The Houston, Texas-based third-party logistics provider moved into a new 34,000-square-foot warehouse and office complex adjacent to the London Heathrow Airport in an effort to enhance its UK market presence.
SEKO Logistics named Michael Christensen president of SaaS and CPO of International Supply Chain Solutions to lead a new business unit focusing on the third-party logistics provider’s service-as-a-software technology solutions.
Reported cargo thefts in the state of Rio de Janeiro for the second quarter surged 34 percent year-over-year to 2,151 reported incidents as the nation’s economy continues to shed jobs.
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However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
The logistics provider has begun introducing vertical-specific carve-outs of its visibility and transportation technology suites, with new tracking and dashboard tools for retailers.
Logistics costs for businesses in the United States grew in 2015, while spending actually slowed by nearly half from the 5.1 percent compound average rate over the previous four years and was flat relative to the overall economy.