Freight Forwarding & Logistics

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

TNT opens healthcare hub in the Netherlands

Company claims facility will allow next-day deliveries of medical devices to 96% of Europe’s 16,000 hospitals

Chinese new orders slow further in March

Preliminary Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index falls to lowest level since May 2014

DHL Supply Chain chief upbeat on logistics outlook

‘Immature’ outsourcing markets – including US – set to drive growth, while major acquisitions by the division unlikely

DB Schenker reports flat profits despite volume growth

Ocean freight and contract logistics expand, but group blames ‘extreme market pressure’ for fall in Ebit margins

Alibaba expands logistics footprint into Korea

Move by e-commerce giant’s distribution subsidiary Cainiao Network could begin next month

Bolloré group’s logistics business grows 5%

Africa unit performs well despite Ebola challenges

Don’t forget freight, FTA tells northern planners

Association highlights opportunity to improve cargo transport as plans announced to connect cities in north of England

Entries open today for Global Freight Awards 2015

Enter now to be recognised as a freight and logistics industry top player

NVOCCs expand alternative Asia-US import services

CaroTrans launches direct weekly Shanghai-Seattle option to bypass California port congestion

Westbound Shipping Services sponsors ‘Lifetime Contribution to Freight’ at Global Freight Awards 2015

Freight forwarder will present the award at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London

Schenker chief steps down with immediate effect

Lieb "to take on new responsibilities outside Deutsche Bahn Group"

Freightliner Group sponsors ‘Container Line of the Year’ once again

International rail freight and logistics company will present the award at Global Freight Awards 2015

No earnings growth expected at DHL Forwarding before 2016

Performance continues to be impacted by restructuring measures

Advice & Insight

FIATA and CLECAT sign up to support the Global Freight Awards 2015

These trade organisations will be promoting the awards to the 40,000+ freight forwarding companies they represent worldwide

Westbound Shipping Services sponsors ‘Lifetime Contribution to Freight’ at Global Freight Awards 2015

Freight forwarder will present the award at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London

Freightliner Group sponsors ‘Container Line of the Year’ once again

International rail freight and logistics company will present the award at Global Freight Awards 2015

Global Freight Awards 2015 categories

Please visit www.globalfreightawards.com/enter for detailed criteria for all of the categories.

Entries now open for Global Freight Awards 2015

Enter now to be recognised as a freight and logistics industry top player

Freight People

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

Geodis India appoints new national sales manager

Martijn Tasma takes responsibility for sales and market development of group’s freight forwarding and logistics business in the country

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system

Have Your Say

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