Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2015 Edition

As recurring visitors may have noticed, I have been working on a new look for LogisticsMatter.com. It took me some more time then I thought it would, with the result that some posts have been in my draft section for too long. This is one of them, so let get to it fast: Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some St Patrick’s Day themed highlights below:

Scania Tests Selfdriving Trucks on Dutch Highway

Two weeks ago I wrote about the Dutch Government wanting Netherlands to be a testing ground for self driving vehicles. Today they have put their money where their mouth is. Minister Schultz, responsible for roads and waterways, rode along with a convoy of three Scania Trucks for a self driving vehicle test. Testing.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Three Scania R500 Streamline […]

Dutch Government: Netherlands to be Testing Ground for Self Driving Vehicles

The Dutch have always been at the forefront of logistics. (And yes, I am Dutch, bear with me… ) In the 16th and 17th century the Dutch sailed all over the world, discovered new land, and were master traders. There’s something about water and the Dutch. It’s a love and hate thing. On the one hand we have the largest […]

Geodis Wilson to Exhibit at IMPA London 2013

Global freight management and logistics provider, Geodis Wilson, will be exhibiting at the marine industry exhibition IMPA London 2013 which will take place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, from 11th to 12th September 2013. Marine Logistics is one of Geodis Wilson core segments. The company’s tailored marine solutions, with real-time control, are able to deliver to the […]

Apreo Logistics Announces Name Change to C.H. Robinson

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 28, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, announced today that it has completed the rebranding process of Apreo Logistics S.A., which will continue under the name C.H. Robinson. The rebranding process started after C.H. Robinson acquired the leading Polish freight forwarder in September 2012. Founded in June of 2007, […]

Con-way Freight Makes History at National Truck Driving Championships

Phoenix Driver Sales Representative, Ina Daly, Breaks the Gender Barrier, Becomes First Female Ever to Win a Competition Class ANN ARBOR, Mich. – August 28, 2013 – Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), announced today that Ina Daly, a driver sales representative from the company’s Phoenix service center, was named the 2013 Bendix National Truck […]

Con-way Employees, Charitable Foundation Donate $64,000 to the American Red Cross

$50,000 gift from Con-way Charitable Foundation is organization’s first donation; employee drive raises additional $14,000 to support Oklahoma Tornado Relief ANN ARBOR, Mich. – August 27, 2013 – The American Red Cross received a total gift of nearly $64,000 representing a $50,000 donation from the Con-way Charitable Foundation, and an additional $14,000 in personal donations from Con-way employees, who rallied around […]

Con-way Inc. Announces 2013 Scholarship Winners

Grants Will Help Outstanding Children of Company’s Employees Pursue Post-Secondary Education ANN ARBOR, Mich. – August 26, 2013 – Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) announced today that the company has awarded nearly $200,000 in educational grants to exceptional children of its employees through the Con-way Scholarship Program. Over the past 20 years, the Con-way Scholarship Program has awarded some $3.9 million in grants […]