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XPO Logistics to launch new and interactive last mile technology for consumers

XPO's next-generation, web-based, last mile technology is designed to give consumers personal visibility and control over the delivery of appliances, furniture and other heavy goods.

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens presence in Panama

Kuehne + Nagel has strengthened its presence in Panama through continued partnership with Unicomer Group and a new facility in the Colon Free Zone.

CEVA secures logistics contract from Carrefour

Netherlands-based supply chain management firm CEVA Logistics has secured a delivery contract from French multi-national retailer Carrefour.

Amazon to open fulfillment center in New York

Amazon will open a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York, which will create 2,250 new full-time jobs.

Mitsui buys limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing

Mitsui has acquired an additional limited partnership (LP) interest in Penske Truck Leasing ("PTL"), a US-based full-service truck leasing, rental and logistics business.

GAC Abu Dhabi, RB Logistics partner for talc shipments

GAC Abu Dhabi has secured a contract to provide logistics services for the European bulk logistics provider RB Logistics.

Panalpina wins contract to manage transportation for gas project in Iraq

Forwarding and logistics services provider Panalpina has secured a five year contract to handle transportation for a gas project in Iraq.

Tecon Rio Grande sets new productivity record

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporatio, announced that Tecon Rio Grande (Tecon RG), a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, reached a historic level of productivity in port operations following its recent upgrade to the N4 terminal system.

ArrowXL wins four-year delivery contract from Smeg UK

UK-based two-person home delivery firm ArrowXL has secured a four-year contract from home appliance manufacturer Smeg UK.

Yusen secures logistics contract from Hoover Candy

Freight forwarder and supply chain solution provider Yusen Logistics has secured a contract to supply Hoover Candy's suite of products to independent retailers across the UK.

CM Downton renews contract with Glatfelter

UK-based logistics firm CM Downton has renewed its contract with paper and engineering specialist Glatfelter, extending a relationship that begun in the 1990s.

Yusen Logistics wins European distribution contract from Mitutoyo

Yusen Logistics has secured a European distribution contract from Japan-based professional measuring equipment and precision instruments manufacturer Mitutoyo.

Kuehne + Nagel secures logistics contract from French drugmaker Sanofi

Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel has secured a logistics contract from French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi.

Bolloré Logistics selected to provide logistics services to Ibecor

Bolloré Logistics has been selected to provide logistics services to Ibecor, a Heineken affiliated company supplying breweries in Africa and Middle East.

Kuehne + Nagel secures contract from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Switzerland-based transport and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has secured a contract from Mercedes-Benz Vans to provide production logistics solutions for its new assembly line and production facility in Charleston, South Carolina, US.

Quest International adds supply chain logistics services to post manufacturing support services for device manufacturers

Quest International has added 4PL (fourth party logistics) programs to support established depot repair and field services for medical device manufactures including forward logistics and warehousing.

Nokian Tyres and Fiege renew logistics contract

Finnish tyres maker Nokian Tyres has renewed its logistics contract with Fiege until the end of 2019.

LOGOS India launches new logistics venture

LOGOS India announce that it is increasing its Asian footprint by launching a new logistics venture with commitments from Ivanhoé Cambridge and QuadReal Property Group (QuadReal).

XPO Logistics wins distribution contract from VWR International

Transport and logistics solutions provider XPO Logistics has secured a distribution contract from research laboratory products supplier VWR International.

DHL appointed as official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt

DHL’s Trade Fairs and Events division has started using the MetriX Freight volume measurement solutions at the Messe Frankfurt venue.

DP World, Virgin Hyperloop One unveil international brand for hyperloop-enabled cargo systems

DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One have established a new global company, DP World Cargospeed, which provides hyperloop-enabled cargo systems to support delivery of palletized cargo.

XPO Logistics to invest $90m in road fleet in North America

XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced plans to invest approximately $90m in 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload (LTL) network in 2018.

Cainiao Network, RoboSense release world's first unmanned logistics vehicle

Alibaba Group's Cainiao Network and RoboSense have announced what they claim is the world's first solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle, G Plus.

UPS begins testing of eBike deliveries in Paris, France

UPS has started testing deliveries with eBikes in central Paris, France, as part its efforts to reduce issues resulting from urban logistics.

Kerry Logistics buys logistics firm Saga Italia

Kerry Logistics Network has purchased a majority interest in Milan-based logistics firm, Saga Italia, for an undisclosed sum.

C.H. Robinson introduces rail freight service between China and Europe

C.H. Robinson, a provider of multimodal transportation services and third-party logistics (3PL), has introduced trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe.

Kerry Logistics introduces cross-border services from China to Caucasus and Turkey

Kerry Logistics Network has introduced cross-border rail and trucking services from China to Caucasus and Turkey, via Kazakhstan.

Emirates SkyCargo, Cainiao collaborate on cross-border parcel delivery services

Emirates SkyCargo has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to jointly work on cross-border parcel delivery services.

Westwell develops AI-powered self-driving container truck

Chinese tech start-up Westwell has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) powered self-driving container truck.

DHL, RCG sign MOU to establish new rail route across six countries

DHL Global Forwarding has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Austrian Federal Railways freight division Rail Cargo Group (RCG) to set up new rail route across six countries, tracing the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Ryder acquires Metro Truck & Tractor Leasing

Ryder System, a provider of fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding equity of Metro Truck & Tractor Leasing.

DHL Freight invests in Iveco’s LPG-powered Stralis trucks

DHL Freight has invested in Iveco’s liquefied natural gas (LPG) powered Stralis trucks, as part of its efforts to add environmentally friendly transport to its long-haul road freight.

Daimler Trucks delivers electric Fuso eCanter trucks to Wincanton and DPD

Logistics firm Wincanton and courier service DPD have taken the delivery of FUSO eCanter vehicles from Daimler Trucks.

Sainsbury's begins electric cargo bike delivery trial in UK

UK-based supermarket giant Sainsbury's has started a new trial of electric cargo bikes to deliver groceries to its customers.

DHL launches innovative road transportation across India

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), a mail and logistics company, has launched DHL SmarTrucking, to provide an innovative trucking solution across an extensive linehaul express road network in India.

Suning Logistics tests autonomous heavy-duty truck in Shanghai, China

Suning Logistics has completed the testing of self-driving heavy-duty truck, Strolling Dragon, as part of its efforts to provide fully-automated logistics solutions to the customers.

FedEx orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric trucks

FedEx has placed an order for for 20 Tesla Semi trucks, which are scheduled to begin production in 2019.

UK’s iPort Rail inland rail freight hub begins operations

iPort Rail, Verdion’s new inland rail freight hub in Doncaster, UK, has commenced operations and received first train.

Davies Turner adds LCL rail service from UK to China

International freight forwarding company Davies Turner has launched a rail-based LCL cargo service from the UK to China.

Georgia Ports Authority breaks ground on $126m Mason Mega rail terminal

The Georgia Ports Authority has broken ground on its $126.7m Mason Mega Rail Terminal, which will double Port of Savannah’s rail capacity.

DHL further expands services for parcel recipients in Germany

DHL Parcel is expanding its services in Germany, by allowing recipients to choose preferred delivery times for any DHL shipment.

DHL unveils new global fulfillment platform for online retailers

DHL has expanded its e-commerce fulfillment capability with a new global fulfillment platform and fulfillment centers in the UK, Americas and Southeast Asia.

DHL Parcel, POST Luxembourg partner in parcel shipping

DHL Parcel and POST Luxembourg have signed a strategic partnership on cross-border parcel shipping.

UK’s Whistl acquires Parcelhub and Mail Workshop

UK delivery management firm Whistl has acquired Nottingham-based Parcelhub and its sister firm Mail Workshop for an undisclosed sum.

ZTO buys 15% stake in Cainiao's last-mile delivery business

ZTO Express (Cayman) has made a strategic investment of approximately US$168m for an approximately 15% stake in Cainiao Post, Cainiao Network's network of last-mile delivery stations, in order to jointly ramp up last-mile service capabilities and provide diversified solutions that enhance efficiency and meet the growing demand from New Retail.

FedEx Office launches same-day delivery service in Oregon

FedEx Office, a provider of convenient, state-of-the-art printing, packing and shipping services and a subsidiary of FedEx has extended its local courier delivery service, FedEx SameDay City, to Portland, the first market coverage in Oregon.

DHL to develop new logistics hub at Vienna Airport, Austria

DHL is developing a new logistics hub at Vienna Airport in Austria, which the company says will become central gateway to Eastern Europe.

Emirates SkyCargo, Cainiao collaborate on cross-border parcel delivery services

Emirates SkyCargo has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to jointly work on cross-border parcel delivery services.

UPS opens £120m package sorting and delivery facility in London, UK

UPS, a provider of supply chain solutions, has opened a new £120m package sorting and delivery facility in London, UK.

DHL to develop new mega parcel center near Berlin, Germany

Deutsche Post DHL Group is set to develop a new 165,000m² mega parcel center near Berlin in Germany.

DHL introduces new technologies and delivery solutions in US

DHL is piloting a range of new technologies in its US operations, as part of its efforts to provide more flexible and efficient services to the customers.

XPO Logistics launches voice-enabled tracking for last mile shipments

XPO Logistics, a provider of last mile logistics for heavy goods in North America, has announced the May launch of Google Home and Amazon Echo capabilities integrated with the company’s last mile network.

WiseTech Global buys US parcel shipping TMS provider Pierbridge

WiseTech Global has acquired Pierbridge, a US-based company which provides parcel shipping transportation management solution (TMS) to medium and large shippers.

DHL breaks ground on new distribution facility for Eaton in Germany

DHL Supply Chain has broken ground on a new distribution facility in Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany.

DHL Express opens new EUR140m regional hub at Brussels Airport

DHL Express, a provider of logistics and express delivery services, has opened a new regional hub at Brussels Airport in Belgium, with a capacity to handle 42,000 shipments per hour.

Magento names DHL as premier partner for shipping

B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform Magento has named Deutsche Post DHL Group as Premier Partner for Shipping.

Descartes acquires Velocity Mail

Descartes Systems Group has acquired certain assets of Velocity Mail, an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers with mail and parcel shipment scanning and tracking solutions.

UPS expands express service to help businesses deliver urgent shipments

UPS has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express package service to reach 124 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations.

FedEx buys UK e-commerce transportation solutions provider P2P Mailing

FedEx has acquired UK-based e-commerce transportation solutions provider P2P Mailing for £92m.

DPD, TNO partner to accelerate innovation in logistics sector

Parcel service provider DPD has joined forces with The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) to speed up innovation in logistics sector.

Kapsch to build transportation management software for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded an $8.8m contract to design, develop, install and support Agency-Wide Transportation Management Software (ATMS) for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ).

DHL introduces Saloodo digital freight platform in UK

Deutsche Post DHL has introduced its Saloodo digital freight platform in UK extending its services across the country.

Menzies Distribution acquires Gnewt Cargo

Logistics firm Menzies Distribution has purchased Gnewt Cargo, a company which uses electric vans to make deliveries in London, UK.

Odyssey Logistics secures equity investment from Jordan Company

An affiliate of private equity firm, Jordan Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to become the new majority shareholder in Odyssey Logistics & Technology.

uShip receives $25m in series D funding to automate logistics operations

uShip has closed a $24m series D round led by DB Schenker, an existing partner of uShip.

SSA Marine to operate Anaklia Deep Water Black Sea Port’s container terminal

Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) has signed an agreement appointing SSA Marine as terminal operator for the Anaklia Deep Water Black Sea Port’s container terminal, which will establish an important new maritime corridor between China and Europe and stimulate national and regional economic growth.

ADB investment in Batumi to improve logistics and transport

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting Georgia with $114m loan to help improve regional connectivity and road transport efficiency in the country, while strengthening the country’s bid to become a regional transport and logistics hub.

FedEx opens cargo hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

FedEx Express (FedEx) has opened an international express and cargo center in Shanghai, expanding its operational strength for customers in Asia Pacific.

Maxon Lift outsources warehousing function to Ryder

Trucks and trailer liftgates manufacturer Maxon Lift has opened five Ryder-operated warehouses across the US.

Banyan Technology increases multi-modal capabilities in TMS platform

US-based live carrier and API connectivity provider Banyan Technology has increased multi-modal capabilities in its TMS platform.

Transplace selects TPG Capital as new equity partner

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, has selected global alternative asset firm TPG Capital (TPG) as its new equity partner.

DHL, Ford unveil electric delivery van in Germany

Deutsche Post DHL Group and automaker Ford have unveiled their jointly manufactured electric delivery van in Cologne, Germany.

CM Downton renews contract with Glatfelter

UK-based logistics firm CM Downton has renewed its contract with paper and engineering specialist Glatfelter, extending a relationship that begun in the 1990s.

Agility expands logistics footprint in Singapore

Agility has acquired a two-story warehouse close to Changi International Airport, adding more than 600,000 square feet of warehouse space in total in Singapore.

Lineage Logistics forms strategic partnership with BluJay Solutions

Temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company Lineage Logistics has entered into a strategic partnership with BluJay Solutions.

DICT’s container terminal goes live with Navis N4 system

Davao International Container Terminal’s (DICT) container terminal has gone live with Navis N4 terminal system in South-eastern Philippines.

CN, TFI International collaborate to create intermodal service for Canada

CN and TFI International have agreed to develop a domestic intermodal business for markets across Canada.

NZ Post signs strategic agreement with HNBLC

New Zealand Post has signed an agreement with Henan Bonded Logistics Centre (HNBLC) and Trademonster to simplify access for New Zealand companies to enter China.

XPO Logistics renews supply chain contract with Maxxium UK

XPO Logistics has extended its contract with spirits company Maxxium UK for providing warehousing and managed transportation services.

Arrive Logistics expands Chicago office to accomodate growth

US-based supply chain service provider Arrive Logistics has expanded its Chicago office to accommodate rapid growth in the region.

Verst Logistics to open new e-commerce product fulfillment center

Verst Logistics is opening a new e-commerce order fulfillment center in Hebron, Kentucky, in late June.

Adents, Microsoft introduce combined blockchain, AI, IoT and serialization solution for supply chain security

Adents, in collaboration with Microsoft, has developed a new unit-level product track and trace platform utilizing blockchain and AI technologies.

Kubota Tractor completes land purchase for future logistics campus

Kubota Tractor has completed 200-acre land purchase within Phase II of Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, making the company the first major tenant for the industrial park.

Howard Tenens selects Yardi to manage UK logistics portfolio

Property and logistics operator Howard Tenens has selected Yardi Voyager as its portfolio management and investment accounting platform.

Nestlé, XPO Logistics to develop digital warehouse in Leicestershire, UK

Food and drink firm Nestlé has collaborated with transport and logistics solutions provider XPO Logistics to develop a digital warehouse in the UK.

Burke Porter Group announces investment in Grabit

Burke Porter Group has announced a capital investment in California-based Grabit, an intelligent automation systems provider to the soft goods manufacturing and warehouse logistics industries.

Cargobase launches world's first curated multi-freight mode marketplace

Cargobase, the independent platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers, announced today the launch of Cargobase Mercado, the world's first online curated multi-freight mode marketplace.

Körber acquires logistics-focused IT firm Centriq

German technology firm Körber has acquired Centriq Group, a UK-based provider of voice-directed warehousing and modeling solutions, for an undisclosed price.

MNX Global Logistics opens new healthcare and life sciences logistics centre in New York

MNX Global Logistics announces the opening of its healthcare and life sciences supply chain and logistics facility in New York City, located right next to JFK International Airport.

Goodman launches $700m partnership in Brazil to invest in prime industrial assets

Goodman Group has announced the establishment of the Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership (GBLP or the Partnership) to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Yusen Logistics opens two pharmaceutical warehouses in Benelux

Yusen Logistics has opened two new pharmaceutical warehouses in Benelux, an economic union comprising three neighbouring states, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Fulcrum Capital Partners acquires National Logistics Services

Fulcrum Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the Canadian middle market, has acquired National Logistics Services (NLS).

Wincanton to support Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in UK

Logistics services provider Wincanton has secured a contract from EDF Energy to support the UK’s first nuclear power station.

Oracle extends cloud-based warehouse management for enhanced logistics performance

Oracle has extended Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud capabilities to help customers reduce logistics costs, optimize inventory levels and improve customer service.

Mid America Logistics announces international expansion to Guadalajara

Mid America Logistics, a technology-enabled logistics and trucking company in North America, has announced the opening of its first International office in Guadalajara, Mexico, along with its sixth US office in Rogers, Arkansas.

Kuehne + Nagel opens integrated logistics control centre in Bogotá, Colombia

Swiss transport and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new integrated logistics control centre (LCC) in Bogotá, Colombia.

Red Lobster and DoorDash expand partnership across North America

Red Lobster, a seafood restaurant company, has expanded its partnership with last-mile logistics platform DoorDash to make delivery of high quality, traceable, sustainable, responsibly-sourced seafood even more accessible.

AV Dawson secures long-term contract from British Gypsum

UK-based freight logistics firm AV Dawson has secured a long-term contract from Saint Gobain group subsidiary British Gypsum.

Agilent opens new logistics hub in China

Agilent Technologies has opened a new logistics hub in Shanghai, designed to enable faster delivery of parts, supplies, and consumables to laboratories in China.

Eddie Stobart buys UK pallet distribution services provider TPN

Supply chain, transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart has acquired pallet distribution services provider, The Pallet Network (TPN), in a deal valued at around £52.8m.

US Foods implements FourKites real-time tracking platform

US Foods has selected FourKites real-time load tracking platform to help modernize its logistics operations.

Pitney Bowes launches new SendPro 300 smart sending device

Pitney Bowes has announced the launch of the SendPro 300 integrated shipping and mailing solution, which streamlines multi-carrier office shipping and mailing for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

UK’s CitySprint tests hydrogen van for same day deliveries

UK-based same-day delivery firm CitySprint is testing a hydrogen van to carry out same day deliveries in London.

Warburg Pincus invests $75m in Rivigo

Rivigo, a technology driven logistics company, announced that an affiliate of Warburg Pincus has invested $75m in the company for a minority stake.

Fetch robotics partners with robotics integrator ONExia to bring logistics expertise to Mid-Atlantic

ONExia, a distributor and integrator of robotics technology for the Mid-Atlantic, and Fetch Robotics, manufacturer of autonomous robot systems for the warehouse and logistics industries, announced a partnership agreement.

Kuehne + Nagel introduces Transporeon platform as digital carrier interface

Kuehne + Nagel and the Transporeon Group have entered into a partnership to implement a highly efficient digital collaboration platform with FTL and LTL carriers.

SPG Logistics continues expansion with Kewill Global Forwarding

Kewill, a provider in multi-modal transportation solutions, announced that SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd. Freight Agency (SIPGLFA), one of the seven specialized branches of SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd, has implemented its Enterprise Forwarding software solution.

Janam and IntelliTrack partner to deliver inventory management solutions

Janam Technologies, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, and IntelliTrack , an industry leader in cloud-based inventory software, announced that Janam's XT2 rugged touch computer has been certified to run IntelliTrack's Stratus Mobile for Android application.

TransCore Link Logistics announces technology partnership and integration with McLeod Software

TransCore Link Logistics and McLeod Software have announced a technology partnership that will combine best-in-class software for carriers and brokers.

TouchPath introduces new third party logistics solution

Supply chain solutions provider TouchPath has introduced new multilingual and user-defined third party logistics (3PL) solution, in a bid to provide better services for its customers.

Choice Logistics names Jordan Kaufman chief information officer

Choice Logistics, the leading provider of enterprise-grade supply chain solutions, announced that Jordan Kaufman has been hired as Chief Information Officer. Jordan Kaufman will replace Robert Bacchi, who previously held the position, and is stepping down to pursue other interests.

CTSI-Global introduces next-generation business intelligence system for supply chain data

CTSI-Global, a leading global freight audit and payment service and TMS provider, introduces its next-generation business intelligence system, Strategic Data.

Walmart announces $50m investment in China’s on-demand logistics and O2O grocery platform New Dada

Walmart has announced a $50m strategic investment in New Dada, China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform.

WCS provides enterprise-level WMS platform to Haul & Store

WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) a provider of comprehensive supply chain execution technology, has signed a deal with Haul & Store, a Surrey based third party logistics provider (3PL), to give full cloud-based access to its enterprise level WMS platform, CSnx.

Sky Transportation Services selects SkyBitz trailer management technology to upgrade its fleet

SkyBitz Enterprise Fleets, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that Sky Transportation Services has upgraded its fleet of over 500 dry-van trailers with the SkyBitz Falcon GXT3000, a cellular-based asset tracking solution providing real-time actionable information.

UPS, Optoro form strategic alliance to enhance retail reverse logistics services

UPS has formed a strategic alliance with Optoro, providing a one-stop shop solution for retailers and manufacturers to optimize the transportation and disposition of returns and excess inventory.

Convoy secures over $60m in finance in funding round led by Y Combinator

US based technology trucking network Convoy has secured $60m in finance in a Series B funding round that is led by Y Combinator.

Kemira signs deal with Odyssey for logistics operations in North America and Europe

Odyssey Logistics & Technology has entered into a multi-year managed logistics service agreement with Finland-based chemicals company Kemira.

Dicom advances mobile technology through WorkSmart mobile platform

Dicom Transportation Group, a North American leader in integrated transportation services, announced the launch of a new mobile program leveraging smart phone technology.

Freight Forwarder Flexport to open fifth US office in Chicago

Flexport, the freight forwarder and logistics platform powered by technology, will open a fifth US office in Chicago this March.