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Jarrett Logistics Systems named among nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Jarrett Logistics Systems named among nation’s fastest-growing private companies-Forwardernews

JLS, which specializes in managing supply chains, came in at number 4,115 on the 37th annual list. According to the news release, only seven other companies have made the list as many times as JLS has. The company said the distinction is “the most prestigious ranking” of high-growth private companies, and the list highlights the most successful small and mid-sized businesses in the country. 
W. Michael Jarrett, president of JLS, said the company will continue to grow by sticking with the values that have brought it this far. 

Lufthansa Cargo expands Africa presence with start of Brussels Airlines deal

Lufthansa Cargo expands Africa presence with start of Brussels Airlines deal-Forwardernews

The first Brussels aircraft carrying cargo sold by Lufthansa will takeoff on September 1, but can be pre-booked 30 days in advance.

The deal means Lufthansa Cargo's route network will be supplemented by a further 15 destinations - above all in West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels. (see full list below).

Kenya to Revive National Shipping Line in Partnership With MSC

Kenya to Revive National Shipping Line in Partnership With MSC-Forwardernews

The Kenya National Shipping Line, which was established in 1987 and stagnated after years of mismanagement, is “expected to once again become an active participant in international seaborne trade, which accounts for a significant percentage of Kenya’s total trade,” Kenyatta said Thursday after signing an agreement with MSC’s First Vice President Giovanni Cuomo.
The government proposes to give the KNSL, which is owned jointly by the East African state and three foreign shareholders, the sole mandate to handle government cargo, the presidency said in another statement on Tuesday.

How logistics changed Middle East's stature

How logistics changed Middle East's stature-Forwardernews

Some of the most urbanized cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Jeddah, among others, have grown rapidly due to a well-developed logistics ecosystem. Any developing country has to take its logistics system seriously and the GCC was always a step ahead since it plays a major role in the economy of countries in the region.
If we just look into land transportation, which is approximately a $9 billion market in the GCC, the development of superior road networks, infrastructure and customs along with government regulations to make possible seamless movement across the borders have been instrumental in the urbanization of many of these countries. The long and well-developed road networks have ensured a smooth ride when these heavy cargos are being transported.

4 Essential Warehouse Automation Tools to Help Shippers Improve Profitability

4 Essential Warehouse Automation Tools to Help Shippers Improve Profitability-Forwardernews

How are they doing it? Well, in part, by investing in automated warehouse solutions designed to improve productivity, reduce waste, and increase profitability. In fact, according to Logistics Management’s 2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey, 42% of respondents expected to proceed with their planned investments for 2018 – a four year high for that response.
So, what kinds of equipment should companies consider when they want to improve warehouse operations? Here are 4 tools that deserve a closer look.
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