Consider alternative to sky high postage prices, says SEKO

International postal charges into the US could soar by as much as 150% with the implementation of an agreement with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) which allows the country to set its own rates, according to e-commerce specialist SEKO Logistics. However, it adds, there could be much more to come as the other 191 UPU member countries will be able to set their own rates for foreign parcel services too from ... [+]

Security equals efficiency, says TAPA

The Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) said that unprecedented focus on the resilience of global supply chains in the ‘new normal’ post-coronavirus world will lead to wider adoption of industry security standards as it marked the latest 2020 revisions of its Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) ... [+]

DSV to open Europe’s largest logistics centre

DSV plans to invest 2 billion Danish Kroner (£242m) in a new logistics centre at Horsens in Jutland which it says will be Europe's largest with a single leaseholder. It will be built next to the forwarder’s existing facility and will allow for future growth as well as consolidation of ... [+]

Belfast puts in a strong performance

Belfast Harbour said its financial performance for 2019 was in line with expectations and provided a strong platform from which to respond to the challenges posed by Covid-19. It reported turnover of £65.9m in the year to the end of 2019 (down 4%) and generated operating profits of £30.6m (down 15% ... [+]

BIFA signs up to freight rates club

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has signed an agreement with Drewry to help bring the maritime research consultancy's confidential freight rate benchmarking service to its members. It follows the signing in June by European forwarder’s group umbrella CLECAT of an agreement to raise awareness the Club amongst its membership. Launched ... [+]

Partners offer upgraded Scandi service

P&O Ferrymasters is joining forces with Nordic freight forwarder Scan Global Logistics to improve their service between the Benelux region and Sweden. The two partners will offer daily truck departures for full truckload, less than truckload and groupage.   [+]

Multimodal reveals first online event

Clarion Events has published details of the first online event for Multimodal Connect, the online forum that has been set up following the postponement of the show and conference to March next year. The session, 'Accelerating eCommerce fulfilment: capacity, compliance and profitability' will be held on 15 July  in partnership with ... [+]

Clecat joins fairer bunkers scheme

European forwarders’ association Clecat has joined an initiative started last year by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council to define fair principles and a clear indexing mechanism for Bunker Adjustment Factors in container shipping. The three organisations will promote the voluntary use of the indexing mechanism for fuel charges. They ... [+]

Trains take to the air with Antonov Airlines

The Chinese city of Chengdu is in the process of building a high tech maglev railway system in which the trains, suspended by magnetic levitation, glide along without touching the tracks. However, to reach their workplace from the manufacturer in Munich, Germany, the new trains flew a good deal higher, ... [+]

Accurate cargo description is still essential, says ITAL chief

Many companies, particularly freight forwarders, are failing to properly describe goods being moved within the European Union, says managing director of Manchester-based Ital Logistics, Phil Denton. While there is no requirement from Customs to give accurate descriptions for intra-EU traffic, it is still important for other reasons, especially where fragile, high ... [+]

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