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Security tighter at Eurotunnel freight terminal but weak spot remains

Migrants change 'tactics' and target entry from adjoining SNCF marshalling yard for long-distance freight trains

Russian exporters running on empty

A shortage of equipment threatens to derail the country's fledgling export revival

Bolloré transport/logistics division maintains high profitability

First half results reflect 'strength of freight forwarding globally and port developments in Africa'

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

Air Freight News

ACP Worldwide named South Africa GSA for Saudia Cargo

Carrier offers both maindeck and belly space from Johannesburg

CEVA Logistics appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Current post holder to retire but will remain with company over the next few months to facilitate changeover

Sea Freight News

Tianjin: China strengthens hazardous cargo shipment regulations ?

Unconfirmed reports that all import and export cargo must be labeled in both Chinese and English

Dalgaard to head up Gulftainer's ambitious growth plans

Former DP World executive switches to rival UAE group to develop overseas portfolio

Road Freight News

DGF expands Asia road network

DHL Global Forwarding offering daily departures between Singapore, Penang, Bangkok, Hanoi, and Shenzhen for LTL shipments

One in three transport managers to quit in next five years

FTA survey reveals extent of worsening UK freight recruitment challenge, with 34% of companies’ nominated Operator Licence CPC holders now intending to leave the sector

Rail Freight News

FTA slams Channel Tunnel night-closure plan

Proposal by UK ministers to combat migrant incursions would have a massive impact on imports and exports, Freight Transport Association insists

Go-ahead for Scotland's biggest international rail freight park

Mossend intermodal terminal expansion will provide 66% more capacity, plus new adjoining distribution facilities set to enable more businesses to shift long-distance freight from road to rail

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

15 tonnes of contraband tobacco seized at port of Le Havre

Goods hidden in plastic drums in container shipped from Dubai

Deutsche Post DHL CEO visits Africa to emphasise emerging market focus

Group continues to invest heavilly in Sub-Saharan region

Freight Technology News

AMI launches 'click2ship' in South Africa

Service enables bona fide freight agents to obtain all-inclusive quotations for shipments on-line

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

Freight Trade Route News

MyFerryLink dispute : no agreement reached, parties to meet again next week

Eurotunnel truck shuttle services suspended for 30 minutes yesterday following migrant intrusion at SNCF railway station

MyFerryLink denouement draws closer ?

Agreement sought today on job offer for redundant ferry workers and the freeing up of the two vessels occupied by protestors since 29 June

Advice & Insight

Port of Santos' newest container terminal reaches traffic milestones

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), a joint venture between APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited, has announced that its container terminal at the Port of Santos, has reached two traffic milestones, as well as recording significant productivity and efficiency gains.

Double-digit growth in transpacific traffic

Pacific ports continue to win back trade from east coast rivals as normal service is resumed

Freight forecasts downgraded by China slowdown

Slowing economy will have significant impact on global throughput levels, say analysts

New digital tachographs

The new generation digital tachographs will give examiners some basic indications on compliance before deciding whether to stop the driver for a full roadside check

Reefer madness

Despite a variety of adverse economic and climatic conditions, perishable reefer cargo growth appears unstoppable, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review & Forecast

Freight People

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

GAC Japan names National Operations Manager

Appointment in response to rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Have Your Say

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

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