March 2013

Made to measure tile shipping

GEFCO has developed a made-to-measure international transport strategy for Spanish tile-maker Mosaic del Sur. The forwarder manages all supplies from Morocco and export shipping to Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East with direct tracking through dedicated online portals. [+]

Back in the black

Lufthansa Cargo returned to profit in 2012 with an operating profit of €104 million, reported chairman and CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt on 21 March. The carrier is also anticipating a rise in profits in 2013, he added. Demand-driven capacity management was the secret to Lufthansa's success in what is still ... [+]

UPS appoints Europe boss

Cindy Miller has been promoted to president of UPS Europe, the company's largest non-US operation. She is currently president of UPS U.K., Ireland and Nordics [+]

No rise is good news, says freight industry

The Freight Transport Association, while applauding the Chancellor’s decision to cancel September's planned fuel duty rise, said it was disappointed that he had ignored industry pleas for a cut in duty. In its pre-Budget submission to the Chancellor, FTA called for duty to be reduced by 3 pence per litre. Peter ... [+]

The drinks are on Dachser

German logistics company Dachser says its revenues are on course to break the €5-billion mark for the first time in the current fiscal year. Acquisitions of Spanish logistics providers Azkar and Transunion boosted takings along with organic growth. [+]

Lighting-up time in Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury and SSE Renewables' four-turbine wind farm is already generating current. Each turbine has a capacity of 2.3MW and the wind farm is capable of supplying up to half the port's needs. [+]

UPS buys out Vietnam partner

UPS has become the first global express delivery company to be wholly-owned in Vietnam, following its acquisition of the 49% interest of VN Post Express in its joint venture. The carrier has also invested in new facilities including Ba Ria, Binh Duong, Hai Duong and Bac Ninh provinces.   [+]

Toll takes on new airfreight boss

Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Paul Chinery as air freight director for its UK operations. He will be responsible for developing Toll's UK airfreight business, and will manage all aspects including carrier negotiation. He will also directly control the company's main UK airfreight operations at Harmondsworth and Feltham. Chinery, with ... [+]

Forwarders in the crossfire as Customs men crack down on excise fraud

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is increasingly targeting transport and warehouse operators who – possibly unknowingly – have handled excise goods on which the duty has not been paid, report BIFA and the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA). While HMRC has since 2010 had the authority to assess anyone for duty on ... [+]

Clecat suggests way forward on cabotage

Clecat, the European forwarders' group, has suggested that the rules for cabotage be simplified as a prelude to the complete opening up of the haulage market in the EU. It suggests that the conditions for establishment of a haulage operation be streamlined; at the same time the definition of cabotage ... [+]

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