Temperature Controlled Logistics comes to London

Each January for the past 16 years, more than 500 senior supply chain, logistics, storage, regulation and quality experts from the pharmaceutical industry have gathered at the TCL Forum for the largest, longest running and most comprehensive cold chain and ambient logistics conference in Europe.
Join us in January 2019 when industry experts will come together in London to share perspectives on topics such as: improving supply chain visibility, temperature monitoring, …

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Panalpina chairman to quit following shareholder pressure

An activist investor who had demanded that Panalpina remove its chairman, Peter Ulber, appears to have won the battle. The Swiss forwarder has announced that Mr Ulber will not stand for re-election at the next AGM on 9 May.
The company said its Compensation and Nomination Committee will conduct “a thorough and expeditious search process for a new independent chairman”.
Mr Ulber has been at Panalpina since 2013, when he was appointed …

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Analysis: just where, and on whom, will APMM’s M&A gaze settle?

The corporate story of AP Møller-Maersk Group (APMM) is incredibly fascinating. It is worth watching as it unfolds daily and trying to figure out what could be next – not only for the Danish carrier, but also for its freight forwarding arm, Damco.
APMM’s ties in the US may become increasingly strong now, after a few trade sources openly speculated about CH Robinson as a possible partner. There has also been …

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We’re not replacing forwarders, says AF-KLM as it unveils online booking platform

The digitisation of freight booking will not relegate forwarders to history, claimed Air France-KLM, as it launched an online booking tool last week
The carrier unveiled its application programme interface (API), part of a three-year process to overhaul the carriers’ legacy systems, some of which have been in use since the 1980s.
While admitting the API system is “by no means unique”, vice president customer services Robert Kunen told The Loadstar he …

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