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  • Container shipping lines push for rates increase as capacity begins to tighten

    Container shipping lines push for rates increase as capacity begins to tighten

    Asia-North Europe ocean carriers are looking to hike container shipping rates by up to $500 per teu from 1 July, as space availability begins to tighten with the start of the peak season. Carriers...

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  • Report paints cloudy picture of container shipping’s future

    Report paints cloudy picture of container shipping’s future

    London, U.K. — Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, have published ‘Brave...

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  • Baltic Index Slips to Two-week Low

    Baltic Index Slips to Two-week Low

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index on Thursday fell to its lowest level in two weeks, pulled down by falling rates for capesize and panamax vessels.The overall index, which tracks rates...

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  • Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal…Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

    Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal…Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

    Surging e-commerce, demand for faster and cheaper shipping, and unrelenting demand for superior customer service are enough to make any shippers has been, but as shipping costs soar throughout...

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  • New Boost for Dutch Rail Freight Transport

    New Boost for Dutch Rail Freight Transport

    Various parties active in the rail freight transport sector have reached agreement with State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven about an incentives package that is intended to make rail freight...

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  • CMA CGM set to buy European shortsea specialist Containerships

    CMA CGM set to buy European shortsea specialist Containerships

    Shipping consolidation continues apace with CMA CGM announcing it is to acquire European shortsea specialist Containerships. The announcement follows the signing of an agreement between CMA and...

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  • MSC to axe prestigious Eagle service as pressure grows on transpacific rates

    MSC to axe prestigious Eagle service as pressure grows on transpacific rates

    The world’s two biggest container lines, Maersk Line and MSC, are closing a number of services on their networks in an attempt to plug losses and regain profitability in the final half of the...

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  • Air cargo feels the heat as US trucking rates soar after controversial ELD rule

    Air cargo feels the heat as US trucking rates soar after controversial ELD rule

    The mandate for US truckers to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) continues to feed controversy as its repercussions reach beyond domestic surface transport. Air cargo providers are also...

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  • CMA CGM deploys new container tracking solution

    French container transportation and shipping firm CMA CGM has decided to deploy its innovative solution for containers tracking at a larger scale.

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  • Startup Cargoseeker betreedt vrachtmarkt

    Startup Cargoseeker betreedt vrachtmarkt

    Waar bij de meeste vrachtenbeurzen het ingeven van orders door de verladers en het zoeken naar ladingen door de vervoerders nog een handmatig en tijdrovende klus is biedt het nieuwe Cargoseeker...

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  • UPS breidt CNG vloot uit met 730 voertuigen

    UPS breidt CNG vloot uit met 730 voertuigen

    Ups bouwt vijf extra CNG-tankstations en voegt 730 nieuwe CNG-voertuigen toe aan de vloot. Met de investering is 130 miljoen dollar gemoeid.

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  • Weakened Rates Weigh on Baltic index

    Weakened Rates Weigh on Baltic index

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell for the second day in a row on Tuesday, pressured by weaker rates for capesize and panamax vessels.The overall index, which tracks rates for ships...

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  • Schiphol local rule for freighter operators rejected

    Schiphol local rule for freighter operators rejected

    The Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management has rejected the 'local rule' proposal for Amsterdam's slot-constrained Schiphol Airport. The proposed rule would have given freighter...

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  • Cass Freight Index Report is strong again in May

    Cass Freight Index Report is strong again in May

    The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems pointed to an ongoing thesis describing the state of the United States freight economy as “extraordinarily...

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  • PostNL delivering on emissions-free plans

    PostNL delivering on emissions-free plans

    PostNL will be making all its post and parcel deliveries in the city centre of Leeuwarden, the provincial capital of Friesland, using by "emission free" means.

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  • Qatar Airways Cargo Fleet Review

    Qatar Airways Cargo Fleet Review

    The fast expanding Middle East air cargo market is said by some to be slowing down somewhat and forcing carriers based there to take a new look at their cargo fleets. Qatar Airways Cargo ...

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  • Maersk Container Industry consolidates reefer container manufacturing

    Maersk Container Industry consolidates reefer container manufacturing

    To better suit market needs, Maersk Container Industry announces that is has taken the decision to consolidate its manufacturing of reefer containers in the company’s original facility in Qingdao...

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  • Carrier hopes for price hikes tumble with spot rate declines on major routes

    Carrier hopes for price hikes tumble with spot rate declines on major routes

    Container spot rates seem to have shrugged off carriers’ attempts to add an emergency bunker surcharge (EBS). And there are doubts emerging as to whether the lines can secure peak season...

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  • Brussels Airport cargo community the early bird with blockchain launch

    Brussels Airport cargo community the early bird with blockchain launch

    Brussels Airport and its community have become one of the first air cargo organisations to implement blockchain technology. Forming the basis of its Landsite Management Tool, blockchain will be...

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  • Madrid: fastest-growing cargo airport

    Madrid: fastest-growing cargo airport

    A report from LogIndex, the data company that is part of freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel Group, has ranked the world’s airports according to their airfreight growth rates on a moving 12-month...

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  • Why Supply Chains Need Blockchain

    Why Supply Chains Need Blockchain

    Ants – yes, ants – can teach us a thing or two about how blockchain could revolutionize supply chains. Larry Gee | San Jose State University In early 2013, a number of grocery stores in the UK...

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  • Rotterdam Joins Start-ups for Port of the Future

    Rotterdam Joins Start-ups for Port of the Future

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed partnership agreements with four recent participants in the annual PortXL innovation programme. The products developed by these promising start-ups range...

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  • Oosterhout Container Terminal Joins West-Brabant Corridor

    Oosterhout Container Terminal Joins West-Brabant Corridor

    Oosterhout Container Terminal (OCT) has now joined the West-Brabant corridor, the partnership launched in February 2018 between deep-sea terminals, inland shipping companies and inland terminals...

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  • CAPA: retired B747s could help solve cargo capacity crunch

    CAPA: retired B747s could help solve cargo capacity crunch

    A report from CAPA – Centre for Aviation – published earlier this month indicates that with airfreight demand on the up, the conversion of retired Boeing B747-400 passenger aircraft could help...

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  • Cascading of bigger box ships brings headaches for vessel planners

    Cascading of bigger box ships brings headaches for vessel planners

    Some 30 ships with an average capacity of 11,700 teu will be replaced by larger newbuild tonnage on the Asia-Europe and transpacific tradelanes this year, according to ClipperMaritime’s cascade...

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  • Alibaba picks Emirates to make global 72hr delivery a reality

    Alibaba picks Emirates to make global 72hr delivery a reality

    Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, has teamed up with Emirates SkyCargo as it looks to fulfil its pledge to complete domestic Chinese orders within 24hrs and global orders in 72hrs. Alibaba...

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  • Stronger Rates Lift Baltic Index for Third Day

    Stronger Rates Lift Baltic Index for Third Day

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the third consecutive session on Thursday supported by stronger rates across capesize...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel to open a new site in East Midlands Gateway

    Kuehne + Nagel to open a new site in East Midlands Gateway

    London / UK, 11 June 2018 – Kuehne + Nagel has agreed a 15-year lease on almost 200,000 sq. ft. of space at the Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.  The new facility will be developed on...

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  • HMM launches China-Australia Express Service

    HMM launches China-Australia Express Service

    [Seoul, Korea, June 14, 2018] HMM announced that it is launching a new premium China-Australia express service, under the name ‘A1X (Australia No.1 Express) with global carriers, Evergreen and...

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  • The axe falls at DHL as PeP division is revamped after a poor first quarter

    The axe falls at DHL as PeP division is revamped after a poor first quarter

    DHL is revamping its Post-ecommerce-Parcel (PeP) division after disappointing first-quarter results. The first casualty looks to be former head of the division Jürgen Gerdes, who led PeP for a...

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  • Rakuten Super Logistics increases investments in advanced technology

    Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) has announced it continues to expand its investments in state-of-the-art logistics technology, with the goals of managing costs and maximizing delivery efficiency for...

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  • DB Cargo goes digital

    DB Cargo goes digital

    Railway cargo carrier DB Cargo has launched a digital rail services system, myRailportal, using the AX4 logistics platform from Siemens subsidiary AXIT to provide customers with visibility of rail...

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  • Baltic Index Rises on Higher Large Vessel Rates

    Baltic Index Rises on Higher Large Vessel Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for a second day this week on Wednesday, helped by higher rates across capesize and...

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  • IATA: April sees fuel prices pick up and load factors decline

    IATA: April sees fuel prices pick up and load factors decline

    The latest Airlines Financial Monitor from IATA indicates that cargo load factors have dropped back to levels last seen at the start of 2017. Across the air cargo industry, the freight load factor...

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  • Hamburg and Rotterdam lead the way in call for data sharing among ports

    Hamburg and Rotterdam lead the way in call for data sharing among ports

    Two of Europe’s largest container gateways, Rotterdam and Hamburg, today revealed that they have been involved in ‘unprecedented levels of collaboration’. Joyce Bliek, director of digital business...

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  • What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

    What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

    Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and...

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  • Cargo handling industry looks for real-time visibility and connectivity to improve efficiency and productivity

    Cargo handling industry looks for real-time visibility and connectivity to improve efficiency and productivity

    The cargo handling industry increasingly explores cloud-based, collaborative data sharing platforms to provide real-time visibility and connectivity required to improve efficiency and...

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  • European airport's freight growth continues in April

    European airport's freight growth continues in April

    ACI Europe, the European airport trade association, has reported a continuing “robust growth trend” during April, with freight traffic across European gateways up 3.9% over the same month of...

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  • More freight services out of China as Kerry and Damco announce new rail routes

    More freight services out of China as Kerry and Damco announce new rail routes

    One Belt, One Road is continuing its inexorable march into Europe, with both Damco and Kerry announcing new rail freight services out of China. Kerry’s westbound service will leave from...

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  • Australian Post Report: Online Shopping Tops $21.3b in 2017

    Australian Post Report: Online Shopping Tops $21.3b in 2017

    Australians spent A$21.3 billion (US$16.3b) last year on online shopping - an 18.7% increase compared with 2016 - Australia Post said in its annual Inside Australian Online Shopping ...

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  • Top 50 Air Freight Forwarders 2018

    Top 50 Air Freight Forwarders 2018

    Top 50 Air Freight Forwarders 2018 - Based on the figures from analyst Armstrong & Associates showing the world’s top airfreight forwarders. Check out the ControlPay hub for daily logistics news.

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  • Kerry Logistics launches rail and road freight services from China to Caucasus and Turkey

    Kerry Logistics launches rail and road freight services from China to Caucasus and Turkey

    Kerry Logistics is launching new cross-border rail and trucking services running from China through Kazakhstan to Caucasus and Turkey.

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  • Supply Chain 2018 Mid-Year Analysis: What’s Happened and What’s Still to Come

    Supply Chain 2018 Mid-Year Analysis: What’s Happened and What’s Still to Come

    As we enter the last half of 2018, companies will continue to turn to technology to increase efficiencies while at the same time begin addressing industry constraints such as the electronic...

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  • US Container Imports to Hit Record: NRF

    US Container Imports to Hit Record: NRF

    Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set record numbers this summer and fall even as the debate over trade and tariffs continues in Washington, according to the...

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  • AAR reports annual gains for U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes in May

    Carloads were up 3.2%, or 41,078 units, annually to 1,319,420, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 6.6%, or 86,010 units, to 1,398,203.

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  • Freight rail sector affirms commitment to local communities in letter to mayors

    Privately funded industry documents its strong safety record and outreach programs, updates key constituency on technological innovation occurring across network

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  • Container spot rates in retreat as ‘gung-ho’ carriers jockey for market share

    Container spot rates in retreat as ‘gung-ho’ carriers jockey for market share

    The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) lost a cumulative 2.8% this week as container spot rates on the transpacific and Asia-South America trades went into retreat. The SCFI’s...

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  • Market insight: As Flexport focuses on market share, can it match its ambitions?

    Market insight: As Flexport focuses on market share, can it match its ambitions?

    After discussing last week how much Flexport could be worth under three different scenarios for revenue growth, profitability and funding mix, I now find myself in the unenviable position of...

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  • Air cargo must adopt truly open modern standards and accelerate adoption

    Air cargo must adopt truly open modern standards and accelerate adoption

    Inspired by The Loadstar’s recent interview with Lufthansa Cargo’s Alexis von Hoensbroech, the founder of Freightos, Zvi Schreiber, looks at which directions the air carrier market needs to evolve...

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  • Daimler Trucks launches e-mobility organisation

    Daimler Trucks launches e-mobility organisation

    Daimler Trucks is creating global organisation for e-mobility, including a new leadership function, as well as opening a research centre in the US for automated truck research. The company has...

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  • DHL eyes first services to the US from Leipzig with its European airline, EAT

    DHL eyes first services to the US from Leipzig with its European airline, EAT

    European Air Transport (EAT) Leipzig, DHL’s European airline, is planning its first services to the US. The carrier filed an application on Tuesday to the US Department of Transportation for a...

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  • Box terminals fare better financially than their carrier customers, but can it last?

    Box terminals fare better financially than their carrier customers, but can it last?

    The container terminal industry has been able to navigate around a predicted ‘perfect storm’ in Q1, but are there more dark clouds on the horizon? While reported losses by ocean carriers in...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel goes the final mile with Zebraxx partnership deal

    Kuehne + Nagel goes the final mile with Zebraxx partnership deal

    Kuehne + Nagel is set to expand its capabilities in the final-mile delivery sector, signing a partnership deal with logistics services solutions provider Zebraxx. The agreement will enable K+N to...

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  • Comment: How to make sense of the digitalisation of the ports industry

    Comment: How to make sense of the digitalisation of the ports industry

    The latest Loadstar LongRead, on ports and technology, examines the challenges of digitisation in the sector. It seems making sense of container supply chains has become virtually impossible. It...

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  • DHL Global Forwarding looks to expand dedicated freighter service

    DHL Global Forwarding looks to expand dedicated freighter service

    DHL Global Forwarding (DHL GF) is looking at addition routes with dedicated freighters, providing steady and predictable cargo uplift on trunk routes for customers as demand continues to outpace...

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  • Kerry Logistics buys logistics firm Saga Italia

    Kerry Logistics Network has purchased a majority interest in Milan-based logistics firm, Saga Italia, for an undisclosed sum.

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  • Transforming last mile deliveries in Vietnam

    Transforming last mile deliveries in Vietnam

    Vietnam is a front-runner in Southeast Asian e-commerce and revolutionary delivery services could boost the market even further. With e-commerce markets maturing around the world, businesses are...

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  • European Shipowners on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    European Shipowners on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The European shipowners together with MEP Wim Van de Camp yesterday organised a seminar in the European Parliament to discuss the International Maritime Organization (IMO) initial Greenhouse Gas...

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  • Baltic Index Up On Stronger Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Up On Stronger Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday as capesize rates jumped to their highest in almost three weeks.* The...

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  • Panamax daily hire rates hit $16,000 as open tonnage availability dries up

    Panamax daily hire rates hit $16,000 as open tonnage availability dries up

    The daily hire rate for panamax containerships has surged by 30% in the past month as brokers report the sector to be “virtually sold out”. According to the latest Alphaliner data, only one...

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  • Freight industry welcomes green light for Heathrow expansion, but the wait goes on

    Freight industry welcomes green light for Heathrow expansion, but the wait goes on

    The freight industry has welcomed the news of the UK government decision on expansion at Heathrow – although the airport must still await approval from MPs. However, there remains some scepticism...

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  • China still powers ahead as Asia-Pacific captures more contract logistics

    China still powers ahead as Asia-Pacific captures more contract logistics

    The Asia-Pacific region will take an even bigger share of the global contract logistics market, as the developed economies of Europe and the US lose ground. According to Ti’s Global Contract...

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  • UPS workers eye strike action as July contract deadline looms

    UPS workers eye strike action as July contract deadline looms

    Storm clouds are brewing over UPS, with workers threatening their first strike in more than two decades. Not only that, but it would likely be one of the largest in US history. The threat comes as...

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  • Airfreight rates on major trades continue ahead of last year

    Airfreight rates on major trades continue ahead of last year

    Airfreight rates continued to trend ahead of last year’s levels in May, with the transpacific trade lane showing particularly strong growth. The latest data from Tac Index shows that in May...

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  • Cainiao led JV to run new Hong Kong Airport e-commerce hub

    Cainiao led JV to run new Hong Kong Airport e-commerce hub

    Airport Authority Hong Kong has awarded a tender to develop and manage a premium logistics centre to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group. Other shareholders...

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  • Delta Cargo appoints Lindsey Jalil to head its commercial team

    Delta Cargo appoints Lindsey Jalil to head its commercial team

    Lindsey Jalil (pictured) has become managing director commercial for Delta Cargo. She replaces Kristin Colvile, who was appointed chief executive officer and managing director for SkyTeam Alliance...

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  • Uber Freight’s New ‘Fleet Mode’ Targets Small Trucking Fleets

    With fleet mode, carriers and their dispatchers can find, book, assign and reassign the best loads for their team, once logged in, carriers and their dispatchers can see a full list of their...

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  • Is the ship register or ship registry liable for containers falling off a ship..??

    Is the ship register or ship registry liable for containers falling off a ship..??

    As you may have read, I recently wrote about "Containers lost at sea, why it happens, what to do when it happens and also about What is a ship register or ship registry.. Recent news reports of 83...

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  • A Blueprint for the Future of Supply Chain Innovation

    A Blueprint for the Future of Supply Chain Innovation

    ArticleAs the supply chain works continuously to combat the ever-changing landscape brought on by online giants like Amazon, this industry needs innovation.Contributed Author: Kristi...

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  • North Europe ports see decent volumes while concerns linger

    North Europe ports see decent volumes while concerns linger

    The report indicated that total container volumes across the six ports increased by 12.1%, or 414,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) from February to March, the most recent month for which...

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  • American Airlines becomes first US carrier to begin Cuba cargo service

    American Airlines becomes first US carrier to begin Cuba cargo service

    FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines becomes the first U.S. passenger carrier to begin cargo service in Cuba. The airline now offers mail service, including correspondence, parcels and express...

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  • New GPDR laws may be a barrier to the full logistics potential of blockchain

    New GPDR laws may be a barrier to the full logistics potential of blockchain

    Blockchain may help provide supply chain solutions, but the new GDPR legislation has exposed some of the challenges the technology faces. Last month, the EU brought in new General Data Protection...

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  • On time delivery need not be fast customers say

    On time delivery need not be fast customers say

    Latest Triangle research suggests that fast delivery, may not be as important to retail customers as on time delivery...

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  • New DHL Americas Innovation Center to promote future of logistics

    DHL will expand its global innovation footprint to the Americas region with its new Americas Innovation Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

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  • Europa Worldwide buys Belgian haulier Continental Cargo Carriers

    Europa Worldwide buys Belgian haulier Continental Cargo Carriers

    UK haulage operator and fright forwarder Europa Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Belgian trucking firm Continental Cargo Carriers (CCC) for an undisclosed amount. Europa managing...

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  • Container spot rates react calmly to controversial bunker surcharges

    Container spot rates react calmly to controversial bunker surcharges

    Container spot rates from Asia to Europe this week showed only a modest reaction to the emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) drive by ocean carriers. However, on the transpacific tradelane, the...

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  • Hans-Georg Werner appointed chairman of Rail Delivery Group freight board

    Hans-Georg Werner appointed chairman of Rail Delivery Group freight board

    DB Cargo UK’s chief executive, Hans-Georg Werner, has been appointed chairman of Rail Delivery Group (RDG) freight board, the industry forum that exists “to deliver leadership and strategic...

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  • Henrik Ambak tops list of new directors at IATA’s Cargo IQ

    Henrik Ambak tops list of new directors at IATA’s Cargo IQ

    IATA’s Cargo iQ organisation has appointed Emirates SkyCargo’s senior vice president of global operations, Henrik Ambak, (pictured above) as its new vice chairman. And Nadeem Sultan, vice...

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  • Container Shipping Shakeup Needed for Higher Rates

    Container Shipping Shakeup Needed for Higher Rates

    Container shipping: Change required for higher ratesDemandThe growing imports of loaded containers into the U.S. East Coast (USEC) continues to be a focal point for the container shipping...

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  • Liege Airport Set to Become Alibaba’s European Hub

    Liege Airport Set to Become Alibaba’s European Hub

    Liege Airport has been chosen as the European hub in a global network operation set up by Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of the Chinese e-commerce wholesaler Alibaba. ...

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  • DPD launches parcel sending from app

    DPD launches parcel sending from app

    Parcel delivery company DPD is offering consumers an easy, paperless way to send parcels to 20 countries across Europe with new ‘send parcel’ function on its Your DPD app. The app generates a QR...

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  • Cargo chaos in Brazil as truckers’ strike hits fuel deliveries and closes factories

    Cargo chaos in Brazil as truckers’ strike hits fuel deliveries and closes factories

    Brazil’s transport sector is coming under increasing pressure from multiple strikes causing fuel shortages forcing cancelled cargo operations. Last week, the country’s customs officers began a...

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  • Alibaba and Cainiao investment in ZTO Express – more than meets the eye

    Alibaba and Cainiao investment in ZTO Express – more than meets the eye

    The sheer size of China’s logistics sector supporting its e-commerce market continues to raise eyebrows. The recent acquisition of a 10% stake in e-commerce fulfilment provider ZTO Express by...

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  • Lars Winkelbauer from DHL to Polar Air; Robert Hyslop from Polar Air to DHL

    Lars Winkelbauer from DHL to Polar Air; Robert Hyslop from Polar Air to DHL

    Polar Air Cargo has appointed Lars Winkelbauer (pictured) as chief operating officer and executive vice president, marking a return to the company after joining DHL in 2014. At Polar, he was vice...

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  • 5 Factors affecting the Warehouse of the Future

    5 Factors affecting the Warehouse of the Future

    The pace of change in warehousing and logistics has never been faster. Technology, macro economic conditions and changing consumer behaviour, are having a huge impact on the way warehouses and...

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  • Prijzen stijgen, winst blijft achter

    Prijzen stijgen, winst blijft achter

    De prijzen in de sector transport en logistiek stegen in het eerste kwartaal van 2018. De winsten blijven achter, omdat ook de kosten voor personeel en brandstof flink zijn gestegen.

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  • DHL to build logistics innovation center in Chicago area

    First U.S. technology hub will open in 2019, supporting warehouse and transportation platforms such as smart glasses, collaborative robots, and chatbots.

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  • Carriers’ new bunker surcharges spark anger among shippers and 3PLs

    Carriers’ new bunker surcharges spark anger among shippers and 3PLs

    The imposition of emergency bunker surcharges looks set to pitch container shipping lines into direct conflict with their shipper and 3PL customers. And one shipper group wants far greater...

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  • Air freight market holding a steady course, but fuel hikes start to bite

    Air freight market holding a steady course, but fuel hikes start to bite

    While some of last year’s heat seems to have evaporated from the air freight market, it retains growth and demand is edging up again after a soft March. Freight tonne kilometres showed demand rose...

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  • DHL unveils new solutions to “drive down” carbon emissions and optimise logistics

    DHL unveils new solutions to “drive down” carbon emissions and optimise logistics

    DHL has launched two new transport innovations which it claims will help to "drive down carbon emissions, reduce the number of vehicles on roads and deliver cost savings for customers".

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  • DHL Parcel Metro Same Day service launched in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

    DHL Parcel Metro Same Day service launched in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

    DHL eCommerce has announced the introduction of the DHL Parcel Metro Same Day service in Vietnam's in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

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  • Bpost en DHL bundelen bezorgkrachten in Benelux

    Bpost en DHL bundelen bezorgkrachten in Benelux

    DHL Parcel en Bpost gaan samenwerken onder de naam ‘Dé Benelux bezorgers’. Het initiatief moet het grensoverschrijdend online shoppen makkelijker en sneller maken voor consument en webshop.

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  • Airfreight traffic growth back on track in April

    Airfreight traffic growth back on track in April

    Airfreight traffic growth was back on track in April after an "abrupt" slowdown in performance during March. The latest figures from IATA show that freight tonne kms (FTK) increased by 4.1% in...

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  • bpost and DHL team up for Benelux e-commerce deliveries

    bpost and DHL team up for Benelux e-commerce deliveries

    Belgium's bpost and DHL Parcel are teaming up in a "non-exclusive partnership" operating under the banner “Dé Benelux bezorgers” to provide e-commerce deliveries in the Benelux region.

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  • Boosting E-Commerce in Asia

    Boosting E-Commerce in Asia

    The growth of ASEAN is directly tied to the growth of trade in the region. Shiumei Lin | UPS The growth of e-commerce has brought both opportunities and challenges to Southeast Asia. Though a...

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  • Maersk, ABS on Safety on Containerships

    Maersk, ABS on Safety on Containerships

    Maersk Line selected ABS to lead a workshop to identify and evaluate potential hazards posed on containerships from dangerous cargoes stowage. The workshop assembled industry stakeholders to...

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  • AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending May 19

    AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending May 19

    On a year-to-date basis through the first 20 weeks of 2018, U.S. carloads are up 1.1% annually at 5,141,257, and intermodal units are up 5.9% at 5,443,730.

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  • ‘Alibaba opent distributiecentrum in Hamburg’

    ‘Alibaba opent distributiecentrum in Hamburg’

    Alibaba wil een nieuw logistieke hub in Duitsland openen. Hamburg heeft de beste papieren.

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  • DHL eCommerce expands Hong Kong distribution centre

    DHL eCommerce expands Hong Kong distribution centre

    DHL eCommerce has expanded its Hong Kong distribution centre, to support the strong e-commerce export growth in China.

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  • Drewry: Middle East comeback

    Demand growth from Asia to the Middle East topped 26% in 1Q18, but just like the South Asia market freight rates continue to fall because of chronic over-capacity.

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  • Navigating the Transportation Capacity Crunch

    Navigating the Transportation Capacity Crunch

    Just this week, forecasters warned that the 2018 hurricane season could be more active than usual, unfortunately as busy as the stormy 2017 season that brought unprecedented damage to many areas....

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  • The Rise Of E-Commerce In The United States

    The Rise Of E-Commerce In The United States

    Data FocusThis chart shows e-Commerce sales as a percentage of total retail sales in the United States.Contributed Author: Felix RichterTopics: E-Commerce

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  • Swissport to study blockchain benefits for cargo

    Swissport to study blockchain benefits for cargo

    Swissport is to study the benefits of blockchain for its cargo handling business. The company is launching a blockchain pilot phase with Olam, a non-profit foundation dedicated to developing an...

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  • Kerry Logistics eyes growing African trade with takeover of Jo’burg forwarder SAS

    Kerry Logistics eyes growing African trade with takeover of Jo’burg forwarder SAS

    Ambitious Kerry Logistics has expanded again with the acquisition of Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS) in Johannesburg. SAS offers ocean, air, LCL, FCL, breakbulk and warehousing and, as part...

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  • CMA CGM and Zim blame rising fuel costs as they join the list reporting Q1 losses

    CMA CGM and Zim blame rising fuel costs as they join the list reporting Q1 losses

    CMA CGM and Zim each posted first-quarter losses last week. Both pinned the blame on escalating fuel costs, joining their container shipping peers in what has been a dismal first quarter. CMA CGM...

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  • Schiphol tests digital tool to maximise bellyhold cargo

    Schiphol tests digital tool to maximise bellyhold cargo

    Amsterdam Schiphol airport, faced by a constraint on freighter aircraft slots, is offering airline planners the chance to test a digital tool that will maximise bellyhold cargo capacity on...

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  • Encouraging April for Asia airlines' airfreight

    Encouraging April for Asia airlines' airfreight

    Asia Pacific airlines saw air cargo demand progress at an "encouraging pace" in April, driven by further expansions in global service and manufacturing sectors. In its preliminary traffic figures...

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  • Railfreightlocations.eu kicks off the second round

    Railfreightlocations.eu kicks off the second round

    The EU Commission, under the leadership of HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, has commissioned the consortium to develop the portal into the Europe-wide standard instrument for information on all...

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  • Advanced Analytics Helping to Deliver a More Efficient Last Mile

    Advanced Analytics Helping to Deliver a More Efficient Last Mile

    Rising consumer demand is forcing companies to rethink their last-mile delivery supply chains. Matthias Winkenbach | MIT The United Nations is projecting the number of so-called megacities of more...

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  • Older Freighters in Danger of Going Back to the Desert Again?

    Older Freighters in Danger of Going Back to the Desert Again?

    Old timers call them aircraft boneyards, when referring to the massive areas allocated in U.S. deserts for the storage of aircraft which are no longer serviceable or which have been ...

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  • Container shipping freight rates begin recovery on Asia-Europe ahead of June increases

    Container shipping freight rates begin recovery on Asia-Europe ahead of June increases

    Carriers on the key Asia-Europe trades saw container shipping spot freight rates lift this week in advance of introducing new FAK levels on 1 June next week. According to this morning’s Shanghai...

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  • Market insight: transport and logistics stock prices shrug off mixed margins

    Market insight: transport and logistics stock prices shrug off mixed margins

    “The Dow theory … says the market is in an upward trend if one of its averages (industrial or transportation) advances above a previous important high and is accompanied or followed by a similar...

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  • Brazil close to paralysis as truckers’ strike stops fuel deliveries

    Brazil close to paralysis as truckers’ strike stops fuel deliveries

    With even airports running low on fuel reserves, the Brazilian government has struck a last-minute deal to avert 15 days of nationwide truck strikes. In the port of Santos there were virtually no...

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  • Suning Logistics tests autonomous heavy-duty truck in Shanghai, China

    Suning Logistics has completed the testing of self-driving heavy-duty truck, Strolling Dragon, as part of its efforts to provide fully-automated logistics solutions to the customers.

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  • Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

    Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

    by Dr. Madhav DurbhaSupply chain insights from leading industry experts Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply...

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  • Transforming the future of city logistics?

    Transforming the future of city logistics?

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a concept for what could be the acme of eco-friendly futuristic logistics: autonomous, electric, 3D-printed boats that...

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  • Truck drivers protest rising fuel prices in Brazil

    Truck drivers protest rising fuel prices in Brazil

    As strikes continue to hobble Brazilian customs, the government is now facing up to protests linked to rising fuel prices. The Brazilian Truck Drivers Association (ABCAM) have enacted blockades...

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  • David Harman appointed cargo manager, Switzerland, at Emirates SkyCargo

    David Harman appointed cargo manager, Switzerland, at Emirates SkyCargo

    Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman as its cargo manager for Switzerland. Mr Harman joins the Dubai-headquartered carrier from sister company Dnata, where he served has quality assurance...

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  • UPS Strengthens Cross-Border Capabilities With New Flagship £120 Million London Hub

    UPS has opened a new £120 million hub at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in the UK to help improve the company’s e-commerce capabilities, particularly as a gateway to Europe and for...

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  • Manufacturers That Use Ocean Shipping Have a New Problem: Cyberpirates

    Manufacturers That Use Ocean Shipping Have a New Problem: Cyberpirates

    NewsPirates have always sailed the high seas, including in modern times.Contributed Author: Kayla MatthewsTopics: Supply Chain

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  • Rebranded Tiaca is no ‘spent force’ and is good for air cargo, says chairman

    Rebranded Tiaca is no ‘spent force’ and is good for air cargo, says chairman

    Tiaca chairman Sebastiaan Scholte has denied claims that Tiaca is a “spent force”. Mr Scholte’s response follows claims this month that Tiaca is facing financial challenges. He told The...

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  • ‘Fear of being first’ may be the biggest hurdle for blockchain in logistics

    ‘Fear of being first’ may be the biggest hurdle for blockchain in logistics

    Internal resistance, or fear of being first, could be one of the most challenging aspects of introducing blockchain into logistics. Paul Brody, global blockchain leader for EY, told members of the...

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  • Airlines divided on cross-industry collaboration to boost pharma volumes

    Airlines divided on cross-industry collaboration to boost pharma volumes

    Air cargo players should accelerate collaboration efforts to grow pharmaceutical volumes, delegates heard at last week’s Air Cargo China event in Shanghai. However, major airlines are divided on...

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  • Other Voices: Data science comes to the supply chain

    Supply chain management has been slow to leverage advances in data science. It's time to play catch up.

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  • The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

    The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

    Are You Packing for Success? Overwhelmed By Parcel Shipping Claims? When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. However, how your cartons...

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  • BiTA to help shippers use blockchain technology in supply chains

    BiTA to help shippers use blockchain technology in supply chains

    Atlanta, GA — The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) announced a new endeavor focused on supply chain participants. The new Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) is designed to meet the...

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  • US express giants pour cash into technology as e-commerce deliveries boom

    US express giants pour cash into technology as e-commerce deliveries boom

    Express operators are ramping up investments in automation and warehousing to offset margin pressures associated with rising B2C deliveries. In the US, the likes of FedEx, UPS and US Postal...

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  • Transport prices rise in first quarter

    Transport prices in Europe in the first quarter were up 7.1 per cent on a year ago, latest figures from Transporeon reveal. However, the 35th Transport Market Monitor shows that the price index...

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  • Analysis: tie-up with a major forwarder the next step for CMA CGM after CEVA?

    Analysis: tie-up with a major forwarder the next step for CMA CGM after CEVA?

    The entrance of CMA CGM into the logistics industry last month, when it joined the capital raise and IPO of CEVA Logistics was more a game-changer for the latter than for the French carrier, but...

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  • Bluetooth technology a new wave of transformation for air cargo

    Bluetooth technology a new wave of transformation for air cargo

    Bluetooth enabled track-and-trace technology is set to transform the air cargo industry. According to Ranger Aerospace chief executive Steve Townes, using low-energy Bluetooth tracking on unit...

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  • Storm clouds darken on Asia-Europe box trade as carriers struggle with rates

    Storm clouds darken on Asia-Europe box trade as carriers struggle with rates

    The storm clouds on the major east-west container trades continued to darken this week as attempts to hike freight increases appeared to falter and fuel costs continued to rise. On the key Asia to...

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  • Armstrong Report: E-Commerce logistics in the United States

    Armstrong Report: E-Commerce logistics in the United States

    “E-Commerce Logistics in the United States” provides a comprehensive review of the current state of e-commerce logistics, with a focus on domestic and international transportation, warehousing and...

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  • Schiphol freighter crisis may run into winter as local rule is delayed again

    Schiphol freighter crisis may run into winter as local rule is delayed again

    Fears are mounting that Schiphol’s freighter slot crisis will continue into the winter season after “differences of interpretation” over a Local Rule for cargo. In the Dutch parliament on Tuesday...

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  • Air cargo and technology adoption: ‘it’s an embarrassing performance’

    Air cargo and technology adoption: ‘it’s an embarrassing performance’

    The air cargo industry has an “embarrassing” track record in technology adoption, one senior airline executive said today. Speaking at the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai, Lufthansa Cargo chief...

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  • EU target of 30% cut in truck emissions by 2030 ‘too aggressive’

    EU target of 30% cut in truck emissions by 2030 ‘too aggressive’

    The EU took a step towards its first CO2 standards for trucks this week. The commission’s proposals aim for a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030, and it should come as no surprise that industry...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel rolls out enhanced WMS software to support omnichannel fulfillment, advanced picking

    Swiss company adapts JDA platform to keep up with changes in e-commerce and digitalization, Kuehne + Nagel says.

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  • Trade Body: EU Still Providing Illegal Subsidies to Airbus

    Trade Body: EU Still Providing Illegal Subsidies to Airbus

    NewsThe World Trade Organization has ruled that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus, the latest in a string of tussles between the European manufacturer...

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  • DHL Supply Chain introduces end-to-end supply chain visibility platform

    DHL Supply Chain introduces end-to-end supply chain visibility platform

    Bonn, Germay — DHL Supply Chain announced the availability of its latest customer technology platform, MySupplyChain. The secure and easy-to-use platform integrates data from DHL Supply Chain...

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  • Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) sign partnership agreement

    Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) sign partnership agreement

    15 May 2018 DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics (EFL) have signed an agreement for weekly scheduled charter services, taking their partnership to the next level. The...

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  • Elon Musk Says LA-Area Test Tunnel Almost Complete

    Elon Musk Says LA-Area Test Tunnel Almost Complete

    NewsBillionaire Elon Musk says he's almost completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds called...

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  • P&O Ferries boosts capacity to compensate for lost Scotland-Europe freight link

    P&O Ferries boosts capacity to compensate for lost Scotland-Europe freight link

    In response to the recent demise of Scotland’s only direct maritime ro-ro link with continental Europe, P&O Ferries has announced plans to hike freight capacity on its services between Zeebrugge...

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  • Major forwarders begin the fight to get ahead in the digital supply chain race

    Major forwarders begin the fight to get ahead in the digital supply chain race

    Digital start-ups may hit media headlines, but some of the biggest names in forwarding are making sizeable investments in digital technologies of their own. In the past 24 hours, DHL Supply Chain...

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  • FedEx Smith sees blockchain as ‘next frontier’ for logistics

    FedEx Smith sees blockchain as ‘next frontier’ for logistics

    FedEx is on the blockchain train, with Bloomberg reporting the company is testing the tech to track large, high-value cargo. Chief executive Fred Smith calls it “the next frontier” and believes it...

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  • CEVA reports solid first quarter

    CEVA reports solid first quarter

    Supply chain services giant CEVA Logistics reported a 2018 first quarter revenue improvement of 5.4% (at constant currency) to $1.79bn, while also seeing strong improvements in earnings in both...

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  • Maersk leads the way as carriers look to raise Asia-Europe FAK rates

    Maersk leads the way as carriers look to raise Asia-Europe FAK rates

    Maersk Line has announced an increase in its FAK rates from Asia to North Europe effective 15 May as it seeks to build on a brief period of stability in the container spot rate market. The North...

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  • Sean van Dort steps up to become new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum

    Sean van Dort steps up to become new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum

    Sean van Dort (pictured) has been voted in as the new chairman of the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), succeeding Bob Ballantyne, chief executive of the Freight Management Association of Canada and...

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  • Carriers rush to cater for growing Asia-US east coast trade demand

    Carriers rush to cater for growing Asia-US east coast trade demand

    Despite the uncertain long-term outlook for demand following the outbreak of trade war skirmishes between the US and China, transpacific headhaul volumes so far this year are proving robust –...

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  • Market insight: How fare the shares of Ceva, DP-DHL, DSV, XPO and friends

    Market insight: How fare the shares of Ceva, DP-DHL, DSV, XPO and friends

    The initial fall and subsequent rise of CEVA Logistics stock has been spectacular to watch since it started to trade on May 4. But it was nothing compared with this week’s 7% plunge of Deutsche...

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  • UPS to trial Arrival electric vans

    UPS to trial Arrival electric vans

    UPS is working with UK-based technology firm Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles to be trialled in London and Paris. The lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range...

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  • Shortage of ships for charter could force carriers to shelve new services

    Shortage of ships for charter could force carriers to shelve new services

    An acute shortage in the availability of charter tonnage could force carriers to shelve their plans to launch new liner services this summer. And a big hike in daily hire rates for container ships...

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  • Start-up carrier ACE Freighters Belgium eyes US routes for launch

    Start-up carrier ACE Freighters Belgium eyes US routes for launch

    A planned new EU-based freighter airline from CAL Cargo Airlines is readying for launch. ACE Freighters Belgium has applied to the US Department of Transport (DoT) for routes between the EU and...

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  • Expeditors reports higher profits, strong revenue growth in Q1

    Expeditors reports higher profits, strong revenue growth in Q1

    Expeditors recorded a 45% jump in income for the three months to March with multiple factors contributing, not least of which was the drop in US corporate tax rates. TT News reports growth across...

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  • Global Forwarding is star turn, as DP-DHL announces Q1 results

    Global Forwarding is star turn, as DP-DHL announces Q1 results

    Deutsche Post-DHL has kicked off the year in strong fashion with growing profits despite two divisions struggling. The group’s Supply Chain business recorded dramatic double-digit drops in...

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  • Budweiser brewer orders 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks

    Budweiser brewer orders 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks

    Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has ordered up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered artics from the Nikola Motor Company, which will be delivered from 2020. A-B aims to convert its entire long-haul...

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  • UPS promotes Mark Vale as president UK, Ireland and Nordics as it invests in Europe network

    UPS promotes Mark Vale as president UK, Ireland and Nordics as it invests in Europe network

    UPS lifer Mark Vale has taken over as president for the company’s UK, Ireland and Nordics operations. Mr Vale will succeed Luis Arriaga – another company veteran – who has held the role since June...

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  • Airfreight rates continue to track ahead of 2017 levels in April

    Airfreight rates continue to track ahead of 2017 levels in April

    Air cargo carriers continued to see airfreight rates improve in April compared with a year earlier. According to the latest figures from data provider Tac Index, carriers offering cargo capacity...

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  • UPS begins testing of eBike deliveries in Paris, France

    UPS has started testing deliveries with eBikes in central Paris, France, as part its efforts to reduce issues resulting from urban logistics.

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  • OnTruck seeks to tackle annual £6.5bn extra road haulage costs

    OnTruck seeks to tackle annual £6.5bn extra road haulage costs

    Road haulage is suffering from a lack of rate visibility, significant inefficiencies, and an inability to effectively utilise data. And OnTruck managing director David Jennison told The Loadstar...

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  • Deepsea container freight rates hold on to last week’s gains as vessel utilisation rises

    Deepsea container freight rates hold on to last week’s gains as vessel utilisation rises

    Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) comprehensive index was up 2.1% this week reflecting a stable spot market for container shipments from Asia. The North Europe component of the...

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  • XPO Logistics eyes new acquisition following strong Q1 result – while robots roam the facilities

    XPO Logistics eyes new acquisition following strong Q1 result – while robots roam the facilities

    XPO Logistics could agree its next acquisition as early as this month, chief executive Bradley Jacobs told The Loadstar in the aftermath of delivering record quarterly results yesterday. “The...

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  • Forwarding not ready for full customs declarations at new EU-UK border

    Forwarding not ready for full customs declarations at new EU-UK border

    Logistics industry fears are growing after Brexit minister David Davis gave his clearest indication yet that the UK would implement EU customs declarations at the Irish border next March. At...

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  • Blockchain and E-bills of lading

    Blockchain and E-bills of lading

    Ongoing discussion of blockchain has brought electronic bills of lading back into the spotlight. While the benefits of cutting paper from the supply chain have been known for nigh-on four decades,...

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  • Airfreight KPIs set to feature in business contracts

    Airfreight KPIs set to feature in business contracts

    Air cargo’s emerging key performance indicators (KPIs) look set to become a feature of future contracts between airfreight stakeholders. Ground handlers, general sales agents (GSA) and freight...

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  • E-commerce fuels XPO's record Q1 earnings

    E-commerce fuels XPO's record Q1 earnings

    XPO Logistics saw record first quarter 2018 revenues with an 18.4% increase year-over-year to $4.19bn, led by organic growth in e-commerce demand for last mile and contract logistics. The fast...

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  • UK logistics industry expects continued success in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainties

    UK logistics industry expects continued success in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainties

    The UK’s logistics industry expects continued success in 2018 despite the uncertainties posed by Brexit and continued economic instability, according to a new report from the Freight Transport...

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  • 3PLs must invest now in a digital future, or they will ‘simply get squashed’

    3PLs must invest now in a digital future, or they will ‘simply get squashed’

    Technology providers have urged shippers and freight forwarders to embrace the wave of digitisation and disruption sweeping across logistics and supply chains –or face “getting squashed”. Simon...

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  • Logistics – ‘the new retail’ – needs to listen to the customer, not follow trends

    Logistics – ‘the new retail’ – needs to listen to the customer, not follow trends

    Retailers must focus on what customers want – as opposed to keeping up with the trends of same-day and next-day delivery. This was the takeaway from the Logistics is the New Retail session at this...

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  • Boost to air freight from re-stocking cycle has run its course

    Boost to air freight from re-stocking cycle has run its course

    Lack of inventory re-stocking and a softening of global trade has seen air freight grow at its slowest pace in 22 months, according to the latest figures from IATA. Freight tonne km grew 1.7% in...

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  • First-quarter air cargo volumes on the up, but yields struggle

    First-quarter air cargo volumes on the up, but yields struggle

    Air cargo volumes rose 4.8% this year in the first quarter, according to the latest data from WorldACD. But yields in euros struggled with currency valuations. The consultancy noted: “We need only...

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  • Worldwide Trade Agreements

    Worldwide Trade Agreements

    Data FocusThis chart shows the number of worldwide in-force regional trade agreements (RTA) since 1958. Contributed Author: Dyfed LoescheTopics: Global

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  • DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed hyperloop ‘transport revolution’

    DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed hyperloop ‘transport revolution’

    DP World has launched Cargospeed, a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One that will develop a hyperloop-enabled cargo system. While the location of the first system has yet to be revealed, it is...

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  • Investment in Amazon Logistics will grow, as outsourcing goes on… for now

    Investment in Amazon Logistics will grow, as outsourcing goes on… for now

    Amazon plans to retain its current mix of outsourced and in-house logistics operations – for now. But it will continue to invest in its own transport capabilities, to cater for growth. In an...

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  • Digitisation of supply chains will happen in three years, boosting efficiency 30%

    Digitisation of supply chains will happen in three years, boosting efficiency 30%

    The digitisation of container supply chains is likely to happen far faster than many freight transport and logistics service providers realise. One leading Asia-based supply chain head has argued...

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  • Digitalization in Cargo: Still a Rough Road Ahead

    Digitalization in Cargo: Still a Rough Road Ahead

    The air cargo industry still has a long way to go towards digitalization and the standardization of its business processes, particularly by upping the use of electronic air waybills(e-AWB). This...

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  • Schiphol cargo dips in March

    Schiphol cargo dips in March

    Amsterdam Schiphol's cargo volumes dipped by 4.7% in March to 146,249 tonnes as the number of full freighter services fell from 1,582 last year in the same month to 1,411 in 2018. Cargo volumes by...

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  • K+N further simplifies digital accessibility and collaboration

    K+N further simplifies digital accessibility and collaboration

    Kuehne + Nagel Group is dedicated to expanding the e-touch capabilities of the forwarding industry. With the launch of three new digital solutions, Kuehne + Nagel is effectively contributing to...

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  • Customs Union is not enough to deliver frictionless trade, says FTA

    Customs Union is not enough to deliver frictionless trade, says FTA

    As the House of Commons prepares to vote on a motion on customs & borders today (26 April 2018), the UK’s logistics industry is reminding MPs that forming a customs union with the EU would not...

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  • £6.5 billion wasted in road freight

    £6.5 billion wasted in road freight

    Operators could save up to £6.5 billion a year by improving vehicle capacity utilisation, according to David Jennison, managing director of OnTruck. Speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Show, he...

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  • Crane Worldwide Logistics charters the world’s largest aircraft

    Crane Worldwide Logistics charters the world’s largest aircraft

    Developing cost effective and time efficient solutions to solve client’s challenges HOUSTON, April 26th, 2018 The Antonov AN-225 Mriya is the world’s largest aircraft, it landed safely in Dammam...

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  • Digitized ocean cargo industry at “tipping point”?

    INTTRA maintains that the ocean cargo industry has moved beyond the “digitization tipping point,” and is on the verge of advancing from innovation to action.

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  • The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

    The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

    Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are...

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  • Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Customs modernization will be key to facilitating trade growth. Amgad Shehata | UPS Hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year’s E-Commerce Week brought...

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  • Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains

    Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains

    While the consolidation of liner shipping companies into larger alliances and associated deployment of larger vessels on the Asia-Europe trades appears to be leading to a reduced range of...

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  • Freight costs weighing on earnings at consumer goods makers

    Freight costs weighing on earnings at consumer goods makers

    US shippers are complaining about transport costs, which they claim have risen 20% from a year ago.  However, this appears to be domestic US trucking costs, rather than international freight, as...

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  • Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe? Dr. Milos Milenkovic | MIT A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the...

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  • Container shipping market looking more buoyant, despite overcapacity

    Container shipping market looking more buoyant, despite overcapacity

    Despite overcapacity fears from a flood of newbuild ultra-large ships, as well as recent container spot rate erosion, analysts have a surprisingly positive outlook on profitability for container...

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  • Dry Bulk: Capesize Rally Continues

    Dry Bulk: Capesize Rally Continues

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, hit an over three-month high on Friday as a rally in the capesize vessel segment helped the...

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  • The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset

    The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset

    With Earth Day approaching, let’s examine the link between a culture of sustainability and one of innovation. Peter Harris | UPS In some respects, it’s great news that more than half of the global...

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  • Outsourcing Freight Audit: why Freight auditing connects your most important divisions

    Outsourcing Freight Audit: why Freight auditing connects your most important divisions

    Outsourcing your freight audit and payment is one of the three options you have as a shipper. Freight Bill Auditing and Payment moves towards increased outsourcing.

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  • Selecting the best TMS – Top 10 Things to consider and get started

    Selecting the best TMS – Top 10 Things to consider and get started

    Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) are more important than ever but choosing your own can be quite difficult. Here you find the 10 things to consider buying your own TMS system.

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  • Continuous Warehouse Performance Improvement Through Predictive Analytics

    Continuous Warehouse Performance Improvement Through Predictive Analytics

    ArticleOften overlooked amid the talk about the future benefits of IoT is the fact that many current automation advancements remain largely untapped. Contributed Author: Randy...

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  • Top-heavy growth in container tonnage sparks overcapacity concerns

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    Dachser reports record revenues, with global forwarding the star performer

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    Hapag-Lloyd explores priority baggage concept for container shipping

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    Hyperloop could be up and running in Europe this year

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    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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    IMO’s first steps to reduce shipping emissions not perfect, but positive

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    The Top 50 Largest Logistics Companies in the US 2018

    The Top 50 Largest Logistics Companies in the US (North America). Top ranking list published annually and gives detailed inside in the 50 best performing logistic companies in Northern America.

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    Shipowners gain upper hand as charter market bites back at carriers

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    Top Priorities in 2018? Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency

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    A focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and ‘digital forwarders’ to struggle

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    Air freight volumes rise 7% at top 20 airports

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    Strong start for air freight, but trade wars could start a downdraught

    Growth, growth, growth. The start of 2018 has been strong in air cargo – but there are some caveats which could see demand weaken over the year. IATA reported that demand, measured in freight...

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  • E-commerce logistics operators will be hit hard by new HMRC rules

    E-commerce logistics operators will be hit hard by new HMRC rules

    UK e-commerce logistics operators are to be hit by a wave of new regulations as tax authorities seek to claw back billions of unpaid duty. Transport and logistics law specialist Howard Catherall...

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  • The Top 25 Trucking & Less Than Truckload (LTL) Companies in 2017

    The Top 25 Trucking & Less Than Truckload (LTL) Companies in 2017

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  • DHL running “cubicycle” pilot in UAE

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    DHL has announced that it is running a pilot using its "cubicycle" cargo bike to make inner city deliveries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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    Demand remains strong in challenging market

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    Want to be on top of all things Logistics? Check out the top 50 transportation and logistics blogs in the Industry.

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    Procurement of freight – emerging trends that will hit us by 2020

    Are you overpaying for the procurement of Freight and RFP projects because you have been made to believe that logistics sourcing should take a lot of consultants resources and difficult...

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  • DHL Freight invests in new freight hub in Hanover

    In the future, around 260 employees will take care of day-to-day scheduling and consolidation for the company's European freight network from the new site.

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    At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Freight Rate Update W45

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    Ocean carrier reliability, which shipping line tops the chart?

    Across all carriers, reliability on the trade improved by 4.3 percentage points, compared with the second quarter, and reached 80.8%.

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  • 3 Useful Tips From Experts In LTL Tenders

    3 Useful Tips From Experts In LTL Tenders

    Tendering your Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight is often a sensitive exercise for companies. First, it is time-consuming. But moreover, the results of the tender strongly depend on a solid...

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    ControlPay Training University program to the next level!

    Following our good tradition of awarding the best employees, ControlPay conducted the next developmental and motivational 'Training University program' on the 19-20th of October, nearby Lviv.

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    Freight tender process: Modern solutions versus legacy tools

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