Amazon moving into sea freight?

Online giant Amazon has filed for a license with the US government to become a freight forwarder between the US and China. It has filed for permission to be a ‘non asset holding ocean freight forwarder’ so for the time being it will not be buying its own ships. Interviewed by US newspaper USA Today, ...

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Apex Insight provides commercial due diligence to support Travelport in its acquisition of a majority stake in Locomote

Travelport operates a business-to-business travel commerce platform which provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the travel and tourism industry worldwide. With revenues of over $2bn, it is based ...

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Home Retail Group “mixed performance”

Amidst reports that grocery giant Sainsbury’s is looking to take over the company, Home Retail Group has reported a “mixed performance” in its latest financial results. Home Retail Group is ...

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ShoeStation brings in NetDespatch for deliveries

UK footwear online retailer ShoeStation Direct has implemented an automated despatch solution from NetDespatch. The company has provided ShoeStation with a streamlined order to despatch solution for all its online ...

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Hermes to use ePOD system

Last mile delivery company Hermes is to use Cognito IQ’s Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) system for its UK network of couriers and 4500 Parcelshops. The company will have 20,000 ...

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3SI to mechanise Mondial Relay branches

French delivery 3SI Group has announced plans to spend €15m on mechanising all of its e-commerce delivery specialist company Mondial Relay branches and boost their parcel handling capabilities. Parent company ...

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EC launches Online Dispute Resolution platform

The European Commission has launched an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform for alternative dispute resolution bodies as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. The ODR platform is designed to ...

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Deutsche Post DHL acquires minority stake in Relais Colis

German postal operator and worldwide delivery company Deutsche Post DHL has acquired a minority stake in French e-commerce logistics specialist Relais Colis. This will enhance access for the DHL divisions ...

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Connect Group trading results

UK distribution company Connect Group has released its latest trading results for the festive period, and has signed up fashion retailer ASOS as a second customer for the company’s Pass ...

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Kuehne & Nagel wins GSK logistics contract

Swiss specialist logistics company Kuehne & Nagel has won a long term global logistics contract for UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world. ...

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