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Otto Group reports solid growth pushed by Hermes acquisitions
24 May 2018

The growth rate of Otto Group continues to be impressive, with 2017 sales rising 9% to €13.6bn.


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Hitachi Transport System delivers in fiscal 2017
24 May 2018

Fiscal 2017 was a good year for Japan’s Hitachi Transport System, which managed to grow turnover and operating profits well above domestic inflation thanks to good performance from its global logistics activities.


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Brazil truck drivers’ strike highlights Brazil’s transport problems
24 May 2018

The Brazilian economy has been thrust into crisis by a strike of truck drivers.


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Ocado deal with Kroger offers e–retail logistics leadership
22 May 2018

Ocado has delivered the major deal it needed in a remarkably short time. The logistics technology company agreed a deal on Thursday (17/5/2018) with the US grocery retailer Kroger to provide the technology to run all of Kroger’s grocery internet retail operations.


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Impairments hit Nippon Express profits
22 May 2018

Market conditions remain challenging for Japan’s Nippon Express, which recently reported rising annual revenues but significantly lower profits due to impairment charges. 


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Wincanton results buoyed by growth in retail sales
17 May 2018

Wincanton reported a decent set of annual results for the year ended March 31, 2018, thanks to rising revenues of 4.8% and significantly higher underlying earnings per share.


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Logistics market appears robust in the first quarter
17 May 2018

Scanning the quarterly figures of some of the major logistics service providers, the global logistics market looks fairly stable with respectable growth in most areas and strong growth in markets such as air freight.


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French government seeks to force Air France–KLM to change
17 May 2018

In contrast to the situation on the French railways, the French President, Emanuel Macron, is resolutely attempting to ignore the problems at another large French transport business, Air France.


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SingPost lays the foundations for e–commerce growth
15 May 2018

SingPost enjoyed revenue growth of 8.6% in the year ended March 31, its annual results revealed on Friday, 11 May.


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APL Logistics business boosts Kintetsu World Express in 2017
15 May 2018

Fiscal 2017 was a good year for Japan’s Kintetsu World Express which saw revenues rise 16.6% to ¥553bn (US$5bn) in the twelve months ended March 31.


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