Logistics Services

United States Trade Representative Tai offers up position on steps needed to take with China

In remarks made yesterday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai provided details regarding the White House’s new approach to the United States-China bilateral trade relationship.Tai made it clear in recent years, Beijing has doubled down on its stat-centered economic system. “It is increasingly clear that China’s plans do not include meaningful reforms to address the concerns that have been shared by the United States and many other countries,” she said. “When it comes to our relationship with China, what’s best for American

Deutsche Post DHL Group announces intent to acquire J.F. Hillenbrand Group

Global logistics services provider Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) said this week it has inked an agreement to acquire Mainz, Germany-based global ocean freight forwarding services provider J.F. Hillebrand Group and its related subsidiaries for roughly $1.5 billion (EUR).Established in 1844, J.F. Hillenbrand is a global service provider, focusing on ocean freight forwarding, transport, and logistics for beverages, non-hazardous, bulk liquids, and other products requiring special care. DHL said that over the last 12 months, J.F. Hillenbrand generated revenue of around $1.4 billion (EUR), will ship roughly 500,00 TEU (Twenty-Foot

BlueYonder report highlights e-commerce growth and supply chain investment and execution

A report issued this week by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), a provider of AI-driven and end-to-end supply chain management service, in partnership with Reuters Events Supply Chain, examines priority strategies and investments for supply chain professionals across transportation and warehousing, across a few different themes, including supply chain and risk management within transportation and warehousing, among others.The report, entitled “The State of Supply Chain Execution Report 2021,” was based on feedback from 589 global supply chain professionals surveyed between May and June 2021, with 40% of respondents from