Forwarding & Logistics

Norbert Dentressangle optimistic on burgeoning forwarding division

Norbert Dentressangle

Group remains upbeat on Russian activities, posts overall revenue growth of 14.1%

Panalpina more cautious on market outlook

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No signs yet of volumes weakening, but air and ocean freight margins expected to remain under pressure

Panalpina delivers stable profits despite drop in air and ocean margins

Logistics business reports significantly improved results in first nine months, compensating for decline in freight forwarding yields

FIATA names Young Freight Forwarder winner

Fortunate Nompumelelo Mboweni wins coveted award

Hauliers set to pass on low-sulphur surcharge to customers

Norbert Dentressangle says new fee from ferry operators will need to be recovered

Confidence rising among European freight forwarders

Logistics providers expect improved volumes across all transport modes in October and November, according to Dankse Bank Markets index

Regionalisation ‘outpacing globalisation of supply chains’

3PLs need to focus on local and global, as importance of east-west trade flows diminishes and complexity of logistics patterns grows, Ti conference concludes

Cost hikes and schedule compliance now shippers’ top concerns

Supply chain risk has moved up the corporate agenda for cargo owners and 3PLs, Ti-Kewill survey reveals

NYK launches inland transport service in Myanmar

Logistics partnership with local distribution firm expected to expand further next year in the emerging Asian ‘frontier market’

Dachser expands capacity in Belgium

Strong growth had led company to outgrow its former Willebroek facility

Kuehne + Nagel reports strong nine-month profit performance

‘Selective market share expansion’ helps generate 8.2% Ebit increase despite drop in ocean margins

US expands C-TPAT to exporters

Companies that do no imports will also be able to take advantage of its trade-facilitation benefits

Bolloré Africa Logistics ‘exposed to economic impact of Ebola’

Company runs main ports in Guinea and Sierra Leone

SMEs increasingly going international, says EIU report

Most small and medium companies expect to generate 50% of revenues cross-border by 2019

Yusen Logistics expands Guangzhou presence

New 16,000sqm warehouse targets sectors including retail, garments and automotive

Advice and Insight

Pack it in! We mean it.

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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

Global Freight Awards 2014 host revealed

BBC sports presenter, Mark Chapman, is hosting the freight industry award ceremony this year

VIDEO: The global freight industry

It’s all about connections

New markets, new opportunities

Raj Subramaniam, executive vice-president, global strategy, marketing and communications, FedEx Services, examines why MINT and CIVETS regions are set to become some of the biggest markets in the world

People

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

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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

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

UK forwarder says South Africa market ‘needs a shake-up, with complacency rife’

Buffaload Logistics appoints national transport manager

Brian Lafferty joins UK company expected to double in size over next four years

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

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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