March 2013 catastrophic for all types of carriers * France
* Paris - FNTR alert on the situation of road transport: A downturn of -4.2% to -5.8% in 2013
Paris,France -WK Transport Logistics -25 April 2013: -- The National Federation of Road Transport (FNTR) issued a statement on April 24 that deplores worsening of the crisis in the sector in early 2013. It provides up to 5.3% downturn in road transport over the year... The federation briefly replace these bad results in a broader picture. The crisis in late 2008 worsened in 2012 after the slow recovery of 2010-2011... But this crisis has further deepened from January to March 2013... This alarming finding led the organization to forecast even negative throughout 2013. FNTR provides a downturn in road transport for hire or reward of -4.2 to -5.8% depending on the growth assumptions (ranging from 0.1% to -0.3%)... For comparison, the activity has decreased by 7.1% in 2012, year in which the business failures increased by 10.2% and the start-ups fell by 30.3%... Overall, real activity in tonne-kilometers in the French road transport for hire has decreased by 23.5% between 2007 and 2012. Registrations of new commercial vehicles to be folded by 17.4% and failures have increased by 27.4% over the same period... For a cease-fire tax, the FNTR believes that "fiscal cease-fire and is a regulatory imperative for companies" ...
* Loire - Munster moved to lower costs and get out of recovery
(Photo: Les Transport Munster -Loire- hope to release the recovery end of 2013)
Saint-Just-Saint-Robert,Loire,France -The Official Carriers, by Slimane Boukezzoula -24 April 2013: -- Transport Munster, in receivership since December 2012, continue their plan to reduce costs including leaving the site of Saint-Just-Saint-Robert (Loire)... The Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert was owned Transalliance (Meurthe-et-Moselle), which belonged Munster prior to its acquisition by Thomas Wilson in 2010... "We take possession of a site with 5000 m2 of parking, a diesel tank and a workshop. Offices are also larger," said Thomas Wilson, who sees in this move a must in addition the recovery of the company, the opportunity to finally turn the page Transalliance... Munster is in receivership since December 5, 2012. Under his leadership, the company was back on the right track since March 2013 and has "positive outlook in April" ...
* Rhône-Alpes - Exapaq a bid intercontinental
Grenoble,Rhône-Alpes,Francia -Logistics Magazine, by Luc Battais -26 April 2013: -- Known primarily as a messaging provider B to B in France, Exapaq now offers a global service based on Sodexi, a historic partnership between GeoPost and Air France-KLM... Exapaq's subsidiary in France express courier monocolis GeoPost (La Poste), today announced the launch of an offering called "DPD Classic Intercontinental" to 200 destinations around the world from the Roissy Charles- de Gaulle with time routing 2 to 8 days depending on the destination. Exapaq used for this platform Sodexi located beside the tracks Roissy. The site features a mechanized sorting system package. This particular tool allows to load packages in cargo planes to Air France-KLM passengers on 200 destinations network Sodexi that end load chain organize parcel delivery through local partnerships...
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