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Norbert Dentressangle rose to 24th from 29th after acquiring Fiege’s logistics operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
The world’s largest third-party logistics providers showed minuscule growth in 2013 for the second consecutive year, as sluggish trade growth affected forwarding volume and other 3PL segments saw only modest increases.

News & Analysis

Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
30 Aug 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties. The day after the grain terminal deal was announced, the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers in negotiations with the union on a coastwide container contract, issued a joint statement that the parties had reached a tentative agreement on health benefits. The joint release was but the latest indication that these talks are proceeding much less contentiously than negotiations in 2002 or 2008.
20 Aug 2014
Damco expects to end the year in the red after the logistics arm of Maersk Group lost $32 million in the s
23 Jul 2014
Chronic overcapacity in air and ocean container markets presents a long-term obstacle to profitability of forwarders, which achieve better results when rates are higher, according to Stifel.
14 Jul 2014
Growth in the United States 3PL market will outpace last year’s 3.2 percent expansion, according to consulting firm Armstrong & Associates’ new predictions.
17 Apr 2014
A rise in European exports helped lift Kuehne + Nagel’s ocean freight traffic by a market-beating 6.9 percent in the first quarter.
03 Apr 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, named on April 1 by Singapore’s competition watchdog as one of 11 forwarders involved in 2002 to 2007 price-fixing of Japan to Singapore shipments, said the economic effects of its activities were “minimal.”