Global Logistics — September, 2007
Recent Developments in Logistics Services

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From the Top: An Industry Undergoes Radical Change, and Traditional Freight Forwarders Must Adjust
Freight forwarding, like every other link in the supply chain, has had to change with the times. It has evolved into a complex, global responsibility that relies on value-added services for its livelihood. At the same time, the industry has undergone extensive consolidation, leading to a collection of global giants that threaten the small, often family-owned businesses of the past. But there's still a place for mid-sized forwarders...
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Horizon Lines Snaps Up Aero Logistics, 3PL Specializing in Custom Freight Shipping Services
Horizon Lines, Inc., an ocean carrier serving the U.S. domestic trade, has acquired Aero Logistics, a third-party logistics provider based in South San Francisco, Calif. Aero Logistics specializes in custom shipping and handling programs for customers in service-sensitive industries such as high tech, healthcare, energy, mining, retail and apparel. The company also runs a fleet...
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Schenker Announces Plans to Take Over 100 Percent of Spanish Logistics Services Provider
Schenker AG plans to acquire 100 percent of Spain-TIR, a Spanish group of logistics companies. According to Schenker, the target has an extensive service network in Spain and Portugal, one that supplements the acquirer's European land-transport network. Norbert Bensel, chairman...
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U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Awards $12.7m Warehousing Contract to Genco's Infrastructure Division
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has selected Genco Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. to perform warehouse and distribution services at the Defense Distribution Depot in Richmond, Va. Valued at up to $12.7m, the contract has a base period of two years, plus three one-year options. It calls for Genco Infrastructure to...
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Armstrong Publishes 15th Edition of Who's Who in Logistics, Profiling More than 200 3PLs
Armstrong & Associates has released the 15th edition of its guide to third-party logistics (3PL), Who's Who in Logistics. The new edition of the two-volume publication has been expanded to include in-depth profiles of more than 200 3PLs. Information includes financial data,...
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WERC Offers New Interactive Online Glossary of Supply- Chain Terms, With "Wiki" Capability
The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has developed WERCipedia, a new interactive online glossary of supply-chain professionals. The work incorporates the "wiki" approach, whereby readers can submit their own content, adding new terms and modifying the definitions of existing ones. WERCipedia contains an extensive searchable...
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Calendar: Upcoming Events of Interest

SCMLogistics World 2007
Sept. 17-20, 2007

Global Supply Management Conference
Mesa, AZ
Sept. 20-12, 2007

2007 APICS International Conference and Exposition
Denver, CO
Oct. 21-23, 2007

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 2007 Annual Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 21-24, 2007

The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum
Scottsdale, AZ
Nov. 15-17, 2007

Past Global Logistics Issues:
May, 2007
February, 2007

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