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Haulier outcry over French truck law

Sleeping truck driver

Road freight operators and unions claim ‘protectionist’ rules ignore security, cost and competition implications

Box alliances ‘still the way to go’

CMA CGM

Despite P3 rejection, collaboration remains best way for lines to cut costs, says Drewry

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

US west coast labour talks heading into August

ILWU and PMA promise no disruption to cargo operations

Air News

Qatar orders four more B777 freighters

Qatar B777 freighter

Latest round of spending could take its all-cargo fleet to 30 aircraft, including options

WACO and Drewry expand air freight data co-operation

Partnership aims to improve availability of reliable pricing and other market intelligence

Sea News

Box alliances ‘still the way to go’

CMA CGM

Despite P3 rejection, collaboration remains best way for lines to cut costs, says Drewry

US west coast labour talks heading into August

ILWU and PMA promise no disruption to cargo operations

Road News

Haulier outcry over French truck law

Sleeping truck driver

Road freight operators and unions claim ‘protectionist’ rules ignore security, cost and competition implications

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

Port authority creates company to build and run a new combined road-rail terminal

Rail News

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

Marseille

Port authority creates company to build and run a new combined road-rail terminal

FTA welcomes go-ahead for UK rail freight terminal

Long-awaited Radlett approval ‘good news for shippers’, but new London river crossing decision now urgent

Logistics News

Yusen concludes multilateral e-AWB agreement with IATA

Yusen Logistics

Digitisation of air waybills set to accelerate

European forwarders report mixed expectations for summer

Agents record strong volumes last month and optimism for July, but slightly weaker August expected, according to Danske Bank survey

Technology News

Logistics prepares for augmented reality

DHL

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

'LNG Blue Corridors' project underway

Hauliers offered grants for eligible trucks

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

Secure your vehicle, or pay the penalty

Anton Balkitis

“At the Port of Dover alone more than 900 lorry drivers were issued penalties for entering the UK with stowaways on board during 2012 and 2013,” reported the BBC

The long, slow price quote

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Will regulators allow the 2M Alliance?

Damian Brett looks at what the implications of recent rulings on the P3 Network may mean for 2M

Global Freight Awards is well-earned recognition

Anthony Plummer, senior director, Ligentia Global Solutions (Europe), talks about the “great honour” of being awarded Freight Forwarder of the Year at the Global Freight Awards 2013

People

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role

Allport appoints new managing director of air freight

Steve Williams held previous senior roles at DB Schenker and Panalpina

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