Advice & Insight

US west coast congestion boosts Vancouver volumes

Canada’s Pacific Northwest ports continue to profit from delays at US rivals

Port of Montréal in major investment project

The Port of Montréal is to benefit from a C$132 million investment project focusing on key infrastructure enhancements.

HGV speed increase on dual carriageways

Olivia Maginn, barrister at Rothera Dowson, discusses the capabilities of modern HGVs

Port of New York and New Jersey sets new traffic record

The port handled 3,342,286 cargo containers last year, an increase of 5.4% on 2013

Can the cloud solve your freight forwarding challenges?

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

The mega-ship club - Part 2

Evergreen has joined the mega-ship club with an order for 11 x 20,000 teu units. How many more carriers will follow?

The mega-ship club - Part 1

Evergreen has joined the mega-ship club with an order for 11 x 20,000 teu units. How many more carriers will follow?

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, reports Andy Cliff, managing director, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

How the world shops cross-border

New study on trends in global cross-border shopping reveals UK as top three exporter of online purchases

SHD Logistics Awards’ audience set to grow by 40% in event’s second year

Finalists will be celebrating on 19 March at 5* London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

Have Your Say

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

Eight surprising customs rules

From exporting edible insects to baby formula, FedEx managing director of Global Trade Services, Harald Schoenfelder, reveals some little-known customs rules that could easily catch cargo shippers off guard

Freight People

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

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group