XPO Logistics and the US Freight Brokerage Industry

On September 9, 2015, XPO Logistics announced that the company would be completing its second major acquisition of the year, purchasing Con-Way for around US$3bn. Following hot on the heels of the company’s takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June, this latest purchase means that XPO will become the second largest provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) services…

A Map Depicting DB Schenker Logistics' Regular Eurasian Rail Services

LSP’s Expand their Presence on the ‘New Silk Road’

At the start of last month, DHL Global Forwarding signed an MOU with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express designed to ensure greater connectivity between Europe, the CIS and China. This is an aim that is becoming increasingly familiar in the freight forwarding sphere; CEVA, SNCF Geodis and others have launched overland trade between Europe and China,…

Augmentation versus Automation: Where and why systems are used in warehouse fulfilment operations

Lets start first by defining the terms I have used here: when referring to augmentation, this should be interpreted as the use of technology to assist human workers; conversely, automation is intended to be understood as measures taken to replace the labour force. To some extent, the division between augmented and automated warehouse picking systems…