The Loadstar

Making sense of the supply chain

  • Transpac fears as pressure on spot rates hardens, but Asia-Europe is calmer

    Transpac fears as pressure on spot rates hardens, but Asia-Europe is calmer

    Container spot rates on the transpacific tradelane softened again this week, carriers losing all the November GRI gains – and more. According to today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index...

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  • Pilots may have put brakes on Air Canada-Cargojet freighter partnership

    Pilots may have put brakes on Air Canada-Cargojet freighter partnership

    Air Canada and Cargojet will conclude their freighter partnership at the end of the year because of what is thought to be pilot concerns over the deal. The carriers have operated a scheduled...

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  • Damco increases its footprint to keep pace with growth in Myanmar

    Damco increases its footprint to keep pace with growth in Myanmar

    Damco has increased its warehousing capacity in Myanmar with a new 10,000sq metre facility in Yangon. And in Cambodia, the 3PL has moved to a larger head office, in Phnom Penh, having enjoyed...

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  • The complete package: Black Friday and Christmas logistics

    The complete package: Black Friday and Christmas logistics

    Black Friday: the best time of year to buy an electric toothbrush, and as we sit safely at home buying heavily discounted stuff, couriers come under increasing pressure to deliver in a timely,...

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  • Neil Grant-Hunter quits Air Canada after 30 years to join Swissport

    Neil Grant-Hunter quits Air Canada after 30 years to join Swissport

    Neil Grant-Hunter has left Air Canada after 30 years and joined Swissport USA as general manager for cargo in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr Grant-Hunter began his freight career as a cargo station...

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  • Lars Jokumsen takes over DSV shortsea operations

    Lars Jokumsen takes over DSV shortsea operations

    DSV Air & Sea UK has appointed Lars Jokumsen to manage its newly launched shortsea services. Mr Jokumsen has moved from his position as commercial manager for DSV’s Global Transport and Logistics...

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  • Ex-trucker has some questions on Tesla’s Semi

    Ex-trucker has some questions on Tesla’s Semi

    Blog platform engadget has run an interesting post from a truck driver on the recently unveiled Tesla Semi – beginning with its strange cab design that puts the driver’s seat in the centre. “The...

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  • MSC eyes stake in Russian cargo major Transcontainer

    MSC eyes stake in Russian cargo major Transcontainer

    Interesting news coming out of Russia suggests that the famously guarded MSC is looking to buy into Russian intermodal operator Transcontainer, as the Kremlin prepares to sell Russian Railways’...

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  • Menzies Aviation acquires Farnair Handling

    Menzies Aviation acquires Farnair Handling

    Airport services specialist Menzies Aviation has acquired FARNAIR Handling, a Budapest-based Cargo-handler, from ASL. FARNAIR Handling, which was founded in 2004, provides complete cargo warehouse...

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  • Bolloré Logistics-Oro partnership launches order-to-delivery b2b e-commerce platforms

    Bolloré Logistics-Oro partnership launches order-to-delivery b2b e-commerce platforms

    International transport and logistics leader Bolloré Logistics has partnered with Oro Inc. in a global venture offering clients one-stop B2B e-commerce sales and processing service. The innovation...

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  • APM Terminals Inland Services expands to serve the industrial belt around Pune, India

    APM Terminals Inland Services expands to serve the industrial belt around Pune, India

    APM Terminals Inland Services inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Inland Container Depot and supply chain solutions facility designed to serve one of India’s fastest-growing hubs for industrial...

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  • Record quarter for Air Charter Service with £144 million revenue over the three months

    Record quarter for Air Charter Service with £144 million revenue over the three months

    World leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has reported that the company achieved revenue of more than £144 million in the period August to October, making it the record...

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  • Logistics expert time:matters opens Sameday Air station in Tel Aviv

    Logistics expert time:matters opens Sameday Air station in Tel Aviv

    Neu-Isenburg, 23 November 2017: time:matters, the expert in worldwide Special Speed Logistics, is expanding internationally. The company has further extended its network for sameday transports by...

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  • First intermodal TIR operation saves five days compared to rail-only

    First intermodal TIR operation saves five days compared to rail-only

    The first successful intermodal TIR customs transit system operation involving road, sea and rail on a corridor linking Europe to the Middle East has demonstrated a 5-day time saving, with...

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  • WFS wins five new cargo handling contracts in France

    WFS wins five new cargo handling contracts in France

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded five new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France. Four of the contracts cover Paris CDG as well as handling at WFS’...

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  • Thanksgiving sales boom: hit the mall or shop online, from on-couch?

    Thanksgiving sales boom: hit the mall or shop online, from on-couch?

    Some 32 million Americans will shop today – but 115 million will shop tomorrow. In fact, over the next five days, 69% of Americans will pull out their wallets, with more than $12bn expected to be...

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  • ‘Brisk’ charter market activity, but don’t get too excited, says Alphaliner

    ‘Brisk’ charter market activity, but don’t get too excited, says Alphaliner

    Alphaliner has slashed its year-end idle container tonnage projection down to 600,000 teu from 800,000-1m teu, as the slack season fails to drag down the market. The consultant said: “ A buoyant...

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  • Zim reports $200m turnaround as Q3 results give the line ’cause for optimism’

    Zim reports $200m turnaround as Q3 results give the line ’cause for optimism’

    Israeli shipping line Zim reported a massive turnaround in its nine-month fortunes today: an adjusted net profit of $51.3m comparing with a loss of $151.3m in the same period last year. And most...

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  • BA cargo cartel appeal rejected

    BA cargo cartel appeal rejected

    The European Court of Justice has dismissed British Airway’s attempts to have a €104m air cargo cartel ruling thrown out, despite recognising sufficient procedural errors during the case. BA is...

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  • Roland Bosch succeeds Jurgen Wilder as CEO of DB Cargo

    Roland Bosch succeeds Jurgen Wilder as CEO of DB Cargo

    DB Cargo has appointed Roland Bosch as chief executive, following Jurgen Wilder’s decision to quit the company last month. Mr Bosch, who will assume the position on 1 December, has been part of...

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