Forwarding & Logistics

WACO expands with new Mexico member

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Universal Cargo becomes 99th member of global freight management network

Empowering employees to make a difference

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Kate Yates discusses Crane Worldwide Logistics’ people policy following their Employer of the Year win at this year’s Global Freight Awards

Toll to sell Asian groupage and express assets

Australian group to raise A$100 million from “non-core” activities, although international forwarding businesses remain core

China’s forwarders face strong growth challenge

Annual expansion of 7-8% expected, with government set to introduce ‘more free-market policies to promote international forwarding’

World trade growing again, according to RWI-ISL container throughput index

Seasonally adjusted figures show significant rise in October

Global Freight Awards 2014 winners announced

Freight and logistics professionals celebrate the industry’s high achievers at prestigious London event

DHL invests €113m in China supply chain network

Supply Chain business to expand its warehouse and transport capacity in the country by 50% over next three years

Indonesia to open up transport sector

New government pledges to make it easier for private investors to secure stakes in the country’s under-funded transport sector

DSV and Sankyu sign leases at new Tianjin logistics park

Rising domestic consumption and e-commerce driving demand for warehousing in China

US and India reach trade facilitation agreement

Expected to lead to approval of WTO’s first multilateral TFA, reducing cost and burden of moving goods across borders

Geodis Wilson expands oil and gas logistics network

Group plans 50% boost to sector’s freight volumes within a year of opening new hubs in Singapore, Dubai, Antwerp, China, and South Africa

Poland boosts position as EU’s leading international haulier

UK, French and Italian hauliers fail to make it into European Top 10

K+N expands Sydney capabilities

New 20,000sqm logistics facility in Eastern Creek includes pick-by-voice technology

Moscow experiencing major logistics decline

Demand for warehouse space down almost 40% this year as Russia’s economy struggles

US restricts exports to Venezuela

Government imposes licence requirements on ‘dual-use’ items

Advice and Insight

St. Petersburg food imports decline

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Imports of meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables have dropped due to an embargo on food imports, resulting in higher local prices for imported goods

Global Freight Awards 2014 winners announced

Freight and logistics professionals celebrate the industry’s high achievers at prestigious London event

Port traffic soars

Rickmers-Linie's Michael Nielsen, owner's representative in the Middle East at the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, gives Lloyd's Loading List.com the lowdown on the Port of Jubail in Saudi Arabia

Services suspended to Libyan port

Shipping lines suspend Benghazi services as fighting in the area escalates

People

Pall-Ex recruits former Palletline MD

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Kevin Buchanan joins rival as managing director with immediate effect

Panalpina poaches K+N executive for Global Ops role

Main task to be turnaround of loss-making activities

Norbert Dentressangle appoints group HR director to executive board

Ludovic Oster will lead the incorporation of the 5,000-strong US company Jacobson, which ND acquired in August

FedEx Express reshuffles Asia Pacific management

Regional head David Cunningham returns to Memphis HQ to become COO

Have Your Say

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

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Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

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

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors