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Sometimes Moving Massive Components Requires a Velvet Touch

How do you move a 175,000 lbs (79,400 kg) industrial kiln and two of its 15,000 lbs (6,750 kg) combustion chambers from their custom manufacturer in Germany to their final destination in Akron, Ohio? You hire the right logistics team. A Schenker customer for over 20 years, Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a global provider of […]

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Good News for US Logistics . . . the American Consumer is Back.

The American consumer is back, recharging the U.S. economic expansion. Households splurged on new cars, appliances, televisions and clothing as spending climbed 0.6 percent in November, beating the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, according to figures from the Commerce Department issued today in Washington. “We have very solid momentum entering 2015,” said Michael […]

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What’s on the air fare forecast for early 2015?

Long haul economy class air fares in Europe are predicted to drop 1 per cent in 2015 against a background of global price falls, according to consultants Advito. No change expected in the United States. In Asia, Africa and the Middle East prices are expected to fall by 3 per cent, compared with a 2 per […]

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Who will be dominate in Europe as far as logistics? Many logistic companies are looking toward Turkey.

Dünya – Poised to become a global logistics center within the next 10 years, Turkey is increasingly picked by global logistics companies that seek the ideal location to manage their operations in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Turkey is expected to be among the fastest growing markets, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s […]

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Maglev trains, driverless trucks, delivery drones –supply chain dreaming or reality

The development of new transport technology could undermine traditional forms of freight transport, according to speakers at last week’s eft 3PL summit in Amsterdam. The rise of 3D printing has led some observers to question whether a rise in additive manufacturing could lead to: the demise of global supply chains that have formed such a […]

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Fuel prices have dropped, but the airlines are slow to respond.

Shippers are calling on forwarders to negotiate with airlines over fuel surcharges (FSCs). Concerned that a 25% drop in oil prices since July has not translated into a similar fall in FSCs, air cargo shippers are urging forwarders to help change the pricing mechanism. “All airlines say that the fuel surcharge is related to oil […]

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As the clock clicks closer to the holidays, strong volumes are expected despite congestion problems at Los Angeles County ports

Retailers are expecting a robust holiday season and don’t want to be caught short on inventory. So the volumes are not the issue. Stifel Nicolaus analyst David Ross observed in a research note that with holiday season approaching, concerns continue to mount over U.S. transportation network congestion “While the dockworker labor dispute [between the Pacific […]

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Who dominates the Global Freight Forwarding Market 2014-2018: A select few that includes DB Schenker

Let’s first define freight forwarders. Freight forwarders are intermediary agents that organize the safe, economical and efficient storage and transportation of goods for industries from manufacturers to the final point of distribution. Their long-term contracts include shippers, airline carriers, and road and rail freight operators. In terms of delivery mode, the Global Freight Forwarding market […]

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From Oslo out into the world – Big in Japan

Whether in Tokyo or in Paris, fish from Norway is in high demand the world over – provided it is served fresh. DB Schenker has experts on hand whose job is to ensure precisely that and who can rely on a ­continuously ­growing network. The light is dimmed, the chefs wear wide headbands. A conveyor […]

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Good News for Global Air Cargo – Doubly Good.

Global air cargo traffic will double in the next 20 years, enjoying annual growth of 4.7 percent as international trade picks up after a long period of stagnation, predicted by US aerospace giant Boeing. The news was released in the biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at an industry expo in Seoul. Major airline operators were […]

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