Freight Forwarding & Logistics

K+N marks 125th anniversary

Group sends two ‘multimedia’ shipping containers on ‘Anniversary World Tour’

Agility to develop 40-acre distribution park in Ghana

Accra is 3PL’s latest attempt to build logistics hubs to improve African distribution networks

Current e-commerce logistics models ‘unsustainable’

Despite strong growth, investment in delivery and fulfilment solutions impacting profits, according to latest Ti report

UPS expands Asian logistics capabilities

Trade Management Services department adds consulting and import/export technologies to its customs brokerage portfolio to facilitate intra-regional trade

SME forwarder Clasquin in fresh acquisition

North Africa specialist Lafont-Chavent will be the third firm bought by French medium-sized player within a year

Forwarders braced for dip in oil & gas business

Logistics suppliers remain upbeat, but impact on non-approved projects expected next year if prices remain subdued

CEVA expands presence in Chicago

New facility increases firm’s footprint in key US city to more than 60,000 sqm

Panalpina expands Africa presence

Forwarder opens new bases in Morocco and Kenya

Non-BRICS emerging markets driving logistics growth

Optimism among 3PLs as dynamism in next-tier economies offsets mixed performance of traditional powerhouses

Kerry Logistics forms Indonesia JV

Joint venture with Puninar Logistics expected to boost business expansion in the country’s rapidly growing logistics market

Forwarders hit by Oil & Gas downturn

Exploration firms shelve projects and active rigs down more than 25% over last month in some regions, reports logistics specialist BDP International

TOP and Europe Cargo merge

NVOCC business Trans Ocean Pacific absorbed into parent company

IAG Cargo expands Cargo Connector service to 10 cities

Forwarders in San Francisco can now get free collection of shipments below 300kg from their premises

China Bans US poultry and egg products

Export association says most other trading partners have limited their restrictions to a state or county level

Oil drop fails to lift Asian manufacturing

Purchasing orders remain flat, with just a few bright spots such as India, Japan and Vietnam

Advice & Insight

World Shipping Council hits out at proposed European requirements

Brussels’ proposals would require carriers and NVOCCs to provide details on the buyer and seller of imported goods

The way to double-digit LCL growth - Part 2

Mike Dye, group president and CEO of Australia-based forwarder AGS World Transport, reveals to Lloyd’s Loading the reasons behind the company’s rapid growth across Asia

The way to double-digit LCL growth - Part 1

Mike Dye, group president and CEO of Australia-based forwarder AGS World Transport, reveals to Lloyd’s Loading the reasons behind the company’s rapid growth across Asia

AEC set to boost Asian trade

One leading DHL executive believes the ASEAN Economic Community has the potential to generate huge trade benefits once barriers come tumbling down

LCL insight

Ian McCarthy, sales & development manager, ECU Line, gives Lloyd’s Loading his expert shipping advice on LCL shipping

Freight People

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

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

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group

Riaan Blom to head Africa sales for ISS

New Inchcape regional VP was formerly regional manager for Oil & Energy at DHL Global Forwarding

Anders Dommestrup named CEO of Victoria International Container Terminal

Prior to joining ICTSI, he was COO of Modern Terminals in Hong Kong

FTA appoints new CEO

Association promotes internal candidate David Wells to top job

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