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Central and Eastern European Logistics 2008: Charting growth trends in contract …

In its latest published research, Central and Eastern European Logistics 2008, Analytiqa forecasts impressive growth for logistics expenditure. > Spending on logistics set to increase by €7.3 billion over three years > Contract logistics set to grow by 89% Researched by in-house Analysts, conducting unique primary research with logistics professionals across the region, 300+ pages provide a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the performance of the Central and Eastern European logistics industry and forecasts

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 14th December

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a five-year, £150 million contract for DHL Exel Supply Chain with UK home and furniture retailer, MFI. DHL will invest more than £10.0 million (€13.8 million) of its own capital into the venture. The deal represents one of the biggest \'shared risk\' partnerships the 3PL has ever entered into with a customer. In other contract news Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is to provide

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 30th November

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on further M&A activity across the logistics and express sectors with developments in South Korea, India, Brazil and the UK. In India, UPS Jetair Express announced a strategic alliance with AFL that will significantly expand accessibility to UPS services in the country, while providing export capabilities to AFL. Also this week, trading updates in the form of quarterly or interim results have been posted by

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 16th November

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on several logistics property developments for the likes of BMW and Croxley, in Asia, GAC in the Middle East, Sun Microsystems in Russia and the likes of DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and Schenker across Western Europe. Developments in Central and Eastern Europe also feature prominently, with developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria all making news this week. In contract news, among the wins recently

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 09th November

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further consolidation amongst logistics providers, with some of Europe\'s leading players making bolt-on acquisitions. Kuehne + Nagel is continuing the expansion of its overland activities with the acquisition of G.L. Kayser Spediteur seit 1787 and the Cordes & Simon Group. These two major acquisitions will significantly strengthen the Company\'s network and market position in Germany. In the UK, Wincanton has announced the acquisition of

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 02nd November

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further performance updates from leading logistics providers, with a European focus led by Panalpina (net forwarding revenue increased 11.6% for 9M, 2007), DSV (3.2% organic growth for 9M, 2007), Geodis (Q3 organic revenue growth of 7.0%) and Norbert Dentressangle (growing 9M revenue by 8.9% on a like-for-like basis). Elsewhere, reports in the German press suggest that Fiege is to divest unprofitable businesses as part

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 26th October

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin is dominated by Q3 results from some of the sector\'s largest players and contract wins. Kuehne + Nagel has reported strong Q3 turnover and profit growth. At 20.4%, contract logistics turnover growth outperformed the market three-fold. Ryder reported Q3 Supply Chain revenues up 8.0%, primarily due to new and expanded business, particularly in international markets (outside of the US). At UPS, Q3 results were driven by

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 19th October

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

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 12th October

This week’s Logistics Bulletin is dominated by news that as part of an investigation into suspected cartel activity, European Union antitrust regulators have carried out raids on a number of international freight forwarders. Reports suggest that the investigators were believed to have been tipped off by an insider from one of the companies under investigation. The European Commission has reason to believe that the companies may have violated EC Treaty

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 05th October

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further consolidation amongst logistics service providers. With deals announced across Europe, the Middle East and the US, the headlines were made by Norbert Dentressangle\'s £254 million recommended acquisition of Christian Salvesen. The enlarged group recorded combined sales in 2006 of approximately €2.9 billion, €1.6 billion of which were attributable to road transport (as it becomes Europe\'s largest tractor and trailer fleet operator), with combined

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 28th September

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on news that UK-based logistics provider Christian Salvesen has received approaches from two parties which may or may not lead to a recommended offer for the Company. Christian Salvesen has faced difficult trading conditions and has been the subject of takeover and merger speculation in recent years, most notably when discussions with TDG failed to result in a deal in late 2004. Elsewhere, developments in

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 21st September

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a number of mergers and acquisitions from logistics service providers, with a focus on the US. Mainfreight, of New Zealand, has announced an agreement to acquire Target Logistics; French-based SDV International Logistics is acquiring Pro-service whilst xpedx and Geodis have forged a new strategic alliance. In Europe, GEFCO has announced that it is quitting national groupage activities in Germany, whilst Lufthansa Cargo and DHL

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 14th September

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on news in the French press that suggest Geodis is to announce the acquisition of logistics provider Rhode & Liesenfeld within two weeks. Rohde & Liesenfeld is a member of TGA, a global strategic alliance with Geodis Overseas Networks that was established five years ago. In other M&A news, Schneider Logistics has acquired BaoYun Logistics, one of China\'s top 30 private logistics enterprises. Also in

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 07th September

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A news, financial results (from CEVA and UTi Worldwide), contract wins, service expansions and key appointments from across the global supply chain. In the UK, the parent company of Bibby Distribution has acquired a 51% holding in the Costcutter retail chain. Costcutter owns 28 stores and supplies more than 1,500 independent convenience stores. This represents a strengthening of the relationship with Nisa-Today\'s, as Bibby

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 31st August

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a broad cross section of supply chain developments from the retail, aerospace, food, drinks, telecoms, military, pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors. Around the globe, the likes of Motorola, Ericsson and Boeing are executing supply chain strategies, whilst Kuehne + Nagel, NYK Logistics, DHL, Agility, Christian Salvesen and Panalpina are winning contracts or adapting service offers to more closely meet their customer\'s requirements. Following Analytiqa\'s

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 24th August

This week\'s Bulletin focuses on interim results, M&A activity, contract wins, technology and key appointments from across the global supply chain. In Europe, Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Schenker has reported revenue of €6,777.0 million for the first half of 2007, up from €6,268.0 million in 2006. Operating profit (EBIT) at Schener reached €192.0 million, up by 10.3% from the same period of 2006, as employee numbers reached 56,499. In Australasia, Toll believes

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 17th August

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on a mix of M&A news, interim financials, contract wins, property, technology and people news. In the UK, Eddie Stobart is set to join the London Stock Exchange in a reverse takeover after the Group agreed a £138.0 million deal with Westbury, a property and logistics business. Stobart Group Limited is to be created through the integration of Westbury and Eddie Stobart Group, to exploit

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 10th August

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on yet more strong performances from some of the sector’s leading logistics providers. Panalpina has reported solid organic growth, further improved its profitability and increased market shares. The Company was able to expand gross profit at a faster rate than turnover, while the month of June showed the highest gross revenue in the Company’s history. Thiel Logistik has reported an 8.5% increase in sales for

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 03rd August

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on financial results, contract wins and losses and M&A activity. At DPWN, the Logistics division, which now employs over 162,000 people, continued to grow during the first six months of the year. Revenue climbed by 6.7% to €12,506.0 million. In the DHL Global Forwarding business unit, revenue remained stable at €4,468.0 million, whilst at DHL Exel Supply Chain, the positive trend that started in the

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 27th July

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on impressive growth of some of the sector\'s leading operators. Kuehne + Nagel, driven by global capabilities and an integrated business model, which provides the Group with significant cross-selling opportunities, recorded a 14.7% increase in H1 turnover, as EBITDA improved by 12.6%. Contract Logistics operations achieved a record 21.6% growth in turnover for the first half of 2007. Elsewhere retailers and manufacturers are making supply

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 20th July

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on contract wins for APL Logistics, Ryder and CEVA Logistics and a bold acquisition by Con-Way in the US. Faced with challenging LTL markets, which remain highly competitive and price-sensitive, the Company has strengthened its truck-load presence with the US$750.0 million acquisition of Contract Freighters, to create a more diversified revenue base, establishing the Company as a service provider with broader capabilities. Distribution centre news

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 13th July

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity, contract wins, distribution centre developments, environmental initiatives and key appointments across the supply chain. In M&A news, Itella is expanding in Sweden, Grand Power Logistics has acquired a stake in Hong-Kong based Redcap Logistics, whilst Univar, one of the world’s leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals, is likely to be acquired by CVC Capital Partners. Elsewhere, in the UK two rather different approaches

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 06th July

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on contract wins across a variety of industry sectors and customers, from Airbus, to Porsche and from Marks and Spencer, to Weetabix. Porsche has selected Schenker to supply its network of dealers in Russia. Schenker is ensuring that Porsche’s contractual partners in Russia are supplied just-in-time with original parts and fittings as well as Porsche accessories on demand. The project also includes the management of

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 29th June

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on news that Deutsche Bahn plans to take over the entire shares in English Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS) and acquire a majority share in the Spanish company Transfesa, to close important gaps in the DB Logistics European rail freight network. Integration of the network is expected to lead to a noticeable boost in rail\'s market share of freight movements in Europe and raise product

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 22nd June

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on European contract wins, with household names such as Danone, Electrolux, Samsung and Birds Eye all outsourcing logistics requirements. M&A developments see Russian Railways and Deutsche Bahn sign an agreement to set up and manage a shipping and logistics company whilst in Asia, Agility has signed an agreement to acquire two logistics companies in Singapore, building its presence in the energy and break bulk sectors.

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 15th June

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on new business development and contract wins from around the globe. In Europe, CEVA Logistics Italia has signed a 5-year agreement with Press-Di to manage the publishing group\'s logistics, whilst Kuehne + Nagel is supporting the supply chain strategy of French retailer Conforama. In Asia, Penske Logistics has secured a multiyear logistics contract with Key Safety Systems, Siemens has awarded Kuehne + Nagel China a

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 08th June

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on financial results from two leading UK-based 3PLs and a number of bolt-on acquisitions from around the globe. DC developments feature from a variety of manufacturers and 3PLs, again on a global scale. In the UK, Wincanton has reported strong continuing momentum in its UK & Ireland business, which more than compensated for difficulties in certain operations in Mainland Europe. Conversely, at Christian Salvesen, the

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 01st June

This week’s Logistics Bulletin reports on the launch of Geodis Wilson, the re-branded activities of the former TNT Freight Management; the acquisition of refrigerated warehousing operations by Eimskip and approaches by Deutsche Bahn to possible partners in both the UK and Spain. In financial news CEVA Logistics has announced their full year 2006 and Q1 2007 results, whilst also reporting a contract renewal with Volkswagen. Among other contract announcements this

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 25th May

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on the end of a five month takeover battle for EGL. With a bid valuing EGL at around US$2.0 billion, the combination of CEVA Logistics and EGL will create the world\'s fourth largest integrated supply chain management company, with leading global capabilities in freight forwarding and contract logistics. Following the news, investors led by EGL\'s largest shareholder, Chairman and Chief Executive James R. Crane have

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 18th May

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further developments in the battle to acquire EGL, as CEVA appear to be edging closer to completing a deal. Elsewhere, Volvo Logistics is setting up in India, Agility is expanding in Asia and in the UK, Christian Salvesen has launched a dedicated Aviation Logistics team. In financial news, Q1 results at DPWN see DHL Exel Supply Chain revenue climb 12%. Among contract wins this week,

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 11th May

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on strong Q1 performances by Panalpina and Thiel Logistik, growth strategies for Kuehne + Nagel in Asia and further details on CEVA Logistics\' bid for EGL. Among contract news reported this week are wins for Kuehne + Nagel with T-Mobile in the UK, EGL with Huntsman in Asia and DSC Logistics, with Kimberly-Clark in the US. Elsewhere this week, Cat Logistics has opened a parts

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 04th May

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity in Europe and Asia, together with mixed financial results, particularly from the US. In Asia, Linfox has bought a leading New Zealand logistics operator in what may be the first deal in a wider expansion strategy, whilst in Europe, in of two acquisitions this week, Austrian Post is expanding logistics services for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products. In the UK, Baylis Logistics has announced

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 20th April

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a number of joint ventures and structural changes. Both TDG and Agility have announced organisational changes to their businesses, the Logistics World Alliance has added a new member, whilst Dachser has strengthened its trade lanes between the US and India. In contract news, business wins have been reported for OH Logistics and New Breed Logistics in the US, Wincanton and Brightpoint in Europe, Toll

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 13th April

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further M&A activity from around the world, across the logistics, forwarding and express sectors. JF Hillebrand Group has acquired Trans Ocean Distribution Limited, a leading provider of transportation solutions to the bulk liquid shipping industry, Kerry Logistics is expanding in Eastern Europe and Parcelnet, the UK courier delivery network and provider of home shopping fulfilment services, is acquiring the Redcats UK courier network operation

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 05th April

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further M&A activity, together with the news that Turkish freight forwarder Ulustrans and Christian Salvesen have established a strategic alliance which will see Christian Salvesen offer Turkish freight forwarding services to its customers. Also this week, in a trading update, Christian Salvesen has reported revenue growth of around 10.0% in the second half of the financial year, following the 7.5% reported in the first

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 30th March

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a broad mix of acquisitions, JVs, financial results and contract wins, from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. Building global service capabilities, Wincanton has signed a joint venture agreement with Kerry Logistics, a Hong-Kong based logistics specialist, to design and operate supply chain solutions in and between Europe and Asia. The Wincanton-Kerry Logistics joint venture will offer customers a single logistics solution,

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 23rd March

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on the ongoing battle for ownership of EGL, with an offer originally accepted from a consortium led by CEO James Crane, only to see a higher value offer made by Apollo Management, owners of CEVA Logistics. Shareholder unrest has since come to light in an open letter to the Board of EGL, which urges them to bring about the highest and best offer for EGL,

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 16th March

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on further consolidation amongst service providers, record financial results, contract wins and distribution centre developments. Kuehne + Nagel has reported a highly successful business year. Organic growth and the successful integration of the ACR Group increased turnover by 29.5% in 2006, as the operational result (EBITDA) improved by 52.3%. Also reporting strong results this week was Panalpina. The Company\'s asset-light business model saw increased transported

Logistics Outsourcing to Grow by 33%

Analytiqa - Thursday, 08 March 2007: Analytiqa’s latest research, “Western European Logistics 2007” reveals that spending on logistics services across the Automotive, Consumer, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Technology industries is set to increase by EUR 30 billion over the next five years as the size of outsourced logistics market grows by 33%. However, Analytiqa’s research warns third party logistics providers (3PLs) that opportunities must be earned as they will no longer be

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 23rd February

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin takes global expansion as its theme. In the last week, Schneider National has received the go-ahead for operations in China, Thiel Logistik is expanding its presence in South America, DPWN has announced multi million dollar investments in the Middle East and major logistics hubs are to be established in Russia. Elsewhere, computer manufacturer Dell has established a new Global operations organisation, whilst retailer Decathlon is expanding

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 16th February

This week's Logistics Bulletin reports on yet more M&A developments. In the US, EGL has revealed that it has authorised its financial advisor to solicit interest from third parties for the sale of the Company. Elsewhere, Palletways Europe, Europe's largest and fastest growing pallet freight network, has acquired the Italian operation it licensed out in 2002 and ProLogis has acquired the industrial development business of Parkridge, a leading European developer

Urban Transport Policy in Europe: “Meeting City Demands for Green Logistics”

In its latest published research, Urban Transport Policy in Europe, Analytiqa takes an in-depth look at the current initiatives and legislation currently being planned and implemented across twenty cities in twelve European countries across both West and Eastern Europe. From Amsterdam to Warsaw, the report identifies details of existing and future legislation and policy that will impact upon the operations of commercial vehicles. The issues addressed are those that will

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 09th February

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on a busy week for M&A activity, with news from Ireland (Walsh Western International), the US (EGL, FedEx), India (Dachser), France (Geodis) and Norway (Kuehne + Nagel). The week\'s financial reports are dominated by Ryder, who is forecasting growth in Supply Chain revenue of between 12.0% to 14.0% in 2007. This week\'s contract announcements are dominated by Kuehne + Nagel, with wins for the Company

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 02nd February

This week's Logistics Bulletin reports on a number of full year financial results, global co-operation and contract wins. Panalpina and the NYK Group have agreed to cooperate both in Japan and internationally. According to the agreement, the NYK subsidiary Yusen Air & Sea Service (YAS) will become Panalpina's agent in Japan, whilst Panalpina will represent YAS' interests in various countries in addition to its existing network. Among contract wins announced

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 26th January

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on joint ventures and M&A activity from across the globe. Kerry Logistics and TALKE Logistic Services have signed a joint venture agreement to provide a full range of specialist chemical logistics services throughout mainland China. In the US, Swift Transportation is to be acquired in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.74 billion. Swift operates the largest truckload fleet in the US with over 17,900

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 19th January

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity, global expansion strategies, contract wins, DC developments and legislative issues from around the globe. The week\'s events were dominated, however, by the news that CEVA Logistics (formerly TNT Logistics) has appointed John Pattullo as Chief Executive Officer, once his transition from Chief Operating Officer of the EMEA division of DHL Exel Supply Chain has been completed. In financial news, Geodis has reported

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 12th January

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity, contract wins, DC developments and legislative issues from around the globe. M&A activity continues to dominate the headlines, with news from Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe (from Denmark, Germany and Spain). Highlights include TNT\'s purchase of Mercúrio, the express market leader in Brazil and reports that Schenker might be on the acquisition trail across Europe. Among the contract wins reported

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 05th January

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on M&A activity, contract wins, DC developments and legislative issues from around the globe. The year has started with a number of M&A, joint venture and even insolvency developments. US-based freight forwarder EGL has received a buy-out offer from their founder, valuing the Company at around US$1.46 billion. Also in the US, Wilson Logistics has purchased Value Added Resources, BNSF Logistics has acquired a 3PL,

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 22nd December

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

Analytiqa: Logistics Bulletin: Friday 01st December

This week\'s Logistics Bulletin reports on the expansion into India and Eastern Europe of two large German retailers. Metro Cash & Carry is currently in negotiations to acquire eight distribution centres in cities across India and is keen to rapidly expand in the country. Aldi, through its Austrian subsidiary, Hofer, is also investing in a logistics centre. This distribution centre will support the retailer\'s entry in to the Slovakian market.

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