Monday, February 6, 2023

Holiday trolley-dash: How to pick a third-party logistics service provider

The surge in online shopping is prompting many businesses to outsource their picking, packing and shipping activities in order to save money, achieve operational efficiencies and improve the customer experience. Businesses need to take care when choosing the right partner as fit, flexibility and capability are the most crucial aspects of any logistics service.

Aussie start-up Ofload acquires freight specialist CIA Logistics

Ofload announced the acquisition of Melbourne freight specialist CIA Logistics, marking the start of an ambitious growth strategy aimed at expanding its offering and national footprint. Ofload’s first acquisition has increased the start-up’s headcount to over 120 employees across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with CIA Logistics’ Founder and Director Tony Couttie stepping into a General Manager position at Ofload. A phased, post-merger integration and growth strategy is underway, during which the CIA Logistics brand will be retained as its operations, sales and finance teams continue to report to Couttie.

FedEx expands FICP service to New Zealand and three APAC markets

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, has expanded FedEx® International Connect Plus (FICP), an international, day-definite, e-commerce shipping service that combines competitive speed with attractive prices to four more markets across the Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. This includes Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. 

Evergreen tweaks operating model with Avaya to ease port congestion

Evergreen Shipping Agency has reported unprecedented employee engagement since its move to remote work, enabled by Avaya tech. The roll-out of the Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral communications and collaboration platform has led to record levels of customer service availability as the industry navigates supply chain disruption and port congestion.

ANSTO unlocks $1m in savings following supply chain revamp

SAP SE, has helped Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) unlock major operational, competitive, and reputational benefits by implementing SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) software, with over $1m in projected savings in the first six months.

Lineage Logistics to acquire Spanish cold-store operator Grupo Fuentes

Lineage Logistics, LLC (Lineage), a temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced its intention to acquire Grupo Fuentes, an operator of transport and cold storage facilities, in Murcia, Spain. Grupo Fuentes operates a fleet of over 500 vehicles and trailers, 6 logistics centers, a cold storage warehouse, and support services.

Lineage buys Cold Storage Nelson to further expand New Zealand footprint

Lineage Logistics, LLC. (Lineage), an innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced it has acquired New Zealand cold storage business, Cold Storage Nelson Limited (CSN). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ShipBob appoints Guillaume Deront as General Manager of Australia

ShipBob, the omnifulfilment platform and US-based supply chain tech unicorn, announced that Guillaume ‘G’ Deront has been appointed General Manager of Australia. He will head ShipBob’s business in ANZ. Deront comes to ShipBob from Shippit, where he led the Sales and Success teams, working with omnichannel retailers to optimise their last-mile strategy.

Rendr teams up with Starshipit to power same day delivery for retailers

Rendr has partnered with fulfilment automation platform Starshipit to provide retailers the ability to unlock on demand delivery capabilities. With Rendr’s multi carrier on demand solution integrated into the Starshipit universe, retailers have access to the largest suite of on demand carriers, allowing clients to have orders delivered in as little as a matter of hours.

Blue Yonder appoints curated industry expert Duncan Angove as its CEO

Blue Yonder, a digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment company, announced that Duncan Angove has been named as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Angove is a strategic business leader with decades of tech and leadership experience, previously holding senior executive roles at Infor, Oracle and Retek. Duncan Angove succeeds Mark Morgan who held the role of interim CEO since February 2022.