Forwarding & Logistics

DSV reports further market-share growth

DSV

Sea freight volumes rise 8% and air freight volumes up 14% in Q3, raising full-year profit expectations

Panalpina poised to expand presence in ‘growth’ regions

Panalpina

Middle East, Africa and CIS targeted for acquisitions or own start-ups

Itella to withdraw from Scandinavian freight forwarding

Margins too low for logistics operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, weakened further since the financial crisis began

Box manufacturers to benefit from rising demand

Container deliveries set to grow 14% this year, 5% in 2015 and 9% in 2016, Drewry says

Japan-Europe intermodal launch from DHL

Global Forwarding business extends its China-Poland rail link across the East China Sea

IAG Cargo expands Cargo Connector service to Germany

Free pick-up of small shipments now offered to Frankfurt forwarders following success in UK and US

TNT announces €185m European road network investment

Russia-EU crisis weakens yields, while air freight capacity ‘fully utilised’

Norbert Dentressangle optimistic on burgeoning forwarding division

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

Panalpina more cautious on market outlook

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

Advice and Insight

Bigger, bolder, braver

goldfish

As 2014’s European SME Week comes to a close, David Binks, President for Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, FedEx Express, reveals why SMEs will continue to miss out on growth potential unless they adopt a fresh way of thinking

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

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

People

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Freightos

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Ceva makes key US appointment

Tom Jones becomes senior VP for automotive operations in North America

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

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

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

packing

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