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PMA ratifies five-year US west coast labour contract

Outcome of ILWU vote on new agreement expected Friday

European forwarders expect growth in May and June

Danske Bank survey indicates the volumes rise in March continued through April and is forecast to continue beyond this month

Hi-tech shippers increasingly ‘right-shoring’ production and suppliers

Customers still favour offshoring but also looking more ‘holistically’ to optimize supply chains, customer service and profits, UPS survey finds

DHL sells most of its Sinotrans shares

But groups will continue to collaborate, including within express JV

Air Freight News

TIACA promises ‘dynamic advocacy’ for air freight

Incoming chairman and vice-chairman pledge to drive the lobbying agenda, boost membership, and expand education programme

Shippers call for freighter exemption from Gulf airline freeze

EVO says Netherlands’ decision to block new landing rights for Middle East carriers should exclude cargo flights

Sea Freight News

DFDS reports good Q1 on Dover strait

Improvements lessen company’s disappointment over MyFerryLink court ruling

CMA CGM applies Yemen war-risk surcharge

US$300 per 20’ and $600 per 40’ unit ‘applicable with immediate effect’

Road Freight News

Bidvest Logistics bids to prevent Hoddesdon strike

Drivers vote for industrial action, calling for pay parity with staff at other depots

Stowaways ‘threaten future of cross-channel freight’

BIFA says targeting of trucks by would-be illegal immigrants has reached unprecedented levels, putting the security of drivers, vehicles, and customers’ loads at risk

Rail Freight News

Fret SNCF challenged over unfair competition concerns

Regulator suspects French rail freight business has received illegal support from parent company

German train drivers strike again

Deutsche Bahn’s freight services expected to be affected from today

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

UK exports break records despite currency headwinds

Trade measures reach highest levels against economic challenges, BCC-DHL quarterly study reveals

FedEx loses bid to dismiss drug-shipping charges

But express and logistics giant wins motion to subpoena communication records claimed to show how company aided US law enforcement agencies

Freight Technology News

Swiss WorldCargo to test drone technology

First exploratory flights to take place in summer, in cooperation with Swiss Post and technology firm Matternet

Top container lines at risk of cyber-jacking

CyberKeel estimates that 90% of global carriers vulnerable to attack

Freight Trade Route News

CMA seeks permission to appeal in Eurotunnel case

UK Competition Markets Authority will also request that the Court of Appeal allows Eurotunnel to continue for the time being running its MyFerryLink service out of Dover from July

MyFerryLink uncertainty continues despite court decision

Eurotunnel waiting to see whether CMA appeals before deciding what to do next

Advice & Insight

Show me the money: MOL comes out swinging - Part 2

Will the Japanese carrier’s order for ultra large vessels set it on a course for profitability, or contribute to industry overcapacity and put further pressure on profits?

Show me the money: MOL comes out swinging - Part 1

Will the Japanese carrier’s order for ultra large vessels set it on a course for profitability, or contribute to industry overcapacity and put further pressure on profits?

Rates and orders put pressure on box line share performance

Returns for investors have been subdued, says Drewry

Box lines losing big ship gamble

Asia-Europe spot market rates stubbornly low and demand yet to materialise

Pall-Ex implores new government to tackle investment

Kevin Buchanan, group managing director, Pall-Ex, says: “We’d like to see a balanced transport strategy that takes into account all types of infrastructure, rather than an inclination to invest all efforts into one centralised mode of transport”

Freight People

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

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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