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Panalpina’s largest shareholder rejects DSV takeover bid

On Monday, Panalpina’s largest shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, said it does not support the non-binding proposal from Denmark-based rival DSV to purchase the Swiss forwarding giant. About two weeks ago, Panalpina’s board said that “according to its fiduciary duties,” it would review the proposal with its professional advisers. The offer,

Amazon makes moves to capture more deliveries

Image provided by Amazon   One industry insider called Amazon's shipping promises a "publicity stunt." Amazon built its massive business by offering door-to-door delivery of millions of items, and the company is apparently trying to figure out ways to bring more of that process in-house by cutting out third-party delivery companies. The Wall Street

DHL Supply Chain invests in automated technology to combat e-commerce challenges

  If you haven’t heard yet, e-commerce is having a significant impact on supply chains worldwide, especially during the current peak-season ramp-up. According to DHL, automation, in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and other technologies, can be the solution to handling the increase in volume. DHL Supply Chain, a

EBay accuses Amazon of trying to ‘illegally poach’ its sellers

EBay has accused Amazon employees of using its messaging system to illegally poach its sellers. The online auction platform sent a cease-and-desist letter to Amazon on Monday accusing it of breaking California’s Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, as well as its own user agreement and policies. "We have uncovered an unlawful

Amazon Air and DHL Express drive infrastructure development at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

Amazon Air’s fleet of 767s parked at CVG.   Last week, Air Cargo World visited Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to check out the changes underway at the fastest growing cargo hub in the United States, which, happens to be home to Amazon Air and DHL Express. Although DHL Express and Amazon Air operate

DHL offers cash-on-delivery payment for e-commerce in SE Asia

What’s the opposite of digitalization? DHL e-commerce’s new cash-on-delivery service, which allows consumers to pay for international online purchases with cash as a part of the company’s “parcel international direct” channel. The service targets sellers based in China and Australia that deliver to consumers in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “Despite growing credit

UPS expects automation, expansion plans to boost earnings by 2022

    United Parcel Service Inc expects its automation and expansion plans to add between $1.00 and $1.20 to its adjusted earnings per share by 2022, the world’s biggest package delivery company said on Thursday. Atlanta-based UPS is in the early stages of its $20 billion capital spending project to automate and expand

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