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Shipper claims up to 4% of air freight shipments damaged

packages

Sony executive acknowledges procurement cost-cutting has added to quality issues

Container haulage shortages disrupt UK supply chains

containers

Forwarder blames underinvestment, surging demand and a directive from Brussels

Auto market to drive transport and logistics demand

Sector’s spend to rise 6% this year, according to analysis by Ti

Kerry expands forwarding operations in Oceania

Group sets up JVs with Lead Logistics in Australia and New Zealand

Air News

Shipper claims up to 4% of air freight shipments damaged

packages

Sony executive acknowledges procurement cost-cutting has added to quality issues

Air France sees 'slight improvement in traffic' as pilots strike continues

But little or no progress in negotiations to end protest

Sea News

G6 Alliance announces winter sailing cancellation

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Move follows on from sailing withdrawals for Chinese Golden Week holidays

Maersk Line to benefit from low costs and improving market - Drewry

Analyst believes cost reduction efforts and high exposure to Asia-Europe trade has left the Danish line well leveraged as demand improves

Road News

Container haulage shortages disrupt UK supply chains

containers

Forwarder blames underinvestment, surging demand and a directive from Brussels

Auto market to drive transport and logistics demand

Sector’s spend to rise 6% this year, according to analysis by Ti

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

Auto market to drive transport and logistics demand

car production

Sector’s spend to rise 6% this year, according to analysis by Ti

Kerry expands forwarding operations in Oceania

Group sets up JVs with Lead Logistics in Australia and New Zealand

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

Asia-Europe container rates slide again

containers

Box carriers pin their hopes on a post-holiday price push in October

An American logistics revival

Nevino Rocco, vice-president of sales and marketing for Agility Americas, says near-shoring and a new trade facilitation agreement has boosted regional growth

LCL insight

Ian McCarthy, sales & development manager, ECU Line, gives Lloyd's Loading List.com his expert advice on LCL shipping

Green and sustainable but the numbers don't add up

Imminent closure of the pioneering Motorway of the Sea casts doubt on concept

People

FedEx volunteers help transform Southwark Young Carers centre

painting

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

Seabury Group expands Cargo Advisory Team

'Increased market demand' for analytical products

Hansa Heavy Lift rescues stranded couple

Crew saved couple from the Red Sea after their catamaran capsized

Cargolux sets up new product department geared towards niche markets

Move part of re-organisation of sales division

Have Your Say

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

insurance

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

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