Freight Forwarding & Logistics

UK exports break records despite currency headwinds

Trade measures reach highest levels against economic challenges, BCC-DHL quarterly study reveals

DHL sells most of its Sinotrans shares

But groups will continue to collaborate, including within express JV

European forwarders expect growth in May and June

Danske Bank survey indicates the volumes rise in March continued through April and is forecast to continue beyond this month

FedEx loses bid to dismiss drug-shipping charges

But express and logistics giant wins motion to subpoena communication records claimed to show how company aided US law enforcement agencies

US postpones C-TPAT launch for exporters

Rollout to enable ‘export only’ businesses to enjoy its trade-facilitation benefits suspended ‘until further notice’

Global trade grows 8% in first quarter

Transatlantic profit declines as lower freight rates cancel out cost cuts, reports MDS Transmodal

Alibaba expands logistics presence with YTO Express stake

Investment marks the next stage in Chinese e-commerce giant’s plans to build its distribution capabilities

FedEx opens Atlanta forwarding facility

CCSF and C-TPAT certifications support critical inventory logistics, company says

FedEx pledges US$1 million in Nepal disaster aid

Logistics giant commits cash, transport support, and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies

‘Joined-up thinking a must for freight transport’

FTA says devolved power for UK cities must include common rules and regulations

DHL extends Nepal aid commitment

Recurring strong earthquakes mean relief efforts by Disaster Response Team ‘will have to continue for quite some time’

Forwarders welcome Heathrow cargo role

Former head of ground handling Nick Platts ‘to build a strong strategy for the airport and drive new efficiencies within the cargo environment’

Bureaucracy the ‘biggest obstacle’ in Nepal road relief

Re-imposition of pre-earthquake rules, even for aid cargo, means shipments from Calcutta are taking 15 working days

CMA CGM enters Cuba's logistics sector

Co-operative venture formed with Cuban company to operate logistics platform at Mariel

DHL halts forwarding 'transformation'

DGF unit 'overwhelmed by change', company admits, suspending 'New Forwarding Environment' IT programme

Advice & Insight

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”

Meet the judges: Global Freight Awards 2015

Introducing the Global Freight Awards 2015 esteemed judging panel

Freight forwarding duo report strong first-quarter volumes

Panalpina and CEVA see 5% jump in ocean freight traffic

Containerisation International Awards finalists announced

Awards ceremony will take place on 18 June at 5-star Jumeriah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London

International trade & logistics is core to UK success

John Main, product manager at Descartes, discusses the value of end-to-end supply chain transparency and improving customer experience

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

Have Your Say

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

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