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  • No-deal Brexit fears spur search for short-sea options

    No-deal Brexit fears spur search for short-sea options

    [caption caption="A no-deal Brexit is expected to cause chaos at UK border entry points, particularly on the busy Calais-Dover corridor. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]HAMBURG, Germany...

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  • FedEx reacts slowly to weakened global trade as TNT integration takes its toll on Q1

    FedEx reacts slowly to weakened global trade as TNT integration takes its toll on Q1

    FedEx chief executive Fred Smith has pointed the finger of blame at the macro-economic environment after a difficult first quarter for the company.    Revenues may only have dropped marginally to...

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  • Despite some positive trends in air cargo, it will be an ‘unpredictable’ fourth quarter

    Despite some positive trends in air cargo, it will be an ‘unpredictable’ fourth quarter

    New data which reveals weekly trends in air cargo has shown an “unpredictable” start to the fourth quarter.  But there are some “grains of hope” according to Peter Stallion of Freight Investor...

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  • DNV/GL predicts shipping industry will miss IMO 2050 CO2 reduction targets unless drastic action is taken

    DNV/GL predicts shipping industry will miss IMO 2050 CO2 reduction targets unless drastic action is taken

    The shipping industry will miss the climate change reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) unless it ‘future-proofs’ newbuilds and continues to invest. According to...

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  • Innovation is the only way to keep Amazon at bay, says DHL

    Innovation is the only way to keep Amazon at bay, says DHL

    Innovation is vital for logistics operators wishing to fend off competition from e-commerce giants seeking to enter the sector.    Speaking at the launch of DHL’s latest Innovation Center in...

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  • Congress investigates secretary of transportation Elaine Chao over possible conflicts of interest

    Congress investigates secretary of transportation Elaine Chao over possible conflicts of interest

    And so it came to pass. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before US transportation secretary Elaine Chao got tainted by the shenanigans in the White House. Perhaps not, but as reported across...

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  • Could doubling freight rates hasten carbon-free shipping? - ShipInsight

    Could doubling freight rates hasten carbon-free shipping? - ShipInsight

    Could doubling freight rates hasten carbon-free shipping?  ShipInsightIn one of the more memorable moments of the excellent conference organised by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)...

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  • On the wires: FedEx fundamentals on the slide, debt used to shore up cash balances…

    On the wires: FedEx fundamentals on the slide, debt used to shore up cash balances…

    “Our performance continues to be negatively impacted by a weakening global macro environment (…). Despite these challenges, we are positioning FedEx to leverage future growth opportunities as we...

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  • Supply chain radar: Schenker rumoured to have approached CMA CGM ‘for parts’ of the group

    Supply chain radar: Schenker rumoured to have approached CMA CGM ‘for parts’ of the group

    The obvious question for most of my trade sources both in Europe and stateside is: did CMA CGM buy Ceva Logistics on a whim, given how the group’s consolidated financials look currently? Saying...

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  • Trucking execs temper IMO 2020 diesel concerns

    Trucking execs temper IMO 2020 diesel concerns

    [caption caption="Derek Leathers (far left) said at this CSCMP panel that the drug clearinghouse, hair follicle testing, and AOBRD transition to ELDs will have a bigger impact on shippers using...

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  • Maritime sustainability initiatives must increase to meet targets - Government Europa

    Maritime sustainability initiatives must increase to meet targets - Government Europa

    Maritime sustainability initiatives must increase to meet targets  Government EuropaIndustry professionals have called for increased action to ensure maritime sustainability as stricter emissions...

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  • Failure to recoup increased low sulphur fuel costs could see lines blanking more sailings

    Failure to recoup increased low sulphur fuel costs could see lines blanking more sailings

    With IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel just over 100 days from becoming law a leading shipping analyst has warned shippers that it is vital that ocean carriers succeed in obtaining their...

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  • Air Canada Cargo’s drone arm takes off with first commercial customer

    Air Canada Cargo’s drone arm takes off with first commercial customer

    Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) and its marketing arm, Air Canada Cargo, are on the taxiway to commercial operations. The pair have announced the first commercial customer for the fledgling...

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  • Forwarders save time and effort as AirBridgeCargo and Cargologicair join booking platform

    Forwarders save time and effort as AirBridgeCargo and Cargologicair join booking platform

    Forwarders can now book flights with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Cargologicair (CLA) using the cargo.one airline booking platform.  The carriers now have real-time capacity available for...

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  • Seven key steps in building a logistics crisis communications plan

    Seven key steps in building a logistics crisis communications plan

    As a how-to guide on dealing with crises and the immediate media fall-out that inevitably follows, this op-ed from FreightWaves is pretty much spot on. The author, John Vita, is a former...

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  • Online returns will cost US retailers $550 billion by 2020. - Fast Company

    Online returns will cost US retailers $550 billion by 2020. - Fast Company

    Online returns will cost US retailers $550 billion by 2020.  Fast CompanyIf brands won't pull the plug, maybe we should cut ourselves off.

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  • European box sector credit quality strong – but 'storm is brewing' - Riviera Maritime Media

    European box sector credit quality strong – but 'storm is brewing' - Riviera Maritime Media

    European box sector credit quality strong – but 'storm is brewing'  Riviera Maritime MediaThe financial profile of Europe's shipping industry is strong but a storm is brewing due to slowing...

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  • Forwarders urged to move beyond just freight selling

    Forwarders urged to move beyond just freight selling

     [caption caption="Forwarders willing to adapt shouldn"][/caption]HAMBURG — Forwarders need to adapt from a model where they monetize the arbitrage between the buying and selling of ocean freight...

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  • DHL GF: Ocean freight market update

    DHL GF: Ocean freight market update

    DHL GF’s topic of the Month: The VLSFO (Very low Sulphur Fuel Oil) premium over HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) 29 August 2019 “Initial price information for IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur...

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  • Container lines “heading deeper into a hole” as demand dries up and capacity increases

    Container lines “heading deeper into a hole” as demand dries up and capacity increases

    A slowdown in global manufacturing and the world’s economy will hobble container shipping’s growth prospects at the same time as ship sizes continue to increase, according to new industry reports...

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