TR goes live in Pakistan

The TIR system is now operational in Pakistan, the IRU reports. It adds that, with Iran and Turkey having successfully completed digital TIR pilot operations and Pakistan’s capabilities to use digital TIR tools, the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad corridor has strong potential to benefit from fully digital operations. [+]

Agility freight rates go online

Agility has launched Shipa Freight, which it describes as the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments. It provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from countries that account for 95% of ... [+]

FedEx forwarding chief to retire

FedEx Freight president and chief executive Michael Ducker will retire on 15 August. Ducker took the helm at forwarding arm of the global express logistics giant in 2014 after spending close to 40 years at FedEx Express. His successor will be named later. [+]

KN on the move in West Yorks

Kuehne + Nagel has moved its Leeds branch to a new site two miles from the centre of nearby Wakefield.  Branch manager, Donna Dallyn, said: “The building is modern and spacious, which not only supports the fantastic growth we have already had, but also gives ... [+]

DHL offers advice for start-ups

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL Global Forwarding arm has launched a helpdesk in Berlin to help new businesses with logistics and supply chain issues. English and German-speaking staff can advise on requirements that need to be met if products and goods are to be offered ... [+]

Europa transport director bows out

Europa Worldwide Group’s domestic transport director Russ McNally (piectured, below, left) is to retire after 40 years. He played a key role in reshaping the business as domestic transport director and board member after Andrew Baxter (right) acquired Europa in 2014. This included launching 1hub, ... [+]

Peli Bio and Rhenus expand reusable thermal packaging network

Temperature-controlled material firm Peli BioThermal has set up 13 new European drop points at airports throughout Europe for its on demand Credo rental program for reusable thermal packaging in conjunction with forwarder, Rhenus. The locations include Dublin airport, along with Amserdam Schihol, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, ... [+]

BDP opens Dublin office

US-owned freight forwarder BDP has opened its first location in Ireland. The new Dublin office will be overseen by country manager Joe Dowling and operations manager Simon O’Callaghan and is expected to serve the chemical, healthcare, energy, retail and automotive sectors. [+]

Be prepared for disruption in Birmingham from 1 May

Thought leaders from tech companies and start-ups will share their insights on Digital disruption and Brexit at the Multimodal at the Birmingham NEC on 1-3 May, say show organisers, Clarion Events. Digitisation, digital transformation, and disruption will be discussed by innovators including INTTRA, Freightos, Nexiot, and ... [+]

CDS show gets on the road

Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have joined forces to run a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the planned replacement for HMRC’s existing Chief computer. The roadshow ... [+]