New era
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The ’who-does-what’ of supply chains is getting murkier by the day.

We have shipping lines buying forwarders; forwarders chartering vessels; ports redefining themselves as contract logistics operators; and then there’s vertical against horizontal integration – oh, have we had diagonal yet?

Worth asking because this headline recently caught our attention: “Pall-Ex Group to showcase groundbreaking logistics division at Multimodal 2024”.


For the uninitiated, pallet networks are to the freight industry what friendly societies were to banking and insurance – a way for SME ...

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