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More volatility expected with reaction to China factory data delivered yesterday.

Local investors will have much to mull over this week, starting with worse-than-expected China factory data out yesterday. Data is coming from Europe and the United States as well, along with financial results from some major local companies. China’s National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday that output from the nation’s factories contracted for the first […]

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Good News for European Logistics: projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% over a period 2014-2019

At the core of logistics are various services such as freight forwarding, and multimodal transport through air, ship, truck, and rail. These services may expand to include customs brokerage, warehousing and storage, tracking, and tracing of freight goods services. An increase in M&A is expected to enable companies to expand their customer base and product […]

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Partnering to cut CO2 by 2020!

DB Schenker and Maersk Line sign partnership agreement to cut CO2 by 20% per ocean container by 2020. “The partnership is a milestone in climate protection,” says Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Chief Sustainability Officer of Deutsche Bahn AG DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean […]

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Think big! Modernizing the Port of NY

The port of New York is one of the most important in the world for DB Schenker. It is currently being modernized in an effort to accommodate larger ships and more cargo. A day in the life of the Ocean Freight specialists at DB Schenker. Towering above the black hull like a rampart is a […]

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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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Logistics shippers are looking to technology to deal with the delays at the US West Coast ports

Port problems mean extreme delays. West Coast ports are consistently disrupted by port congestion, labor disputes and other crises. Flexibility in supply chains has become more critical. However, the size and scope of the U.S. West Coast port congestion and related labor dispute has limited the number of usual “bypasses.” Diverting cargo to Canada or […]

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When is cold, too cold?

Business in the Arctic – from mining to shipping. Even with melting ice and rising temperatures, few can make the numbers work enough to be worth it. Add to this tensions between the West and Russia – firms are staying clear. What kind of money are we talking about? Ice-breaking tankers that are able to […]

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Panama Canal expansion project- who is set to be the winners?

Panama Canal Expansion Expected to Provide Great Market Opportunities for Mid-Sized Companies When the much-anticipated expansion of the Panama Canal is completed early in 2016, cargo ships the size of aircraft carriers will ferry goods from Latin America and Asia directly to East Coast ports and back. These ships – up to two-and-a-half times bigger […]

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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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New DBS Logistics Center at the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden

DB Schenker Logistics will officially open its 24,000 square metre import warehouse at the Port of Gothenburg. Several major customers have already moved into the logistics centre, which is now fully operational, the company said in its press release. The 24,000 square metre warehouse at Arendal, a stone’s throw from the largest port in Scandinavia, […]

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