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Supply Chain News on Whirlpool Wins Major Ruling Against Imports in Rarely Used Filing, so will Others Follow Suit

19/10/17

Supply Chain News on Whirlpool Wins Major Ruling Against Imports in Rarely Used Filing, so will Others Follow Suit

Solar Panel Makers also Likely to Get Tariffs on Imports, as Protectionism Might get Real Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


BAE Systems and Cammell Laird to bid for Type 31 frigate contract

18/10/17

BAE Systems and Cammell Laird to bid for Type 31 frigate contract

BAE and Cammell Laird are bidding for a MoD contract to build five low-cost warships. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Another first in class product from Trinity

18/10/17

Another first in class product from Trinity

New York, October 17, 2017 - Trinity Logistics USA Inc., and Etihad Airways have collaborated on operating a 777F freighter between Vietnam’s Hanoi International Airport (HAN) and Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). The move represents the first time the airports have been d... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


CSX chief Harrison says railroad now on the right track after strong Q3

18/10/17

CSX chief Harrison says railroad now on the right track after strong Q3

CSX and Canadian Pacific are the first North American rail operators to release third-quarter results, and it seems one – intermodally at least – has more to cheer about. CSX reported a strong three months, with total volumes up 5% to 718,000 carloads and revenu... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


LBC Express growing as e-commerce drives logistics boom in the Philippines

18/10/17

LBC Express growing as e-commerce drives logistics boom in the Philippines

Philippines courier company LBC Express is expanding rapidly on the back of rising consumer spending and e-commerce growth. Booming last-mile deliveries helped the company increase its net core income by 117% last year, reaching P920.2m (US$17.9m). “This was largely due to the rise in air an... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Global piracy declines in first nine months of 2017

18/10/17

Global piracy declines in first nine months of 2017

Piracy globally may have declined during the first nine months of this year, but concern lingers over the frequency of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and South-east Asia. Marine Link reports vigilance is also required in the waters around Venezuela and Libya following attacks and attempted boardings.... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Massimo Roccasecca moves on from OAMC

18/10/17

Massimo Roccasecca moves on from OAMC

Massimo Roccasecca, the well-connected cargo development director of Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), has quit. In an email to colleagues, he said it had been an honour to work for the company, and that he had cherished “every moment of the last, intense 14 months”. He indicated... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Experiential Smith & Sinclair concession opening at John Lewis Oxford Street

18/10/17

Experiential Smith & Sinclair concession opening at John Lewis Oxford Street

Smith & Sinclair, the creators of the world’s first edible cocktail, is opening an experiential retail concessions at John Lewis on Oxford Street, London. Customers will have their senses played on through thermal reactive surfaces, scent diffusing walls and animated light features. Cu... Continue reading »

Source: Retail Focus


Datalogic announces the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer

18/10/17

Datalogic announces the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, has introduced the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) designed to survive the rugged use found in warehouse, factories and distribution environments. Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


The 19-year-old millionaire estate agent

18/10/17

The 19-year-old millionaire estate agent

Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Green Supply Chain News on Former CEO of Asda Grocery Chain in UK Tells Retailers, Manufacturers to Get Rid of Plastics Right Now

18/10/17

Green Supply Chain News on Former CEO of Asda Grocery Chain in UK Tells Retailers, Manufacturers to Get Rid of Plastics Right Now

Are You Ready for the Plastics Free Aisle. Much more Interest in UK than US Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


What has China's president Xi Jinping achieved so far?

18/10/17

What has China's president Xi Jinping achieved so far?

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be confirmed for a second five-year term this month. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Datalogic announces the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer

17/10/17

Datalogic announces the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, has introduced the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) designed to survive the rugged use found in warehouse, factories and distribution environments. Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


Why 90 percent of sales still happen in brick and mortar stores

17/10/17

Why 90 percent of sales still happen in brick and mortar stores

By Gary Lee, Chief Solutions Officer, Stratix Corporation.Listen closely – those gasps you hear coming from the retail industry are not the end. They're the sound of pure delight streaming from brick-and-mortar stores. Why? Despite widespread media coverage declaring brick-and-mortar... Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


Civil Aviation Authority led initiative will require retailers to do more to educate customers about responsible drone usage

17/10/17

Civil Aviation Authority led initiative will require retailers to do more to educate customers about responsible drone usage

UK retailers, including Dixons Carphone, Maplin and Menkind, have announced their commitment to educating users on the responsible use of drones. Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


IAG Cargo trials tenth cargo connector station in North America

17/10/17

IAG Cargo trials tenth cargo connector station in North America

IAG Cargo has today announced that it will be trialling its Cargo Connector offering at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) from October 2017, making it the tenth station to join the network in North America. This new addition coincides with the freight collection and delivery service’s fifth anni... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Hapag-Lloyd is the First Ocean Carrier in the UK to Offer Avantida’s reUse Container Management Services

17/10/17

Hapag-Lloyd is the First Ocean Carrier in the UK to Offer Avantida’s reUse Container Management Services

Antwerp, Belgium and the United Kingdom, October 17, 2017-Avantida has announced that Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the United Kingdom to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform. The application allows the re-use of import containers for export... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Colette by Colette Hayman to launch first UK standalone store at Westfield Stratford

17/10/17

Colette by Colette Hayman to launch first UK standalone store at Westfield Stratford

Australian high street retailer, Colette by Colette Hayman is launching its debut UK standalone store at Westfield Stratford later this month. With an aggressive UK expansion strategy, the brand has scheduled 10 additional shop openings by February 2018 and its second store opening in Manchester on ... Continue reading »

Source: Retail Focus


Peak season a let-down for China-US carriers as ocean rates continue to slide

17/10/17

Peak season a let-down for China-US carriers as ocean rates continue to slide

After eight consecutive weeks of declining spot freight rates on the headhaul legs between China and the US, the remainder of this year’s peak season is set to be worse for carriers than the corresponding period in 2016. According to the Freightos International Freight Index, last year’... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Air freight boom in China means more airlines clamouring for operating licences

17/10/17

Air freight boom in China means more airlines clamouring for operating licences

Tianjin Airlines Cargo is seeking an aircraft operating certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The move comes on the back of strong air freight volume growth this year: two other carriers are looking to expand their reach and another reportedly has been granted it... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Emirates willing to cooperate with rival UAE airline Etihad

17/10/17

Emirates willing to cooperate with rival UAE airline Etihad

After years of battling one another for regional (and global) dominance, it seems there may be talks on some sort of union between Emirates and Etihad. Speaking to Reuters, president of Emirates Tim Clark said the carrier was open to the idea of cooperation in areas including procurement. While... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


The CSX anomaly: new management on the right track?

17/10/17

The CSX anomaly: new management on the right track?

Despite being quizzed by the US Surface Transportation Board following a flurry of customer complaints, US rail operator CSX is not heading towards the abyss, argues Seeking Alpha. The carrier has faced strong criticism as new chief executive Hunter Harrison enacts his precision scheduled railr... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Five main projects of Belt and Road – a ‘visual explainer’

17/10/17

Five main projects of Belt and Road – a ‘visual explainer’

China’s Belt and Road project is a vast undertaking, linking the country not only with its Asian neighbours, but also Europe and the Middle East. The sheer size of the project can be hard to comprehend. Fortunately, the South China Morning Post has put together what it describes as a “vi... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Paul Gregorowitsch resigns as Oman Air chief executive

17/10/17

Paul Gregorowitsch resigns as Oman Air chief executive

Chief executive of Oman Air, Paul Gregorowitsch has resigned following a three-year spell that saw the airline rapidly expand. A series of tweets from the Gulf carrier said Mr Gregorowitsch’s resignation had been accepted, but gave no reason for his departure. Until a replacem... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Asos profits surge as overseas sales boosted by weak pound

17/10/17

Asos profits surge as overseas sales boosted by weak pound

The online fashion retailer's international sales have been boosted by the fall in sterling. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Mike Watson on Building a Supply Chain Analytics COE

17/10/17

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Mike Watson on Building a Supply Chain Analytics COE

Watson on What Analytics COEs are All about, Required Skill Sets, Balanced Project Portfolios and More Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

17/10/17

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

The Swedish furniture giant has been in the UK for 30 years, and earned both fans and critics. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

17/10/17

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Supply Chain News on Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks be the Answer in the End

16/10/17

Supply Chain News on Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks be the Answer in the End

Maybe Yes, Maybe No, as Toyota Expands Pilot at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Lufthansa bids for parts of Alitalia

16/10/17

Lufthansa bids for parts of Alitalia

Germany's Lufthansa makes an offer for parts of the Italian airline, as the sale deadline is pushed back. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

16/10/17

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

The cars are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


K+N gets back to profit, but to hit 2017 targets, it must do better in Q4

16/10/17

K+N gets back to profit, but to hit 2017 targets, it must do better in Q4

Despite a return to growth in its bottom line, Kuehne + Nagel’s nine-month results released today failed to impress investors. The forwarder remains some way off analysts’ expectations for full-year 2017 targets. Following a first quarter which saw profits decline year-on-year, followe... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Cogoport brings new transparency to ocean freight bookings in India

16/10/17

Cogoport brings new transparency to ocean freight bookings in India

Mumbai-based logistics start-up Cogoport is bringing a new level of transparency to India’s ocean freight booking market, it claims. The online freight exchange offers price discovery and booking using a data-driven technology solution, which it says provides a simpler booking experience. &l... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Going digital: ‘it will get harder and costlier the longer air cargo leaves it’

16/10/17

Going digital: ‘it will get harder and costlier the longer air cargo leaves it’

Air freight’s migration to a digitised economy will become harder and more expensive the longer it takes, according to a senior airline executive. At this year’s Caspian Air Cargo Summit, MAB Kargo chief executive Ahmad Azmi urged airlines and forwarders to work together in “... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping

16/10/17

Bricks and mortar shops are cashing in on online shopping

The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'

16/10/17

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'

Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


The seaside towns hit by a rising tide of debt

16/10/17

The seaside towns hit by a rising tide of debt

Seaside towns - and the young families living in them - are suffering the worst debt levels. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Airbus boss 'would step down if needed'

15/10/17

Airbus boss 'would step down if needed'

The aircraft maker is dealing with corruption investigations in the UK and France. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Marie's Baby Circle opens second store in South Korea

13/10/17

Marie's Baby Circle opens second store in South Korea

Following the launch of its first store at the Starfield Hanam shopping complex, South Korean brand Marie’s Baby Circle has opened a second store designed by Dalziel & Pow, evolving the retail concept that places new and expectant parents centre stage. Located at Starfield Goy... Continue reading »

Source: Retail Focus


Uli Ogiermann quits Qatar for return to Europe

13/10/17

Uli Ogiermann quits Qatar for return to Europe

Uli Ogiermann, chief cargo officer at Qatar Airways, is to leave the airline he helped propel into the top tier of cargo carriers. He will leave Qatar in mid-December for family reasons and return to Europe, he told The Loadstar. “It has been a very tough decision. My team and I were privile... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Gloomy outlook for liner shipping as container rates continue to slide

13/10/17

Gloomy outlook for liner shipping as container rates continue to slide

Container spot rates from Asia to North Europe slumped below $700 per teu this week, losing a further 3.9% in value. They now stand at $686 per teu, while for Mediterranean ports, rates slid 5.8% to $652 per teu. In January freight rates per teu for both were in excess of $1,000. The return of th... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


China Southern and Air France KLM get closer with new cargo network links

13/10/17

China Southern and Air France KLM get closer with new cargo network links

China Southern Cargo (CZ) and Air France KLM Cargo hope to see “concrete results” from deeper cooperation. The pair are following in the footsteps of several other carriers, notably Lufthansa, looking to strengthen ties with partners. CZ and AF-KLM have signed a second m... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Air cargo must innovate and co-operate to fly in today’s digital landscape

13/10/17

Air cargo must innovate and co-operate to fly in today’s digital landscape

If air freight is to sustain its place within future supply chains, the sector must remove barriers between players and improve its profile and level of innovation. This was the call from Tiaca secretary general Vladimir Zubkov at this year’s Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku. He sa... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Wider distribution of car factories leading to car-carrier vessel overcapacity

13/10/17

Wider distribution of car factories leading to car-carrier vessel overcapacity

Systemic changes in car production could be leading to a surplus of vessels operating the deepsea car-carrying business. A new report from liner consultancy Dynamar says: “While global production of motor vehicles continues to grow, by 4.6% in 2016, the number of cars carried d... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 12, 2017

13/10/17

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 12, 2017

The Marketing World Now Revolves Around Millenials. Walmart Expects OnLine Sales to Soar, Automates Returns. Panama Canal Expansion Seems to be Paying Off. Australian Billionaire Investing Big in US Manufacturing Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Low-income tenants battle soaring rents

13/10/17

Low-income tenants battle soaring rents

Renters on low incomes spend 28% of wages on rent, up from 21% in the mid-1990s, new research finds. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Supply Chain Commen onTrip Report  of CSCMP 2017 Part 2

12/10/17

Supply Chain Commen onTrip Report of CSCMP 2017 Part 2

More News from CSCMP, Including Promising but Ultimately Frustrating Megasession Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Digitisation won’t provide the predicted revolution in container shipping, says Alphaliner

12/10/17

Digitisation won’t provide the predicted revolution in container shipping, says Alphaliner

Predictions that the current crop of disruptive digital start-ups will revolutionise container shipping has been disputed by a leading liner analyst. Alphaliner this week suggested that, despite the considerable hype and hundreds of millions of dollars raised by freight and logistics start-ups in S... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


‘Abnormal’ is the new normal in air freight, Silkway chief tells summit

12/10/17

‘Abnormal’ is the new normal in air freight, Silkway chief tells summit

This may be the age of the digital facilitator, but the one constant in business remains transport and logistics, according to senior vice president of Silk Way Group Wolfgang Meier. Mr Meier told delegates at the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku this week air cargo companies were not victims of th... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Charter market provides a welcome boost for owners of smaller containerships

12/10/17

Charter market provides a welcome boost for owners of smaller containerships

Owners of smaller containerships, with limited exposure to the volatile deepsea east-west trades, are enjoying increases in daily hire rates and enquiries for time extensions. According to the latest Alphaliner report. the container charter market is “evolving in a split way”,... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


WCA buys into EGLN to form a ‘unique’ global network setup for forwarders

12/10/17

WCA buys into EGLN to form a ‘unique’ global network setup for forwarders

Forwarder network WCA has acquired a majority stake in rival EGLN, to "boost opportunities for both sets of members". EGLN, which formed in 2015 and has 332 members in 131 countries, will maintain its brand and independence. “We don’t want to mess with it,” said WC... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Etihad CEO looks to redefine airline’s future

12/10/17

Etihad CEO looks to redefine airline’s future

Last year was a bad one for Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad, posting a loss of $1.87bn, leading to the departure of previous chief executive James Hogan. His replacement, Peter Baumgartner, talks about what when wrong and developing the airline’s strategic review and new medium- and long-term pl... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea

12/10/17

Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling tea may become more difficult to get hold of. Political unrest halted production for three month this year and this has hit India's entire tea industry. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


RCL launches New South China-Philippines-Songkhla Service

12/10/17

RCL launches New South China-Philippines-Songkhla Service

Code named the “RSS”, the service will call Songkhla (Sunday/Monday) – Hong Kong (Saturday/Sunday) – Shekou (Sun/Mon) – Manila (North) – Manila (South) – Songkhla. The maiden call will commence with the Bani Bhum (1,018 TEU) at Songkhla on the 22 October 17,... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


London Stansted Airport records its busiest ever September

12/10/17

London Stansted Airport records its busiest ever September

More than 2.45 million passengers travel through the airport, breaking a record set 10 years ago. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Lufthansa set to sign Air Berlin deal

12/10/17

Lufthansa set to sign Air Berlin deal

Germany's biggest airline is buying parts of its rival, which collapsed in August. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Sky deal: James Murdoch faces shareholders at annual meeting

12/10/17

Sky deal: James Murdoch faces shareholders at annual meeting

The pay-TV company's chairman faces key shareholder vote as the takeover by Fox hangs in the balance. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


Retail Executives with Some Straight Talk on RFID in Store, Upstream in Supply Chains

11/10/17

Retail Executives with Some Straight Talk on RFID in Store, Upstream in Supply Chains

Benefits are There but Vary by Category, Panelists Say, and Deployment in DCs not in Near Term Future, Target, Levis and Lululemon Execs Seem to Agree Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Revisiting the Gartner Pace Model for Supply Chain Software Innovation

11/10/17

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Revisiting the Gartner Pace Model for Supply Chain Software Innovation

New Advanced Supply Chain Analytics are a Cornerstone of the GartnerSystems of Innovation Layer Continue reading »

Source: SC Digest


Delay in announcing blanked sailings could backfire, pushing rates even lower

11/10/17

Delay in announcing blanked sailings could backfire, pushing rates even lower

The major container lines plying the Asia to Europe and transpacific tradelanes have yet to announce their winter slack season blanking programmes, prompting concerns of significant overcapacity. Having withdrawn a number of sailings this month to mitigate weak post-Golden Week demand, carrier... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Forwarders warned: ‘It’s the 21st century, step up or lose out’

11/10/17

Forwarders warned: ‘It’s the 21st century, step up or lose out’

Forwarders must step up to the plate and embrace digitisation if air cargo is to move forward, according to a major shipper. At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku this week, Kenny Le Tissier, Halliburton’s logistics manager for Europe, Eurasia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, called on fo... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


India’s forwarders cannot remain ‘mom and pop shops’ in a softening market

11/10/17

India’s forwarders cannot remain ‘mom and pop shops’ in a softening market

Freight forwarders in India must cease acting as “mom-and-pop shops” as they face industry disruption from ocean carrier consolidation, automation and a tax system overhaul. Sameer Patel, logistics vice president at Globelink WW India, said freight forwarders had been “squeezed on... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


The next area for technology to tackle: reverse logistics

11/10/17

The next area for technology to tackle: reverse logistics

Forbes has published a good read on reverse logistics, the “old-school, messy, awkward stepchild of an industry”. As you will soon be made aware by The Loadstar’s LongRead on e-commerce (out soon-ish), reverse logistics is manually intensive and also fairly shocking. As Forbes... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Henrik Hyldahn is ShipServ’s new VP of business development

11/10/17

Henrik Hyldahn is ShipServ’s new VP of business development

Maritime e-procurement platform ShipServ has appointed Henrik Hyldahn its senior vice president of business development. Based in ShipServ’s Copenhagen office, he will focus on developing the business’ new ventures. Mr Hyldahn was most recently chief information officer ... Continue reading »

Source: The Loadstar


Dunelm sitting pretty as shares rise

11/10/17

Dunelm sitting pretty as shares rise

Furniture retailer does well in early trading after revealing positive recent sales figures. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


98% of UK consumers say retailers don't understand them

11/10/17

98% of UK consumers say retailers don't understand them

Only 2% of UK consumers say retailers know what they like when shopping – down from 4% a year ago, research by Omnico has found. Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


Over three quarters of consumers ready to swap shops for showrooms

11/10/17

Over three quarters of consumers ready to swap shops for showrooms

Over three quarters (76%) of consumers are ready for the next era of retail where stores become showrooms, designed around the customer experience rather than just sales outlets, according to new survey by enterprise solutions specialist HSO. Continue reading »

Source: Retail Technology Review


China's Spotify: How Tencent leads the music streaming market

11/10/17

China's Spotify: How Tencent leads the music streaming market

Chinese tech giant Tencent is dominating the music streaming market after clamping down on piracy. Continue reading »

Source: BBC


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