Latest news

Shippers call for transparency on low-sulphur surcharges

containers on a ship

Information on costs urgently required by cargo owners under pressure to finalise freight budgets for 2015

Winter sailing cancellations stack up

Maersk vessel

Maersk Line and G6 announce further cancellations on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trade lanes

Norbert Dentressangle optimistic on burgeoning forwarding division

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

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

Air News

ASL to acquire Farnair

Farnair

Addition of Swiss operator’s 17-strong cargo fleet will give Irish aviation group more than 100 owned or operated aircraft

Air France-KLM expands partnership with Kenya Airways Cargo

Addition of FBM, POL, and LUN extends Africa interline network to 10 destinations

Sea News

Shippers call for transparency on low-sulphur surcharges

containers on a ship

Information on costs urgently required by cargo owners under pressure to finalise freight budgets for 2015

Winter sailing cancellations stack up

Maersk Line and G6 announce further cancellations on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trade lanes

Road News

Calais gets police reinforcements as migrant truck incidents escalate

trucks

France deploys 70 officers to provide round-the clock security for the port and its freight customers

France mulls introduction of vignette for foreign trucks

Government seeks to compensate for revenue loss from abandoned HGV transit tax

Rail News

Eurotunnel freight business in good shape in Q3

Eurotunnel

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

DB Schenker rail services returning to normal after strike

But ad-hoc freight trains limited and threat of more industrial action remains

Logistics News

Norbert Dentressangle optimistic on burgeoning forwarding division

Norbert Dentressangle

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

Technology News

WACO System selects logistics software supplier

waco

Members of the global freight management network to benefit from single-platform solution

US Bank launches freight payment ‘first’

Company claims its solution allows shippers to hold on to money longer while accelerating payments to carriers

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

How carriers make money (Part 2)

CMA CGM

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

How carriers make money (Part 1)

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

Many investors don’t understand shipping’s complex dynamics, says Coustas

Owner urges tougher entry barriers to protect it from ‘substandard’ competitors

The transpacific east coast trade may be tomorrow's box battlefield

BIMCO expects Panama Canal expansion, port upgrades and cascading to put pressure on freight rates

People

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

wharehouse

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

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

UK forwarder says South Africa market ‘needs a shake-up, with complacency rife’

Buffaload Logistics appoints national transport manager

Brian Lafferty joins UK company expected to double in size over next four years

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