Inbound Logistics | October 2022


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n To strengthen its presence in Mexico and expand temperature-controlled storage and transportation infrastructure, DHL Supply Chain acquired pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics specialist NTA-New Transport Applications.

n Renault Trucks opened a used parts factory in Vénissieux, France, where the company will dismantle trucks and reuse parts. To reduce its natural resource usage and the environmental impact of its fleet, the company is transitioning to a circular-economy approach.

n Transportation and logistics firm GEODIS acquired Need It Now Delivers to increase its U.S. contract logistics and last-mile delivery capabilities.

n Asset-based pallet management services provider PLA acquired TaylorMade Pallets & Logistics , a family-owned provider of new, recycled, remanufactured, and custom-sized pallets.

n Lufthansa Cargo now uses a new, thinner type of film consisting of 10% recycled plastic. The

n Heartland Express announced a $525-million deal to acquire from TFI International its Contract Freighters non-dedicated U.S. dry van and temperature-controlled truckload business and CFI Logistica operations in Mexico. n RoadOne IntermodaLogistics is growing its national footprint with two acquisitions: Wilmac Enterprises, a domestic intermodal and drayage company in Fort Worth, Texas, and R&A Trucking Company based in Oakland, California.

company also set a goal to increase the recycled content of its plastic film to 30% by 2025. n As part of its commitment to tackling climate change, Cathay Pacic extended its Fly Greener program to air cargo services. A carbon-oƒset program powered by an integrated carbon emissions calculator, Fly Greener enables shippers to purchase carbon oƒsets via their air waybill number. n To accelerate its energy transition and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, CMA CGM Group launched a $1.5-billion Special Fund for Energies. The fund helps support industrial production of new fuels and low-emission mobility solutions to be used across the group’s maritime, land and air freight, port, and logistics services units.

n Charlotte-based third-party logistics brokerage HTL Freight acquired Illinois-based 3PL ATTS Logistics to expand its less-than-truckload o‰ering.


• CFI won the 2021 Best in Cargo Security Award , large motor carrier category, from CargoNet Group. CargoNet cited CFI for overall exemplary performance, lauding its security and fraud prevention program that uses machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics to identify and anticipate cargo theft threats. • Schneider was recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for Women in 2022. Determined by an independent survey from a sample of 50,000 U.S. employees—30,000 of whom are women—the honor validates Schneider’s commitment to workforce diversity. Women make up 10% of Schneider’s drivers and 41% of leadership roles across the organization.

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