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Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

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

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

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox assesses just how last month’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container and unit load safety in the future

Advice & Insight

Show me the money: MOL comes out swinging - Part 2

Will the Japanese carrier’s order for ultra large vessels set it on a course for profitability, or contribute to industry overcapacity and put further pressure on profits?

Show me the money: MOL comes out swinging - Part 1

Will the Japanese carrier’s order for ultra large vessels set it on a course for profitability, or contribute to industry overcapacity and put further pressure on profits?

Rates and orders put pressure on box line share performance

Returns for investors have been subdued, says Drewry

Box lines losing big ship gamble

Asia-Europe spot market rates stubbornly low and demand yet to materialise

Pall-Ex implores new government to tackle investment

Kevin Buchanan, group managing director, Pall-Ex, says: “We’d like to see a balanced transport strategy that takes into account all types of infrastructure, rather than an inclination to invest all efforts into one centralised mode of transport”

Freight People

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

  • A major tanker owner based in Dubai is seeking a Superintendent- Marine Safety, Environment and Quality (MSEQ).
  • The Government of India has endowed one professorial Chair at WMU, and WMU is now seeking to fill the India Chair in the area of Port Management.
  • We are seeking to fill a position as Associate and/or Assistant Professor in the area of maritime law and policy