Advice & Insight

Fuel speed ahead? (Part 1)

Oil barrels

Crude oil and bunker prices are plummeting, but will ocean carriers abandon slow-steaming?

Bigger, bolder, braver

goldfish

As 2014’s European SME Week comes to a close, David Binks, President for Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, FedEx Express, reveals why SMEs will continue to miss out on growth potential unless they adopt a fresh way of thinking

Rotterdam and Antwerp report solid nine-month container growth

Northern European hubs benefit from economic recovery and stronger shortsea and boxed fruit shipments

Ocean Three to control 13% of Asia-North America trades

CMA CGM, China Shipping and UASC back up FMC low trade share filing with service details

How carriers make money (Part 2)

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

How carriers make money (Part 1)

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

Many investors don’t understand shipping’s complex dynamics, says Coustas

Owner urges tougher entry barriers to protect it from ‘substandard’ competitors

The transpacific east coast trade may be tomorrow's box battlefield

BIMCO expects Panama Canal expansion, port upgrades and cascading to put pressure on freight rates

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

A new beginning (Part 2)

A lot can happen in the space of a year as Lars Mikael Jensen has found out

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

packing

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

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

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

People

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Freightos

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

Ceva makes key US appointment

Tom Jones becomes senior VP for automotive operations in North America

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

Gianfranco Sgro is currently regional COO of a major automotive supplier

IJS Global recruits pharma executive to its healthcare unit

Former head of global logistics and distribution at Shire Pharmaceuticals becomes forwarding and logistics group’s UK Director for Healthcare Service Solutions