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Logistics Bulletin


Monday 15 April 2019

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on the successful completion of CMA CGM’s friendly bid for CEVA Logistics. CMA CGM will hold 97.89% of the outstanding shares and voting rights of CEVA. Merging CEVA's operations into the CMA CGM Group will strengthen its position as a worldwide leader in maritime transport and logistics. The implementation of CEVA's new strategic plan, prepared jointly with CMA CGM, and the close cooperation between the teams of the two companies aim to drive an improvement in CEVA's financial performance, whilst a CEVA operational centre will be set up in Marseilles to bring together the management teams and support functions.

Elsewhere this week, in outsourcing news, logistics contract have been awarded by the likes of Homebase, Canyon Bicycles, Electrolux, Marketforce, Jungheinrich and Electrameccanica. In Brazil, CEVA Logistics is further consolidating its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automotive, where it has created a compelling solution. CEVA's services are concentrated at FCA's facility at Betim (MG) comprising a 98,000 m2 facility with a production capacity of 180,000 outbound lines per month. To successfully fulfil this renewed and extended contract, CEVA will employ a team of more than 450 people.

Corporate and market news...

  • CMA CGM will control 97.89% of CEVA upon closing of the Public Tender Offer
  • Correos expands operations into Portugal with acquisition of Rangel Expresso
  • Kerry Logistics signs MOU with Sitthi Logistics to develop dry port in Laos
  • Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo fully expand joint venture
  • Logista announces intention to appeal anti-competition fine

Service developments... 

  • FedEx launches cross-border eCommerce export solution in South China
  • CEVA Logistics and Goodpack launch of TYRECUBE in Singapore
  • Yusen obtains aerospace quality accreditation in US
  • Amazon further expands grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market
  • DHL introduces new product for international shipments by private customers
  • Rail Cargo Group launch connection between Xi'an and Budapest
  • Marken launches Smart Box for critical shipments

Outsourcing news...

  • Homebase awards eFulfilment contract to Wincanton
  • Canyon Bicycles awards US logistics contract to SEKO Logistics
  • Electrolux outsources logistics to GEODIS in Italy
  • Marketforce agrees long-term logistics contract with Smiths News
  • Jungheinrich renews logistics contract with Carousel in Spain
  • FCA renews contract with CEVA Logistics until 2022
  • Etihad Cargo enhances road feeder services across UAE & GCC
  • Electrameccanica awards logistics contract to Crane Worldwide Logistics

Warehouse and distribution centre developments...

  • FM Logistic invests in new logistics centre in Vietnam
  • UPS expands its facility in Rotterdam
  • DHL Global Forwarding establishes logistics hub in Tanger Med
  • Posta launches Posta Cargo and National Logistics Hub to boost eCommerce
  • Matthew Clark signs up for additional UK logistics space
  • SLL invests in German logistics operations
  • Hachette opens UK logistics centre
  • DSV set to open 150,000 m2 logistics hub in Denmark
  • Raben opens depot in Schuttorf

IT, fleet and environmental developments...

  • Nagel Langdons places order for 205 trucks
  • Linfox seeks innovators to help solve fuel challenge
  • Lidl installs solar panels at Belgian logistics centre
  • C.H. Robinson expands technology centre in Poland
  • Amazon acquires Canvas Technology

Personnel and HR developments...

  • GEFCO appoints Director of the GEFCO Innovation Factory
  • Xpediator appoints IT Infrastructure Service & Operations Director
  • Wincanton appoints Managing Director for Pullman Fleet Services
  • Schenker appoints VP Land Transport in Benelux
  • Owens & Minor appoints Executive Vice President, Strategy & Solutions
  • PostNord makes changes to senior leadership

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