Shippers taking increased control of their supply chains is a topic our Premium crew has covered extensively in recent months.

Stories such as Germany’s Lidl, for instance, launching an in-house shipping line are exciting because they seem so innovative, as well as economically practical.

And a cool threat to existing business models.

As with a lot of what we do however, we completely overlooked the fact that some smaller firms*, both private and listed, have already entertained this kind of vertically integrated activity for a ...

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