Latest News

DB Schenker Logistics to be partially privatised

Move designed to boost strategic development and finance further growth

Concerns of a market slowdown mount as expectations deteriorate

Logistics Confidence Index slips for second consecutive month

DFDS resumes Dover-Calais service after incidents at French port

Parties in MyFerryLink dispute given more time to consider draft agreement

A hard sell

Speculation builds over NOL sale, but at what price?

Air Freight News

IAG Cargo and Finnair link networks in innovative freighter sharing deal

A300-600F to operate twice-weekly between London Luton and Helsinki

Air France KLM’s Q2 cargo losses increase by almost 30%

Group continues to restructure business against backdrop of 'weak global trade » and industry 'overcapacity'

Sea Freight News

G6 Alliance announces schedule update between Asia and Europe

Additional voiding of four sailings due to changes in market demand, further service adjustments necessary

Shipping lines expected to limit their investment in containers

Prospect of greater reliance on leasing firms for a large share of their future box requirements says Drewry

Road Freight News

Peak-hour lorry bans ‘not the answer’

FTA says safety issues for HGVs in cities need alternative solutions

FTA voices its disappointment at rejection of LGV driver training standard

Government appears to have "gone back on its pledge to find an industry-led solution to solve the driver crisis"

Rail Freight News

UPS adds LCL option to China-Europe rail service

Less-than-container-load added to FCL solution launched on Zhengzhou to Hamburg route last June

Schenker and Kuehne + Nagel colluded in rail freight cartel

Two forwarders and Austrian railway subsidiary Express Interfracht breached competition rules for nearly eight years on European blocktrain services, EC says, issuing €49m in fines

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

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

Freight Technology News

Swiss WorldCargo starts drone tests

Trial with Swiss Post and Matternet focusing on their potential use in emergency situations, ‘peripheral areas’, and urgent transport of highest-priority consignments

Plenty of ‘phish’ in the sea, security expert warns

Maritime sector becoming ‘increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops better awareness and practices’

Freight Trade Route News

Cross-Channel delays ‘costing UK freight sector £750,000 a day’

FTA calls for Calais to be made a ‘strike-free zone’

Minister presents draft agreement to settle MyFerryLink dispute

Cross-Channel delays continue ahead of Monday’s deadline for the proposals, which demand concessions from all parties

Advice & Insight

Asia’s competitive trading landscape

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

Port of Los Angeles poised to begin major upgrade of Yusen box terminal

Project forms part of programme to invest more than US$800 million in port facilities over the next five years

Finalists announced: Global Freight Awards 2015

The winners have been chosen!

SPCT sharpens competitive edge to backdrop of Saigon terminals over-capacity

The completion of the Soai Rap channel dredging project in the first half of last year, made the DP World-operated Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) the deepest in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Port of Santos eyes deeper navigation channel to accommodate bigger ships

Deepening the navigation channel at the Port of Santos in order to accommodate bigger ships is one of the stand-out development projects at the Brazilian port, according to its newest box handler, BTP (Brasil Terminal Portuário).

Freight People

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

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

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