International Logistics

With the acquisition of GENCO, everything old is new again for FedEx — or at least resellable.

A compound annual growth rate of 24.7 percent is welcome in any business sector, but when that business is e-commerce in China, the numbers being generated quickly reach incredible levels.

Relocation of manufacturing to the U.S. has increased in recent years but doesn’t appear to be growing faster than manufactured imports, management consulting firm A.T. Kearney says in a report on reshoring.

India’s Ministry of Railways said it will postpone previously announced container rail increases, providing a temporary respite for shippers struggling with port congestion and rising transportation costs.

The $80 million acquisition of an Australian courier company by SingPost subsidiary Quantium Solutions (Australia) last week was all about securing last mile capability in a fast growing market, a critical component of the e-commerce operation.

As large LTL carriers and international shippers begin to develop density-based pricing alternatives, the classification system still dominates LTL costing and, by extension, pricing.

Growing domestic consumption in China has seen four companies expanding their Global Logistic Properties warehousing space by 700,000 square feet in six locations across the country.

APL Logistics is moving closer to the checkout queue with three companies reportedly on the shortlist to buy the NOL Group logistics unit, one based in Korea and two U.S. firms.

A road improvement project will help make the industrial development around BNSF’s relatively new intermodal rail terminal in the Kansas City area more attractive when work is completed in 2016.

CEVA Logistics has become the latest global supply chain company to expand its warehouse presence in Singapore with the a new facility at Jalan Buroh near Jurong Port in the west of the city state.