Forwarding & Logistics

Ningbo delays continue as striking truckers return to work

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Forwarders report that clearing backlogs is making it hard to find vessel slots

Volcanic eruption threat to supply chain re-emerges

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

Famous Holdings to buy UK forwarder F.S. Mackenzie

Acquisition for £7 million aims to broaden Singapore Post subsidiary’s international freight network in western Europe

Schenker ‘unaffected’ by Russian embargo on Norwegian fish

Forwarding association says Russian hauliers most affected, but forwarders concerned about indirect consequences of EU and US sanctions

Truck drivers take brewery giant Anheuser-Busch to court

Employees claiming US$5 million for failure to pay overtime and forbidding rest breaks

FedEx facing further US drug-delivery indictment

Integrator charged with accepting payments from and delivering shipments for several online pharmacies it knew breached US laws

European forwarders forecast improvements in August and September

Freight volumes slow in July but growth set to resume, according to Danske Bank’s monthly market survey

Dark clouds over Russia, but Norbert keeps on trucking

French giant to chill in new St Petersburg warehouse

DHL’s box volume growth lags behind European rivals

First-half results show the largest forwarders are taking volumes from smaller players

UK box haulier Maritime buys Roadways

Acquisition of Aegeus Transport includes company, employees and assets of country’s fourth biggest container transport company

Vietnam volumes grow despite China tensions

Limited economic impact from fall-out with its big neighbour and investor

UPDATE: Russia bans EU and US food imports

Retaliation to latest sanctions may also soon extend to over-flight restrictions

DHL downgrades forecast due to forwarding challenges

Freight division reports declines in revenues and profits in Q2

Integrators blast WTO failure

‘Big four’ express and logistics players join forwarders in their dismay as Bali Package of global customs reforms not ratified

GLP signs major logistics property deal

Scramble for prime logistics land in China continues as Singapore firm buys share in state-owned land giant

Advice and Insight

Is a free market best?

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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.

Africa’s waking giant

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

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