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Hapag–Lloyd’s shareholders rebuff CMA CGM
12 July 2018

Rumours have emerged of an attempt by French–based shipping line CMA CGM to merge or take over its rival, Hapag–Lloyd. The veracity of the sources is not clear however comments by businessman Klaus–Michael Kuehne give them credibility.


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Key takeaways from the latest chapter in the trade war debacle
12 July 2018

Proposed tariffs on $200bn on Chinese exports would hurt parties on both sides of the Pacific.


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Death of Wang Jian amplifies HNA’s predicament
10 July 2018

The death of its Chairman, Wang Jian, has amplified the predicament of HNA, the Chinese logistics and tourism conglomerate.


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Tesco and Carrefour align ahead next grocery price war
05 July 2018

UK grocery retailer Tesco has announced plans for a ‘strategic relationship’ with French retail giant Carrefour that will see the two jointly deal with global suppliers and share own brand products. The added scale could be vital for Tesco as a new grocery price war looms.


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Kerry to develop Black Sea port as it makes moves in Europe–China trade
05 July 2018

Hong Kong–based Kerry Logistics is to invest in the construction of a new container terminal and logistics hub on the Black Sea as part of its intent to build a forwarding network in Central Asia and the Middle East.


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Download an update to change your car
03 July 2018

Electric car company Tesla has established a reputation for building attractive and innovative vehicles. But when one influential review body said their cars weren’t as good as they could be, Tesla issued a performance update via a software download, something no car company had done before.


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What are the logistics implications of the July 6 tariffs? Will an all–out trade war wipe out over half of global trade?
03 July 2018

Chinese and US tariffs are set to come into force on July 6. Both Chinese and US air freight export volumes look particularly exposed. This may be the tip of the iceberg however in a conflict that could ultimately wipe out over half of global trade.


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Is Amazon’s new last mile scheme a threat to the integrators?
03 July 2018

Amazon has launched a new scheme to bolster its last mile delivery capabilities in a move that fuels the notion that it is ultimately looking to develop a self–reliant logistics network.


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Jack Saade’s death marks an end to an era of shipping
28 June 2018

Jack Saade, founder of shipping line CMA CGM, died on Sunday June 24.


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Suggested offer for John Lewis highlights fear of Amazon driving mergers
28 June 2018

Amazon and the effects of internet retailing are having a painful and frequently terminal effect on traditional retailers.


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