Freight Forwarding & Logistics

Gefco to axe 500 groupage jobs

Logistics firm delays publication of operating result due to undisclosed ‘exceptional item’

K+N profits slip despite ‘exceptional’ air freight margins

EBIT falls as Swiss Franc-Euro conversion and Asia-Europe ocean weakness negatively impact Q1 results

Logistics talk: John Gilbert, CEO of DHL Supply Chain - Part 2

In the second part of a two-part interview, John Gilbert outlines the division’s strategic objectives for the next five years

Latin American logistics growing despite infrastructure needs

But reforms mean shippers are favouring Mexico over Brazil, Ti report observes

Logistics talk: John Gilbert, CEO of DHL Supply Chain

In the first of a two-part interview, DHL Supply Chain CEO John Gilbert talks to Lloyd’s Loading List.com about the contract logistics business’s recent performance and strategic focus

UTi relocates in Frankfurt to boost pharma shippers

New facility ‘better serves needs of air freight forwarding clients, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry’

FPS adds two new forwarding agents

Network strengthens coverage in Pakistan and promotes Portugal’s G-Freight to full group member status

WACO welcomes new members in Africa and Asia

Kenya-based Freight In Time to represent six east African countries for the network

FedEx to buy TNT for €4.4bn

Companies claim ‘high level of deal certainty’ following failed takeover by UPS

Forwarders pledge to raise profile of sector

CILT Freight Forwarding Forum to re-launch ‘with an invigorated mission’

‘Transparent containers’ exposed as ‘April Fool’!

Yesterday’s story about a clear Perspex shipping box revealed to be clearly a hoax

Agility profits rise 10%

Air freight yields improve in 2014, partially offsetting continued ocean freight margin pressure

Redwood in $1bn Japan logistics investment

Warehouse demand strong in Greater Osaka region, with vacancy rate at an all-time low

SHD Logistics editor to cycle across Tanzania

Peter MacLeod’s ride in June aims to raise money for international development charity Transaid

DB Schenker performance ‘reasonable’

Company remains silent over CEO’s sudden exit but denies forwarding and logistics division’s results were disappointing

Advice & Insight

Sweet logistics: Helping Britain supply the world with chocolate: Part 2

Confectionery companies need flexibility to meet growing international demand, reports Martin Davidian, managing director of sales for the UK and Ireland at FedEx Express

Sweet logistics: Helping Britain supply the world with chocolate: Part 1

Confectionery companies need flexibility to meet growing international demand, reports Martin Davidian, managing director of sales for the UK and Ireland at FedEx Express

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

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

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

Freight People

Schiphol appoints new cargo director

Jonas van Stekelenburg to take over from Enno Osinga from August

DGF names new country manager for Papua New Guinea

David Cels rejoins DHL Global Forwarding following seven years as a regional operations director

DHL Global Forwarding names new Singapore MD

Stephen Ly was previously Philippines MD and headed customs brokerage in Asia Pacific and Africa

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

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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