Freight Forwarding & Logistics

FedEx admits new interest in logistics acquisitions

Market changes mean it makes sense to add some 3PL capabilities to its portfolio

West-coast port congestion ‘has major retail impact’

Most people unaware of the significant effects on supply chains and stock availability, says FedEx president and CEO

Europe ‘ripe for logistics M&A surge’

Report from Ti identifies micro-economic factors it claims will drive a significant upturn in mergers and acquisition activity

Felixstowe launches new logistics park

UK’s largest container port developing 140,000sqm of warehousing on a 27.5-hectare site within the port’s perimeter

FedEx to buy US 3PL Genco

Major player in North American logistics market is also a specialist in reverse logistics

FIATA welcomes container-packing progress

Forwarder body says new code of practice should be embraced and recognised globally

Schenker forms China automotive JV

Joint venture will build a 45,000sqm logistics centre in the northeastern city Shenyang

France hit by sharp rise in freight theft

Logistics firms investing in CCTV, robots and drones, as FNTR reports more than 250 thefts per month between January and November

FIATA welcomes container-packing progress

Forwarder body says new code of practice should be embraced and recognised globally

UTi reports $34m Q3 net loss

Firm reaffirms ‘aggressive’ EBITDA target for 2015-16, declines to discuss recent acquisition talks with DSV

GLC takes stake in US logistics market

Singapore firm insists its main focus remains China

DHL publishes ‘Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics’ report

Study highlights potential of autonomous technologies

CEVA adds new Singapore logistics centre

The 48,000sqm warehouse and office facility is the company’s largest facility in island state

Logistics sector set for M&A activity in 2015

Consultant says talks between DSV and UTi an indicator of things to come

Forwarders’ price-fixing appeal judgment expected next year

Five firms could get fines reduced from the €141 million imposed by European Commission in 2012

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

Empowering employees to make a difference

Kate Yates discusses Crane Worldwide Logistics’ people policy following their Employer of the Year win at this year’s Global Freight Awards

Lifetime Contribution to Freight award winner reveals all

John Van Bergen discusses his recent Global Freight Awards win with Lloyd’s Loading List.com

Lifetime Contribution to Freight award winner reveals all

John Van Bergen discusses his recent Global Freight Awards win with Lloyd’s Loading List.com

St. Petersburg food imports decline

Imports of meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables have dropped due to an embargo on food imports, resulting in higher local prices for imported goods

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

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