With the increasing cost and difficulty of setting up distribution centres in traditional areas, should supply chain professionals be looking towards ports to take on an enhanced role in the supply chain? James Falkner looks at what schemes are currently
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Central to European logistics activity, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – the ‘Benelux’ region – is set to benefit from the trend to outsource from China. Within easy reach of Europe’s prosperous consumer population demand for distribution facilit
Dubai Ports World, the state-backed ports operator, have agreed to acquire P&O for £3.3bn.
P&O, the UK’s largest ports and ferries operator has received an approach from Dubai Ports World that could value the company at £3bn.
Britain’s largest ports and ferries operator, P&O, has received an approach from Middle Eastern rival Dubai Ports World (DPW). The move was announced yesterday and could value the company at £3Bn.
Historically, the technical breakthrough in intermodal freight transport came with the invention of the modern container (a steel box of a standard size, measured in 20ft equivalent units known as TEUs) by Malcolm Maclean in the 1960s.