Freight Forwarding & Logistics

China's 'One Belt, One Road' trade strategy to hit China-Europe air cargo

Land bridge rail route proves too attractively priced to ignore says UPS' head of global freight forwarding

C.H.Robinson ocean business turns in strong Q2 performance

Freightquote.com acquisition lifts revenues of truckload and LTL divisions

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Famous Pacific Shipping gears up for free trade boom

Agreement set to boost China-Australia freight traffic

Asian forwarders upbeat despite sluggish European demand, slowing Chinese growth

Freight from Asia to Europe expected to increase while rise of Asian middle class is keeping demand high for Europe-origin goods

Concerns of a market slowdown mount as expectations deteriorate

Logistics Confidence Index slips for second consecutive month

UPS in talks to buy Coyote Logistics

Possible $1.8bn acquisition of $2bn turnover North American 3PL would significantly boost US integrator’s $9.4bn Supply Chain & Freight division

No decision yet on APL sale

Analysts suggest possible merger with Hong Kong’s OOCL, but question whether anyone will buy a loss-making carrier in the current market

UPS invests in truck crash-avoidance technology

Each new ‘Class 8’ tractor to feature ‘collision-mitigation’ system alerting drivers to moving and stationary objects

Menlo expands European freight brokerage service

US 3PL extends reach into eastern Europe with opening of Prague office

DGF wins major deal with Chinese retail giant JD.com

DHL Global Forwarding to handle US exports to Chinese consumer markets for China’s largest direct online sales company, with ‘preferred LSP’ status

FM Logistic powers on in Russia

French firm defies economic challenges and opens 54,000 sqm facility in Noginsk, east of Moscow

Premier Logistics acquires CJ Express

Acquisition of Hull-based fellow Pall-Ex member increases Leicester haulier’s turnover to £21m

'Working together key to improving supply chain’ - GSF

Shipper body highlights its contribution to facilitating revision of former guidelines for the safe securing and stowage of cargo transport units

Box-weighing burden ‘will fall on forwarders and 3PLs’

Responsibility for ‘verified’ declaration in next year’s new rules will in many cases rest with a logistics operator or NVOCC, says TT Club

Advice & Insight

Supply chain visibility

David Hesketh, head of Customs research and development at HMRC and CORE, Work Package 10 Leader, is part-way through a four-year project to prove that good supply chain visibility can help British businesses save money, react faster to market conditions and give them the confidence to deliver innovation and quality

Asia’s competitive trading landscape

Trevor Hoyle, vice-president operations of Northern Europe at FedEx Express, discusses getting involved in the Asian economic boom

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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

Keeping ahead of the curve

Luis Zubialde, Palletways UK managing director, discusses the rise of palletised freight networks

Freight People

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Davies Turner names new senior management

Family connection continues, with Edward and Emily Stephenson promoted to director roles

AA Cargo appoints sales manager for SAMEA region

Richard Hartmann takes newly created position for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, with remit to extend airline’s reach to more forwarders

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

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 List.com 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