Advice & Insight

Is a free market best?

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When it comes to port development, many governments now favour letting the market decide where expansion should take place, whereas most other transport infrastructure, such as road and rail, remain centrally managed. The problem is that old habits die hard in shipping, meaning that the free market approach is sometimes a painful process

Riding the wave of recovery

Panalpina’s global head of Ocean Freight, Frank Hercksen

Panalpina’s global head of Ocean Freight, Frank Hercksen, points to significant signs of improvement in the ocean shipping trade, although rates are still below pre-crisis levels in an interview with Lloyd’s Loading List.com.

Gateway to Russia

Geoff Edwards, European logistics director for Mortrans, provides insight into moving freight through St. Petersburg for the launch of the Lloyd's Loading List.com St. Petersburg trade hub

From P3 to 2M: a China story - PART 2

Scaled-down ambition of Maersk and MSC means Beijing’s rejection would be unprecedented, but not unthinkable

From P3 to 2M: a China story

Scaled-down ambition of Maersk and MSC means Beijing’s rejection would be unprecedented, but not unthinkable

Africa’s waking giant

Nigeria is set to offer considerable opportunities over the next five years and its port infrastructure is now performing well, says David Mackay, senior VP for Africa at Inchcape Shipping Services

The middle way

Rail is now a serious Asia-Europe option as margin pressures push some high-tech shippers away from air freight, says Jeff McCorstin

Consortia and alliances set for further expansion

The formation of 2M is only the conclusion of the latest round of mega-alliance negotiations. Much more lies ahead

Secure your vehicle, or pay the penalty

“At the Port of Dover alone more than 900 lorry drivers were issued penalties for entering the UK with stowaways on board during 2012 and 2013,” reported the BBC

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

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The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

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

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

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Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Matthew Marriott

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role