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The risk analysis organization, Maplecroft, has shown through a series of studies that the risk of natural disasters such as tropical cyclones, flooding and earthquakes, threatening to disrupt supply chains is much higher in ten countries, among which are included the Philippines, India, Myanmar, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Other countries in the list are Haiti, Honduras, Laos and the Dominican Republic.

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It seems as if IAG or International Airlines Group is deliberating whether or not to purchase an American Airlines minority stake in order to increase their commercial bond and make sure that the United States carrier retains its position as a division of Oneworld, the international airline alliance. The chief executive of IAG, Willie Walsh, reportedly claimed that investing in a minor stake in America would provide them with the opportunity to strengthen the membership of the US carrier in Oneworld, the association with which his group is also affiliated.

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Groupon Inc., online shopping giant, on Monday published its quarterly profit as its shares dropped by nearly 20 percent due to revenue miss and investors’ concern over growth in the next months. Groupon’s shares lost almost a fifth of their value because revenue missed estimates due to economic situation in Europe. Although the company’s second-quarter earnings doubled expectation, shareholders concentrated on revenue miss and punished the stock.

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According to the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, Dr. Frank Appel, the North Asia hub marks for DHL Express as a logistics milestone in its network covering the Asia Pacific. The combination of the aviation strategies along with this multi hub policy will cement their position as a leader in terms of convenience, cost effectiveness and connections. He also added the fact that the integration of the free trade agreements with the leading economies of Asia will reduce the barriers of the international commerce.

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There have been new shipping and marketing offers for small businesses being rolled out by the U.S. Postal Service. This is indeed being looked upon as a key growth segment that the money-losing organization is targeting as part of its long-term plan to return to profitability.

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The U.S. Postal Service is nearing planned cuts to shut more than 260 mail processing centers nationwide as part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow delivery of first-class mail. The move comes as the U.S. Postal Service lacks financial relief in sight.

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Florida-based B/E Aerospace, aerospace manufacturing industry leaders of aircraft cabin interior products and distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables in the aerospace industry, signed a deal to acquire UFC Aerospace Corp. for $400 million in cash.

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The supply chain industry practitioners do not yet have the depth for creating a war for the supply chain talent. A supply chain industry leader will need flexibility and aggressiveness to respond to changing needs of the supply chain industry. The industry leaders are predicting ‘technology’ to play a vital role in the supply chain industry in 2012.

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The warehousing sector of the supply chain industry is under pressure recently after a series of investigative reporting has uncovered the tenuous situation of thousands of temporary employees. These employees, hired by staffing firms that are several times removed from the big box retailers like Amazon and Walmart, even though these employees unload and move the products sold in these stores. This is a just a small snapshot of what is going on at these distribution warehouses and in these temporary warehouse jobs.

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Christmas is less than a week away, so it’s almost too late, to have your packages at their destination before Sunday. There is only …

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The world’s largest logistics specialist, DHL, is now working on standardizing its warehouse management system globally. In order to make use of supply chain management technology in all its facilities, DHL has fixed a deal with US software firm RedPrairie Corporation.

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With all of the changes to transportation that have taken place over the past several hundred years, there's one mode of transportation that remains relatively unchanged: rail. Global rail freight is pushing full steam ahead as more people in more places are improving current global rail freight infrastructure or are investing in its implementation.

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With fuel prices shooting through the roof, there’s been increasing interest expressed by global logistics leaders in developing technology that is likely to help …

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They Keep Your Business Flowing A holistic logistics provider for efficient, intelligent and cost-effective logistics solutions across the globe, Pan Asia Logistics offers a …

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A 5-days-a-week direct rail freight service was launched on May 9th between the Port of Antwerp, Europe’s second-largest port, and Chongqing, the industrial hub …

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One of the world’s leading logistics company, DHL, introduced a convoy of environmentally-friendly delivery trucks in Manhattan, as part of their “green initiative” towards …

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The contradiction between a lower-than-forecast growth in export demand and significant capacity increases on some routes has caused China’s air freight sector to be …

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New Zealand’s largest trucking company, Mainfreight, is all set to enter the European market by acquiring Netherlands-based Wim Bosman Group, in what will be …

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Success has a name For over 160 years the services provided by Hapag-Lloyd have been a hallmark for successful international cooperation between many people …

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