ‘State of Logistics’ publication reports that ‘Business Logistics Costs’, as measured as a proportion of GDP, fell for the first time since 2009.


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Global Freight Forwarding 2017 finds that the market grew by 2.7% in real terms in 2016, but stronger growth lies ahead
22 June 2017

According to Ti’s Global Freight Forwarding 2017 report, the global freight forwarding market is estimated to have grown by 2.7% in real terms in 2016 (growth due to changes in volumes only, prices and exchange rates are fixed at the base year of 2016). This is up from 2.1% in 2015, on the back of …


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FedEx’s releases solid annual results, despite margin pressure from TNT
22 June 2017

The headline Q4 and annual results of FedEx were solid, with the stock rising 1% in trading in the immediate aftermath of the numbers hitting the wires.


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UK auto supply chains already localizing, even ahead of Brexit
22 June 2017

Ti’s CEO, Professor John Manners–Bell, says that UK manufacturing can step up to the challenge of providing local content post–Brexit if a new report on the auto sector is to go by.


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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market appears driven by logistics technology
20 June 2017

A company focussed on internet retailing and web services buying a conventional grocery retailer might not make a lot of sense. However, it is characteristic of Amazon’s overall strategy.


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PwC says automotive industry fears “immediate extinction”
15 June 2017

Some of the largest LSPs anchor their contract logistics business on either on spare –parts or automotive assembly operations. PwC says the automotive industry fears “immediate extinction”.


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DX and Menzies merger threatened by problems at legal documents business
13 June 2017

The merger of DX Group and John Menzies ‘Distribution’ division appeared to be progressing after disagreements between shareholders over the price have been sorted out.


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The logistics of the Qatar blockade
13 June 2017

Political tensions in the Persian Gulf boiled over last week with a coalition of five nations, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the UAE, enforcing a blockade of Qatar.


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