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New Ti–ASR Trade and Logistics Tracker suggests market conditions buoyant in Q1
27 April 2017

An analysis of the latest available port, airport and trade volume data, company news and Ti’s Logistics Confidence Index survey data suggests that international trade and logistics volumes were buoyant in Q1.


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Cargolux has higher volumes but lower profits
27 April 2017

Possibly the headwinds in the air cargo market are lessening for certain types of air cargo operators.


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City logistics – the struggle to complete the last mile
27 April 2017

While cities present many challenges for urban logistics, they also present significant opportunities to re–invent and transform the logistics operations in urban areas.


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False assumptions, not bad technology, are the biggest problem for logistics start–ups
27 April 2017

The end of a formerly promising start–up reveals just how tough it can be to solve business problems in the logistics industry.


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UN Conference on e–Commerce: Ti’s CEO warns many countries risk being left behind
25 April 2017

Professor John Manners–Bell, Chief Executive of market research organisation, Ti, recently moderated a Special Session at the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva as part of UNCTAD’s ‘e–Commerce Week’. The session involved industry experts, practitioners, trade and governmental representatives from around the globe.


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Reports of major write–down on Toll by Japan Post
25 April 2017

Reports are emerging of losses at Japan Post Holdings driven by large write–downs at the Toll Holdings division. Although the Japanese mail provider has not published accounts in English as yet, reports from Tokyo state that the Japanese company is looking to reduce its estimation of the value of Toll Group.


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BLG Logistics delivers
25 April 2017

Germany’s BLG Logistics said earlier this month that group sales rose “to over a billion euros” in 2016, which was a solid performance in a difficult year. Frank Dreeke, the company’s CEO stated that the group was “able to achieve what we forecast a year ago and managed to increase sales in all three divisions”.


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Electric cars proliferate, but where are the electric trucks?
25 April 2017

Driven by consumer demand in the personal car segment, electric vehicle (EV) sales are steadily increasing worldwide. With improving performance and charging infrastructure, as well as subsidies in certain jurisdictions, cars which were once ridiculed are increasingly tempting consumers to part with their money.


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Dachser road and warehousing grow but forwarding falters
20 April 2017

The German road freight and warehousing business, Dachser saw reasonable growth in its core trucking business but, probably unsurprisingly, its freight forwarding operation suffered throughout the 2016 financial year.


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Royal Mail faces labour problems over pension reform
18 April 2017

The Royal Mail appears to be approaching more labour unrest as it attempts to deal with its pension problems. The UK mail and e–commerce logistics provider proposed last week that it would shut its existing scheme and replace it with a cheaper arrangement with lower contributions from Royal Mail.


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