Echo Global Logistics inks definitive agreement to acquire Roadtex

Chicago-based third-party logistics and technology-enabled transportation services provider Echo Global Logistics said this week that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Somerset, N.J.-based Roadtex Transportation Corporation, a national provider of integrated temperature-controlled supply chain services, for the confectionary, food, nutrition, and pharmaceutical mass retailer end-markets. A purchase price was not disclosed. Established in 1922,… Continue reading Echo Global Logistics inks definitive agreement to acquire Roadtex

Global Logistics: Forwarders face unstable times

Some observers expect further lockdowns in China, say nothing of the disruptions and concerns caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “In January 2021, people said surely things cannot get worse in the new year,” says Lars Jensen, CEO and partner of Vespucci Maritime. “Then 2021 happened, and now we have a dĂ©jĂ  vu in 2022 with… Continue reading Global Logistics: Forwarders face unstable times

Global Materials Handling joins Toyota network

20th April 2022 Toyota Material Handling UK (TMH UK) has appointed a new addition to its national dealer network. Saint Helens-based Global Materials Handling Ltd became the official Toyota dealer for the north west of England when managing director Andy Evans (pictured right) put pen to paper at a signing ceremony at the company’s premises at Haydock attended by TMH UK’s managing director, Nick Duckworth (pictured… Continue reading Global Materials Handling joins Toyota network

The Russian Invasion, Cyber War, and Global Supply Chains

When Russia invaded Ukraine, I knew there would be impacts on global supply chains. But supply chain impacts like the rising cost of gas, or the inability of a train to cross Siberia to bring goods from China to Europe, or the increased congestion this would cause at China ports, was not the supply chain… Continue reading The Russian Invasion, Cyber War, and Global Supply Chains

SCLAA teams with Think Global Logistics

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) says it welcomes its latest partnership with Think Global Logistics (TGL), its newest Platinum National Partner. The non-for-profit Industry Association says it asks all its members to support its National Partners wherever possible because they support the SCLAA infrastructure and help the organisation to expand. Think Global Logistics is an Australian-owned and… Continue reading SCLAA teams with Think Global Logistics

World’s busiest ports close: Verus Global

According to Verus Global, an international freight forwarding company, the world’s busiest shipping ports in China are yet to reopen following Chinese New Year celebrations and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. As a result of these issues, Australians can expect further shipping delays potentially lasting for months as well as increased postage and insurance costs. “Chinese… Continue reading World’s busiest ports close: Verus Global

Manhattan Associates Talks Global Supply Chains, Trends, and Sustainability

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Eddie Capel, CEO of Manhattan Associates. During our conversation, Eddie and I spoke about the changing nature of global supply chains in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic as well as the continuing surge of e-commerce. I asked Eddie to give his insights on a… Continue reading Manhattan Associates Talks Global Supply Chains, Trends, and Sustainability

Element Logic ready for global growth

Element Logic recently attained global distribution rights for sales and implementation of AutoStore, which it says is an important and logical step towards supporting international customers and keeping its role as the world’s largest AutoStore distributor. “We are excited to expand our operations globally,” HĂĄvard HallĂĄs says, Chief Commercial Officer at Element Logic. Element Logic… Continue reading Element Logic ready for global growth

2022 Global Issue: Is this the new normal?

Here we are in February 2022, and we’re still leading many of our global feature stories with terms like “port congestion,” “lack of containers,” “widespread labor shortages,” “hyper-tight capacity,” and “skyrocketing rates.” These barriers have all culminated into the “global supply chain disruption” that we’ve all heard much about. This month we offer our Annual… Continue reading 2022 Global Issue: Is this the new normal?

Global Logistics 2022: Is this the new normal?

And looking ahead in 2022, experts estimate that the pressure on global supply chains will continue—and the light at the end of the tunnel is not to be expected until the second half of the year at the earliest. Above all, the consensus is that the pressure on the ocean freight market will continue in… Continue reading Global Logistics 2022: Is this the new normal?