Advice & Insight

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Insurance compass

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers

GDP v TEU

containers on a ship

The strength of first-half 2014 container flows from Asia to Europe flies in the face of the macro-economic data coming out of Europe, reports Drewry

Oil siphoning piracy increasingly looks like an inside job

Leaked knowledge of a ship’s cargo and route allows attacks to be made just outside of jurisdiction

Some private security companies are as risky as pirates

Security firm security at Control Risks lashes out at cheap security firms and predicts a sector shakeout

Asian piracy falls, but severity of South China Sea attacks rises

Singapore’s ReCaap notes eight pirate attacks in the South China Sea, up from five in 2013

Maersk and MSC file 2M vessel-sharing proposal with the FMC

Washington agency has 45 days to review but can stop the clock to seek more information

Single North European mega-hub?

Contrary to the views of some in the industry, Ultra Large Container Vessels are continuing to call at multiple North European ports per loop and are not concentrating on a mega-hub, reports Drewry

Shipping weighs up the risks of ebola

West Africa timecharters should cover all possible bases, says Stephenson Harwood

Ebola outbreak forces CMA CGM to reorganise West Africa calls

Services split to separate affected and disease-free countries

Have Your Say

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

The long, slow price quote

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

People

Lufthansa Cargo's Otto to join Austrian Airlines

Dr Andreas Otto

Executive 'helped shape development' of cargo airline

Allport elevates HR head to main board

Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Maersk Line appoints new southeast Asia executive

18-year shipping veteran flies in from Africa