Have Your Say

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

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

The long, slow price quote

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

Advice & Insight

How FedEx delivers a successful Christmas

This year Fedex reported an 8.8% increase in year-on-year peak seasonal volume globally between Black Friday and Christmas Eve

Vietnam economic overview

Exports drive GDP growth

Shipping industry’s future hopes hit a two-year low

Survey reveals worries about the cost of eco-laws and a newbuilding glut

Mozambique economic overview

Growth increased to 7.5% year on year in the first quarter of 2014

New boxship strength standards agreed for mid-2016 entry

IACS members will adopt new unified requirements for containerships to avoid repeat of MSC Napoli and MOL Comfort catastrophes

Freight People

New head to replace Koch at WSC

The association’s General Counsel John Butler will take over in July when current CEO retires

Steve Manser leaving Saudia Cargo

Set to join Qatar Airways Cargo as senior manager of cargo charter sales

Oliver Evans to step down from Swiss

Long-serving head of cargo and TIACA chairman to leave carrier in September

Peter Scholten to leave Saudia Cargo in January

Successor for the position of vice president commercial to be announced ‘in due course’

ACS appoints new president for North America

Richard Thompson responsible for operations in New York, California, Texas and Canada