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Asia-Europe markets to expand trade routes

China and Germany increasing services to rail route, and developing new economic Silk Road to boost trade

China and Germany increasing services to rail route, and developing new economic Silk Road to boost trade

Carriers prepare for May Asia-Europe rate push

Maersk

Maersk Line plans to increase prices by $550 per teu

Port of Long Beach reports a drop in box throughput for March

Figures reflect suspended services and competition from container rival Los Angeles

SPONSORED CONTENT: Run a slicker supply chain with Multimodal 2014

7th Multimodal will run seminars to help shippers improve supply chains

Air News

Air freight risks low-yield commoditisation, forwarders fear

Air freight risks low-yield commoditisation, forwarders fear

Agents warn against dangers of giving in to procurement demands of shippers and lack of differentiation

SAS vows to introduce simpler pricing and instant booking confirmations

Scandinavian carrier responds to demands from shippers for greater transparency on rates and capacity

Sea News

Carriers prepare for May Asia-Europe rate push

Maersk

Maersk Line plans to increase prices by $550 per teu

Port of Long Beach reports a drop in box throughput for March

Figures reflect suspended services and competition from container rival Los Angeles

Road News

UPDATE: Blockade lifted at Calais but dispute unresolved

Calais blockade

Negotiations today between union and port owner

Foreign road hauliers charged to use UK roads

The HGV Road User Levy begins from tomorrow, 1 April 2014

Rail News

Asia-Europe markets to expand trade routes

China and Germany increasing services to rail route, and developing new economic Silk Road to boost trade

China and Germany increasing services to rail route, and developing new economic Silk Road to boost trade

Rail freight journey times reduced from Port of Felixstowe to Midlands, UK

New direct rail link on popular freight route benefits rail and sea operators

Logistics News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Run a slicker supply chain with Multimodal 2014

7th Multimodal will run seminars to help shippers improve supply chains

7th Multimodal will run seminars to help shippers improve supply chains

Alliance approaches fifth decade of operation in 2015

Freight forwarder has an exclusive agreement with the Australian division of the worldwide Fracht Group to expand its airfreight division

Technology News

Perth teleport opened by NSSLGlobal to extend VSAT Ku-Band network

Perth teleport

New teleport in Perth, Australia supports satellite beam in South Pacific

Customs software specialist Impatex acquired by Descartes

Future of company lies in international expansion

Trade Route News

Another lost year?

Carriers struggle with sluggish growth and there are fears peak season may not happen

TSA advises new rate hike for 1 August

Discussion group says that it will be 'weighing further initiatives later this summer'

Advice and Insight

Alliance expands air cargo business as it approaches 50th anniversary

Peter Gasnier

Freight forwarder has an exclusive agreement with the Australian division of the worldwide Fracht Group to expand its airfreight division

Capesize rates drop as supply builds in the Pacific

Underlying demand will support a rebound in several weeks, brokers say

P3 could force break-up of existing alliances

P3 to push overcapacity problems to other carriers, who could reform stronger rival groupings, says SeaIntel

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports merger

Commission calls for merger of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports

People

GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Associated British Ports appoints directors

Three new directors have been employed in the last two months

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints vice-president sales for Europe & North Africa

Gavin Griffin has been promoted and will report to regional executive vice-president Simon Edsall

Air Partner directorate change

Neil Morris is interim chief financial officer with effect from 1 April 2014

Have Your Say

A unique logistic proposition?

Map of SECA, Lloyd's Loading List.com

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

Shippers voice mixed feelings about P3 tie-up

Ingvar Bergman voices his opinion on the P3 alliance

Where's the drive to recruit?

Former haulier Graham Manchester says there are very few 'at the top' with the drive and enthusiasm to encourage talent