Advice & Insight

Compliance management practices can transform the customer experience

Pól Sweeney, vice-president sales, Descartes Systems UK, discusses the importance of baking compliance into every aspect of the business

Professional drivers to face tougher drink drive limits

SNP MSP Christian Allard has stated that drivers of HGVs and PCVs in Scotland should face a blood alcohol limit of 30mg per 100ml, in order to reflect the ‘catastrophic damage’ these vehicles can cause in collisions

The secrets to our success

Insight into how FedEx Express was named as one of Britain’s Top Employers for the fifth year running. By Steve Wilkins, HR manager, FedEx Express

FIATA and CLECAT sign up to support the Global Freight Awards 2015

These trade organisations will be promoting the awards to the 40,000+ freight forwarding companies they represent worldwide

Westbound Shipping Services sponsors ‘Lifetime Contribution to Freight’ at Global Freight Awards 2015

Freight forwarder will present the award at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London

Freightliner Group sponsors ‘Container Line of the Year’ once again

International rail freight and logistics company will present the award at Global Freight Awards 2015

Global Freight Awards 2015 categories

Please visit www.globalfreightawards.com/enter for detailed criteria for all of the categories.

Entries now open for Global Freight Awards 2015

Enter now to be recognised as a freight and logistics industry top player

LA invites ILWU to the table

LA and Long Beach slow to recover as number of ships at anchor climbs to record high

Los Angeles unveils plans to speed up cargo flow

Containers of high-volume shippers to be fast-tracked

Have Your Say

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

Building for the future

Vital logistics infrastructure projects will only go ahead if local residents get a share of the benefits, argues Multimodal’s Rob Jervis

Fuel surcharges – a level playing field?

The price of jet fuel and crude are closely linked, and jet fuel costs have also dropped sharply, falling by 45% between Jul-14 and Jan-15. However, fuel surcharges have hardly moved, says Andy Cliff, managing director of Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

Can the cloud solve your freight forwarding challenges?

Gerry Daalhuisen, from transport software specialist Kewill, outlines some of the issues and potential benefits

Freight People

DHL Global Forwarding names new Singapore MD

Stephen Ly was previously Philippines MD and headed customs brokerage in Asia Pacific and Africa

Geodis Wilson names new EMEA VP

Matthias Hansen has been interim regional VP for the last few months and now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis

DGF appoints New Zealand country manager

Michael Dhu takes on new role for DHL Global Forwarding

Geodis India appoints new national sales manager

Martijn Tasma takes responsibility for sales and market development of group’s freight forwarding and logistics business in the country

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system