The Future of Logistics Tech: A Chinese Century?

Originally published at on August 22, 2019 The U.S. has historically enjoyed a global economic advantage in part due to superior supply chains. In 1956, Malcom McLean invented the modern intermodal shipping container. Beginning in 1979, deregulation of the U.S. transportation sector enabled companies to thrive in non-asset truck brokerage. FedEx spearheaded next-day logistics [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:39:38+00:00August 22nd, 2019|News|

Rising Transportation Costs? Here’s How to Minimize Spending

Transportation costs have been on the rise since the 1980s. In 2017 alone, business logistics costs rose 6.2 percent to $1.494 trillion. The reason for this spike? Consumer demand. Raw materials and finished goods now spend more time in transit than on shelves, and this trend will continue. Companies can still reduce costs, however, by [...]

By |2019-06-17T15:15:48+00:00June 17th, 2019|Blog|

GLP goes from possible U.S. IPO to small player in $18.7 billion asset sale to Blackstone

Originally published at on June 3, 2019. About a month ago, GLP, the Singapore logistics real estate giant, was reportedly mulling an IPO for its U.S. operations. That will not happen. In fact, with the June 2 announcement that it would sell 179 million square feet of logistics real estate assets to Blackstone Real [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:53:36+00:00June 3rd, 2019|News|

Private-Equity Firms Buy Trucking Freight Services Companies

Originally published at on April 4, 2019.  Private-equity firms bought two big freight-services providers in separate deals announced on April 3, the latest in a string of investments in businesses that help manage the flow of goods through supply chains. Iconiq Capital LLC acquired a majority stake in Internet Truckstop Group LLC, whose [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:39:55+00:00April 4th, 2019|News|

MIQ Logistics acquired by unit of Spanish maritime firm Noatum

Originally published at on March 27, 2019. U.S. third-party logistics provider MIQ Logistics has been acquired by Noatum Logistics, the transportation, logistics and customs brokerage unit of Spanish-based Noatum Maritime, from private equity firm Austin Ventures. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Once the deal closes in the next few weeks, Noatum Logistics [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:53:11+00:00March 27th, 2019|News|

BG Strategic Advisors Announces the BGSA 2019 “Supply Chain Shark Tank” Winner

Originally published at  For Immediate Release January 31, 2019 BG Strategic Advisors Announces the BGSA 2019 "Supply Chain Shark Tank" Winner West Palm Beach, Florida --- BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce and congratulate Sean Devine of XBE LLC, the winner of The BGSA 2019 "Supply Chain Shark Tank" at the BG Strategic [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:43:54+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|

Universal Logistics Buys Container Connection for $60M Cash

Originally published at on December 7, 2018. Universal Logistics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ULH) said on Friday the acquisition of Riverside, Calif.-based drayage companies Deco Logistics, Inc. and Oaktree Logistics Inc., which combined are known as Container Connection, in a $60 million all-cash deal that expands Universal's presence in California to the state's "Inland Empire" distribution mecca and [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:42:18+00:00December 7th, 2018|News|

DeliveryCircle Announces Series A Funding Led by Leading Financial and Strategic Supply Chain Investors

Originally published at NEWARK, DEL. (PRWEB) JUNE 13, 2018 DeliveryCircle, LLC announced today that it has received a significant minority investment from a syndicate of financial and strategic supply chain investors, led by Cambridge Capital, NFI and other strategic investors. "DeliveryCircle has developed an outstanding software-based, on-demand solution to enable enterprises to efficiently offer same-day [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:54:01+00:00June 13th, 2018|News|

Private equity firm Jordan Co. strikes again with two more logistics deals

Company acquires Load Delivered Logistics, Logistical Labs in 24-hour interval. Moves come on heels of GlobalTranz purchase last week. Originally published at on June 13, 2018. Three deals in the past week have put the name of private equity firm The Jordan Co. on the lips of many folks in the transport and logistics [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:29:05+00:00June 13th, 2018|News|

From The Wall Street Journal: Amazon’s Deal for Whole Foods Seen as Ideal for Urban Pickup and Delivery Hubs

Originally posted at on June 17, 2017. By Erica E. Phillips and Jennifer Smith Inc.’s purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. could fill an important logistics gap for the online retailer, providing hundreds of stores perfectly positioned to serve as pickup and delivery hubs for urban customers. For more than two years, Amazon has been building out a network of [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:52:02+00:00July 17th, 2017|News|
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