Freight Forwarding & Logistics

FIATA warning on growing EU border controls

Federation advises forwarding association members to be aware of the impact of upcoming tightening border controls on the European freight transport market

CEVA opens new regional HQ in Brazil

Headquarters for South America in São Paulo will also be logistics group’s fourth ‘Centre of Logistics Excellence’

Logistics confidence slips again in November

Stifel index falls for a sixth consecutive month to a three-year low, as European freight forwarders anticipate a contracting global trade environment

European migration crisis ‘adding $1bn to supply chain costs’

Index reveals trade slowed by the continent’s most serious border delays in 20 years, also highlighting challenges in China and South Africa

BIFA adds regional seminars to address freight concerns

Overwhelming demand prompts UK forwarding association to announce extra dates to address
 major issues set to impact international trade

UTi shareholder Sterling drops opposition to DSV deal

Investment firm retracts previous statement that it would vote against US$1.35bn acquisition, but remains ‘disappointed’ by offer price

Global Logistics Properties completes $4.55bn US deal

Move makes GLP the country’s second-largest operator of logistics property

Work starts to double size of ‘Delta 3’ logistics zone

Second phase of development in northern France is expected to lift warehousing stock to 600,000 sqm

Ceva sees double-digit drop in third-quarter revenues

Forwarding and logistics group blames ‘industry headwinds’ for 13.1% decline in turnover, but Ebitda profits rise 27%

Priority Freight expands operations in central England

Growing demand causes contingency logistics provider to move into new Coventry hub in January

Forwarding ‘still an integral part of DHL’, CEO insists

Frank Appel says despite recent challenges, air and sea freight division retains a strong market position and good staff, but also contributes ‘very attractive cash flow’

Revenues and profits fall at DHL Global Forwarding

‘Weak market environment and selective market strategy’ impact earnings even before €345m write-down from disastrous IT modernisation project

Weak forwarding outlook prompted UTi sale to DSV

Results ‘likely to be much lower than originally forecasted’ - a factor that encouraged board to approve transaction, management reveals

XPO Logistics rules out big acquisitions in 2016

Highly acquisitive US 3PL switches focus internally after major acquisition spree

DSV confident of further air freight gains

European forwarding group has consistently outperformed the market for two years, with volume growth exceeding 7% in eight consecutive quarters

Advice & Insight

Winners announced: Global Freight Awards 2015

Freight and logistics professionals honour the industry’s finest at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

Eastern Europe’s role in driving our success

Rachael Alpha, managing director at Palletways Europe Gmbh, discusses future plans

Russian Federation - sanctions and their effect on the logistics market

Geoff Edwards, European logistics director of Mortrans Limited, demonstrates how “there is still a flourishing logistical market here in Russia”

FedEx announce laying of the first stone for new base of operations in Malpensa

SEA has invested 100 million euros in Cargo City’s expansion

Freight People

BIFA’s Steve Parker becomes new president of CLECAT

DHL Global Forwarding’s head of customs and brokerage in Europe has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding and logistics

Oliver Evans joins freight drone pioneer Matternet

Former cargo chief of Swiss International Air Lines becomes head of global business development within technology firm

IAG’s Steve Gunning to leave cargo in April

Airline group’s cargo head will become chief financial officer at British Airways

Kerry Logistics appoints Thomas Blank new Europe MD

Former Panalpina, UTi, Geodis, and Agility senior executive to head Asian 3PL’s European presence

Alain Chimène to head Ziegler’s Air & Sea division

Belgian group recruits former Geodis VP to lead forwarding business in new MD role

Have Your Say

The ACE race gets underway – for real

Freight software specialist Kewill says companies need to start transitioning now ahead of US Customs’ 28 February Automated Commercial Environment mandatory deadline

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Minimising the risks of dangerous goods

In Part Two of his examination of the lessons to be learned from the recent tragedy in Tianjin, TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox suggests some practices and protocols for minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring

Move your TMS ‘Back to the Future’

Kewill’s Evan Puzey says it is time for logistics and supply chain companies to ditch legacy transport management systems

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly