March 2017

FTA launches guide to post-Brexit trucking

The Freight Transport Association’s will launch its updated ‘Shippers’ Guide to European Road Freight’ at the Multimodal Show in Birmingham on 4-6 April. It gives a complete overview for shippers of current legislation and trading arrangements throughout Europe, plus details of the likely impact of Brexit on their operations.  FTA will be hosting a day of seminars at the show on Wednesday (5 April) offering advice and information on a wide ... [+]

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 at XPO Logistics. [+]

Palletways to offer ETAs in Europe by end of year

Palletways plans to start rolling out an estimated time of arrival (ETA) service across its European operations by the end of this year, UK managing director Dave Walmsley told FBJ. New techology now being tested in the UK, will give receivers two-hour windows of expected arrival times for their pallets ... [+]

Ceva renews and extends China JV

Ceva Logistics has renewed its 50-50 joint venture with China's largest automotive logistics provider, ANJI Automotive Logistics. It will also expand the scope of the business to non-automotive contract logistics in China, including Hong Kong, initially focussing on industrial, aerospace, technology, consumer, retail and e-commerce. ANJI-CEVA was the first logistics ... [+]

Barnes to lead Seko in Asia

Seko Logistics has named Tony Barnes as chief operating officer Asia Pacific. He takes over the role vacated by James Gagne, who assumed the post of president of SEKO Logistics at the start of 2017. Based in Hong Kong, Tony Barnes will also lead SEKO’s global ocean product as senior ... [+]

New venture promises better train connections

The logistics arm of the French railways (SNCF) and Marseille –based digital sea freight solutions company Traxens are forming a partnership to promote a new generation of ‘digital’ freight trains in 2017. They will help improve the performance and appeal of rail in the freight market, with real-time data and ... [+]

Joint venture to offer Iran and Maghreb link

Forwarders Militzer & Münch and Andreas Schmid Logistik have founded a joint venture, MMAS Eurasia Logistic, which specialise in services to Iran and the Maghreb region of North Africa. The new company says it will offer several departures per week from its base at Gersthofen near Munich to Morocco, Tunisia, ... [+]

Funding for Freightos

Freightos has raised $25m in funding from investors led by GE Ventures, bringing its total funding to $50m, said the Hong Kong based booking portal. The funds will be used to increase global market penetration and further develop global freight pricing, routing, and sales automation software. Founder and chief executive, ... [+]

Circle joins Palletforce

Airfreight delivery specialist Circle Express has joined the Palletforce network. It said the move would further enhance its service offering to our customers and strengthen its presence in the growing pallet distribution market. [+]

Cargolux chief to join Panalpina

Former Cargolux chief executive Dirk Reich is to join forwarder Panalpina as a new board member. He will succeed Roger Schmid, who will not stand for re-election. Reich, a dual Swiss and German national, has also been a member of the management board of Kuehne and Nagel. [+]

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