International Logistics

reefer shipment
It’s no secret that specialized carriers are losing refrigerated cargo market share to containerized carriers, but details about why it’s happening, how much cargo is really shifting and who ultimately will control which pieces of the market are less apparent.

Logistics Plus, a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has opened offices in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, and formed a Logistics Plus Eqypt operation that includes a warehouse in Badr City just outside of Cairo.

In a deal expected to close on Aug. 1, Scarbrough International, a Kansas City-based logistics and customs brokerage firm, will expand its operations south and into Mexico.

container ship at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savanah, with reefers onboard
The Port of Savannah is ramping up its refrigerated cargo capacity after substantial year-over-year growth in reefer cargo at the Georgia port.

Royal Mail
Royal Mail, the U.K. postal group, boosted full-year operating profit by 6 percent as cost cuts offset sluggish revenues in an increasingly competitive parcels market.

More high-tech companies across the globe are moving their operations back to, or near, the location of demand for their products, building more flexibility into their supply chains, according to a new study published by UPS.

Online retails sales in the U.S. marked another record-breaking quarter in the first three months of 2015 after an especially harsh winter kept many consumers inside, shopping from the warmth of their own homes.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide is priming its $330 million Global Forwarding division for faster growth in 2015, naming Mike Short president and opening new offices in Asia and Europe.

Union workers at Germany's postal and logistics giant Deutsche Post have launched a new round of strike action, continuing this year's wave of industrial action.

Agility Logistics’ net profit for the first quarter of 2015 rose 5 percent year-over-year, at $39.3 million, the company said Friday.