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Federal Maritime Commission split over 2M

maersk

Two of the five commissioners have voiced concerns but majority required to suspend 45-day process

CMA CGM announces low-sulphur fee plans

CMA

Surcharges range from $15 to $300

Australia port stoppages spread to Brisbane

Union announces industrial action at DP World’s Queensland port in addition to Melbourne and Sydney terminals

ICTSI fast-tracks Manila congestion measures

Terminal operator to expand yard space by 20% and build 21-hectare ICT

Air News

Air freight ‘will easily exceed e-AWB target this year’

IAG plane

August sees record 2-point increase, reaching almost 20% penetration

Air France strike ends as Lufthansa strike begins

German airline faces Frankfurt passenger flight cancellations tomorrow, but freighters will still operate

Sea News

Federal Maritime Commission split over 2M

maersk

Two of the five commissioners have voiced concerns but majority required to suspend 45-day process

CMA CGM announces low-sulphur fee plans

Surcharges range from $15 to $300

Road News

Road freight facing increasing insurance ‘scams’

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Operators should do more to protect their companies and drivers, with ‘cash for crash’ incidents up 50%, FTA warns

Paris plans HGV transit tax

Levy set to take effect on 1 January 2015 on ‘périphérique’ ring road and motorways in the region

Rail News

DHL expands China-Europe multimodal rail services

DHL

New block train route offers average transit time of 14 days

Bolloré to invest €2 billion in W.Africa rail freight 'loop'

Forwarder declines to comment on ebola virus impact

Logistics News

Seko Logistics invests in e-commerce agency

Seko Logistics

Forwarding and 3PL group acquires equity stake in Metakinetic to provide ‘complete solution’ for growing retail business

Davies Turner takes on fifth wave of apprentices

UK forwarder places ten more trainees on 18-month programme

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

UK regulator determined to ban MyFerryLink - Eurotunnel

MyFerryLink ferry

Final order will not take effect until appeal judgment is known

LD Lines suspends France-Spain ’Motorway of the Sea’

DFDS to close Le Havre-Portsmouth ferry service

Advice and Insight

Ocean Three on target for 2014 launch

 US Federal Maritime Commission

Carriers hope to file agreement with US regulators soon

VIDEO: The global freight industry

It’s all about connections

Ocean Three v other mega-alliances - Part 2

The recent announcement of the formation of the Ocean Three alliance – actually a combination of vessel sharing, slot exchange and slot charter agreements – confirmed one of the worst kept industry secrets. But what will be its impact on the competition?

Ocean Three v other mega-alliances (Part 1)

The recent announcement of the formation of the Ocean Three alliance – actually a combination of vessel sharing, slot exchange and slot charter agreements – confirmed one of the worst kept industry secrets. But what will be its impact on the competition?

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Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

Claude Nuttall

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

Challenging the norm in Ireland

Crane Worldwide Logistics Ireland wins group’s EMEA country of the year trophy

FedEx volunteers help transform Southwark Young Carers centre

Staff give more than 50 hours to Action for Children base in southeast London

Have Your Say

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

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

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