Economy Sinks, But Airfreight Demand Is Poised to Soar, According to OAG
The global airfreight industry is poised to provide some "light at the end of the tunnel" for those worried about higher fuel prices and economic uncertainty. That, at least, is the scenario offered by OAG Analytical Services, part of the Official Airline Guide. In a report on airfreight demand for 2008-2017, OAG predicts an annual growth rate of...
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Rock-Tenn Optimizes Its Transportation with Transplace
Rock-Tenn Company is one of North America's leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard, packaging and merchandising displays with annual net sales of $3bn. Its 9,500 employees operate a total of 92 facilities in 26 states, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. This network of plants house state-of-the-art equipment that provides low-cost, innovative solutions to its customers. As a result, the company has recently racked up record revenues and earnings that allow it to grow rapidly both organically and through acquisitions.
Transportation is now a vital part of the company's on-going success, but according to Ben Cubitt, Rock-Tenn's vice president of supply chain, that has not always been the case. Until fairly recently,...
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GAC Sets Up New Company in Kazakhstan; Focuses on Central Asia
GAC, a Swedish provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, has established a new operation in Kazakhstan. GAC Kazakhstan LLP was registered in Almaty, the country's capital and commercial center. GAC's initial goal was to...
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CargoGulf Speeds Up NVO Services From U.K. to the Middle East
CargoGulf, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVO), is now offering faster transit from the United Kingdom to the Middle East. The company has begun direct groupage...
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DHL Unveils Global ProView for Online Tracking of International, Time-Definite Express Shipments
DHL has launched Global ProView, a means of tracking shipments related to the company's Time Definite International (TDI) Express program. The online application is accessible from any point on the internet, offering automatically updated overviews of customers' global shipments. DHL introduced ProView to the U.S. market in 2006. Since then, the tool has...
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Transplace Creates Consulting Group for Companies in Manufacturing, Distribution and Retailing
Transplace has launched Transplace Consulting, a new venture that is aimed at customers in the manufacturing, distribution and retailing sectors. The unit will provide logistics-engineering, design and consulting services, focusing on areas in which companies can reduce...
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