International Logistics

Toll Group began operating under the Japan Post flag today as president and CEO Toru Takahashi announced the new board that will provide governance to the Melbourne-based logistics company.

Electronically tethered convoys may be on the horizon. A U.S. study looks at linking trucks via vehicle-to-vehicle technologies that control speed and braking for safer, more efficient transportation.

Japan’s Hitachi Transport System’s aggressive acquisitions in the United States and elsewhere have put it on track to almost achieve its medium-term global expansion plan, with overseas sales and profit escalating.

Dachser truck and warehouse
Dachser, the German logistics provider, is poised to expand its relatively small share of the U.S. air and ocean freight business.

Shreyas Shipping and Logistics swung to a net profit of Rs. 61.75 crore (about $9.6 million) in the fiscal year ended March 31, a big turnaround from its loss of Rs. 4.32 crore ($675,000) in the previous year.

It is unlikely to be casual Friday on May 28 as the new Japan Post-owned Toll Group marks its first official business day.

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics added voice search technology to its Carrier Dashboard smartphone app, letting drivers talk, not type as they search for freight.

Trucking and logistics giant Transport Corporation of India said across-the-board gains in freight volumes helped drive consolidated net income up 13.6 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2014-15, which ended March 31.

online shopping in China
China's largest fresh produce e-tailer, FruitDay, signed off on a $70 million tie-up with direct online sales giant JD.com in the single biggest e-commerce fresh produce deal made in the country so far.