Air

Air freight price recovery accelerates in July

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Global average rates rise for a second consecutive month

Livingston International acquires FPA Customs Brokers

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Purchase strengthens its air and sea brokerage business in LA and New York

Asian air freight recovery continues

Demand growth exceeds capacity expansion in July for third consecutive month

Brussels joins IATA pharma-handling certification programme

Ten stakeholders at airport including freight forwarders, ground handlers, truckers and airlines, will undergo training to new global standard

Icelandic volcano rumbles on

Eruption and volcanic ash cloud still a threat, but no major deterioration in last 24 hours

Volcanic ash cloud threat eases slightly

Aviation alert level drops back down to ‘orange’ at Iceland’s Bardarbunga, but seismic activity still indicates potential for eruption

Lufthansa Cargo to launch Lagos freighters

Oil and gas shippers persuade carrier to strengthen presence in West Africa

Golf carts: the latest weapon in air cargo security

World’s largest terminal operator introduces electric buggies to improve patrol frequencies and incident response times

Volcanic eruption threat to supply chain re-emerges

Forwarders examine contingency plans as Icelandic Meteorological Office raises aviation warning level from yellow to orange

Basel added to Emirates’ freighter network

‘EuroAirport’ gateway is close to major pharma firms and will open a new 21,000sqm cargo terminal early next year

Air freight recovery reinforced in first half

Preliminary ACI airport data points to 3.7% growth globally, including 4.5% increase for international traffic

French Customs deflates crocodile import attempt

Officers block shipment of 14,000 ‘dangerous’ inflatable creatures

US issues new rules for lithium-battery transport

Changes become mandatory within six months and provide consistency with international standards

Erbil Airport becomes focus of humanitarian relief flights

Kurdish gateway stresses it remains open to commercial cargo traffic too, although some flights cancelled

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

Advice and Insight

Reasons to be cheerful

Raoul Wintjes

Panalpina’s corporate head of air freight product management, Raoul Wintjes, tells Lloyd’s Loading List.com of significant signs of market improvements although rates are still below pre-crisis levels

Heathrow Airport outlines plans to double cargo capacity

Proposals welcomed as ‘Good news for freight’ by UK’s Freight Transport Association

Cargo ignored in UK airport debate, air freight sector claims

Shippers, forwarders and carriers insist logistics and trade implications must be considered

Air freight set for efficiency boost in Northern Europe with e-AWB initiative

Scandinavia’s main carriers, forwarders and handlers join forces to finally drive forward paperless penetration

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

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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

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

Have Your Say

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