Mauritius offers airfreight rebate

Allport Cargo Services is recommending that buyers of airfreighted goods from Mauritius allow suppliers to prepay freight locally to easily take advantage of an airfreight rebate scheme in that country. The forwarder suggests adding the freight charges (net of rebate) to the supplier’s invoice as a freight charge, effectively making terms CPT UK Airport. This avoids the need to renegotiate FOB unit pricing, and allows suppliers and UK importers to ... [+]

Nippon Express opens Yangon logisitcs centre

  Nippon Express  subsidiary Nittsu Logistics Myanmar has completed construction of its Thilawa Logistics Center in the special economic zone, about 20km southeast of Yangon. About 80 including Japan, Thailand and Singapore, have set up operations there, mainly in the construction material, food and beverage, apparel, ... [+]

Former FH Bertling MD dies

Ralf Petersen, the former managing director of forwarder FH Bertling and who was facing charges by the UK Serious Fraud Office over alleged bribery payments, has died. According to the company’s website, he passed away peacefully on 17 May. He was charged in July last ... [+]

Customs expert joins BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Pawel Jarza as policy and compliance advisor for Customs issues. He will work with the trade, HMRC and other bodies to ensure customs processes and policies represent the best solutions for both trade and regulators particularly as new ... [+]

Maghreb booms for Militzer & Münch

Swiss-based forwarder Militzer & Münch Group says it has seen “a marked rise in demand" for Maghreb transport. Road traffic between Morocco and Germany has doubled in the last two years and for Tunisia it almost grew threefold. The company has set up a new Business ... [+]

Denholm buys Africa specialist

Denholm Global Logistics, the forwarding business of the Liverpool-based group’s logistics division, is to acquire Wirral-based Bennett & McMahon Agencies. The company, formed in 1994 by Mike McMahon and Ralph Bennett, is one of the leading UK forwarding businesses in the African market. Mike McMahon ... [+]

WACO adds three

The WACO System network of forwarders has appointed three new members. They are ITN Logistics in Canada, Trans Global Projects in Azerbaijan, and ACE Logistics Bel in Belarus. [+]

Yusen to expand Benelux pharma facilities

Yusen Logistics is to extend its existing Antwerp Distribution Center in Melsele, Belgium. The 18,000sq m European hub of the forwarder’s European Pharmaceutical Super Highway system will be increased by a further 8,000sq m, divided between cold storage (2-8°C) and ambient storage (15-25°C). Yusen Logistics ... [+]

KN extends Alibaba deal

Kuehne + Nagel has extended a deal  allowing 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, ... [+]

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, ... [+]