eft Weekly Newsletter 28th May 2015

Venlo new home to 3PL Summit; DHL global innovation IoT; hitech debrief


Last week, eft was busy in Amsterdam with the Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit. We’ve created an easily digestible piece with all the live tweets and photos so you can feel as though you were there! Following from the event, the team traveled to Venlo where we introduced the new home to our European 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum. 

Read about DHL’s strategy for fostering global innovation and the role that the Internet of Things plays. Alone, it will give the logistics industry a US$1.9 trillion boost, generating US$8 trillion worldwide in value over the next decade. The Company also commits to extending its logistics industry leadership position in innovation with the structured ‘Trend Research Value Chain’ development approach.

Speaking of breakthrough innovation, see what role logistics associations will play in the advent of unmanned aerial vehicles. I’ll leave you to the rest of your reading, wishing you a great week.

Kind Regards,

Chris Saynor

eft CEO



New This Week:

Highlights from the Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit 2015

eft has produced a small snapshot on Storify revealing what took place at the European Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain summit last week. If you weren’t able to make it, take a look and see what industry elite were in attendance and what hot topics were trending at the event. 

eft Launches 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Venlo, Netherlands 

Last Thursday eft launched the European 3PL Summit in logistics hub, Venlo.

Deutsche Post DHL Group to Foster Global Growth Through Pioneering Innovation Approach 

Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, is investing in innovation to play a leadership role in the global development of the logistics industry and shape a sustainable future. 

Logistics in Crisis: The Nepal Earthquakes

Recently, Nepal has been hit by a second major earthquake in less than three weeks. It had 7.3-magnitude and it killed 65 people and more than 1,200 injured. Issues that have hindered aid groups and relief supply chains are the country’s customs requirements, congestion, and transportation difficulties. 

Unmanned Aircraft Are the Future for Air Cargo – ‘But We Need Time to Get it Right’ 

More than 30 mostly European organisations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Forwarders, shippers, universities and aircraft manufacturers, grouped under the name Platform for UCA (PUCA), are researching technological and regulatory issues and hoping to attract investment. 

The Mad Men Ad World is Changing: Content is King 

The fact that content is an effective business tool is undeniable. A shift in marketing has taken place in the past decades. 

APL Introduces New Service in the Americas 

APL today introduced a new weekly service to enhance its network coverage in the Americas. The new America Caribbean Express (ACX) service, which links Central America and U.S. East Coast, is operated through a vessel sharing agreement with SeaLand. 


Upcoming Industry Events:

13th Annual 3PL Summit – 16th-18th June 2015 - The Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, USA

6th Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – 16th-18th June 2015 - The Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, USA

LATAM Annual 3PL Summit – August 2015 - San Paulo, Brazil

LATAM Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – August 2015 - San Paulo, Brazil

European 3PL Summit – October 14th – 16th – Venlo, Netherlands

European Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – October 14th – 16th – Venlo, Netherlands


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