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Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 19th October

10-21-2007 05:38 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

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This week's Logistics Bulletin reports on news that the European Commission has announced a vast action plan to ease international freight traffic in Europe, by opening up priority rail corridors and cutting red tape for ships moving between EU ports. Experts predict that freight transport will increase by half in Europe by 2020 compared to 2000 levels, and Brussels has decided to take steps to streamline procedures so that the EU economy can better take advantage. The idea is to create international maritime and rail transport corridors dedicated to freight and cargo traffic.

Also in the news this week, Panalpina has reported that a US-based equity fund has built a 5.2% stake in the Company, whilst among contract wins was a ten-year deal for Kuehne + Nagel with drinks manufacturer Britvic in the UK. Elsewhere, the automotive sector is making headlines this week, with developments at Volkswagen, Hyundai, Continental and Michelin. In the retail sector, Ocado, Comet, X5 Retail, Amazon, Chico's and The Sultan Centre are reporting supply chain developments in Europe, the US and the Middle East.

Equity fund builds stake in Panalpina

15 October - In compliance with the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading, Viking Global Investors LP and Viking Global Performance LLC as managers to the funds have notified Panalpina that the funds Viking Global Equities LP, Viking Global Equities II LP and VGE III Portfolio jointly hold 5.2% of the share capital, of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd.

Viking Global Investors is a New York-based long-short equity fund that primarily invests in the US and Europe. The Company is said to focus on financials, telecommunications, media, technology, and consumer stocks.

Elsewhere this week:

UPM-Kymmene to sell its Finnish port operators
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3045

Echo Global Logistics acquires BestWay Solutions
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3031

Hennessey Capital Southeast forms transportation and logistics companies
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3034

Mallory Alexander International Logistics acquire 7M Transport
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3035

Geodis opens a new groupage and express branch in Amiens
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3041

New intermodal services launched by P&O Ferrymasters
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3049

Allcargo to invest in containers to ship cars
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3058

P&O Ferrymasters targets new business as it invests heavily in fleet
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3053

Kuehne + Nagel signs ten-year contract with Britvic
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3030

Geodis wins outdoor clothing contract
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3051

DHL selected as exclusive carrier for Chico's online and catalogue business
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3040

The Sultan Centre Group appoints Agility as its logistics provider in Oman
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3044

Geodis UK wins iPod logistics business with Gear4
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3052

Construction of Hyundai logistics centre in Moscow Region
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3038

Continental selects Goodman International for its new DC
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3060

ProLogis to develop VW logistics facility in Northern Germany
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3039

Michelin Poland to build €260 mn production and logistics centre
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3043

U.S. Foodservice to invest in DC expansion
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3036

X5 Retail to invest US$1 bn in logistics
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3037

Ocado searches for northern DC
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3057

Gazeley expands global offering in India and Mexico
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3055

CBRE Industrial completes the South East’s largest pre-let of 2007
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3050

Goodman acquires Dutch logistics facility
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3042

GECINA acquires logistics warehouse in the South of France
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3032

Amazon plans new fulfillment centre
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3048

SKECHERS Footwear signs deal for new logistics facility
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3056

EU unveils freight, cargo transport action plan
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3033

Heinz selects JDA Software for improvements to global supply chain system
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3059

PD Ports receives accolade for Teesport development
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3046

Culina Logistics awarded BRC approval
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3054

UPS Chairman & CEO Mike Eskew to retire
http://www.analytiqa.com/newsitem.aspx?articleid=3029

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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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