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Why Twill’s brand shift points to the future of forwarding
06 September 2018

Twill’s move under the Maersk brand was announced this week as part of the company’s strategy to become “a global integrator of container logistics offering end–to–end solutions.” Such an ambition is not uncommon in the wider forwarding market where there is an increasingly intense focus on providing higher–value, end–to–end solutions.


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Felixstowe’s IT problems continue
06 September 2018

The troubles of the port of Felixstowe have dragged on through the summer. What appeared to be a passing problem around the implementation of a new IT system has gradually become a threat to Felixstowe’s business.


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Excitement at the edge?
04 September 2018

As every part of a modern supply chain starts to generate huge amounts of data, edge computing may be needed to meet the demands that cloud computing can’t fulfil.


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La Poste absorbed by French state bank
04 September 2018

La Poste is being set on a firmly French trajectory. Not to focus on mail and internet retail logistics in Paris, rather, La Poste is being transformed in a huge financial conglomerate, the purpose of which appears to be sell insurance policies and bank accounts to rural France.


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Trade numbers point to minimal growth in first half of 2018
30 August 2018

The rate of expansion of global trade appears to have declined sharply over the first half of the year if key indicators are to be believed.


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What will new IMO emissions regulations mean for the shipping industry?
29 August 2018

In 2020, new regulations on the reduction of marine fuel sulphur will come into force with significant implications for the global shipping industry.


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What are the logistics consequences of the “really good deal” with Mexico?
28 August 2018

It appears that the US–Mexico trade deal should encourage greater cross–border e–commerce, but could also cause North American manufacturers to re–evaluate their production and sourcing strategies.


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Hamburg dredging to offer restored competitiveness
28 August 2018

The Port of Hamburg announced last week that it has received permission from relevant authorities to start dredging the approaches to its terminals. This decision is key to the future viability of Hamburg as a leading port in the region.


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Maersk’s Arctic route probe
23 August 2018

Maersk has sent a container vessel on an Arctic Sea route from Vladivostok to St Petersburg.


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Is the future of fleet management in smartphones?
23 August 2018

Being the lower cost alternative to telematics, smartphones are one of the most vital fleet management tools for smaller road freight operators.


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