Technology

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

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

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

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

UPS expands protection services

Latest software helps ensure time- and temperature-sensitive shipments reach their destinations

DHL gears up to go hybrid

Groundbreaking design has the potential to achieve significant cost savings and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions

Peru terminal gets a lift

Super post-panamax ship-to-shore crane and two RTGs ordered from Liebherr

Tilbury gets a lift

14 new straddle carriers arrive at London Container Terminal as part of multi-million pound investment

Smart idea to make life easier for drivers

DHL unveils app for real-time data capture and electronic POD information

World first for Poole Harbour

3D navigational safety technology makes its port debut

Cut out the paper

More ocean shippers and forwarders are demanding e-invoices

Hi-tech lift for London Gateway

Transport minister gets a first look at state-of-the-art cranes being installed at the UK's new container port

GT Nexus and TradeCard to merge

Technology pioneers will form world's biggest cloud-based network

Southampton wins licence to dredge

Upgrade will allow key UK box port to handle larger tonnage

Advice and Insight

Ports alert to cybersecurity threat

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Antwerp official refutes claim that ports are not taking cybercrime seriously

Part 2: Terminal shake-ups triggered

Bigger container ships are resulting in much greater peaks in container terminal activity. This, together with the ever larger combined volumes of bigger alliances, demands fewer, larger terminals in each port. Terminal operators are reacting by consolidating terminal layouts and ownership – and by working more closely together – but what are the consequences for their customers?

Defendants’ Costs Orders

Anton Balkitis discusses unfair legal costs on the haulage and transport sector

GUEST EDITOR: Freight forwarding in the digital era

Guest editor Alan Platt, managing director of the John Good Group of companies, explains how IT is firmly at the heart of the freight forwarding industry and how it continues to play an increasingly important role, as the demands and expectations of customers increase

People

Cargolux sets up new product department geared towards niche markets

Stavros Evangelakakis and Eric Reisch

Move part of re-organisation of sales division

Lufthansa Cargo's Otto to join Austrian Airlines

Executive 'helped shape development' of cargo airline

Allport elevates HR head to main board

Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Have Your Say

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

A unique logistic proposition?

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