Freight Forwarding & Logistics

UPS cuts Asia transit times

Part of strategic network enhancement designed to bolster its presence in regional trade

FTA working to attract military service leavers into logistics

Freight Transport Association says personnel leaving the armed forces are ideally suited to a career in the freight sector

Hutchison expands in Spanish hinterland

Investment in inland terminal company Depot tmZ Services is part of efforts to boost intermodal connections out of Barcelona

FM Logistic ‘continues to flourish’ in Russian market

French firm says international 3PLs can still prosper in the country despite falling import volumes caused by difficult economic and political situation

Kuehne + Nagel buys US intermodal specialist ReTrans

Acquisition of $500m-turnover company accelerates K+N’s growth in overland transport and end-to-end logistics

BIFA concerned at Customs Code delays

UK freight forwarder association anxious to see progress in new legislation to support automation of processes and provide a common platform for all EU customs procedures

China’s export outlook boost

Country’s manufacturing sector is reporting tentative signs of an improvement

Mexico delays import rule changes

Requirement to provide proof of payment and contractual evidence of imported goods’ valuation postponed until 1 September

Life sciences ‘needs smarter cold chains’

DHL Global Forwarding white paper identifies four essentials every company should adopt to address critical challenges facing healthcare sector customers

Deadline extended for Global Freight Awards

One more week to get your entries in

Customs and funding threaten Nepal relief logistics

‘Unhelpful’ import restrictions hamper aid efforts, while WFP needs US$74 million to continue delivering food and assistance throughout monsoon season

Davies Turner expands at EMA

Forwarder’s air cargo arm moves into a larger facility at UK’s East Midlands Airport

CEVA unveils ‘TireCity’ multi-user hub

Italian facility is part of a sector-focused collaborative supply-chain approach, involving sharing infrastructure, networks, people and processes

Forwarders ‘failing online freight sales test’

Most of ‘top 20’ global players losing business due to major inadequacies in responding to customers’ quote requests, finds new study by Freightos

Logistics businesses and economy hit by Nepal woes

Express and freight firms operating well below capacity, with staff among those losing family members and homes

Advice & Insight

NNR Global Logistics sponsors ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’

Just 3 days left to enter the Global Freight Awards!

Community Network Services sponsor 'Supply Chain Partnership Award'

Five days left to enter the Global Freight Awards 2015!

Only two in five transport firms offer apprenticeships

Report estimates that Britain’s GDP would improve by £4 billion a year if apprentice numbers were increased

Freight People

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

Shippers’ champion Chris Welsh awarded MBE

Global Shippers’ Forum secretary general and FTA director of global and European policy is recognised for ‘services to shippers and the shipping industry’

Have Your Say

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 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