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LA/Long Beach congestion reaches 'critical point' for G6

Hapag Lloyd container

Hapag-Lloyd admits multiple terminal calls at port complex are compounding delays for alliance

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

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Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

DHL raising LTL prices by up to 5%

Groupage tariff increase in 2015 needed ‘to ensure high level of service quality’

Confidence ‘remains high’ within UK logistics

Most believe sector ‘in better shape than pre-recession’, but margin pressure and driver shortages remain concerns, survey finds

Air News

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

dsv truck

Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

Asia air freight up 5%

Load factors rise as volume growth in September outpaces capacity increases among region’s carriers

Sea News

LA/Long Beach congestion reaches 'critical point' for G6

Hapag Lloyd container

Hapag-Lloyd admits multiple terminal calls at port complex are compounding delays for alliance

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

Road News

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

dsv truck

Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

DHL raising LTL prices by up to 5%

Groupage tariff increase in 2015 needed ‘to ensure high level of service quality’

Rail News

Japan-Europe intermodal launch from DHL

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

Eurotunnel freight business in good shape in Q3

Buoyant UK economy helps drive 17% increase in through-Tunnel rail volumes and 6% rise in truck shuttle units

Logistics News

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

dsv truck

Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

DHL raising LTL prices by up to 5%

Groupage tariff increase in 2015 needed ‘to ensure high level of service quality’

Technology News

Dutch shippers trial digital bill of lading signatures

mobile phone

Netherlands becomes first country to offer standardised electronic receipt of goods by mobile phone

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

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

Trade Route News

P&O Ferries to expand freight services at Teesport

P&O

Operator to take advantage of new intermodal rail connections opening at the port

CMA CGM adds Nhava Sheva to Africa service

Indian hub joins weekly Swahili loop

Advice and Insight

Fuel speed ahead? - Part 2

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Crude oil and bunker prices are plummeting, but will ocean carriers abandon slow-steaming?

Fuel speed ahead? (Part 1)

Crude oil and bunker prices are plummeting, but will ocean carriers abandon slow-steaming?

Bigger, bolder, braver

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

Rotterdam and Antwerp report solid nine-month container growth

Northern European hubs benefit from economic recovery and stronger shortsea and boxed fruit shipments

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.

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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