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Asia-Europe spot prices rebound to nearly $600

Rates rot finally over as carriers succeed with GRIs on both the Asia-north Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades

IRU calls for French army to protect truck drivers at Calais

International Road Transport Union demands military escort of lorry convoys through port areas as costs to freight companies rise

Atlas boosts fleet due to rising demand

Recovery prompts air freight ‘bellwether’ to add a further B747-8F and bring a B747-400F out of mothballs

Yusen Logistics upgrades Heathrow air freight capability

NYK group subsidiary moves to larger facility to support continuing UK growth

Air Freight News

AA Cargo opens Philadelphia pharma facility

Carrier claims it is the only airline in northeastern US with a state-of-the-art facility for temperature-sensitive, life-science and healthcare air freight

Air freight ‘needs race to the top’ on quality

Shipper representative calls for clear performance measures to be made available to cargo owners to reward better service with higher rates

Sea Freight News

Ocean Three leads Asia-Europe capacity cull

CMA CGM says the three-month withdrawal programme may be extended if conditions do not improve by the fourth quarter

Singapore starts further expansion

New terminal, designed to cater for the next-generation mega container ships, will give world’s second-largest container port 50m teu annual capacity

Road Freight News

Samsung trials ‘see-through’ truck

Tech firm claims lorry that allows following vehicles to view the road ahead could revolutionize road safety

FTA denies HGVs bring ‘bedlam’ to villages

Defence by Freight Transport Association follows call by UK’s Local Government Association to give councils more powers to tackle lorry drivers who breach weight and width restrictions

Rail Freight News

Migrant dies at Eurotunnel’s French terminal

Man accidentally killed trying to board a moving freight train, adding to troubled week for cross-Channel freight operators

DB Schenker Rail UK cuts 234 jobs

Country’s largest rail freight operator responds to falling coal volumes as it increases focus on intermodal, automotive and construction

Freight Forwarding & Logistics News

FTA working to attract military service leavers into logistics

Freight Transport Association says personnel leaving the armed forces are ideally suited to a career in the freight sector

Hutchison expands in Spanish hinterland

Investment in inland terminal company Depot tmZ Services is part of efforts to boost intermodal connections out of Barcelona

Freight Technology News

Plenty of ‘phish’ in the sea, security expert warns

Maritime sector becoming ‘increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops better awareness and practices’

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

Freight Trade Route News

Suez Canal disruptions expected over coming weeks

Dredging set to limit capacity until 15 July, but major improvements expected once expansion completed on 6 August

New disruption threat for Port of Calais and Eurotunnel

As cross-Channel freight backlogs clear, ferry workers’ union threatens three-day industrial action ‘that will make this week’s blockade seem like a picnic in comparison’

Advice & Insight

New laws see drug driver arrests

Drivers convicted of drug-driving will be banned for at least a year and can be fined up to £5,000, spend up to a year in prison and receive a criminal record

NNR Global Logistics sponsors ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’

Just 3 days left to enter the Global Freight Awards!

Kestrel Liner Agencies sponsor 'Project /Heavylift Forwarder of the Year'

Just 4 days left to enter the Global Freight Awards!

Freight People

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

IJS Global appoints new Emea ocean freight director in European expansion

Freight forwarder opens new branches in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Crane Worldwide hires new VP of global sales

Former Seko, EGL, and Ceva senior executive Terry Unrein ‘comes home’, bringing decades of experience to role

Swiss appoints new head of cargo

Current global sales manager Ashwin Bhat to succeed Oliver Evans from 1 October

Shippers’ champion Chris Welsh awarded MBE

Global Shippers’ Forum secretary general and FTA director of global and European policy is recognised for ‘services to shippers and the shipping industry’

Have Your Say

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

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk

Don’t worry, it’s always this chaotic

Richard Meade, managing editor of Lloyd’s List, reports from the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo