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    Cargo threat could slow air freight


    The discovery of a cargo shipment containing explosive material destined for the US from Yemen at the weekend has raised the prospect of a review of current cargo checks – which have been described as “less exacting than those on passengers” by former head of security at BAA, Norman Shanks. ...

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    Logistics providers celebrated in supplier awards


    Logistics providers were once again among the 76 recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year awards held at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Michigan last Thursday. ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service), FedEx, Grimaldi, Höegh, K-Line, Ryder and TMS were among those recognised. “The Supplier of the Year award is ...

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    Track & trace: do we need the ‘next best thing’?


    The automotive industry has been talking up the potential of RFID for decades, but with budgets strapped, there appears to be no rush to bin the barcodeAuto's enduring affair with the barcodeRFID still only used in fragmentsTrack what is sensibleThe future is now... or soonAt the end of the production ...

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    US 3PLs could see light in 2010


    While 2009 will be the first year since at least 1996 that the US third-party logistics (3PL) market will contract, 2010 could signal a fairly strong return to growth, according to a report, “Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, by Armstrong & Associates, a US-based consultancy. In ...

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    Ford strengthens contracts in North America


    Global supply chain manager UPS has extended its contract with Ford to provide logistics services for the delivery of new cars across dealerships in North America. As part of the agreement, the Atlanta-based LSP is providing on-site operations management at Ford distribution points, including carrier management, transportation network oversight, and ...

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    VW opens new Jacksonville facility


    Volkswagen Group of America has opened its new distribution centre at the Perimeter West Industrial Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The 24,000m2 centre is 30 per cent larger than the carmaker’s previous facility (which has now been decommissioned) and will service 118 VW and Audi dealers in southeastern US. DDS Logistics ...