Transport Intermediaries

Shenzhen looks to HK as it maps plan for logistics hub

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

Shenzhen has unveiled details of its ambitious 285 billion yuan ($45 billion) plan to create one of the world's largest logistics centers and pledged to work with Hong Kong to overtake Shanghai as the world's leading port, newspapers reported. Read More »

International transportation and logistics veteran Fernandez joins Flagler as EVP of Logistics Opera

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

Flagler, one of Florida's oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate companies, has announced the addition of Manuel A. Fernandez as Executive Vice President of Logistics Operations. In this capacity, Fernandez will spearhead the development o Read More »

DB Schenker Logistics strengthens presence in North China region

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

In order to extend business coverage, develop new business and stretch its presence in the north of China, DB Schenker recently established a new branch office in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. Read More »

SEKO Libya resumes activities

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO ' a global provider of supply-chain solutions, including comprehensive transportation, logistics and IT solutions ' SEKO Libya has confirmed resuming activities after ten months of suspension during the Libyan revolution. Read More »

AGS named

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

Associated Global Systems (AGS), one of the leading U.S. based transportation and logistics providers, announced they have been awarded the coveted 'Expedited Carrier of the Year Award' by the traffic council at Best Buy Co., Inc. Read More »

Dynasty International sold to Unique Logistics Holdings of Hong Kong

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Transport Intermediaries

Richard C.T. Lee, Chairman of Unique Logistics Holdings Limited (ULHL) of Hong Kong and John Fitzpatrick, President of Dynasty International Inc. of Boston, MA, have announced the consummation of all remaining shares in Dynasty to ULHL. Read More »

Gunpowder warehouse blast kills 17 in Myanmar

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

At least 17 people died and 80 were injured after an explosion at a warehouse storing gunpowder, likely for use at mine blast sites, in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon, police and fire officials said. Read More »

Steinweg buys S.Africa storage, forwarding firm

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A major independent warehouser has extended its network further with a purchase in South Africa, an informed industry source told Reuters, at a time when delivery and storage is one of the hottest issues for the metals market. Read More »

Hitachi Transport to launch logistics business in Vietnam

AJOT | December 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Hitachi Transport System Ltd plans to enter the logistics business in Vietnam as it looks to capitalize on rising consumer spending in the country, the Nikkei business daily reported. Read More »

South Africa’s Imperial wins EU approval for German logistics buy

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

South African transport group Imperial Holdings secured EU clearance to buy German logistics company Lehnkering Holdings from private equity firm Triton in a deal that will boost its presence in Europe. Read More »

Panalpina is expanding its logistics footprint in China

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina, one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, has opened a new logistics center in the Chinese city of Tianjin. The Tianjin Logistics Center marks an important milestone in the company's forward strategy to extend its Value-Ad Read More »

Aspen Logistics Oakland CA warehouse receives organic certification

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Aspen Logistics, Inc's Northern California campus in the city of Oakland was recently certified to warehouse organic products. Aspen Logistics is a third-party logistics provider (3PL) who operates the supply-chains of many global and domestic manufactur Read More »

AZ goes green with new system for securing cargo

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

AZ announced that it is now using an environmentally friendly lashing system from Cordstrap for securing export and domestic cargo loads, rather than the traditional use of lumber. The new 'green' process provides for better cube utilization of containers Read More »

GLP and CIC in $1.6 billion Japan property deal

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

China Investment Corp (CIC) and Singapore's Global Logistic Properties (GLP) are teaming up to buy 15 logistics facilities in Japan for $1.6 billion, in what will be the Chinese sovereign wealth fund's maiden foray into Japanese real estate. Read More »

Freight handlers go for specialization in crisis

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics companies around the world are rushing to invest in specialty cargo facilities in search of wider margins and stable growth in an increasingly uncertain outlook for global trade. Read More »

Coyote Logistics adopts CargoNet to mitigate cargo theft risk

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

CargoNet(R), a leading source of information about supply chain risk, announced that Coyote Logistics, a member of Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States, is using CargoNet to help mitigate cargo thef Read More »

Economic turmoil delays Caterpillar’s logistics sale

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Caterpillar Inc said it remained in talks with interested parties over a potential sale of its third-party logistics business, but several factors including the global economic environment have caused delays in reaching a deal. Read More »

Komyo Logistics selects RedPrairie’

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Komyo Logistics (Komyo), a $35 million+ company providing third party logistics (3PL), distribution, warehousing, crate manufacturing and management ('green logistics'), and transportation management, has announced that it has selected RedPrairie On-Dema Read More »

Aramex acquires leading South African logistics company, Berco Express

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, announced today that it has completed the full acquisition of Berco Express (Pty) Ltd, one of South Africa's leading logistics and transportation companies. Read More »

Blue Dart to expand ground, air services in 2012

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics firm Blue Dart Express, the market leader in the Indian air express, has earmarked about 1.5 billion rupees of capex in 2012 to expand air and ground services, a senior official said. Read More »