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Box congestion in Europe creates surcharges

Book cargo early this summer to avoid disappointment, Contargo warns

Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp face container bottlenecks this month

Overcapacity depresses Q2 box rates for OOCL

Hong Kong container port

Volumes up 11% globally and 22% on Asia-Europe, but revenue per teu down 4%

Air France-KLM to further reduce freighter exposure

Group writes off €106 million as it prepares to downsize cargo fleet

Evergreen improves UK and Ireland services

New feeder capacity arrangements aim to enhance transit times and coordination of Rotterdam transhipments

Air News

Air France-KLM to further reduce freighter exposure

Air France-KLM Cargo

Group writes off €106 million as it prepares to downsize cargo fleet

Israel freight backlog clearing

Cargo airlines put on extra services and suspended commercial flights resuming

Sea News

Box congestion in Europe creates surcharges

Book cargo early this summer to avoid disappointment, Contargo warns

Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp face container bottlenecks this month

Overcapacity depresses Q2 box rates for OOCL

Volumes up 11% globally and 22% on Asia-Europe, but revenue per teu down 4%

Road News

French fruit shippers threaten action against Spanish trucks

Apricots, peaches and nectarines

Growers to target hauliers carrying ‘cheap’ imports unless government steps up roadside checks

Haulier outcry over French truck law

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

Rail News

French rail freight service requires 14 tunnels to be ‘shaved’

Freight train through tunnel

Project criticised, although SNCF source claims costs are exaggerated

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

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

Logistics News

DB Schenker reports solid H1 growth

Deutsche Bahn train

Air freight volumes up 2.6%, while ocean freight saw gains of 8.5%

Logistics still key in Panalpina plans

Multinational has no ambition to sell this underperforming business, which is finally reaching break-even

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

From P3 to 2M: a China story

2M

Scaled-down ambition of Maersk and MSC means Beijing’s rejection would be unprecedented, but not unthinkable

Africa’s waking giant

Nigeria is set to offer considerable opportunities over the next five years and its port infrastructure is now performing well, says David Mackay, senior VP for Africa at Inchcape Shipping Services

The middle way

Rail is now a serious Asia-Europe option as margin pressures push some high-tech shippers away from air freight, says Jeff McCorstin

Consortia and alliances set for further expansion

The formation of 2M is only the conclusion of the latest round of mega-alliance negotiations. Much more lies ahead

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