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23.05.2019

C.H. Robinson expands in Europe with Dema acquisition

Mid-single-digit volume growth is boosting C.H. Robinson’s trucking business in Europe. Photo credit: Shuttlestock.com. C.H. Robinson Worldwide is building on volume growth in its European truckload […]
23.05.2019

S&P: Global economic growth ‘slower, but healthier’ in 2019

S&P Senior Economist Boris Glass tells the Breakbulk Europe conference he expects global GDP to grow at an average rate of 3.6 percent from 2020 through […]
23.05.2019

Container carriers investing in increased visibility

Traxens is one of a number of container or shipment level sensor makers, but has the advantage of direct investment from two of the world’s top […]
23.05.2019

April gain in US truck tonnage likely lower than reported

The shifting of freight from the first quarter to April, plus a late date for Easter, helped send the ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index higher than […]
23.05.2019

US truck tonnage spike belies softer reality

The shifting of freight from the first quarter to April, plus a late date for Easter, helped send the ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index higher than […]
23.05.2019

VCs taking long odds on big logistics wins

The venture capital model sees investors take the risk, but it does have competitive impacts on existing software and services providers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. There’s a […]
23.05.2019

The changing math of logistics VC

The venture capital model sees investors take the risk, but it does have competitive impacts on existing software and services providers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. There’s a […]
23.05.2019

US chemicals exports in 2019 hinge on Chinese tariffs

US containerized chemical exports grew 4.4 percent to 1.5 million TEU in 2018, with China accounting for 14.2 percent of the total, according to PIERS. Photo […]
23.05.2019

US regulators set sights on rail demurrage

The Surface Transportation Board heard from bulk and merchandise shippers, the Federal Maritime Commission, and Class I railroads about demurrage policies and whether they are reasonable. […]
22.05.2019

8VC bringing logistics expertise to industry wary of venture approach

8VC was an early investor in freight startups Flexport, project44, and KeepTruckin, and has enlisted veterans of Walmart and UPS as advisors. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A […]