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Freight to quadruple by 2050, predicts OECD report

Changing trade patterns will increase average transport distances as North Pacific overtakes the North Atlantic as leading trade route

ICTSI ‘targeted by ILWU stoppages’

Firm claims west-coast port go-slows unfairly focused on its Oregon subsidiary, risking long-term damage to Portland container business and state’s economy

ND revenues up 15.8% in 2014

Logistics becomes Norbert Dentressangle’s leading business as firm completes first stage of Jacobson integration

John Good holds good in Far East

Capacity on Asia-Europe looks set to be the biggest challenge for lines in 2015, with only a 3% increase in cargo volumes against a 12% increase in capacity forecast

Air Freight News

Asian carriers achieve first annual air freight growth in four years

Cargo volumes rebound with 5.4% full-year increase

Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina join DB Schenker's cartel lawsuit

Total claim in Germany reaches €2 billion, plus €900 million in interest

Sea Freight News

Evergreen joins elite group with 18,000 teu newbuilding deal

Taiwanese line confirms plans to acquire 11 ultra-large boxships

East coast US weather disruptions continue

Container backlogs expected to take weeks to clear

Road Freight News

TNT launches daily Istanbul road service

New links from Sofia, including to Pristina, expand overland connections in southeast Europe

Vancouver defends truck licence reforms

Disgruntled truckers protest over exclusion of 600 drivers from Canada’s largest port

Rail Freight News

Eurotunnel orders three new freight shuttles to meet growing demand

Cross-Channel operator prepares to increase capacity by 20% and run up to eight departures per hour by 2020

France to pay €60m compensation for SNCF holocaust role

Rail firm’s US ambitions had been adversely affected by alleged refusal to assume responsibility for transport of Jews to concentration camps between 1942 and 1944

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

Ceva strengthens presence in Poland

Logistics group opens multi-user warehouse next to port of Gdynia

K+N marks 125th anniversary

Group sends two ‘multimedia’ shipping containers on ‘Anniversary World Tour’

Freight Technology News

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Dutch shippers trial digital bill of lading signatures

Netherlands becomes first country to offer standardised electronic receipt of goods by mobile phone

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

Reshuffled - Part 2

The new carrier mega-alliances started in the East-West container trades this month. Now that the game of musical chairs has stopped, for the time being at least, Drewry reviews the competing services in the big Asia-North Europe trade to see which carrier group has the edge

Reshuffled - Part 1

The new carrier mega-alliances started in the East-West container trades this month. Now that the game of musical chairs has stopped, for the time being at least, Drewry reviews the competing services in the big Asia-North Europe trade to see which carrier group has the edge

Why container leasing firms are just ticking over

Box manufacturers and lessors have struggled to shake off the gloom

World Shipping Council hits out at proposed European requirements

Brussels’ proposals would require carriers and NVOCCs to provide details on the buyer and seller of imported goods

New drug driving changes for 2015

‘Drugwipe’ device tests for cocaine and cannabis within three minutes

Freight People

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group

Riaan Blom to head Africa sales for ISS

New Inchcape regional VP was formerly regional manager for Oil & Energy at DHL Global Forwarding

Anders Dommestrup named CEO of Victoria International Container Terminal

Prior to joining ICTSI, he was COO of Modern Terminals in Hong Kong

FTA appoints new CEO

Association promotes internal candidate David Wells to top job

Have Your Say

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox assesses just how last month’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container and unit load safety in the future

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors