Latest News

Cargolux signs Oman joint venture

Carrier to develop Muscat as logistics hub, but critics question logistical logic

NYK vows to focus more on logistics business

New president says Japanese giant will become 'integrated logistics company' rather than operator of boxships

FMC clears west coast ports agreement

US Pacific terminal operators, shipping lines and cargo owners given go-ahead to hold joint discussions to resolve port congestion

Thai freight forwarders gather to accelerate e-freight

Successful e-freight workshop in Bangkok inspires air cargo community to speed up e-AWB adoption in the country

Air Freight News

French air strike postponed

Air traffic controllers suspend industrial action planned for this week, but disruption threatened again from 29 April

ANA wins antitrust immunity for cargo jv with United

‘First of its kind’ joint venture between Asia and the Americas permits joint management of network planning, pricing, sales, and handling

Sea Freight News

Lines cautious over return to Iran

European carriers may hold back due to reputational risk fears, says analyst

Congestion worsening at Rotterdam, barge operators claim

As Contargo implements surcharge today, intermodal player says April waiting times are longer than in March

Road Freight News

Jan de Rijk wins three-year Virgin road feeder deal

Contract extends Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s European network to more than 50 airports

Box haulage ‘needs efficiency revolution’

UK’s largest container road transport firm, Maritime Transport, hopes to lead a cultural shift in the industry to improve truck productivity

Rail Freight News

First freight trains enter service in UAE

JV with DB Schenker oversees trials of bulk chemicals route

Freightliner sold to US rail group

Synergies in Europe and Australia, but ‘no impact on operations’ as UK intermodal operator becomes foundation for G&W’s European region

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

Gefco to axe 500 groupage jobs

Logistics firm delays publication of operating result due to undisclosed ‘exceptional item’

K+N profits slip despite ‘exceptional’ air freight margins

EBIT falls as Swiss Franc-Euro conversion and Asia-Europe ocean weakness negatively impact Q1 results

Freight Technology News

Top container lines at risk of cyber-jacking

CyberKeel estimates that 90% of global carriers vulnerable to attack

Satellite container tracking solution close to launch

Strategic collaboration between two specialists set to offer unprecedented continuous global visibility of intermodal movements

Freight Trade Route News

Boxships continue to be upsized on West Africa-Asia trade

Average size of ship in use on services from Asia to West Africa increases 38% compared with a year earlier

Panama Canal expansion will spark transhipment boom

Double-digit jump in transhipment activity expected upon opening of new locks, says Drewry

Advice & Insight

Sweet logistics: Helping Britain supply the world with chocolate: Part 2

Confectionery companies need flexibility to meet growing international demand, reports Martin Davidian, managing director of sales for the UK and Ireland at FedEx Express

Sweet logistics: Helping Britain supply the world with chocolate: Part 1

Confectionery companies need flexibility to meet growing international demand, reports Martin Davidian, managing director of sales for the UK and Ireland at FedEx Express

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Large vessels threaten liner operator flexibility

Mixed picture on choice of ship sizes for blanked sailings

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Freight People

Schiphol appoints new cargo director

Jonas van Stekelenburg to take over from Enno Osinga from August

DGF names new country manager for Papua New Guinea

David Cels rejoins DHL Global Forwarding following seven years as a regional operations director

DHL Global Forwarding names new Singapore MD

Stephen Ly was previously Philippines MD and headed customs brokerage in Asia Pacific and Africa

Geodis Wilson names new EMEA VP

Matthias Hansen has been interim regional VP for the last few months and now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis

DGF appoints New Zealand country manager

Michael Dhu takes on new role for DHL Global Forwarding

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

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