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French Customs intercept 12,000 fake brand toys bound for UK

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Goods concealed in container shipped from Hong Kong

Dachser buys out three more Asian partners

German logistics group cements position in region

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Mixed trading outlook for China

China’s exports could slow despite recent volume surges at key hubs say analysts

Kuehne + Nagel re-launches North America Logistics Control Centre

Raleigh facility to strengthen worldwide LCC network

EU makes €11.9 billion available to improve transport connections

Funding to be concentrated on nine major transport corridors

Largest warehouse in Malaysia to go live in November

DHL Supply Chain to aim multi-user facility at a range of verticals

IAG Cargo and Exelsius to launch Good Distribution Practice Academy

Introductory workshop to be held in London in November

DHL highlights surge in NZ exports by e-commerce

Trade boosted by enhanced website/online presence

Near-shoring driving intra-Americas trade

Neighbouring countries benefiting from US economic revival, says regional forwarding VP

Swiss giant targets energy logistics

Panalpina has restructured its projects resources to offer lifecycle solutions

Forwarders object to new air cargo surcharge

Airlines’ planned fees for paper AWBs ‘yet another revenue stream’, association says

U-Freight welcomes Taiwan’s decision on multi-destination export consolidations

New law ‘will make the territory one of the most competitive logistics hub in the world’

Advice and Insight

An American logistics revival

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Nevino Rocco, vice-president of sales and marketing for Agility Americas, says near-shoring and a new trade facilitation agreement has boosted regional growth

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

Is a free market best?

When it comes to port development, many governments now favour letting the market decide where expansion should take place, whereas most other transport infrastructure, such as road and rail, remain centrally managed. The problem is that old habits die hard in shipping, meaning that the free market approach is sometimes a painful process

Riding the wave of recovery

Panalpina’s global head of Ocean Freight, Frank Hercksen, points to significant signs of improvement in the ocean shipping trade, although rates are still below pre-crisis levels in an interview with Lloyd’s Loading List.com.

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Seabury Group expands Cargo Advisory Team

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'Increased market demand' for analytical products

Hansa Heavy Lift rescues stranded couple

Crew saved couple from the Red Sea after their catamaran capsized

Cargolux sets up new product department geared towards niche markets

Move part of re-organisation of sales division

Lufthansa Cargo's Otto to join Austrian Airlines

Executive 'helped shape development' of cargo airline

Have Your Say

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

The long, slow price quote

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