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  • U.S.-China Trade Tariffs Are Reaching Their Limit

    U.S.-China Trade Tariffs Are Reaching Their Limit

    Data Focus The U.S. announced the latest round of trade tariffs to be imposed on imports from China on Monday, with the affected goods valued at around $200 billion per year.Contributed...

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  • EU could ban 37 airlines from carrying cargo to Europe on security grounds

    EU could ban 37 airlines from carrying cargo to Europe on security grounds

    Thirty-seven airlines, as well as aviation-related companies, will not be allowed to carry or handle cargo going to the EU after 29 March 2019, if the EU fails to create a new ACC3 designator...

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  • India’s forwarders eye more use of barges to reduce logistics costs

    India’s government and logistics operators are looking to barges to bring down the cost and improve the routing of domestic cargo. Promoting the use of barges was welcomed by the Federation of...

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  • Higher Vessel Rates Lift Baltic Index

    Higher Vessel Rates Lift Baltic Index

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday supported by gains across vessel segments.The...

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  • MSC to Introduce Global Fuel Surcharge

    MSC to Introduce Global Fuel Surcharge

    Improving the environmental performance of the container shipping supply chain is a common goal shared by shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers, as...

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  • Blue Dart to expand reach to every corner of India

    Blue Dart to expand reach to every corner of India

    Blue Dart, India's leading logistics services provider, and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has announced major expansion plans to deliver to every Indian home by December 2018, amidst...

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  • Palletways tops membership record across Europe

    Palletways tops membership record across Europe

    Palletways, Europe’s express palletised freight network, has welcomed 36 new members over the past 12 months to serve its growing customer base to move pallets across 20 countries.

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  • UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

    The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating...

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  • GPA approves $92 million rail expansion

    GPA approves $92 million rail expansion

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in August, an 8 percent increase over August 2017.  In addition, the GPA handled 86,200 intermodal...

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  • No Way Out? US, China Tariffs May Become the 'New Normal'

    No Way Out? US, China Tariffs May Become the 'New Normal'

    NewsThe path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products.Contributed...

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  • Etihad confirms freighter network to reassure customers it still has faith in cargo

    Etihad confirms freighter network to reassure customers it still has faith in cargo

    Etihad is seeking to reassure customers that its depleted cargo division remains intact, by announcing a new freighter network. But the news comes amid increasingly likely suggestions that the...

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  • On-demand warehousing ready to be a game changer

    On-demand warehousing ready to be a game changer

    Flexibility is the name of the on-demand warehousing game. Sure, it’s in early stages, but the potential is enormous.

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  • Maersk integrates Damco supply chain and ocean businesses

    Maersk integrates Damco supply chain and ocean businesses

    Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk will bring together its Damco Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product from January 1 next year. The two entities will be integrated and their...

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  • Containership chaos at port of Antwerp after pilots stage a walkout

    Containership chaos at port of Antwerp after pilots stage a walkout

    Some 30 containerships are without a berth in the Antwerp region, following a 24-hour walkout by the Flemish Pilotage Service union. The strike commenced at 7pm on Monday, with sources yesterday...

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  • Efficient cargo handling now key for forwarders when choosing airlines

    Efficient cargo handling now key for forwarders when choosing airlines

    Forwarders will stop using airlines with poor cargo handling contracts and have blamed carriers for failing to invest sufficiently, adding to congestion problems and delayed import cargo. While...

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  • Carriers’ low-sulphur fuel surcharges may be ‘blatant profiteering’, says BIFA

    Carriers’ low-sulphur fuel surcharges may be ‘blatant profiteering’, says BIFA

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has criticised the proposed introduction of a new fuel surcharge by shipping lines in advance of the 202o global sulphur cap, describing it as...

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  • FedEx appoints Sean Healy as express division’s COO for Europe

    FedEx appoints Sean Healy as express division’s COO for Europe

    FedEx Express has appointed company veteran Sean Healy as regional chief operating officer for Europe. Mr Healy steps into the role after more than 32 years at the company, having joined in 1986...

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  • European Nations Plan to Use More Hydrogen for Energy Needs

    European Nations Plan to Use More Hydrogen for Energy Needs

    NewsDozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent's carbon emissions.Contributed Author: Frank Jordans,...

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  • DHL takes the complexity out of customs with Customs Connection

    DHL takes the complexity out of customs with Customs Connection

    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced the launch of its new Customs Connection platform in the United States.

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  • Bullish FedEx reports rising profits as ‘the world loves to travel and trade’

    FedEx has reported a major upswing in profits for the three months to September, net income climbing more than 40%. Its first-quarter revenue climbed 12% to $17.1bn, generating some $835m in...

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  • Is UPS’s transformation plan really that transformational?

    Is UPS’s transformation plan really that transformational?

    There are few logistics and supply chain analysts as well placed to diagnose the health of US integrator UPS as Cathy Morrow Roberson. She spent nearly 11 years working at its HQ in Atlanta, as...

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  • Outpost with potential

    Outpost with potential

    Croatia is the EU’s gateway to the Balkans and an important transit country, but has little industry of its own. DHL Freight Croatia has positioned itself accordingly and relies heavily on...

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  • Port of L.A. to receive $41 million for clean-truck private-public partnership

    Toyota, Shell, Kenworth to match port funding from state of California.

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  • Holiday hiring time has arrived for the transportation and logistics sector

    The time for holiday hiring has arrived, with three of the biggest households in the freight transportation and logistics sectors-UPS, FedEx, and XPO Logistics, each making announcements to that...

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  • Maersk warns customers they must help pay its bigger fuel bills after 2020

    Maersk warns customers they must help pay its bigger fuel bills after 2020

    Facing an extra fuel bill of more than $2bn a year, as a consequence of the IMO 0.5% sulphur cap from 2020, Maersk Line set to introduce a new bunker surcharge mechanism. “The cost of compliance...

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  • DHL splits e-commerce business, breaking up poor-performing PeP division

    DHL splits e-commerce business, breaking up poor-performing PeP division

    DHL has made major changes to its post, e-commerce, and parcel (PeP) division, following financial struggles that saw the unit’s ebit fall 10% in the first quarter. Alongside two new appointments,...

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  • DHL enables unbanked consumers in Southeast Asia to buy online

    DHL enables unbanked consumers in Southeast Asia to buy online

    DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched its Cross Border Cash-on-Delivery (COD) service to allow consumers to pay for their international purchases in cash and only upon...

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  • DHL eCommerce Partners With "daigou" AuMake

    DHL eCommerce Partners With "daigou" AuMake

    DHL eCommerce has announced it will partner with Sydney-based daigou AuMake, an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed retailer, which connects Australian suppliers directly with Chinese...

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  • Logistics gives back

    Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.

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  • Angry hauliers now told a ‘no-deal’ Brexit means no licence to drive in the EU

    Angry hauliers now told a ‘no-deal’ Brexit means no licence to drive in the EU

    As few as 1,224 UK hauliers could be eligible to transport goods to the EU if the country departs the union without a deal in place. Logistics industry representatives say a UK-EU agreement on...

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  • Slack season pressure could spark new Asia-Europe capacity crunch

    Slack season pressure could spark new Asia-Europe capacity crunch

    Maersk Line has revised its FAK rate from Asia to North Europe to match that of rival carrier CMA CGM. The rate is the same, at $1,800 per 40 ft, however it becomes effective a week earlier, on...

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  • UPS unveils network ‘transformation’ to target fast-growing e-commerce sector

    UPS unveils network ‘transformation’ to target fast-growing e-commerce sector

    UPS has unveiled a new strategy targeting major growth in domestic and cross-border e-commerce volumes by 2022. At an investor presentation yesterday, chief executive David Abney said package...

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  • DHL eCommerce make it easier to ship from Australia to China

    DHL eCommerce make it easier to ship from Australia to China

    DHL eCommerce has partnered with AuMake, an ASX listed retailer connecting Australian suppliers directly with Chinese consumers, to enable quality deliveries direct from Australia to China,...

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  • UPS unveils plan to boost margins on B2C deliveries

    `Transformation' program to focus mostly on U.S.; company seeks more delivery consolidations to increase operating leverage.

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  • Consumers Are Changing E-Commerce Preferences

    Consumers Are Changing E-Commerce Preferences

    Two years ago, customers wanted quality packaging and fast delivery, but now a "brand’s opportunity to reach, retain and extend customers’ lifetime value lies in giving them what they want, how...

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  • UPS invests for surge in cross-border e-commerce

    UPS invests for surge in cross-border e-commerce

    UPS has unveiled a transformation strategy to handle a 40% surge in package revenues and a 28% increase in cross-border e-commerce volumes by 2022. The growth programme for the US parcels and...

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  • Freight train derailment deals another blow to ailing UK logistics sector

    Freight train derailment deals another blow to ailing UK logistics sector

    A freight train derailed yesterday near the Hams Hall hub in the UK, which will increase the pressure on inland container supply chains and haulage capacity already stretched to breaking point. A...

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  • Capacity cuts and trade war combine to increase container tonnage laying idle

    Capacity cuts and trade war combine to increase container tonnage laying idle

    A perfect storm of radical capacity cuts by carriers and US president Donald Trump’s threat to hike tariffs on Chinese goods could see many more containerships laid-up, according to...

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  • Walmart tries to Spark interest in new Uber-style home grocery deliveries

    Walmart tries to Spark interest in new Uber-style home grocery deliveries

    Walmart is shifting into ‘Uber’ mode again. Less than three months after its collaboration with the ride-sharing firm ended, the giant retailer has embarked on a new venture that seeks to harness...

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  • How shipping has changed since Lehman Brothers collapsed

    How shipping has changed since Lehman Brothers collapsed

    This retrospective on the past 10 years, since one of the largest financial failures in history, by Splash247 founder Sam Chambers, is by turns typically erudite and evocative as he looks at the...

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  • Why Climate Resilience and Supply Chains Go Hand in Hand

    Why Climate Resilience and Supply Chains Go Hand in Hand

    We must fully recognize and understand how climate risk affects the people in our value chains. Samantha Harris | BSR David Wei | BSR According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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  • FedEx Ground increases delivery schedule to six days a week

    Global transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said that it is upping its FedEx Ground U.S. operations to six days a week from five. Company officials said that this move was made in...

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  • DAT Freight Index: August Spot Freight Volume Falls Below 2017 Levels; Spot Rates Remain 20 Percent Higher Year Over Year

    DAT Freight Index: August Spot Freight Volume Falls Below 2017 Levels; Spot Rates Remain 20 Percent Higher Year Over Year

    Spot market freight availability dropped for the second straight month in August due mostly to a decline in shipper demand for flatbed equipment

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  • Delivering on-demand to the social consumer

    Delivering on-demand to the social consumer

    Thanks to today’s hyper-connected world, consumers have evolved to expect instant gratification. We can buy almost anything online, from a cab ride to a curry, a smartphone to the latest sneakers...

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  • UK haulage crisis tightens its grip as shippers face a delay ‘double-whammy’

    UK haulage crisis tightens its grip as shippers face a delay ‘double-whammy’

    Shippers are facing an anxious wait as the crisis in the UK haulage sector tightens its grip. CMA CGM subsidiary ANL has announced a six-day delay on export collections due to a reduction in...

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  • Government nationalises its stake in Djibouti port and container terminal

    Government nationalises its stake in Djibouti port and container terminal

    The Republic of Djibouti has escalated its dispute with global port operator DP World, announcing it had nationalised a 67% stake in the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) Horn of Africa hub. The...

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  • Spicejet – the low-cost carrier with big ambitions for cargo

    Spicejet – the low-cost carrier with big ambitions for cargo

    SpiceJet’s foray into freight marks a rare occurrence – a low-cost carrier (LCC) significantly adapting its business model to operate a freighter. Not only that, but the India-based firm is doing...

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  • Cargologicair expands management team with some new faces

    Cargologicair expands management team with some new faces

    Cargologicair (CLA) has made more appointments to its executive and management teams as it continues its growth strategy. Frank De Jong (pictured) joins the all-cargo carrier as chief operations...

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  • Truck drivers wanted at Walmart – $1,500 referral bonus

    Truck drivers wanted at Walmart – $1,500 referral bonus

    “Without trucks, America stops.” So says one Walmart driver. The retailer is offering bonuses of up to $1,500 for driver referrals, and is hoping to shorten the process for new hires in an...

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  • Finance expert Virginia Henkels joins Echo Global Logistics board

    Finance expert Virginia Henkels joins Echo Global Logistics board

    US 3PL and truck brokerage Echo Global Logistics has appointed Virginia “Ginnie” Henkels (pictured above) to its board of directors. Ms Henkels currently sits on the boards of “international...

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  • High-flying Airbus technology comes down to earth for use on ships

    High-flying Airbus technology comes down to earth for use on ships

    Toulouse, France — European plane maker Airbus SE, in a bid to trim its logistics costs, is turning to wind power on the big ocean-going cargo ships it uses to move aircraft parts around the...

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  • China-Europe rates soften following new Uni-top freighter service launch

    China-Europe rates soften following new Uni-top freighter service launch

    Rates on the China-Europe trade have shown signs of softening this week following the launch of Uni-Top’s new freighter service. In its weekly market wrap-up, derivatives broker Freight Investor...

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  • Heathrow volumes edge ahead in August

    Heathrow volumes edge ahead in August

    London's Heathrow Airport saw cargo volumes grow by 1.2% in August to 140,738 tonnes, with airfreight growth led by the US, with over 50,000 tonnes travelling to and from the world's largest...

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  • IMO: Cargo Safety Matters

    IMO: Cargo Safety Matters

    The classification of certain potentially hazardous cargoes is on the agenda of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5, 10-14...

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  • Air freight peak season takes off, with the transpacific off to a strong start

    Air freight peak season takes off, with the transpacific off to a strong start

    Peak season has hit the transpacific air freight sector, with forwarders reporting increased rates and tight capacity. “The US market is booming, air freight rates have increased and space is...

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  • CMA CGM sails back into the black in Q2, but treads red water for first half

    CMA CGM sails back into the black in Q2, but treads red water for first half

    CMA CGM bucked the trend of its loss-making ocean carrier peers in the second quarter, producing a net profit of $23m and an ebit margin of 1.2%. However, the French carrier remained in negative...

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  • Kerry Logistics gets set for a drive into the fast-growing Pakistan market

    Kerry Logistics gets set for a drive into the fast-growing Pakistan market

    Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics is set to enter the Pakistan market, part of its commitment to helping Chinese cargo interests realise the country’s Belt and Road initiative. The...

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  • Amazon orders 20,000 vans for new delivery programme

    E-tail juggernaut Amazon has again shown off its war chest, placing an order for 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The Seattle Times reports the purchase is geared towards last-mile delivery,...

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  • Common Mistakes in Import & Export Business

    Common Mistakes in Import & Export Business

    The import and export industry is indeed big business. It offers unlimited opportunities for anyone who has enough knowledge and resources to challenge the tides and reap lucrative benefits...

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  • Port of Long Beach Sees Cargo Dip

    Port of Long Beach Sees Cargo Dip

    Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach were 1.9 percent lower in August compared to the same month the year before.A total of 679,543 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) were moved through...

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  • Challenges in Decarbonizing Shipping Industry

    Challenges in Decarbonizing Shipping Industry

    DNV GL - Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) reports launched today in London. The Forecast provides an independent...

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  • Star Bulk Carriers to Equip its Fleet with Scrubbers

    Star Bulk Carriers to Equip its Fleet with Scrubbers

    Star Bulk Carriers announced  that it intends to equip its entire fleet with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (scrubbers) before the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the new IMO sulfur emission...

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  • SF Airlines Starts Shenzhen-Singapore Freighter Service

    SF Airlines Starts Shenzhen-Singapore Freighter Service

    China's SF Airlines has started a weekly B767 Freighter service from Shenzhen to Singapore’s Changi Airport, the first time a Chinese express carrier has operated services between the two ...

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  • 27th Annual Maters of Logistics: Will new tools fix our old problems?

    27th Annual Maters of Logistics: Will new tools fix our old problems?

    The 27th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends reveals the current state of freight transportation has many of the same hallmarks as the past. And while shippers are assessing new...

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  • Forwarders eyeing major US airports with dread as peak season looms

    Forwarders eyeing major US airports with dread as peak season looms

    As the peak season approaches, apprehension is on the rise. Securing enough lift may be the biggest concern for forwarders, but many fear this is only part of the battle; they are looking...

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  • Seko Logistics acquires majority stake in Australia’s Omni-Channel Logistics

    Seko Logistics acquires majority stake in Australia’s Omni-Channel Logistics

    Seko’s promise to grow its footprint throughout 2018 continued today as it acquired a majority stake in Australia-based Omni-Channel Logistics (OCL). Seko has partnered with OCL since its managing...

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  • Electric trucks are necessary – and on their way, anyway

    Electric trucks are necessary – and on their way, anyway

    Op-ed piece in Euractive from some of the analysts at the Transport & Environment lobby group in Brussels on the future of electric trucks in Europe. It concludes that the technology is already...

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  • Shypple krijgt opnieuw financiële injectie

    Shypple krijgt opnieuw financiële injectie

    Shypple, de machtmaker voor zeevracht, heeft voor de tweede keer in korte tijd groeigeld weten binnen te slepen. De financiële injectie moet de start up sneller laten groeien.

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  • Carriers hit by Asia-Europe cargo slump as hopes of a ‘bumper year’ sink

    Carriers hit by Asia-Europe cargo slump as hopes of a ‘bumper year’ sink

    North European trade growth for the year has been revised from 3.4% to 2.2%, according to August’s Global Port Tracker, supporting moves by carriers to suspend services. The monthly analysis...

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  • Want to get involved in owning a low-cost cargo drone?

    Want to get involved in owning a low-cost cargo drone?

    Want to deliver some 900 kg of freight by drone to a destination more than 1,500 miles away? Your chance is nearly here – well, two years off. In fact, these are more than drones as we know them....

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  • Chinese express airlines expand with new carrier and new routes

    Chinese express airlines expand with new carrier and new routes

    A couple of Chinese air freight stories this week: first, a new carrier, part-owned by YTO Express, has been approved by the CAAC. Majority-owned by the government of Shaanxi, the new carrier will...

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  • Air France KLM the latest to expand cargo tracking services

    Air France KLM the latest to expand cargo tracking services

    Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is the latest carrier to expand its cargo tracking capabilities, offering optional active tracking devices on its flights. The devices can send data...

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  • A bumper year for China-Europe rail, but growing demand could derail services

    A bumper year for China-Europe rail, but growing demand could derail services

    It’s been another bumper year, so far, for China-Europe rail freight, but surging volumes are putting pressure on infrastructure and denting transit times. According to China Railway Corporation,...

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  • As India’s air cargo market starts to fly, carriers take a fresh look at freighters

    As India’s air cargo market starts to fly, carriers take a fresh look at freighters

    As Spicejet, an Indian low-cost carrier, begins to gear up for 737 freighter operations, India has come under scrutiny by the air cargo market. IATA released figures yesterday showing that last...

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  • Alban François quits Brussels Airlines Cargo for fresh fields as Lufthansa takes over

    Alban François quits Brussels Airlines Cargo for fresh fields as Lufthansa takes over

    September 1 marked an important day for Brussels Airlines: it finally conceded its cargo sales independence to owner Lufthansa. While there had been some hope that the Belgian cargo department...

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  • Air cargo market looking ‘lacklustre’, despite approaching peak season

    Air cargo market looking ‘lacklustre’, despite approaching peak season

    The latest air freight data shows a weak market, despite gearing up for peak season, with IATA and WorldACD both describing it as “lacklustre”. Volume growth for the 31 days of July was...

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  • US-China escalation means peak season may be last hurrah for transpac trade

    US-China escalation means peak season may be last hurrah for transpac trade

    As carriers and forwarders scramble to complete their preparations for the coming peak season, doubt is rising if the widely anticipated surge in volumes may be the last hurrah for buoyant...

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  • Digital forwarder Twill takes on Maersk colours in quest for end-to-end solutions

    Digital forwarder Twill takes on Maersk colours in quest for end-to-end solutions

    Closer – and more public – ties between forwarders and carriers are becoming increasingly acceptable to shippers, as the latest move by Maersk indicates. It is nailing its colours to the mast by...

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  • Improved charter rates a bonus for MPC Container Ships as it sails into the black

    Improved charter rates a bonus for MPC Container Ships as it sails into the black

    Norwegian container feeder vessel owner MPC Container Ships said charter rates and second-hand vessel values rose “significantly” in the first six months of this year. The booming market for...

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  • Capacity to handle bigger box ships will give port of Melbourne a boost

    Capacity to handle bigger box ships will give port of Melbourne a boost

    Australian container supply chains could be set to change after the first call of an 8,000 teu-plus vessel at the port of Melbourne as carriers seek to capitalise on soaring Asia-Australasia...

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  • Air China plans to sell majority share in its cargo business

    Air China plans to sell majority share in its cargo business

    Air China is looking to sell a 51% stake in its Air China Cargo business. According to a report in Reuters, a “sister unit” of the Shanghai-based carrier will be making the acquisition, parting...

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  • Dover Harbour Board appoints Doug Bannister as its new CEO

    Dover Harbour Board appoints Doug Bannister as its new CEO

    Dover Harbour Board has appointed shipping industry veteran Doug Bannister (pictured above) as its new chief executive. Mr Bannister, currently group chief executive of Jersey Airport and Jersey...

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  • Digital forwarder moves from Damco to Maersk

    Digital forwarder moves from Damco to Maersk

    Twill, the digital freight forwarder created by Damco, has switched its brand affiliation to sister company Maersk, in a move designed to make it available to all Maersk customers. The Twill logo...

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  • Italian air freight veterans take on new challenges

    Italian air freight veterans take on new challenges

    Massimo Roccasecca has become manager for the cargo development of airports in the Italian North East Airport System, which comprises VCE Venice, VBS Brescia, TRN Trento and VRN Verona.  The main...

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  • Vietnam Airlines Steps Up Cargo Development

    Vietnam Airlines Steps Up Cargo Development

    The e-commerce growth is very apparent within China which has be-come the leader in this new and dynamic product segment. However, just down the road from mainland China lies Vietnam which has...

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  • CEVA Logistics appoints new chief commercial officer

    CEVA Logistics appoints new chief commercial officer

    Laurent Binetti has been appointed chief commercial officer of CEVA Logistics and will join the company on 1 September. After starting his career in the retail industry, Binetti spent more than 20...

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  • US Ports Fear Tariffs Could Reduce Ship Traffic and Jobs

    US Ports Fear Tariffs Could Reduce Ship Traffic and Jobs

    NewsPorts and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs.Contributed Author: David Koenig, Associated PressTopics: Trade

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  • Transpac boom rolls on, and containers continue to be rolled over

    Transpac boom rolls on, and containers continue to be rolled over

    Container spot rates on the transpacific have continued to soar as shippers scramble for space to beat 1 September US import tariff hikes. Anecdotal reports from China suggest carriers are...

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  • Air freight growth slows to 2.1pc in July

    Air freight growth slows to 2.1pc in July

    Air freight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres, rose 2.1 per cent in July 2018 – the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1...

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  • Zaitoun Green Shipping Forms Consortium for New Maritime Model

    Zaitoun Green Shipping Forms Consortium for New Maritime Model

    Dubai  based  Zaitoun Green Shipping has initiated, together with world leading  companies  in  smart  technology  and  solutions,  a consortium to collaborate  on  radically  improving...

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  • DHL rolls out electric vehicles in Malaysia and Vietnam

    DHL rolls out electric vehicles in Malaysia and Vietnam

    DHL eCommerce has rolled out a fleet of electric motorbikes as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s commitment to Zero Emissions by 2050. DPDHL announced that it will operate 70% of its own...

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  • Ethiopian Airlines launches historic cargo route at MIA

    Ethiopian Airlines launches historic cargo route at MIA

    On August 29, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and Miami, creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the...

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  • Canada and US push for a new North America free-trade agreement

    Canada and US push for a new North America free-trade agreement

    Agreements leading to a revised NAFTA regime could be in place by the end of this week. Senior Canadian and US officials have signalled a determination to hammer out a new trade agreement to...

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  • Moderate freight growth continues: IATA

    Moderate freight growth continues: IATA

    Geneva, Switzerland — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in...

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  • DHL Drehkreuz Leipzig erweitert Flotte

    DHL Drehkreuz Leipzig erweitert Flotte

    SCHKEUDITZ - Das DHL-Drehkreuz Leipzig wird um fünf Frachtflugzeuge vom Typ Airbus A330-200 erweitert.

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  • Hermes Germany reveals new acquisition and international aims of the Group

    Hermes Germany reveals new acquisition and international aims of the Group

    Hermes Germany has revealed it will take over Seko Logistics GmbH, a global supplier of international supply chain services that also includes freight and IT solutions, on 1 September 2018. The...

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  • DP World’s ‘one-stop shop’ ambition via purchase of Unifeeder is ‘a risky strategy’

    DP World’s ‘one-stop shop’ ambition via purchase of Unifeeder is ‘a risky strategy’

    DP World’s planned acquisition of European shortsea container line Unifeeder took the industry by surprise when the deal was announced earlier this month. The rationale for the global port...

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  • Mark Rollinson to take over as Dachser UK MD as Nick Lowe steps down

    Mark Rollinson to take over as Dachser UK MD as Nick Lowe steps down

    Dachser has appointed Mark Rollinson as its new UK managing director, following the announcement that Nick Lowe is to step down. Mr Rollinson (pictured) joined the company from Allport Cargo...

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  • Dover still unprepared for a no-deal Brexit

    Dover still unprepared for a no-deal Brexit

    As the Conservative party continues to fracture under the strain of Brexit, the UK’s supply chain leaders keep the core issues firmly in focus. Chief executive of the UK Warehousing...

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  • Delta Cargo kiosks a digital step forward

    Delta Cargo kiosks a digital step forward

    Delta Cargo has introduced self-service iPad kiosks at its stations in Atlanta and Boston, and is currently testing the technology in other airport hubs that require electronic air waybills...

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  • 4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive

    4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive

    These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.

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  • TAPA certification: DHL Express reaches another milestone

    TAPA certification: DHL Express reaches another milestone

    The Birmingham Service Centre of DHL Express in the UK, has become the 300th facility worldwide to be awarded with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) security certification. This...

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  • Putting the ‘Crazy’ in ‘Rich Asians’ with China’s e-commerce boom

    Putting the ‘Crazy’ in ‘Rich Asians’ with China’s e-commerce boom

    There’s no doubt about it, China is the world’s largest e-commerce market, and it’s still brimming with potential growth and excitement. Chinese shoppers currently make up some 40% of the world’s...

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  • Container Overbooking Causing Delays for Brazil Exports -Maersk

    Container Overbooking Causing Delays for Brazil Exports -Maersk

    Brazilian exporters are facing delays shipping goods transported in containers, including coffee and cotton, due to overbooking, the world's largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk...

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  • Supply Chain Transparency Increases with IoT Adoption

    Supply Chain Transparency Increases with IoT Adoption

    When it comes to overall visibility and transparency in the supply chain, there’s a perfect storm brewing. On the one hand, customers now demand to know more about the businesses…

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  • Cargo Trailers Are Getting Smart

    Cargo Trailers Are Getting Smart

    Basic innovations warmly welcomed by the air freight industry don’t really happen every day. Here comes one: a “Smart Air Cargo Trailer” aimed at easing the often-strained...

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  • Full ships could lead to a more stable container shipping market

    Full ships could lead to a more stable container shipping market

    Container spot rates on the major tradelanes were stable this week, but with headhaul vessels running full and cargo being rolled, rates are likely to spike soon. This week’s Shanghai...

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  • DHL Express attains the company's 300th TAPA certification

    DHL Express attains the company's 300th TAPA certification

    DHL Express UK's Birmingham Service Centre has become the 300th company facility worldwide to be awarded with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) security certification. This...

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  • Eco-friendly Power for Container Ships in Hamburg Port

    Eco-friendly Power for Container Ships in Hamburg Port

    Port of Hamburg is taking a further step toward improving air quality at its port. Innovative technology developed right here in the city is set to enable large and very large container ships to...

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  • DHL unit tests program to manage returns of cross-border e-commerce

    Pilot underway in U.S.-U.K., U.S.-Australia lanes.

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  • Freight Fuel Market Moves Back Towards Balance: Kemp

    Freight Fuel Market Moves Back Towards Balance: Kemp

    The market for freight fuels is moving close to balance, after tightening significantly in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, contributing to the recent stabilisation in crude oil prices.OECD...

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  • MSC expands reefer capability with 2,000 leased containers

    MSC expands reefer capability with 2,000 leased containers

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ — MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, announced it will lease 2,000 containers chilled by Carrier Transicold’s natural refrigerant-based NaturaLINE refrigeration system. The...

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  • Why ports are crucial to Britain’s future

    Why ports are crucial to Britain’s future

    Head honchos at the UK Chamber of Shipping, British Ports Association and the UK Major Ports Group have collaborated on an op-ed expounding on the crucial role ports will play in the post-Brexit...

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  • Brexit briefing

    Brexit briefing

    Key information on the Brexit process and target dates for the next steps… Technical papers 23rd August: The UK government the first 25 technical papers on a no-deal Brexit – click...

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  • Is the Future of Electric Trucks Now?

    Is the Future of Electric Trucks Now?

    Electric trucks have been in the news a lot lately, especially as Tesla has made multiple announcements regarding the highly anticipated release of its Class 8 semi-truck. However, the state of...

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  • Amazon working with Panther for bulky goods delivery

    Amazon working with Panther for bulky goods delivery

    Panther Warehousing, the two-man, white-glove, next-day delivery company , has been working with Amazon to support its new ‘Heavy and Large’ delivery programme for bulky goods such as sofas, beds...

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  • Panamax Props Up Baltic Index

    Panamax Props Up Baltic Index

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, nudged up on Monday as panamax rates rose for fifth straight session, offsetting weakness...

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  • China e-commerce boom fires-up logistics sector

    As the battle between China’s e-commerce giants heats up, the country’s logistics operators – and the wider logistics community – are finding themselves core beneficiaries. The Financial Times...

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  • A Maturity Model for Supply Chain Design

    A Maturity Model for Supply Chain Design

    LLamasoft has developed a maturity model related to supply chain design solutions.  As a leading supplier of supply chain design solutions, this is a natural extension for them. Developing a...

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  • FTA calls for clarity on EU worker status

    The Freight Transport Association has called on the government to clarify the working position for European employees after the UK leaves the European Union, to provide some stability for a sector...

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  • DPD Austria: Starkes Wachstum beim Paketexport und -import

    DPD Austria: Starkes Wachstum beim Paketexport und -import

    Bei DPD Austria – Österreichs führendem privaten Paketdienst – schlagen sich der unaufhaltsam wachsende Online-Handel und die positive Konjunktur deutlich im Halbjahresergebnis nieder: Die...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/10/18 – 8/16/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/10/18 – 8/16/18

    The quickest quotes in the shipping industry Shipping has always been an important and competitive sector of the transportation industry, due to its large-scale efficiency and comparatively low costs.

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  • Rising Transportation Costs in Food Manufacturing: A Problem or An Opportunity?

    Rising Transportation Costs in Food Manufacturing: A Problem or An Opportunity?

    Transportation costs are a necessary part of doing business. Synchronizing the materials and information that flows through the supply chain can minimize production and distribution costs.

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  • DP World Gross Volume Up 4.8% for 1H 2018

    DP World Gross Volume Up 4.8% for 1H 2018

    Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World said that its gross volumes rose 4.8 percent to USD 35.6 billion s for the six months to 30 June 2018,  despite uncertainties in the container...

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  • DP World posts a strong first half as its customers wallow in an ocean of red ink

    DP World saw revenue jump 14.4%, year on year, in the first six months to $2.6bn, as the company’s core container terminal business benefited from the upswing in global trade. Net profit for the...

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  • Thai forwarders looking forward to a busy peak season as ocean trade builds

    Freight forwarders in Thailand are preparing for a busy peak season for ocean shipments. According to Sam Loke, managing director of Pan Asia Logistics (Thailand), the market will soon start...

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  • Hyperloop at five and sci-fi transport quickly becoming more sci than fi

    Hyperloop at five and sci-fi transport quickly becoming more sci than fi

    Those considering Tesla’s Semi may wish to rethink. It’s gone from bad to worse for Elon Musk’s company in less than a year since the announcement of the autonomous truck. Mr Musk has been...

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  • DFDS Orders New Freight Ferry

    DFDS Orders New Freight Ferry

    DFDS has exercised an option to order an additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.Similar to the five previously ordered large capacity freight ferries, the...

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  • Japan ships fewer cars to U.S. as export growth slows

    Japan ships fewer cars to U.S. as export growth slows

    Japan's export growth slowed more than expected in July as shipments to the United States fell for a second straight month, with the automotive sector down sharply and global trade disputes...

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  • Transport secretary promises to take steps to stop rail fares rocketing

    Transport secretary promises to take steps to stop rail fares rocketing

    In a letter to union bosses, Chris Grayling outlined plans to cut the link between annual UK rail fare rises and the widely discredited Retail Price Index (RPI) measure of annual inflation.

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  • Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines Cargo start close cooperation

    Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines Cargo start close cooperation

    Freight capacities of Brussels Airlines with departure from 1 September 2018 now bookable with Lufthansa Cargo

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  • APM Terminals Bahrain Opens New Online Platform

    APM Terminals Bahrain Opens New Online Platform

    APM Terminals Bahrain has launched the 'Lift' portal which allows customers to track and trace their goods, check the status of shipments and vessels and schedule deliveries - 24 hours per day,...

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  • The challenge of recruiting drivers

    As the workload for delivery companies heats up, the challenge of finding and retaining quality drivers is getting tougher. Today, delivery companies, on-line mega retailers, Uber and Lyft are all...

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  • HMM stays bullish as it sinks deeper into the red, and vows it can cut costs

    HMM stays bullish as it sinks deeper into the red, and vows it can cut costs

    HMM recorded a net loss of $215m in the second quarter, taking the South Korean ocean carrier’s deficit to a massive $371m at the half-year stage. The restructured container line...

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  • Airlines get a slight lift as freight rates begin to creep up again

    While data published last week showed that June’s air freight rates were depressed, it looks as if they are gently picking up again. This morning the TAC Index showed that, while a number of...

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  • Forwarders get a feeling of deja vu at prospect of congested air terminals

    Despite record investment in airports, consignees and forwarders are poised for a frustrating peak season with the prospect of freight again being trapped in overburdened cargo terminals. Neel...

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  • Uber Will Double its Investment in Uber Freight

    Uber Will Double its Investment in Uber Freight

    Despite shuttering its autonomous long-haul freight program, Uber is planning on doubling its investment in the Uber Freight unit over the next year. Uber Freight will not longer be part of Uber's...

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  • Baltic Index Edges Down on Lower Capesize, Panamax Rates

    Baltic Index Edges Down on Lower Capesize, Panamax Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched down on Friday, weighed down by lower rates for capesize and panamax vessels.* The...

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  • Carriers take comfort as spot rates look to be entering calmer waters

    Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) offered some positive news for the container lines. Overall, the SCFI comprehensive index ticked up 3.36 points to 893.88, which compares...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd Deepens Cost Cut Drive after H1 Loss Widens

    Hapag-Lloyd Deepens Cost Cut Drive after H1 Loss Widens

    German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said it accelerated cost cuts in the first half of 2018 to offset higher operational costs from fuel costs, charter rates and a slow recovery in freight...

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  • Bumper cargo quarter for American Airlines Cargo

    Bumper cargo quarter for American Airlines Cargo

    Increased e-commerce, flowers and blood products helped American Airlines Cargo achieve "record-setting growth" in the 2018 second quarter, handling 158,000 tonnes of freight, a 9.7% increase on...

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  • DHL Global Forwarding stemmt ein „Mammutprojekt“

    DHL Global Forwarding stemmt ein „Mammutprojekt“

    DHL Global Forwarding, der Luft- und Seefrachtspezialist von Deutsche Post DHL Group, transportiert vier überdimensionale Abhitzekessel von Deutschland nach Saudi-Arabien. Der intermodale...

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  • Understanding Sustainability and E-Commerce Packaging

    Understanding Sustainability and E-Commerce Packaging

    Quantifying the true cost of damage and impact can lead to truly sustainable outcomes. Dan Healey | Sealed Air A few years ago, on my way to the office, I was listening to a radio story about the...

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  • Uber poised to double investment in freight unit after making it independent

    Otto founder returns to run new stand-alone business. Move underscores Uber CEO's bullishness on model, company says.

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  • US-China spat set to put a dampener on trade, but air charter sector could fly

    The trade war is likely to dampen second-half air and sea cargo growth between the US and China, but greater production in South-east Asia and an increase in ad hoc air cargo could also be on the...

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  • Express and auto industry growth keeps Mexico’s TSM freighter fleet growing

    Aeronaves TSM, the aviation arm of Mexican expedited trucking firm Grupo TSM, is turning into the largest operator of CRJ200 freighters in North America, if not the world, according to Grupo TSM...

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  • Logistics companies appear to be unprepared for Brexit

    Logistics companies appear to be unprepared for Brexit

    Countless surveys have been polling businesses on Brexit expectations: will there be a deal, or not? But one from Blacks Solicitors, and reported in Logistics Manager, shows that more than half...

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  • DHL Q2 profits drop was expected, as PeP division comes up short

    DHL Q2 profits drop was expected, as PeP division comes up short

    Deutsche Post-DHL’s Post-e-Commerce-Parcel (PeP) division has continued to prove problematic for the group. Despite a 3.4% upturn in divisional revenue, PeP’s second-quarter operating profit...

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  • Blockchain JV for shipping of hazardous materials

    Blockchain JV for shipping of hazardous materials

    Chattanooga, TN — Block Array announced open beta of new blockchain-based shipping document application, FreightTrust, and a new hazardous material joint venture to enable drop-shipping of...

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  • Lidl starts work on EuroCentral distribution centre

    Lidl starts work on EuroCentral distribution centre

    Lidl’s Eurocentral regional distribution centre in Scotland is in its first stage of construction and is to erect its full frame comprising of 4,000 tonnes of steel which will take 12 weeks. The...

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  • JDA completes Blue Yonder acquisition

    JDA has completed its acquisition of supply chain artificial intelligence and machine learning specialist Blue Yonder. “As we execute on our vision for a truly autonomous supply chain, completing...

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  • Rails increasingly in sweet spot as trucking capacity crisis hits peak season

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  • Unifeeder brand to be added under the DP World umbrella

    Unifeeder brand to be added under the DP World umbrella

    Global trade enabler DP World yesterday announced the signing of the acquisition of 100% of the Unifeeder Group for EUR 660 million from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority... Der...

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  • DB Cargo: first modular logistics systems by Innofreight

    DB Cargo: first modular logistics systems by Innofreight

    On the 6th August 2018 DB Cargo and Innofreight signed their first contract for the leasing of InnoWaggons for slab transports. This type of wagon has been successfully used by... Der Beitrag DB...

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  • ICTSI Income Falls as Volume Rises

    ICTSI Income Falls as Volume Rises

    Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI)  has announced a 6% decrease in income in its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018.However, the port...

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  • DPD Germany unveils “intelligent mailbox” project

    DPD Germany unveils “intelligent mailbox” project

    DPD Germany is working with email service providers WEB.DE and GMX to test an "intelligent mailbox" function which will help online shoppers group and prioritise their parcel tracking emails.

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  • DP World acquires shortsea specialist Unifeeder from private equity group

    DP World acquires shortsea specialist Unifeeder from private equity group

    Global container terminal owner and operator DP World has agreed to buy Aarhus-headquartered feeder and shortsea container line Unifeeder. The sellers in the deal worth around $760m are Nordic...

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  • Report examines two potential future digital scenarios for containerized trade

    Report examines two potential future digital scenarios for containerized trade

    London, UK — In their ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’ report, leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm...

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  • 2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

    2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders

    The 2018 Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders - As last year the Top 50 Ocean Freight Forwarders list is online now. Want to stay on top of all things Logistics? Visit out HUB now

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  • Singapore SMEs are Top Exporters in AP, FedEx Survey Finds

    Singapore SMEs are Top Exporters in AP, FedEx Survey Finds

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore were the top exporters by revenue in the Asia-Pacific last year, according to a study commissioned by FedEx Express, the Business Times...

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  • How the Final Mile Will Define Your Brand

    How the Final Mile Will Define Your Brand

    Delivery wherever and whenever is virtually upon us. Don't let your business get left behind. Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections For years, consumers were loyal. They picked a brand, a store and a...

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  • Fetch Package lands $3 million funding for urban parcel delivery network

    Crowded sector attracting increasing corporate investment and solutions from Bell and Howell, Amazon.

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  • Chief financial officer John Hardig to quit XPO Logistics

    John Hardig (pictured above, left) is to step down as chief financial officer of XPO after more than six years. The company said Mr Hardig had taken the decision to spend more time with his...

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  • Peak season looking happier for carriers with transpacific freight rates set to rise

    Peak season looking happier for carriers with transpacific freight rates set to rise

    Next week is set to see large increases in spot container shipping freight rates on the transpacific trades, according to figures from today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) The...

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  • XPO hauls in another set of record results and zooms in on takeover targets

    XPO hauls in another set of record results and zooms in on takeover targets

    XPO Logistics this week reported another set of record quarterly results as it whittles down its possible acquisition targets to around a dozen. Chief executive Brad Jacobs told The Loadstar the...

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  • Atlas Air stays bullish on profit forecasts as demand and revenue soar

    Atlas Air stays bullish on profit forecasts as demand and revenue soar

    Soaring revenues have encouraged Atlas Air to increase its full-year forecasts, despite reporting a loss for the six months to June. First-half earnings hit $1.3bn, up 31% year on year, with a...

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  • Seaspan profits more than double in a ‘strong’ second quarter

    Seaspan profits more than double in a ‘strong’ second quarter

    Containership owner Seaspan Corporation does not rule out acquiring a smaller non-operating rival owner, but says its main focus is on “deleveraging the balance sheet and moving towards investment...

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  • 36pc growth for Amazon’s UK fulfilment business

    Amazon UK Services, the company that operates the retailer’s fulfilment centres in the UK, increased its turnover by 36 per cent to £1.99 billion last year. The increase in operating profit was...

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  • WienCont container terminal on the way to CO2 neutrality

    WienCont container terminal on the way to CO2 neutrality

    As a leading trimodal terminal in Austria, WienCont has committed itself to a clear growth strategy in new and existing business areas as well as sustainability in the business location... Der...

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  • CH Robinson eyes job cuts in Fresh division as road unit drives first-half growth

    CH Robinson eyes job cuts in Fresh division as road unit drives first-half growth

    CH Robinson recorded double-digit growth in revenue and profitability, thanks to its buoyant road division driving over losses in other business areas. Overall first-half profit hit $301.5m, up...

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  • Scrapping may make a comeback as smaller containerships lose their appeal

    Scrapping may make a comeback as smaller containerships lose their appeal

    Non-operating owners of ageing gas-guzzling small containerships are likely to renew their interest in scrapping as the charter market makes an unexpected U-turn. The latest idle tonnage report by...

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  • Yusen Logistics boosts its e-commerce capability with ILG takeover

    Yusen Logistics boosts its e-commerce capability with ILG takeover

    Yusen Logistics UK has boosted its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of delivery and fulfilment specialist ILG. The deal will boost its UK revenues by 12% and help propel Yusen into the...

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  • Furious lorry drivers slam ‘horror’ delays at port of Liverpool

    Furious lorry drivers slam ‘horror’ delays at port of Liverpool

    Bosses at Liverpool port operator Peel Ports popped open the champagne after Maersk and MSC announced they would switch two transatlantic services from Felixstowe due to congestion at the east...

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  • E-commerce fuels XPO's second quarter

    E-commerce fuels XPO's second quarter

    E-commerce helped XPO Logistics record a 16% year-on-year revenue rise to $4.36bn in 2018's second quarter, as the acquisitive US giant also gained $2.1bn of new business in the first six months...

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  • EU blokkeerde mogelijk onterecht overname TNT door UPS

    EU blokkeerde mogelijk onterecht overname TNT door UPS

    De Amerikaanse pakketbezorger UPS krijgt waarschijnlijk gelijk in een zaak tegen de Europese Unie over een bod op branchegenoot TNT Express.

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  • 2018 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Unsettled seas

    2018 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Unsettled seas

    Three prominent maritime experts share insight into the current ocean cargo arena— a freight sector that’s navigating from one crisis to the next.

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  • Container Terminal Utilisation Levels Set to Rise: Drewry

    Container Terminal Utilisation Levels Set to Rise: Drewry

    The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies. While there may be clouds on the...

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  • Can the world’s ports and terminals take the strain as container throughput rises?

    Can the world’s ports and terminals take the strain as container throughput rises?

    “Cautious investor sentiment towards greenfield container terminal projects” could lead to steeply increasing box terminal utilisation and a possible decline in port productivity. According to...

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  • Air cargo market’s wings clipped in June as growth and rates slump

    Air cargo market’s wings clipped in June as growth and rates slump

    June was the first month in two years with no significant growth in air freight, according to WorldACD. The figures are backed by Drewry’s air freight index, which showed rates fell 3% in June,...

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  • Royal Mail to enhance e-commerce delivery

    Royal Mail to enhance e-commerce delivery

    Royal Mail is to enhance its tracked service to deliver items ordered online to improve the customer experience for retailers and online shoppers. Royal Mail will now provide more information on...

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  • CMA CGM hopes new mega-boxship bow design will be on the nose for economy

    CMA CGM hopes new mega-boxship bow design will be on the nose for economy

    A steel cutting ceremony took place in China last week on the hulls of the first two ships of CMA CGM’s order for nine 22,500 teu LNG-powered ULCVs, featuring a potentially game-changing bow...

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  • Paketdienst GLS startet den 1-Minuten-Paketversand

    Paketdienst GLS startet den 1-Minuten-Paketversand

    Der Paketdienst GLS Austria startet ein Online-Portal, mit dem Sendungen schnell und einfach aufgegeben werden können. Ohne Registrierung und innerhalb einer Minute lassen sich auf www.gls-one.at...

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  • Improving rates may provide some peak season comfort for east-west carriers

    Improving rates may provide some peak season comfort for east-west carriers

    Improving freight rates on the main east-west container tradelanes may offer some comfort to embattled ocean carriers reporting disappointing first-half results. The latest Container Shipping...

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  • Uber autonomous truck division is dead, long live its self-driving cars

    Uber autonomous truck division is dead, long live its self-driving cars

    The big news in road freight today is that Uber has cancelled the development of autonomous trucks. The company spin is that it wants to concentrate on the development of its self-driving car...

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  • Uber trekt stekker uit project zelfrijdende trucks

    Uber trekt stekker uit project zelfrijdende trucks

    Uber stopt met de ontwikkeling van een autonoom rijdende vrachtwagen. Het tech- en taxibedrijf wil zich in plaats daarvan focussen op zelfrijdende auto’s voor personenvervoer. Dat heeft het hoofd...

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  • East-West airfreight rates fell 3% in May, says Drewry

    East-West airfreight rates fell 3% in May, says Drewry

    Airfreight rates fell 3% between May and June 2018, with Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index dropping to $2.63 per kg. However, said Drewry, the rate remains some 7% higher than June last...

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  • How to Improve Supply Chain Performance By Improving Packaging

    How to Improve Supply Chain Performance By Improving Packaging

    ArticleHaving the right packaging design will maximize consumer value, sales, and profits.Contributed Author: Abhijeet ShahTopics: Operations

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  • ABB/Ballard zero emission fuel cells could replace shore power requirements for ships

    ABB/Ballard zero emission fuel cells could replace shore power requirements for ships

    The recently announced ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) and Ballard Power Systems collaboration will build zero emission fuel cell modules that can eliminate the need for costly shore power installations...

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  • Shippers, forwarders and hauliers now planning for ‘no deal’ as Brexit looms

    Shippers, forwarders and hauliers now planning for ‘no deal’ as Brexit looms

    Shippers are pushing forwarders for more certainty on post-Brexit customs – some now actively working with a presumption of a hard Brexit. The UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) has slammed MPs...

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  • OOCL increases market share, but rising costs mean Q2 results could be in red

    OOCL increases market share, but rising costs mean Q2 results could be in red

    Orient Overseas International (OOIL) has reported increased liftings but lower average revenue per container in its final quarterly operational update for container arm OOCL. With 4.7%...

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  • Baltic Index Rises on Firmer Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Rises on Firmer Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Monday, boosted by stronger demand for capesize vessels.The overall index, which...

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  • E-commerce spurs double digit growth for Indonesian logistics industry

    E-commerce spurs double digit growth for Indonesian logistics industry

    Indonesia's logistics industry is expected to see continued double-digit growth this year, as a result of e-commerce demand and the government-supported investment in infrastructure.

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  • Container-Shipping Firms Focus on Asset Optimisation

    Container-Shipping Firms Focus on Asset Optimisation

    Asset quality, size and diversification will determine the success of shipping companies in the next 18 months as higher costs, tighter environmental rules and worsening global trade relations...

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  • Pros and Cons of Supply Chain Transactional APIs versus EDI Logistics Communication Technologies

    Much of the market is weighing the pros and cons of transactional APIs versus EDI communications, but these messages must be coupled with high-speed analytical solutions that allow shippers and...

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  • Peak season sees freight rates more buoyant and carriers bullish on price hikes

    Peak season sees freight rates more buoyant and carriers bullish on price hikes

    Container freight rates on the major east-west deepsea trades are beginning to lift as the peak season begins and price hikes scheduled for next week make their presence felt in the...

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  • Happy first half for Ceva Logistics as a successful IPO starts to deliver

    Happy first half for Ceva Logistics as a successful IPO starts to deliver

    Operating income more than halved after specific items and SBC for Ceva Logistics during the first six months of what the company described as a “transformative period”. Between January and June,...

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  • DHL the first global forwarder to establish a footprint in Ethiopia

    DHL the first global forwarder to establish a footprint in Ethiopia

    DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) claims to have become the first multinational forwarder to establish a presence in Ethiopia, following a joint venture agreement with Ethiopian Airlines. The move marks...

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  • UPS Q2 revenues soar after price rises, but profit is ‘not where we want it to be’

    UPS Q2 revenues soar after price rises, but profit is ‘not where we want it to be’

    UPS saw consolidated revenue rise 9.6% to $17.5bn in the second quarter, but said operating profit was “not where we want it to be”. The best performing divisions were international, supply chain...

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  • DB SCHENKER – LUNDA

    DB SCHENKER – LUNDA

    How much does your company spend on the cleaning and maintenance of your facility? Reducing the levels of Dust Build up can significantly reduce this cost. Find out how one logistics company...

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  • Dutch pilots demand AF-KLM Cargo cancels wet-lease freighter deal with Qatar

    Dutch pilots demand AF-KLM Cargo cancels wet-lease freighter deal with Qatar

    Dutch pilots’ association VNV has hit out at Air France-KLM for wet-leasing freighters from Qatar Airways, claiming the Qatari carrier engages in anti-competitive practices. In a letter to AF-KLM...

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  • EU approves K+N joint venture

    EU approves K+N joint venture

    The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Kuehne + Nagel and Temasek Holdings of Singapore to identify and invest in young growing logistics technology companies. The Commission...

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  • DP World to build and operate new logistics hub in Mali

    DP World to build and operate new logistics hub in Mali

    The multimodal logistics platform, Mali Logistics Hub (MLH), will have inland container depots (ICD) and Container Freight Stations (CFS) that will facilitate the import and export of goods.

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  • Cathay Pacific homes in on real-time cargo tracking

    Cathay Pacific homes in on real-time cargo tracking

    Cathay Pacific is ramping up the trial of a new track and trace technology for cargo shipments after a successful test at its home hub. The Hong Kong airline, along with ULD firm Unilode and...

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  • DP World Volume up 6.0% in H1 2018

    DP World Volume up 6.0% in H1 2018

    DP World Limited handled 35.6 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 4.8%...

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  • Schoeller sells Bengal Tiger Line to mystery investor group

    Schoeller sells Bengal Tiger Line to mystery investor group

    Decent little scoop from our friends at Splash247 on the transfer of ownership of one of Asia’s largest feedership operators: Singapore-based Bengal Tiger Line. According to this report, the...

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  • Cass Freight Index report highlights ongoing strength of freight economy

    The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems continued to point to a very strong freight economy, with both freight shipments and expenditures finished...

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  • Baltic Index Up for Second Session on Firmer Vessel Rates

    Baltic Index Up for Second Session on Firmer Vessel Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Monday for the second straight session on higher rates for capesize and panamax...

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  • Legal double-whammy hangs over container lines caught up in US Iran sanctions

    Legal double-whammy hangs over container lines caught up in US Iran sanctions

    Major container shipping lines that withdraw services from Iran, following the re-imposition of US sanctions, could inadvertently fall foul of EU legislation. These regulations are designed to...

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  • AirBridgeCargo adds Ho Chi Minh City to its network

    AirBridgeCargo adds Ho Chi Minh City to its network

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched a freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City, one of the busiest cities in Vietnam and a major manufacturing hotspot in Asia. It becomes becomes ABC’s 12th...

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  • UK Mail rebranding to DHL Parcel UK

    UK Mail rebranding to DHL Parcel UK

    Following on from its acquisition by Deutsche Post DHL Group in December 2016, UK Mail is set to begin rebranding to DHL Parcel UK.

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  • U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see gains for week ending July 14

    U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see gains for week ending July 14

    This was ahead of the 240,154 carloads for the week ending July 7, which was likely impacted by the July 4 holiday and ahead of the week ending June 30 at 270,916.

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  • Baltic Index Rises on Higher Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Rises on Higher Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday on higher capesize rates.* The overall index, which factors in rates for...

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  • Carriers announce price rises as peak season looms and rates falter

    Carriers announce price rises as peak season looms and rates falter

    Container shipping freight rates in the major east-west trades look set to decline next week, according to today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI). The index, which shows rates quoted...

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  • JAL looks to Silk Way West for cargo capacity on European routes

    JAL looks to Silk Way West for cargo capacity on European routes

    Silk Way West Airlines is to share capacity with JAL Cargo under a new cargo cooperation deal. JAL will have access to Silk Way West’s capacity on scheduled routes between Europe (via Baku) and...

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  • Market Insight: CEVA Logistics on the right track back to its comfort zone

    Market Insight: CEVA Logistics on the right track back to its comfort zone

    My banking sources recently remarked that it was pretty obvious to predict that CEVA Logistics would “never pop” at IPO, when its shares were floated in early May. Dear me, things have not fared...

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  • 1H 2018 in Supply Chain in Numbers and Charts

    We Look at the Economy, US Manufacturing, Freight Rates, Oil Prices and More

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  • Baltic Index Down on Lower Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Down on Lower Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Thursday for a second straight session, on lower rates for capesize vessels.* The...

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  • Designer freighters with no pilots may become a reality, says Boeing strategy chief

    Designer freighters with no pilots may become a reality, says Boeing strategy chief

    Developments in technology and demand for freight capacity is enhancing the prospects of aircraft being designed solely to carry cargo. Boeing VP for product strategy and future airplane...

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  • Cargo must be ‘at the forefront’ of Britain’s post-Brexit aviation policy

    Cargo must be ‘at the forefront’ of Britain’s post-Brexit aviation policy

    Chief executive of CargoLogicAir David Kerr has called on the UK government to define its post-Brexit aviation policy and put the needs of cargo at the “forefront”. Speaking at Farnborough...

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  • New York launches $100m barge and rail freight programme

    New York launches $100m barge and rail freight programme

    Hinterland connections have always been an issue at the port of New York/New Jersey, which currently sees around 90% of the cargo in and out through its gates transported by truck, causing serious...

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  • Boeing says sold 528 planes at Farnborough

    Boeing Co said on Thursday it had won 528 new orders and commmitments at the Farnborough Airshow this week, buoyed by demand for freighters as air cargo markets rebound.

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  • K+N sees airfreight volumes grow ahead of the market in Q2

    K+N sees airfreight volumes grow ahead of the market in Q2

    Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) recorded an above market increase in airfreight volumes in the second quarter of the year, while overall group profits were also on the rise. The Switzerland-based freight...

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  • DP World Acquires India's Continental Warehousing

    DP World Acquires India's Continental Warehousing

    Hindustan Infralog (HIPL), a joint venture between DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), announced that the transaction to acquire 90% stake in Continental...

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  • ‘Drones are the ‘ideal solution’ to getting cargo to Africa’s remote areas’

    ‘Drones are the ‘ideal solution’ to getting cargo to Africa’s remote areas’

    Unmanned aircraft could represent “an opportunity to get into Africa’s vast and untapped air cargo markets”. Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow, founder and chief executive of Astral Aviation...

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  • Can Blockchain reduce supply chain complexity and costs?

    Can Blockchain reduce supply chain complexity and costs?

    Blockchain – the technology behind the digital asset and payment system Bitcoin – is being mooted as the next big thing for supply chains. But how can this fledgling technology be used to...

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  • UPS tests smart locks for parcel delivery to apartment lobbies

    Project reduces missed deliveries of e-commerce goods as UPS expands pilot from Manhattan into Brooklyn.

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  • LTL market is solid but shippers need to watch out for freight ‘turndowns’

    LTL market is solid but shippers need to watch out for freight ‘turndowns’

    There is another challenge in the LTL sector that directly impacts LTL shippers not getting what they need from carriers, with carriers widening embargoes on shipments in certain parts of the...

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  • Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo launch joint venture partnership

    Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo launch joint venture partnership

    ATLANTA and SEOUL: July 17, 2018, 2018: Delta Air Lines Cargo (NYSE:DAL) and Korean Air Cargo are launching new cargo cooperation in connection with the implementation of their Joint Venture...

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  • Air France KLM Cargo rolls out digital platform to pharma customers

    Air France KLM Cargo rolls out digital platform to pharma customers

    Air France KLM Cargo has expanded its myCargo digital platform to cover pharmaceutical shipments. The myCargo solution, which was previously launched for general cargo, provides quotations, the...

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  • Boeing gets a boost from air cargo boom as its freighter orderbook bulges

    Boeing gets a boost from air cargo boom as its freighter orderbook bulges

    Confidence is flying high in air cargo, with Boeing buoyed by the strength of its freighter orderbook for the next two decades. At this week’s Farnborough Air Show, Boeing’s vice president of...

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  • Dover-Calais trade ‘facing economic catastrophe’ due to Brexit

    Dover-Calais trade ‘facing economic catastrophe’ due to Brexit

    Same song, different singer. This time the warning is from former president of the Hauts-de-France region Xavier Bertrand of the chaos facing those involved in cross-Channel trade, post-Brexit....

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  • XPO Logistics wins UK contract with plastic pipe system supplier Wavin

    XPO Logistics wins UK contract with plastic pipe system supplier Wavin

    XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by Wavin to manage its UK transport operations. Wavin is a subsidiary...

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  • Baltic Index Rises on Strong Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Rises on Strong Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Monday, driven by strong rates for capesize vessels.* The overall index - which...

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  • Customers search for capacity with the future of cargo at Etihad in the air

    Customers search for capacity with the future of cargo at Etihad in the air

    As the Farnborough Air Show opens this week, all eyes will be on aircraft orders, and the Volga-Dnepr Group, sponsor of the Cargo Village. But in fact, causing more of a stir is the presence of...

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  • Threat to container charter market as carriers drift towards heavy losses

    Threat to container charter market as carriers drift towards heavy losses

    While container shipping lines face soaring operational costs, recent signs that they are preparing to suspend services in light of weakening demand suggest vessel charter rates could also come...

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