January 2018

Schiphol puts slot worries behind it

Netherlands gateway and Europe’s third largest air cargo hub, Schiphol, reported a 5.4% increase in cargo in 2017, to 1.75 million tonnes. Imports from the Far East increased by 3.1% to 299,386 tonnes, with exports to the region growing by 8.8% year-on-year to 316,097 tonnes. Latin America inbound cargo was up 21.5% to 123,524 tonnes due to a number of additional full freighter flights. Outbound cargo grew by 1.8% to 76,498 tonnes. However, ... [+]

Supply chain thinking and the military mind

Former defence professionals have contributed to a new book on how ‘civilian’ logistics and supply chain practices be applied in the military context. Defence Logistics: Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations, edited by former logistician and Ammunition Technical Officer for the British Army Jeremy Smith, is described by the publishers, ... [+]

Into orbit with Antonov

Antonov Airlines’ new Houston office has moved a communications satellite from Washington to Cayenne, French Guiana for Orbital ATK on board one of its AN-124-100 aircraft. The Al Yah 3 Satellite, the first of Orbital ATK’s GEOStar-3 satellite platform, was in a 11.4m long container. Due to the size and ... [+]

3D acquisition is fabulous says Absolutely

UK courier Absolutely has acquired West End of London operator 3D. The Fitzrovia firm offers same-day, next-day and international delivery services. It follows Absolutely’s acquisition of MayDH in May 2017. Absolutely will acquire 3D’s corporate accounts and fleet of vehicles but it will continue to operate under its existing brand in ... [+]

Haulage industry faces driver shortage, says Europa

Europe is in the grip of a driver shortage, says Europa Worldwide Group operations director Dan Cook. The UK haulage industry is currently facing a shortage of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers, and the situation is similar across the Continent, he believes. He says: “The problem affects us in the UK, ... [+]

INTTRA signs transport management deal

The INTTRA electronic shipping platform has integrated Info-X Software Technology’s Cloud-based transportation management system with its booking engine enabling communication between different parties across its network. The new system has been piloted by US-based NVOCC United Cargo Management (UCM), accepting electronic bookings and shipping instructions from customers and providing real-time ... [+]

Müller takes over at Dachser Air & Sea

Jochen Müller has taken up the role of chief operations officer (COO) for Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. He replaces Thomas Reuter, who retired at the end of last year after 39 years at the company. As a member of the executive board, Jochen Müller will continue the work of ... [+]

Cobalt offers London-Larnaca link

Cyprus-based Cobalt Air is to launch a new daily service between London Heathrow and Larnaca from 27 March. It makes the carrier – the island’s largest – the only airline with services from London’s three main airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. The A320 used on the new route will offer ... [+]

FTA Multimodal – get your entry in soon

Nominations for the FTA Multimodal Awards close on Friday 2nd February. Entries are invited , recognising excellence in air, road, rail, maritime and freight forwarding services, a young logistics professional, and Shipper of the Year. The 2018 Award categories are : Air Cargo Operator of the Year - sponsored by Pallite Road Freight ... [+]

Trump tariffs in force

The US has imposed tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, as part ofPresident Donald Trump's ‘America First’ trade policy. The administration warned that similar actions would follow. The move followed complaints to the International Trade Commission by US-based washing machine manufacturer Whirlpool and solar panel firms Suniva and Solar ... [+]

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