Growth by acquisition in the global forwarding market has long been regarded as a crucial competitive tool, but there has been a sharp increase in the number of takeovers this year.
30 Jul 2021
ECU, the largest global LCL consolidator, has expanded its footprint over the past decade through acquisition and organic growth, the latter driven in recent years by rising consumer e-commerce demand.
16 Mar 2021
Strongly growing volume on China-Europe rail is causing surprisingly few major delays as forwarders find new routes around potential choke points on the network.
11 Sep 2020
Container shipping demand on the Asia-Europe trade is at 2019 levels, with forwarders and carriers expecting the strong demand to be maintained.
21 Apr 2020
Daimler and Volvo will combine efforts to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology for heavy electric trucks to meet future emissions and shipper sustainability targets.
01 Apr 2020
Cosco delivered a 3,700-mt bridge to Sweden even as the oil price crash hamstrings the spot market for the heavy transport sector.
08 Jun 2018
Only a small percentage of Hamburg’s container traffic is transported to and from the hinterland via the network of inland waterways, something the German port wants to change.
09 Apr 2018
Europe’s automotive logistics sector is on a roll. Volumes are rising across the supply chain, and with the strengthening EU and US economies, 2018 should prove to be a year of continued sector growth. However, concern about a possible trade war and Britain’s complex exit from the European Union are two trade storm clouds.
13 Feb 2018
Gothenburg's long-running labor dispute is having a devastating effect on the port, slashing its volume and eroding its competitiveness.
18 Jan 2018
Swedish Orient Line said it will start the shuttle with one vessel, adding that a high enough service frequency, not ship size, matters most concerning the service's success.
27 Sep 2017
The European Commission handed down the stiff fine to Swedish truckmaker Scania for cartel behavior carried out over 14 years.
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