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Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 22nd December

12-27-2006 03:56 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

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This week's Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity, contract wins, DC developments and senior appointments from across the Supply Chain. In the UK, FedEx has acquired ANC Holdings Limited, a UK domestic express transportation company for £120.0 million, whilst Investcorp has acquired Greatwide, one of the largest North American transportation and logistics services companies. In China's fragmented logistics market, SITC Logistics starts operations as of 01 January 2007.

As the year closes, property, DC and office developments have been reported by OOCL, Kuehne + Nagel, Pratt & Whitney, NYK Logistics and Coca-Cola. Amongst contract awards reported this week were wins for CEVA Logistics and NYK Logistics. Elsewhere, Tesco has announced plans to run its 2,000-strong fleet of lorries on biodiesel and key logistics appointments have been made at CEVA Logistics, Baylis Logistics and Ryder.

On behalf of all the team at Analytiqa, we would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and continued happiness and success for 2007!

Seasons Greetings, Analytiqa.

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CEVA Logistics renews supply chain partnership with Nestlé in Italy

21 December 2006 – CEVA Logistics has consolidated its position in the FMCG sector in Italy by signing a contract renewal with Nestlé.

Distribution logistics managed by CEVA includes the collection of products from Nestlé’s distribution centres at Albairate (MI), San Sepolcro (AR) and San Sisto (PG) and their subsequent distribution and delivery to more than 60,000 sales points in Italy.

The distribution takes place through direct deliveries to end sales points or by using 13 transit point platforms that belong to the CEVA network. These transit platforms are fitted with controlled-temperature cells, with a total of 12,000m2 of available indoor surface area.

CEVA also provides a series of high added-value services, including an advanced return information management system that enables Nestlé to invoice according to the delivery date.

Elsewhere this week:

FedEx acquires UK express company
19 December - The deal allows FedEx Express to directly serve the entire UK domestic market, providing a broader range of shipping options and enhanced service

Investcorp acquires Greatwide
19 December - Customers include Wal-Mart, Target, Coca-Cola Walgreens and Nordstrom

Saddle Creek Adds Transportation Division
18 December - Historically, Saddle Creek Transportation has provided asset-based fleet services

SITC Logistics - a new entrant to the Chinese market
18 December - Combined synergies of merged entities offer solutions to China's highly fragmented distribution market

OOCL Announces the Opening of Two Offices in Vietnam
21 December - The opening of the offices is part of a strategic plan in Vietnam, following the country's WTO accession

Pratt & Whitney Canada launches new rapid response Parts Distribution Centre in Amsterdam
30 November - The Amsterdam PDC carries a large inventory of new parts, accessories and line-replaceable units

Kuehne + Nagel open new office in Kobe
18 December - The expansion is Japan is to meet growing demand for one-stop shopping services from logistics companies in the market

ProLogis to develop distribution centre in US for NYK Logistics
19 December - NYK will operate the warehouse as a deconsolidation facility for Target, one of the US' leading retailers

Coca-Cola expands facilities in Sydney
21 December - Plans will feature alternative energy technology

TDG trading statement for H2, 2006
18 December - 3PL operations in Ireland experience difficulties

FedEx Reports Solid Revenue and Earnings Growth
20 December - FedEx Freight reported an operating margin of 11.3%, down from 14.5%

NYK Logistics adds home delivery to LG Electronics operation
20 December - NYK Logistics has established a specialist home delivery operation

CEVA and Perfumery Douglas sign agreement to manage cross-docking and distribution
22 December - CEVA will also undertake high added value activities

Greatwide Logistics wins five-year deal with Tyson Foods
15 December - Increasing needs for transport during a period of driver shortages

Tesco converts to environmentally friendly fleet
17 December - The initiative will cut carbon-dioxide emissions by more than 70,000 tonnes a year

Boeing Delivers First 747-400ER Freighter to TNT
20 December - Boeing forecasts that world air cargo growth is expected to expand at an average annual rate of 6.1% over the next 20 years

CEVA appoints Stuart Young as CFO
19 December - Young has spent the last 14 years with DHL Exel Supply Chain

Baylis announces appointment of Dale Fiddy in key commercial role
21 December - Fiddy will be responsible for new business development

Ryder builds UK logistics team
12 December - Responsible for sales, solutions, new business implementation and strategy

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List of Key Industry Participants:

ABX LOGISTICS; BAX Global; CH Robinson; DHL Global Forwarding; EGL; Exel; Expeditors; FedEx; GeoLogistics; Hellmann Worldwide Logistics; Kintetsu World Express; Kuehne & Nagel; Maersk Logistics; Nippon Express; Panalpina; Schenker; SDV; UPS SCS; UTi Worldwide Logistics; Yusen; Wincanton; APL Logistics; TDG; Rhenus Logistics; Penske Logistics; DPWN; DHL; DHL Exel Supply Chain; Federal Express; Schneider Logistics; Schneider National; Schenker Logistics; Stinnes; Gist; Eagle Global Logistics; Menlo Worldwide; Jones Lang LaSalle; ProLogis; DTZ; Gazeley; Groupe Norbert Dentressangle; National Logistics Company; TNT; TNT Logistics; Gefco; Maersk; Geodis; GEFCO; Bibby Distribution; Global Automotive Logistics; Autologic; NYK Logistics; Dachser; DSV; Fiege; Frans Maas; Hellmann Worldwide; MOL; KWE; Kintetsu; Ewals; UPS; Ryder.

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