Forwarding

KN extends Alibaba deal

Kuehne + Nagel has extended a deal  allowing Alibaba.com members in China to obtain airfreight quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services to include less-than-container-load shipping (LCL) services. The forwarder adds that it plans to further expand the scope of its agreement to include rail, overland and contract logistics services outside China. [+]

TGP appoints Europe chief

UK-based Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has appointed Joerg Roehl as chief executive of its Natco Switzerland forwarding subsidary with overall responsibility for Europe. Natco Switzerland has been part of the TGP Group since 2015 and is based in Ruemlang/Zurich. Roehl takes over from Guenther Knotz, ... [+]

Fifteen years and 300 forwarders

Forwarders’ grouping Combined Logistics Networks (CLN) attracted 250 members to its meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam in mid-March. CLN says it is one of the most established freight forwarding networks, having been set up in 2002 and now comprises 300 forwarders in 73 counties. At the ... [+]

Gefco appoints forwarding chief

GEFCO group has appointed executive committee member Anthony Gunn at the head of Freight Forwarding activity. His objective will be to strengthen the profitable growth of Gefco’s activity and enhance its position as a global player in industrial logistics. He was previously managing director Europe ... [+]

Oldham forwarder gives Rugby League a transatlantic twist

Oldham-based forwarder Allseas Global Logistics is sponsoring the first transatlantic sports team in history. Canadian professional rugby Toronto Wolfpack is beginning its first professional season competing in Englisg Rigby League One and Allseas will supporting the team’s logistics needs throughout the season as they criss-cross ... [+]

New chief exec for Greencarrier

Nordic forwarder Greencarrier Freight Services has appointed Johan Jemdahl as chief executive. He was most recently managing director for Ericsson in Nigeria and has been on Greencarrier’s board of directors for the last four years. [+]

Ferrymasters signs steel contract

P&O Ferrymasters has signed an expanded contract from British Steel. The Scunthorpe-based long products business was re-launched as British Steel in June last year following an acquisition and, after a five-month logistics tender process, P&O Ferrymasters won a new three-year deal that maintained its pre-existing ... [+]

Ekol opens Slovenian arm

Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics has opened a company in Slovenia, its 15th country where it has established its own facilities. Ekol Slovenia will provide international and domestic full truckload and groupage transport, with a first warehouse planned for the Ljubljana area. Warehousing services will be provided ... [+]

BIFA calls for freight-friendly Budget

BIFA has called on the Chancellor to do more for the freight and logistics sector ahead of tomorrow's Budget. With the challenging economic outlook post Brexit and uncertainty over future trading relations with Europe, director general Robert Keen asked Phillip Hammond to take some immediate steps ... [+]

Forwarder aces the opposition – again

Forwarding and logistics firm Ace Express has won the Deloitte award for the best-managed company for an unprecedented nine years in a row. The accountancy giant’s Best Managed Companies Symposium and Gala Awards programme recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland that operate at ... [+]