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Asia-Europe air freight boosted by transpacific crunch

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US west-coast surge also affecting capacity and pricing on other markets

Asia-Europe ocean rates continue to slide

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Box prices fall a further 13.4% between Asia and northern Europe, as US rates remain stable

No justification for freight toll rises, says FTA Ireland

Price hikes on Northern Ireland’s motorways affect trucks from Republic but not UK-registered lorries

Germany discreetly shelves plans for DB partial privatisation

New report says ‘conditions currently not right’

Air News

Asia-Europe air freight boosted by transpacific crunch

IAG cargo

US west-coast surge also affecting capacity and pricing on other markets

Cocaine found hidden in pallet net at Gatwick

Concealed within rope used to secure food imports on flight from Jamaica

Sea News

Asia-Europe ocean rates continue to slide

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Box prices fall a further 13.4% between Asia and northern Europe, as US rates remain stable

Unions warn EC over European port plans

‘If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’, ITF says

Road News

No justification for freight toll rises, says FTA Ireland

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Price hikes on Northern Ireland’s motorways affect trucks from Republic but not UK-registered lorries

Two dead bodies found in burned-out cross-channel lorry

Reports suggest individuals were migrants hidden in trailer when it accidentally caught fire

Rail News

Germany discreetly shelves plans for DB partial privatisation

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New report says ‘conditions currently not right’

Ruscon set to double Vostochniy-Moscow service

Intermodal route from Russian Pacific proving popular with shippers from China and south-east Asia

Logistics News

Global Freight Awards 2014 winners announced

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Freight and logistics professionals celebrate the industry’s high achievers at prestigious London event

DHL invests €113m in China supply chain network

Supply Chain business to expand its warehouse and transport capacity in the country by 50% over next three years

Technology News

Dutch shippers trial digital bill of lading signatures

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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

DFDS may withdraw from Dover-Calais if MyFerryLink ban not upheld

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Low rates sucking in volumes on the route

Calais strike hits cross-Channel freight

Delays in departures to Dover of up to 90 minutes

Advice and Insight

Driver CPC examined

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DVSA has issued 80 fixed penalties to HGV drivers at the roadside for failure to provide evidence of having completed their Driver CPC training, since the law came into force

Global Freight Awards 2014 winners announced

Freight and logistics professionals celebrate the industry’s high achievers at prestigious London event

Port traffic soars

Rickmers-Linie's Michael Nielsen, owner's representative in the Middle East at the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, gives Lloyd's Loading List.com the lowdown on the Port of Jubail in Saudi Arabia

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

People

Norbert Dentressangle appoints group HR director to executive board

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Ludovic Oster will lead the incorporation of the 5,000-strong US company Jacobson, which ND acquired in August

FedEx Express reshuffles Asia Pacific management

Regional head David Cunningham returns to Memphis HQ to become COO

Niek van der Weide joins Cargolux

New EVP for sales and marketing returns to Europe following Qatar Airways role

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

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

Have Your Say

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

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Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

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

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors