Latest News

Is Amazon launching its own air cargo network?

Unnamed company thought to be the online retail giant running hub-and-spoke air freight operation out of Wilmington, Ohio, using infrastructure formerly used by DHL Express

Russia sanctions could be extended

Western leaders discuss extension at G20 summit in Antalya

Forwarders unclear how new EU border checks will work

Greatest impact on freight of tighter security measures most likely to felt at external borders to the EU, one firm predicts

Cargolux ‘confident’ of averting strike

Airline’s board meets today but remains optimistic unions will accept the job security agreement offered and the proposed limit on Cargolux Italia fleet size

Air Freight News

IAG Cargo adds imports to Cargo Connector service in US

Airline group will now take freight shipments under 300 kilos direct from the aircraft and deliver them to forwarders’ handling facilities

Six Volga-Dnepr air crew killed in Mali terrorist attack

Reports suggest Islamist militants may have been targeting Air France crew staying at Bamako’s Radisson Blu hotel

Sea Freight News

CMA CGM in ‘exclusive’ talks to buy NOL

French line emerges ahead of Maersk as most likely purchaser of APL’s parent group, although two-week negotiations period is ‘no guarantee of a deal’

Freight rates hit post-crisis lows

Spot prices plummet on main box trades, taking Shanghai Containerised Freight Index to all-time low

Road Freight News

Dachser opens road logistics branch in Turkey

Group aims to target growth sectors such as consumer goods, automotive and textiles ‘with a holistic, intermodal logistics strategy’

French Customs seize €14m of cannabis in UK-bound truck

Sniffer dog detects 2.4 tonnes of illegal resin in HGV about to board Eurotunnel's shuttle service

Rail Freight News

Eurotunnel reports incident-free period for traffic

Improved security proving successful as freight shuttle operator gears up for peak period, but tighter French border controls following Paris attacks could slow freight traffic flows

Bolloré eyes stock market float for African rail freight 'loop'

Ambitious project to link Burkina Faso and Niger with ports of Abijan and Lomé requires investment of €2bn-€2.5bn

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

CEVA doubles size of its biggest southeast Asia facility

Multi-user warehouse near Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur expanded to 67,000sqm

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

Freight Technology News

‘Pioneering’ booking tool ‘suitable for account customers’, K+N insists

Forwarder’s FreightNet online system targets large as well as small air freight shippers, ‘as individual rate agreements can be reflected in the system’

IT ‘creating a clear forwarding divide’

Logistics investment analyst Stifel says having a uniform global IT platform separates the ‘haves’ from the ‘have nots’

Freight Trade Route News

Panama Canal congestion measures 'are working'

Expanded locks still scheduled to open in April 2016, ACP says

Freight takes off on Tilbury-Zeebrugge route

P&O Ferries on course to carry a record 210,000 units this year on the route, three times the level in 2008

Advice & Insight

Winners announced: Global Freight Awards 2015

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

Driver certificate of competence

Lorraine Harrison, from Rothera Dowson Solicitors, reviews the success of CPC training

Wake up call

Maersk Line profit downgrade confirms Drewry’s prediction that the industry downturn would worsen in the third quarter. Will it trigger the action needed to turn things around?

Celebrations are soon to commence

Industry prepares to honour the best at the Global Freight Awards 2015!

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