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Freight firms prepare for Iran opening

Panalpina ready for growth in this ‘highly attractive market’ once economic sanctions are lifted

Gefco eyes expanding Asia-Europe rail freight

Chairman of Russian-owned logistics firm says there is a ‘strong dynamic’ to further develop east-west intermodal services from China via Russia

ASEAN Economic Community ‘could be a disappointment’

Trade analysts fear benefits may be limited of the south-east Asian single market opening at the end of this year

SEKO awarded ISO ‘medtec’ certifications

Logistics firm receives key accreditation for handling medical devices in Europe and US

Air Freight News

Cargolux Italia adds Tokyo to network

Airline expands Japan-Malpensa services via codeshare with NCA

New Chinese cargo airline set up for e-commerce sector

Serving a market growing 30% a year, United Star Express expects to have six small and midsize freighter aircraft within its first year of its flight operations

Sea Freight News

El Faro storm plan prevented by ‘propulsion failure’

Owners said missing ship’s captain was aware of Hurricane Joaquin’s approach but was unable to respond

Global schedule reliability picks up

On-time performance in August reaches highest level since 2013

Road Freight News

Irish hauliers call for halt to ‘migrant’ fines

IRHA says its members are doing all they can to secure their vehicles and have invested heavily in new security devices

London council uses CCTV to enforce HGV weight restrictions

Borough Of Hillingdon becomes first to use latest ‘unattended digital system’ to police freight rules

Rail Freight News

‘More safeguards needed’ for fair UK intermodal competition

DB Schenker Rail UK says assurances from Freightliner are insufficient and calls for better access to container rail freight markets at key ports

M&M launches new China-Europe LCL intermodal option

Swiss forwarder Militzer & Münch using rail freight for groupage containers from Ningbo and Yiwu to Duisburg

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

Construction starts on 35,000sqm FedEx base at Malpensa

SEA investing €15m in this facility and €100m in wider Cargo City expansion

TPP ‘will create major opportunities for supply chain providers’

Logistics analysts say the world’s largest trade deal could enter into force by mid-2017, with its benefits extending beyond the signatory countries

Freight Technology News

Technology ‘will transform forwarding landscape’

Ti-Kewill white paper outlines challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized companies that innovation’s ‘democratising’ potential brings

Software and alliances offer hope on rate volatility

New technology and collaboration will help in better managing fluctuations in ocean freight pricing, 3PL claims

Freight Trade Route News

P&O Ferries breaks Dover-Calais freight record

‘Unprecedented’ situation on cross-Channel crossing pushes up demand by 30% in the third quarter

Calais strike has little impact

But union warns industrial action could be stepped up at the French port

Advice & Insight

Vote now for the best carriers and operators of 2015

Second stage of Global Freight Readers’ Vote Awards is now open

Managing seasonality

End of year service suspensions are a regular part of carriers’ toolkit to deal with seasonal demand troughs, reports Drewry

Scrap that

Scrapping of containerships has dwindled in 2015 despite the overcapacity blighting most deep-sea trades, but it cannot properly address the problem in any case, Drewry claims

Global Freight Awards 2015 host announced

The Apprentice’s Nick Hewer will host this year’s prestigious awards ceremony

Getting ‘fashion forward’ on Customs

David L. Cunningham, jr. chief operating officer at FedEx Express, shares tips on navigating Customs in the fashion industry

Freight People

DGF appoints sub-Saharan Africa CEO

Daniella de Pauw returns to lead DHL Global Forwarding’s growth in the region

C.H. Robinson expands international focus

US logistics firm adds two positions to its global forwarding management team to boost Asia-Europe trades

Cargo 2000 unveils new boss

Former Polar Air Cargo and Saudi Airlines Cargo executive Ariaen Zimmerman to lead new-look organisation

Geodis appoints two new project forwarding regional heads

Michael Doerpinghaus becomes director for south east Asia Pacific as Igor Muñiz moves to Europe role

UTi announces two senior forwarding appointments

US 3PL names new global leaders of freight forwarding sales and air freight product management

Have Your Say

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

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

Clock is ticking on air freight messaging change

Freight forwarders and cargo handlers have been slow to switch to Cargo-XML despite the opportunity to streamline processes and cut costs, writes Kewill’s Andreas Giger

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

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