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‘Risky’ alliances need controls, ESC warns

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Shippers’ council says global container market ‘in the hands of four major players’ will increase prices and reduce choice unless strictly monitored

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

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Low rates sucking in volumes on the route

European shippers hit out at CKYHE US trades agreement

Alliance filing includes the ability to jointly negotiate with ports and use ships of up to 18,000 teu

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

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

Air News

Cocaine found hidden in pallet net at Gatwick

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

West-coast congestion driving sea to air conversion

Already buoyant transpacific air freight market boosted further by US port disruptions

Sea News

‘Risky’ alliances need controls, ESC warns

jigsaw

Shippers’ council says global container market ‘in the hands of four major players’ will increase prices and reduce choice unless strictly monitored

European shippers hit out at CKYHE US trades agreement

Alliance filing includes the ability to jointly negotiate with ports and use ships of up to 18,000 teu

Road News

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

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

Low-cost road haulage ‘a threat to domestic EU markets’

Rise of east and central European firms will spread from international to national movements, France’s FNTR fears

Rail News

Ruscon set to double Vostochniy-Moscow service

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

Appeal court reduces SNCF rail freight fine

But majority of anti-competition charges against operator upheld

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

Global Freight Awards 2014 winners announced

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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

Moscow experiencing major logistics decline

Demand for warehouse space down almost 40% this year as Russia’s economy struggles

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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