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South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is taking urgent action to deliver over 200,000 stranded parcels resulting from a prolonged strike by subcontracted couriers of the country’s largest logistics company, CJ Logistics. Around 1,700 workers hired by the sub-contractors have refused to work since 28 December, claiming their wage...


The US Federal Maritime Commission’s investigation into carrier detention & demurrage (D&D) charges could be supercharged following a complaint by specialist drayage firm Orange Avenue Express (OAE), in what could become an industry test case. Lori Fellmer, second vice-chairman of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and VP of logistics and carrier...


Property giants are scooping up logistics portfolios in anticipation of continuing clamour for warehouse capacity in a booming market fuelled by e-commerce. CBRE Group, the world’s biggest industrial real estate player, is leading the charge with the $4.9bn acquisition of the logistics portfolio of Hillwood Investment Properties. The move, announced on Tuesday, was...


South Korean vehicle maker Hyundai’s logistics unit, Hyundai Glovis, has itself established a subsidiary in Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan province. Chengdu Glovis SCM, aims to help its parent to diversify into container rail freight – in 2020, Chengdu was the Chinese city with the second-most direct rail freight trains to Europe. Hyundai Glovis plans a...


Neither an earnings call nor an interview with GXO Logistics’ senior leadership goes by without at least some reference to its investment in technology. It is the same across the transport and logistics industry spectrum of course but, while for many supply chain actors “tech” is largely a synonym for digitilisation, for contract...


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