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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 19 May 16-31, 2015  


DHL wins two 2015 SAMA Excellence Awards
_A Monitor Report Bonn : DHL, the world's leading logistics provider, has been awarded with the 2015 SAMA Excellence Awards for "Systematic enterprise methodology to enable customer-driven innovation" and for "Use of business and/or social technologies to optimise the discovery and sharing of customer issues and insights." The prizes were awarded by the Strategic Account Mana-gement Association (SAMA), a leading global non-profit association focused solely on helping to establish strategic, ke. More...
FedEx : TNT Express takeover on track
_A Monitor Report Amsterdam : FedEx has said it is making "timely progress" with its plans make an offer for 100 per cent of Dutch integrator TNT Express, although it may need more time from Dutch authorities. The ?4.4 billion (US$4.9 billion) offer, which was announced in April, requires competition clearances from various bodies in Brazil, China, the European Union, the Netherlands and the US. Although the competition approval process is "proceeding without delays," FedEx warned that the fo. More...
Global air freight experiences modest growth
_A Monitor Report Montreal : IATA's latest data for global air freight markets shows a modest 1.6 per cent rise in volumes in March compared to a year ago, measured in Freight Tonne Kilo-meters (FTK). The industry's March performance stands in sharp contrast to the exceptionally strong 12.2 per cent rise reported for February, a month which was positively skewed by the combined impacts of the timing of the Lunar New Year and the labour dispute at US West Coast seaports. Freight performance o. More...
UPS 1Q net profit up 12.6pc
_A Monitor Report Atlanta : United Parcel Service (UPS) reported first-quarter net income of US$1.03 billion, up 12.6 per cent over a net profit of US$911 million in the 2014 March quarter, on a 1.4 per cent year-over-year increase in revenue to US$13.98 billion. UPS also announced that CFO Kurt Kuehn will retire effective July 1 and be replaced by UPS Corporate controller and Treasurer Richard Peretz, a longtime company executive who originally joined UPS in 1981. Kuehn has been CFO since 2. More...
Maersk ordering 10 'mega' container ships
_A Monitor Report Copenhagen : Danish shipping giant AP Moeller-Maersk, the world's largest container transporter, is close to ordering 10 "mega" container ships even as freight rates are under pressure from overcapacity, it was reported recently. The order, worth more than US$1.5 billion (1.34 billion euros), to South Korea's Daewoo "will be announced in coming weeks and deliveries will start in 2017." The 'mega' ships, each capable of carrying more than 18,000 containers, would "likely" be. More...
- Emirates? SkyCargo Night held in the City
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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