November 2017

Online airfreight quotes from DHL

DHL Global Forwarding arm is offering an international airfreight  online quotation and booking service via its DHL Interactive customer portal. The service is available in over 40 countries — including the UK and other main European Union member states, US, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. It allows shippers and consignees to quote and book shipments for all commonly used pre-paid and collect trade terms via a computer or ... [+]

Airfreight ‘crisis’ threatens global car makers, says Evolution Time Critical

A shortage of air cargo space  could threaten global  vehicle production, says emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical (ETC). There have been problems in booking airfreight, particularly on Europe to North America routes, along with issues on the Asia to North America and Europe, leading to the seasonal peak in demand ... [+]

Budapest to be China freighter hub

Chinese logistics company STO Express is to launch scheduled B747 freighter flights to Budapest, following the signing of a cooperation agreement with the airport and Turkish-owned 3PL, Ekol. STO has named the Hungarian gateway as its preferred European hub to deliver e-commerce products arriving from China to Europe. [+]

Geodis extends green Paris network

French forwarder Geodis has opened a new site  Paris-Bercy in the’ 12th arrondissement of the French capital. The new 15,000 m2 depot symbolizes the Group's determination to strengthen and develop its position in the Paris region and also underscores its commitment to cleaner urban distribution notably by developing logistics bases in different ... [+]

Major threat to logistics as EU workers head for home

Official government figures published on 30 November, which showed a sharp fall in net migration into the UK since the Brexit vote last year, have confirmed that EU logistics workers are packing up and heading home, said the Freight Transport Association. The departure of EU workers is a 'major threat' to ... [+]

CMA CGM to merge MacAndrews and OPDR

CMA CGM Group is to merge its MacAndrews and OPDR short sea subsidiaries into a single company, based in Hamburg, from 1 January. The combined company, which will be branded  MacAndrews will have a presence in 16 countries, 36 agencies, 595 employees (310 from OPDR  and 285 from MacAndrews), operating ... [+]

Air France enhances Jet cargo deal

Air France-KLM Cargo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian carrier Jet Airways Cargo to deepen their cargo cooperation. The two carriers plan to develop services for high-value cargo and tailored products for industries such as pharmaceuticals, express and e-commerce. The two carriers will also offer new destinations via ... [+]

Cargolux to swap space with Nippon Cargo

Cargolux has signed a space-swap deal with Japan's Nippon Cargo Airlines. It gives the Luxembourg carrier access to NCA’s flights from Frankfurt-Hahn to Tokyo (Narita) and NCA has access to Cargolux flights from Luxembourg to Narita. [+]

Dover chief calls for Common Transit convention

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott has called for the UK to become a member of the Common Transit Convention to ensure that freight continues to move through the UK’s ferry ports after Brexit. In a letter to the Exiting the European Union Committee – hosted by the port ... [+]

Humber win for PD Ports ship’s agency

PD Ports has gained new business for its ship’s agency business in the Humber. It will be handling car-carrying vessels on the “K” Line European Sea Highway Services (KESS) routes from Emden and Cuxhaven to Immingham and Grimsby.  The ship’s agency business operates 24 hours on the Thames, Humber and ... [+]

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