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Low market share could fast-track Ocean Three approval

Federal Maritime Commission

CMA CGM, China Shipping and UASC hope to avoid 45-day review because of small scale in US trades

Improved outlook for air cargo in IATA five-year forecast

planes

Iran and India predicted to grow fastest, followed by Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

CKYHE seeks approval to add US trades

Alliance applies to regulators for permission to expand co-operation of member lines next spring

DB Schenker rail services returning to normal after strike

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

Air News

Improved outlook for air cargo in IATA five-year forecast

planes

Iran and India predicted to grow fastest, followed by Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

LAN Cargo launches Basel service

Third freighter operator to choose French-Swiss gateway in recent months

Sea News

Low market share could fast-track Ocean Three approval

Federal Maritime Commission

CMA CGM, China Shipping and UASC hope to avoid 45-day review because of small scale in US trades

CKYHE seeks approval to add US trades

Alliance applies to regulators for permission to expand co-operation of member lines next spring

Road News

France mulls introduction of vignette for foreign trucks

truck

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

Hauliers set to pass on low-sulphur surcharge to customers

Norbert Dentressangle says new fee from ferry operators will need to be recovered

Rail News

DB Schenker rail services returning to normal after strike

DB Schenker rail

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

DHL expands China-Europe multimodal rail services

New block train route offers average transit time of 14 days

Logistics News

Panalpina delivers stable profits despite drop in air and ocean margins

Panalpina

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

Technology News

WACO System selects logistics software supplier

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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

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

John 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

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

A new beginning (Part 2)

A lot can happen in the space of a year as Lars Mikael Jensen has found out

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