Advice & Insight

O-Licence self-service system

Laura Newton, from Rothera Dowson Solicitors, details how the new changes demonstrate the DVSA’s focus on bringing the system in line with other areas of government administration to create a more accessible and streamlined service

Fuelling a downturn?

Investors are in a panic as oil prices continue to plummet and China’s economy slows. Will container demand follow the stock markets down?

DP World group chief executive Mohammed Sharaf retires

Sharaf leaves post with immediate effect having overseen the company’s transformation from a small domestic terminal operator into a major global player

Chinese New Year in logistics

Warrant Group’s business development director, Andy Simpson, discusses planning for this holiday in the logistics industry

One to Watch: Rwanda

UK exports to Rwanda totalled an impressive £7 million in 2014

Initiative identifies five solutions to reduce wasted miles

Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains.

Carriers post record reliability levels for 2015

Lines improve on-time arrivals as alliances bed in

Dutch shippers raise concerns over liner monopolies

EVO survey reveals shippers fear of increased carrier consolidation, but also indicates wider industry volatility

Service reliability improving

Container service reliability made a big improvement in 2015. Can carriers maintain the trend this year?

The future of shipping

Rickmers Maritime Trust can be considered a bellwether for containerised shipping as lines tend to return chartered-in ships when overcapacity bites

Have Your Say

Seven reasons why investing in training is essential

Andy Dennis, founder and principal of Advisory Services, discusses the importance of developing understanding as well as necessary knowledge among staff within the international freight and logistics sector

Container weight verification rules – a key issue in 2016

Shippers, packers, forwarders, carriers, terminals, and regulators must all prepare thoroughly for 1 July, says TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 4

Despite lower fuel prices and less Christmas price pressure than usual, UK import prices reached record levels in the fourth quarter, driven probably by concerns on cross-channel delays and low export volumes, reports Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Big Data in the Supply Chain

Priority Freight’s Ed Bembridge says logistics managers are now able to monitor every stage of operations and manage assets more effectively

The situation in Calais can no longer be tolerated

There is an urgent need for a safer, lasting, and more humane solution

Freight People

Nadia Ribeiro returns to head CEVA Logistics in South America

Richard Vieites moves to the company’s North American operations to become EVP of Contract Logistics

SEKO Logistics appoints chief sales officer

Carol Kijac spent 17 years with Expeditors, ultimately as VP sales and marketing for the Americas

CEVA Logistics appoints senior VP for global healthcare operations

Kamaljit Hunjan joins from General Electric Healthcare where he was responsible for logistics strategy

Crane Worldwide Logistics adds to its Latin American team

Brazil-based Paul Higgins to lead its project operations in the region

Ken Lee wins AP role at DHL

Replaces retiring Jerry Hsu as CEO of group’s Asia Pacific express operations