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Congestion impacts ocean-carrier reliability

United Arab Shipping Co was the only top carrier to improve its schedule reliability. © Dietmar Hasenpusch

Global on-time performance falls for first time since February

Air freight traffic up almost 6%

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IATA reports 5.8% rise in global FTKs in July

UK rejects new London hub airport plan

Commission favours system of competing locations

K+N introduces ‘industry-leading’ sea freight carbon calculator

Forwarder claims to be the first to offer ‘exact data instead of estimations’, including door-to-door intermodal and LCL movements

Air News

Air freight traffic up almost 6%

plane

IATA reports 5.8% rise in global FTKs in July

UK rejects new London hub airport plan

Commission favours system of competing locations

Sea News

Congestion impacts ocean-carrier reliability

United Arab Shipping Co was the only top carrier to improve its schedule reliability. © Dietmar Hasenpusch

Global on-time performance falls for first time since February

Shippers and forwarders: we want to hear from you

Containerisation International’s annual shipper survey now live

Road News

Truck driver jailed for 8 years for killing cyclists

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Judge said he had almost certainly fallen asleep at the wheel

UK government announces last chance to trial longer semi-trailers

FTA says initial results of 10-year pilot have been encouraging

Rail News

Dakar-Mali rail service returns to normal operation

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Technical difficulties resolved for 1,200km freight corridor

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

Logistics News

K+N introduces ‘industry-leading’ sea freight carbon calculator

Kuehne + Nagel

Forwarder claims to be the first to offer ‘exact data instead of estimations’, including door-to-door intermodal and LCL movements

Technology News

Beijing implements integrated customs-clearance initiative

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Cross-regional Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei model to improve import and export logistics set to be extended to Yangtze River Economic Belt and Guangdong Province

Logistics prepares for augmented reality

DHL publishes study examining how computer-generated sensory input can improve transport and the supply chain

Trade Route News

Summer 'truce' halts SNCM strike

SNCM

Ferry operator’s parent company offers to sell its controlling stake for €1

UPDATE: France eyes court administration of SNCM as strike goes on

Company’s freight and passenger services to North Africa and Corsica remain at standstill

Advice and Insight

Ebola outbreak forces CMA CGM to reorganise West Africa calls

Liberian troops patrol West Point, Monrovia to contain the ebola outbreak. © 2014 Abbas Dulleh/AP

Services split to separate affected and disease-free countries

CMA CGM tightlipped on post-P3 plans as it reports $94m profits

Volumes rise, ROIC slips but French line says nothing about future alliances or post 2M strategy

Cosco Pacific posts strong first-half growth in throughput

But container-related business underperforms after sale of CIMC stake

Box forecast finds fragmented growth prospects Part 2

Ultra-large container ships putting increased pressure on the yard space of the world’s container ports

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

debbie webley

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