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Logistics Bulletin


Monday 16 December 2019

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on declining freight traffic between the UK and France, via Le Shuttle. In November, truck numbers were down 13.0% compared to November 2018, in part due to the effect of stockpiling in October in preparation for Brexit. Since the beginning of the year, almost 1.5 million trucks have crossed with Le Shuttle Freight, a decrease of 6.0% compared to the same period in 2018.

Elsewhere this week, as M&A deals continue amongst logistics service providers, with activity at DFDS, Roadrunner and Nagel-Group, logistics contracts have been awarded by the likes of Mars Wrigley, Neal’s Yard Remedies, TRUE Sports, Watson Fuels, Al Tajir, Rolawn, Berry Global, 2XL, Pet Foods UK and Smiths News. In the US, Prestige Brands is consolidating its US operations, meaning that a logistics facility managed and operated by XPO Logistics on its behalf will be closing.

Corporate and market news...

  • Channel Freight Shuttle Traffic down 13% in November
  • Port Houston reports strong end of year performance
  • Gebruder Weiss expects 24% growth in home delivery business
  • DFDS expands European logistics network with acquisition of Huisman
  • Roadrunner sells Flatbed business unit
  • Nagel-Group acquires Tiefkuhlcenter Glesien
  • Eddie Stobart Logistics confirms completion of disposal
  • Walmart and Flipkart invest in Ninjacart
  • Future Supply Chain and Nippon Express agree strategic partnership
  • Nittsu Panasonic Logistics to be renamed

Service developments... 

  • UPS expands global footprint of international express services
  • FedEx joins Collect+ to offer convenient package pickup solutions
  • Nippon Express obtains GDP Certification at Hyderabad Airport Air Cargo Complex
  • cargo-partner expands land-air solutions from Asia to Europe and US
  • GLS enhances services in Ireland
  • Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun-Zurich flights for export

Outsourcing news...

  • Wincanton’s eFulfilment contract with Homebase now live
  • Bibby Distribution wins long-term logistics contract with Mars Wrigley
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies renews logistics contract with Wincanton
  • TRUE Sports chooses GEODIS for European warehousing & distribution
  • UPS delivers Expo 2020 Dubai’s largest shipment
  • Wincanton wins Watson Fuels distribution contract
  • Bolloré Logistics brings its expertise to Mexican wine importer
  • Jigsaw & EV Cargo launch glass bottle transport from Middle East
  • Multiple contract wins for CM Downton
  • Prestige Brands consolidation efforts impacts contract with XPO

Warehouse  and distribution centre developments...

  • Maersk expands operations in North Vietnam
  • DHL Express opens facility in Dubai
  • DSV Road expands operations in Poland
  • dadada signs up for logistics centre in Germany
  • Kerry Logistics extends Middle East presence
  • Sustainable UPS package hubs in Hamburg receive makeover
  • SCI expands healthcare footprint in Western Canada
  • Wegmans Food Markets invests in regional distribution operations
  • DB Schenker opens fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai
  • XPO Logistics expands services in Catalonia

IT, fleet and environmental developments...

  • J.B. Hunt and JDA integrate technology platforms
  • Girteka Logistics’ fleet grows to 7,000 trucks
  • Scania’s supply chain strategy supported by JDA
  • Bolloré Logistics deploys zero-emissions electric vans in Singapore
  • Hapag-Lloyd Navigator dashboard launched for customers
  • Li & Fung and First Insight agree global strategic partnership
  • duisport and CargoBeamer focus on innovative rail logistics
  • Hapag-Lloyd selects Blume Global to provide logistics support for partner network
  • Linfox makes significant investment in UD Trucks fleet

Personnel and HR developments...

  • COO exits Roadrunner


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