Alibaba mulls logistics center in Korea

Incheon Metropolitan City said Monday that it is in talks with China’s Alibaba Group to build a logistics center in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IEFZ). “The city is in discussions with Alibaba to attract a sizable investment in the city. This project will help us cut our snowballing deficit,” a spokesman at the metropolitan city said. He said most of the investment will come from the Chinese company, with the city offering a huge tax benefit, administrative support and the rights to use needed properties almost free for the building.

Cloud Solutions Group deploys Nutanix at Hellman Australia

Reseller and service provider, Cloud Solutions Group, has overhauled logistics conglomerate Hellman’s entire Australian server environment with a Nutanix Virtual Computing platform. According to a company statement, the decision to replace its traditional data centre blade servers and storage area network (SAN) infrastructure was taken after an extensive analysis of the cyclical costs of upgrading the infrastructure and evaluating the benefits that web-scale converged infrastructure would bring.

Menlo Logistics Partners with Starbucks in Thailand

Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.6 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a new partnership with Starbucks Corp. to provide logistics management services for the global coffee company’s growing operations in Thailand.  Specifically, Menlo will provide warehousing, inventory and transportation management services for Starbucks’ chilled, frozen, air-conditioned and ambient products from a new 7,635-square-meter dedicated warehouse located at Bangna Km.23 in Bangkok.