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Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading List.com journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk

Don’t worry, it’s always this chaotic

Richard Meade, managing editor of Lloyd’s List, reports from the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo

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

Advice & Insight

SPCT sharpens competitive edge to backdrop of Saigon terminals over-capacity

The completion of the Soai Rap channel dredging project in the first half of last year, made the DP World-operated Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) the deepest in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Port of Rotterdam highlights role as innovative port for the food industry

9 million tonnes of fresh and frozen products enter the Dutch port annually, while 15 million tonnes are exported

Hamburg port logistics group gears up to handle bigger ships

Hamburg port logistics group, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has announced orders for a total of five new container gantry cranes capable of handling 20,000-teu capacity vessels.

New laws see drug driver arrests

Drivers convicted of drug-driving will be banned for at least a year and can be fined up to £5,000, spend up to a year in prison and receive a criminal record

Freight People

AA Cargo appoints sales manager for SAMEA region

Richard Hartmann takes newly created position for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, with remit to extend airline’s reach to more forwarders

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

IJS Global appoints new Emea ocean freight director in European expansion

Freight forwarder opens new branches in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Crane Worldwide hires new VP of global sales

Former Seko, EGL, and Ceva senior executive Terry Unrein ‘comes home’, bringing decades of experience to role

Swiss appoints new head of cargo

Current global sales manager Ashwin Bhat to succeed Oliver Evans from 1 October