Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, Nippon Express announced a new deal to handle China-bound shipments originating in Japan for Alibaba’s TMall.com platform. Volumes of Japanese cosmetics and other consumer goods moving from Japan into China via e-commerce channels have never been greater – yet freight forwarders control only a sliver of this market. Japan Post […]

Pssst… Wanna buy a forwarder?

Is DHL Global Forwarding up for sale? And, if so, who would/could buy it? According to a Reuters report, quoting “two people familiar with the matter,” Deutsche Post-DHL is considering selling its forwarding operations or seeking to move them into a partnership or joint venture. And the buyer? According to Reuters’ sources, one potential buyer […]

Japan Post offers US$5.1 billion for Toll

In what will be one of the largest deals ever done in the logistics industry, the Board of Australia-based transportation and logistics services provider Toll Holdings unanimously recommended acceptance of a US$5.1 billion takeover bid by Japan Post. In addition to operating Japan’s postal service, Japan Post Holdings controls the world’s biggest insurance company (by […]
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