Forwarding & Logistics

Dachser to build 70,000sqm European food logistics hub

Dachser Food Logistics

Expanded German facility will have regional, national and pan-European role

DB Schenker reports solid H1 growth

Deutsche Bahn train

Air freight volumes up 2.6%, while ocean freight saw gains of 8.5%

Logistics still key in Panalpina plans

Multinational has no ambition to sell this underperforming business, which is finally reaching break-even

Yusen concludes multilateral e-AWB agreement with IATA

Digitisation of air waybills set to accelerate

European forwarders report mixed expectations for summer

Agents record strong volumes last month and optimism for July, but slightly weaker August expected, according to Danske Bank survey

Port-centric logistics ‘needs new focus’

ITC report highlights changing needs of freight operators and customers

TNT, FedEx and GLS accused of competition violations in France

French Competition Authority issues ‘Statement of Objections’ over parcels activities

Half-year profits and volumes up at K+N

Air freight margins significantly improve, but currency effects hold back sea freight margins

Damco expands Indonesia presence

Fifth office, in port city of Balikpapan, aims to support development of Kalimantan’s extensive natural resources

US retailers prepare for supply chain disruptions

Importers hoping to escape port problems but not taking any chances, says NRF

E-retail growth drives Seko Logistics expansion

Company sees 40% increase in UK retail logistics

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Supply chain board game launched

‘Business on the Move’ created to help young people understand the role logistics plays

UK freight set to keep wheels turning during Tour de France

Operators forced to make contingency plans for road closures during the world’s biggest bike race

New Asia-Europe intermodal link launched

Chengdu-Lodz and Zhengzhou-Hamburg service set to be 50% faster than ocean and 70% cheaper than air, UPS claims

Advice and Insight

Africa’s waking giant

David Mackay, senior VP for ISS Africa

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

Global Freight Awards is well-earned recognition

Anthony Plummer, senior director, Ligentia Global Solutions (Europe), talks about the “great honour” of being awarded Freight Forwarder of the Year at the Global Freight Awards 2013

Four straight years of growth

Neel Ratti, general manager at Tuscor Lloyds, talks to Lloyd’s Loading List.com about the recognition and profile that winning a Global Freight Award brings

Recognising achievements

Luis Zubialde, managing director of Palletways (UK), talks to Lloyd’s Loading List.com about winning the Global Freight Award for Innovation

People

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen

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

Allport appoints new managing director of air freight

Steve Williams held previous senior roles at DB Schenker and Panalpina

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