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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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  • Lufthansa Cargo: New digital sales channel for the spot segment

    Lufthansa Cargo: New digital sales channel for the spot segment

    cargo.one, the provider of an airline-independent digital platform for marketing and booking of air freight capacities, and Lufthansa Cargo seal their cooperation with a cooperation contract....

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  • Creative logistics partnership between DB Schenker and Airbus to benefit Mobile, Alabama

    In an announcement that has many global implications for one of world’s largest logistics providers, DB Schenker has developed a streamlined logistics and transportation system for Airbus’ final...

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  • Air cargo forward price curve could dull the pain of pricing instability

    Air cargo forward price curve could dull the pain of pricing instability

    Exposure to price volatility in air freight could soon be mitigated by the launch of an air freight ‘forward price curve’. The index could help forwarders manage the risk of rapid price changes in...

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  • Forwarders braced for impact on trade in China retaliation to latest Trump tariffs

    Forwarders braced for impact on trade in China retaliation to latest Trump tariffs

    Forwarders are advised to brace themselves as the China-US trade war kicks up a gear. The US administration has announced plans for a further $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese exports. This...

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  • China-Europe air cargo rates expected to rise despite unexpected dip

    China-Europe air cargo rates expected to rise despite unexpected dip

    Airfreight rates on services from China to Europe are expected to pick up during the summer and beat last year’s levels during the fourth-quarter peak. The first airfreight rate forward curve from...

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  • Baltic Index Falls on Weaker Capesize Rates

    Baltic Index Falls on Weaker Capesize Rates

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for the second straight day on Tuesday due to lower capsize rates.* The overall index...

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  • Feeder operators lose out as Maersk cuts costs via exclusive deal with BG Freight

    Feeder operators lose out as Maersk cuts costs via exclusive deal with BG Freight

    As part of the cost-saving measures announced after Maersk Group’s first quarter $239m loss, its container arm has taken the knife to its feeder service network and reverted to a policy of...

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  • China-Europe air freight rate blip, but forward curve expects Q3 surge

    China-Europe air freight rate blip, but forward curve expects Q3 surge

    Air freight rates on the China-Europe route surprisingly declined this week but are expected to rise, according to the new forward curve published by the TAC Index in conjunction commodity broker...

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  • Airlines looking to add spice with freighters as confidence in cargo soars

    Airlines looking to add spice with freighters as confidence in cargo soars

    Newfound confidence in air freight after a bumper 2017 and surging e-commerce sales, is seeing more passenger airlines look to freighters. Spicejet, a low-cost Indian passenger carrier, is to...

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  • More carriers to cut back on Asia-Europe container capacity after summer peak

    More carriers to cut back on Asia-Europe container capacity after summer peak

    More deepsea carriers have announced plans to cut capacity on the Asia-Europe trade in preparation for a slowdown in volumes after the summer peak season. 2M partner MSC today said it would...

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  • DHL will become market leader for road freight

    DHL will become market leader for road freight

    DHL Freight celebrated the grand opening of a new warehouse in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey, on July 5th. The 38,000 square meter facility, which represents an... Der...

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  • Etihad Decides on Strategic U-turn

    Etihad Decides on Strategic U-turn

    Loss-making Gulf carrier Etihad Airways is changing its strategy profoundly. It will scale back its global network, focusing on point-to-point services over its Abu Dhabi hub instead. Also, it...

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  • Packaging Corner: Capture length, width and height without a tape measure

    Dimensioning app uses mobile phone’s internal sensors to accurately determine parcel volume.

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  • Other Voices: Insights on Cross-border E-commerce in China

    E-commerce is expanding in China. The rest of us need to pay attention.

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  • Airfreight rates on the up in June

    Airfreight rates on the up in June

    The month of June saw airfreight rates continue to track ahead of last year’s levels, however the summer slowdown and tourist season has seen some drop off on certain routes compared with May. The...

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  • Lufthansa Cargo Triple Seven fleet grows

    Lufthansa Cargo Triple Seven fleet grows

    Lufthansa Group’s decision-making bodies have approved Lufthansa Cargo’s operation of two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters. Lufthansa Cargo ordered two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters in May of...

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  • Baltic Index Higher on Demand for Larger Vessels

    Baltic Index Higher on Demand for Larger Vessels

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Friday, helped by higher demand for capesize and panamax vessels.* The...

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  • Continental lanceert Airbnb voor truckonderhoud

    Continental lanceert Airbnb voor truckonderhoud

    Het kon niet uitblijven. Na een Airbnb voor warehousing komt er nu een variant op het gebied van garages voor de onderhoud van vrachtwagens.

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  • Container rates stable, but carriers still cutting capacity despite peak season

    Container rates stable, but carriers still cutting capacity despite peak season

    Container shipping spot freight rates on the main deepsea east-west trades largely remained stable over the past week. The composite Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) slipped just 0.5%...

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  • Amazon and eBay account for 66% of German ecommerce

    Amazon and eBay account for 66% of German ecommerce

    Amazon, eBay and eBay Classifieds together have a 66 percent market share in the German ecommerce industry. Every other online retailer from the top 50 list can’t even pass a market share of...

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  • CMA CGM FAK Rates from Asia to North Africa

    CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from July 15th, 2018 (date of loading in the origin ports in Asia) until further notice (but not beyond July 31st, 2018)

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  • Airbus expects freighter fleet to increase by 65% over the next 20 years

    Airbus expects freighter fleet to increase by 65% over the next 20 years

    Airbus expects the world’s freighter fleet to grow by more than 50% over the next 20 years, fuelled by demand in North America and Asia Pacific (see charts below). The aircraft manufacturer today...

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  • Air freight volumes look to have resumed a modest uptrend

    Air freight volumes look to have resumed a modest uptrend

    Last out of the gates to report May air freight data is IATA, which notes a “modest uptrend”. While growth in freight tonne km slowed to 4.2% in May, from 5.2% in April, seasonally adjusted FTKs...

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  • Groundbreaking for new technologies

    Groundbreaking for new technologies

    DHL Freight is investing in the future: a modern transshipment facility will be built near Hanover on an area of 63,000 square meters by mid-2019 – an important reinforcement of the line network...

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  • Air freight volumes continue to grow: IATA

    Air freight volumes continue to grow: 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 4.2% in...

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  • Kerry Logistics signs deal to build new Black Sea deepsea container port

    Kerry Logistics signs deal to build new Black Sea deepsea container port

    Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics has signed a deal to build a third box port in the Black Sea country of Georgia. Kerry today revealed it had signed a memorandum of understanding between...

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  • Singapore-Chongqing logistics hub takes shape

    Singapore-Chongqing logistics hub takes shape

    The Straits Times reports from the Chinese hi-tech manufacturing hub of Chongqing on the visit of Singapore deputy prime minister Teo Chee Hean, inspecting the latest developments of the...

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  • What should warehouse managers know about supply chain digitalisation?

    What should warehouse managers know about supply chain digitalisation?

    The Digital Supply Chain is expected to revolutionise supply chain operations by applying Industry 4.0 innovations – such as Internet of Things, advanced robotics, analytics, and big data...

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  • TLN: ‘EU-plan benadeelt Nederlandse transportsector’

    TLN: ‘EU-plan benadeelt Nederlandse transportsector’

    De wetswijzigingen die de Europese Commissie wil doorvoeren voor de hervorming van het Europese wegtransport werken oneerlijke concurrentie juist in de hand in plaats van tegen. Dat stelt TLN aan...

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  • Tech titans JD and Google team up to expand global logistics operations

    Tech titans JD and Google team up to expand global logistics operations

    Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is set to expand overseas logistics operations, following a $550m cash investment from Google. The two tech titans have formed a strategic partnership aimed at...

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  • Rhenus and LBH unveil plans for joint pan-European inland waterway services

    Rhenus and LBH unveil plans for joint pan-European inland waterway services

    German 3PL Rhenus Group and Dutch port services provider LBH Group have announced plans to create a joint-venture company to run inland waterway transport operations across Europe. “Both companies...

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  • Strong Capesize Demand Lifts Baltic Index

    Strong Capesize Demand Lifts Baltic Index

    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the fourth consecutive session on Tuesday, propelled by higher demand for capesize...

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  • Swissport CEO and president Eric Born to quit at the end of the year

    Swissport CEO and president Eric Born to quit at the end of the year

    Swissport is to lose its CEO and president at the end of the year. Eric Born, who has led the company since August 2015, has announced his decision to leave at the end of December. During his...

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  • CMA CGM deploys container tracking technology

    CMA CGM deploys container tracking technology

    Marseille, France — The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM Bougainville is the first container ship in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into...

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  • UPS vergroot slagkracht in Europa met nieuwe hub

    UPS vergroot slagkracht in Europa met nieuwe hub

    UPS heeft een nieuw, geavanceerd sorteercentrum geopend bij Parijs. Het nieuw complex is onderdeel van een veel groter Europees expansieplan.

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  • Update on DHL Freight Network

    Update on DHL Freight Network

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  • CMA CGM FAK rates changes from North Europe and Mediterranean to the Pacific Islands

    CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from August 1st, 2018 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice

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  • JLL research highlights top ten U.S. markets to establish a warehousing presence

    When it comes to determining the best locales for shippers and 3PLs, and other concerns, to establish a warehousing presence, recent research from commercial real estate firm JLL clearly indicates...

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  • Amazon’s in-house delivery push has the industry’s attention

    Amazon’s in-house delivery push has the industry’s attention

    While it may not be a tremendous game changer, last week’s news that Amazon is taking steps to step up its plans to increase its package delivery and logistics services capabilities through the...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd Slashes 2018 Profit Outlook

    Hapag-Lloyd Slashes 2018 Profit Outlook

    German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd has cut its profit outlook for the year 2018 amid a challenging and volatile environment for ocean carriers. A Reuters report quoted the shipper saying that...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd issues profit warning in face of potentially weak peak season

    Hapag-Lloyd issues profit warning in face of potentially weak peak season

    Hapag-Lloyd spooked investors this morning, issuing a profit warning based on its accounts for the first five months of trading, causing its shares at one stage to drop 21%. The German carrier has...

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  • Comment: Brexit commitments – but ‘commitment’ in the loosest way

    Comment: Brexit commitments – but ‘commitment’ in the loosest way

    It took a whole week to get a copy of Robin Walker MP’s speech to the recent FTA’s Keep Britain Trading event in Westminster. (Anyone would think the Department for Exiting the EU might have...

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  • China’s ‘debt trap’ even worse than we thought

    China’s ‘debt trap’ even worse than we thought

    Not the huge pile of debt within China’s economy itself, but the prohibitive debt it is managing countries into, via signing them up for One Belt, One road projects – projects built by Chinese...

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  • Kuehne + Nagel further expands its global services for BMW Group

    Perfect aftersales services are crucial within the premium automotive market. In order to permanently fulfil increasing customer expectations and minimising waiting time, the aftersales supply...

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  • Preparing the Supply Chain for Digital Transformation

    Preparing the Supply Chain for Digital Transformation

    Supply chain management has improved leaps and bounds in the past two decades thanks to advancements in logistics, infrastructure, communications and IT. Key industries have proven adaptable and...

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  • Cargo-partner to build new Ljubljana airport logistics centre

    Cargo-partner to build new Ljubljana airport logistics centre

    Freight forwarder cargo-partner will construct a new logistics centre close to Ljubljana Airport as it looks to capitalise on growth in the Slovenian market. Work on the new centre, which will...

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  • The Top Three Best Practices for Custom Shipping

    The Top Three Best Practices for Custom Shipping

    Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Tim Jennings, President of Custom Case Group. Tim discusses the top 3 best practices to use for custom shipping.  After decades in the custom...

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  • Can’t get no satisfaction: latest customer survey reveals poor carrier service levels

    Can’t get no satisfaction: latest customer survey reveals poor carrier service levels

    Shippers regard poor customer service as the biggest failing of ocean carriers, closely followed by cargo rollovers and a lack of schedule integrity. According to the second annual container...

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  • Marine Shipping Sector Eyes LNG to Meet Clean Fuel Rules

    Marine Shipping Sector Eyes LNG to Meet Clean Fuel Rules

    With new global emissions standards looming, the marine shipping industry is increasingly looking at liquefied natural gas as alternative to high-sulfur bunker fuel, shipping and energy executives...

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  • East Europe border town strains under Silk Road train boom

    East Europe border town strains under Silk Road train boom

    The growth of Asia-Europe container rail services has been one of the great transport success stories of the past five years. However, a Reuters visit to the Polish town of Malaszewicze, close to...

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  • Frank Yau to take over as head of cargo sales HK for Cathay Pacific

    Frank Yau to take over as head of cargo sales HK for Cathay Pacific

    Cathay Pacific has appointed Frank Yau take over from Aaron Chan as head of cargo sales, Hong Kong, in September. Mr Yau was previously based in Shanghai as cargo airlines partnership manager. He...

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  • Paz opts for KEBA parcel lockers

    Paz opts for KEBA parcel lockers

    Paz is installing KEBA KePol parcel lockers in its network of petrol stations throughout Israel.

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  • DB Schenker en MAN beginnen eerste platoon-test in Duitsland

    DB Schenker en MAN beginnen eerste platoon-test in Duitsland

    Logistiek dienstverlener DB Schenker en truckfabrikant MAN zijn in Duitsland gestart met een platoon-test. Andreas Scheuer, de Duitse Bondsminister van Transport & Digitale Infrastructuur, gaf...

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  • Amazon Plans Start-Up Delivery Services for Its Own Packages

    Amazon Plans Start-Up Delivery Services for Its Own Packages

    Applicants accepted into Amazon’s new start-up delivery program will get access to Amazon-branded vehicles and uniforms like these.

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  • Amazon and DHL give Atlas Air a lift as carrier boosts profit expectations

    Amazon and DHL give Atlas Air a lift as carrier boosts profit expectations

    Atlas Air has increased its full-year profit outlook by 5%, citing high demand and its strong market position. In an analyst presentation, the company forecast a 35-40% increase on 2017’s adjusted...

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  • Transpacific capacity still outpacing demand, putting more pressure on rates

    Transpacific capacity still outpacing demand, putting more pressure on rates

    Despite the move last week by the 2M alliance to withdraw one of its transpacific loops, ocean carriers are failing to keep capacity in check, according to latest analysis by Alphaliner. Faced...

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  • Transport industry frustration growing at lack of UK progress on Brexit

    Transport industry frustration growing at lack of UK progress on Brexit

    Businesses are becoming increasingly vocal about the UK government’s lack of progress on Brexit. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today urged the government to commit to...

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  • Local forwarders must diversify as trade boom attracts global 3PLs to Vietnam

    Local forwarders must diversify as trade boom attracts global 3PLs to Vietnam

    A surging Vietnamese economy has created space for local forwarders to expand across South-east Asia, but it is also attracting international 3PLs, creating fierce competition. Vietnamese...

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  • Air Cargo Innovation Lab confirmed for November

    Air Cargo Innovation Lab confirmed for November

    The third edition of the Air Cargo Innovation Lab event has been confirmed for November 8 in Frankfurt. The English-language conference brings together leading figures in the airfreight industry,...

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  • Containerships to merge with shipping giant CMA CGM

    Containerships to merge with shipping giant CMA CGM

    Containerships has assured staff and customers that it is business as usual after the announcement it is to merge with French shipping giant CMA CGM. Under the deal, the French carrier will...

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  • Trends on the Radar

    Trends on the Radar

    In the fourth edition of its Logistics Trend Radar, DHL has revealed 28 key trends which it believes could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years.

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  • Long-haul with natural gas

    Long-haul with natural gas

    DHL Freight is starting to use four trucks powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Belgium.

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  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index sees another month of strong activity

    FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index sees another month of strong activity

    FTR said that motor carriers can expect these favorable conditions to remain intact into the third quarter and further on into 2019. And it added that the tight labor market, as well as the driver...

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  • Lessons Learned on the Path to Sustainable Urban Logistics

    Lessons Learned on the Path to Sustainable Urban Logistics

    Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery. Crystal Lassiter | UPS UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez talked Monday about the...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd: USA empty container redelivery charge

    Hapag-Lloyd: USA empty container redelivery charge

    Hapag-Lloyd announced that effective July 25, 2018, Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Empty Container Redelivery Charge in the USA

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  • LTL Vs. Full Truckload: When Does It Make Sense to Go From Full Truckload to LTL and Vice Versa?

    LTL Vs. Full Truckload: When Does It Make Sense to Go From Full Truckload to LTL and Vice Versa?

    Less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload shipping make up to of the dominant types of over the road shipping options. LTL shipping is reserved for shipments that are too large to be considered...

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  • Changi's moderate May for cargo

    Changi's moderate May for cargo

    Singapore Changi Airport's airfreight throughput in May grew "moderately "at 1.8% to reach 180,490 tonnes, compared to the same period last year. As at 1 June 2018, more than 100 airlines operate...

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  • The Next-Generation Logistics Network

    The Next-Generation Logistics Network

    Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the global smart logistics network to life. Juan Perez | UPS In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named...

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  • Airbus Threatens to Leave Britain in Case of No-Deal Brexit

    Airbus Threatens to Leave Britain in Case of No-Deal Brexit

    NewsAviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the...

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  • Logistics sector fears Customs chaos post-Brexit – ‘Cargo won’t move’

    Logistics sector fears Customs chaos post-Brexit – ‘Cargo won’t move’

    A two-year transition period is “not nearly long enough” for the logistics industry to tackle the myriad challenges brought about by Brexit, delegates at the FTA’s Keep Britain Trading event heard...

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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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  • Nestlé en XPO Logistics bouwen meest geavanceerde dc ter wereld

    Nestlé en XPO Logistics bouwen meest geavanceerde dc ter wereld

    Voedingsconcern Nestlé en logistiek dienstverlener XPO Logistics hebben de handen ineen geslagen voor de realisatie van wat wordt genoemd het meest moderne en geavanceerde distributiecentrum ter...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...