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Trade on the rebound after Covid, says DHL study – updated

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover from the Covid crisis, according to the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020, published on 3 December. DHL and co-authors, NYU Stern School of Business, say that the report is the first comprehensive assessment of globalization during the spreading pandemic. Lead author Steven Altman, senior research scholar and director of the DHL Initiative at Stern School said: “This report shows that globalisation did ... [+]

Antwerp to ban byloads in smaller vehicles

The port of Antwerp is introducing more stringent rules governing byloads inside exported second-hand vehicles from 2021. Cars and small vans will no longer be permitted to have any byloads on board. They will be permitted in the case of larger vans, trucks and trailers, ... [+]

Gebrüder Weiss opens up China parcels market

Austrian-owned forwarder Gebrüder Weiss has set up a joint venture with Chinese logistics company Global Freight System. Gebrüder Weiss Express China will specialise in parcel transport between China and Europe. Gebrüder Weiss holds 65% of the shares in the Shanghai-based joint venture. [+]

Basra terminal goes ton-up

Basra Gateway Terminal achieved berth productivity when it made 1,768 moves on the Yang Ming Mutuality in 17.5 hours on 30 November - 101 moves per hour. Owner International Container Terminal Services has made a major investment in the Iraqi port including a design depth ... [+]

DSV to buy South Africa’s Globeflight

DSV Panalpina is to acquire South African based courier Globeflight Worldwide Express, including all its operations in South Africa and Swaziland. Globeflight’s customers will benefit from access DSV’s Air & Sea, Road and Solutions, all of who will be moving into the flagship DSV Park ... [+]

FedEx to buy ShopRunner platform

FedEx has agreed to acquire the ShopRunner e-commerce platform. The deal is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approval. ShopRunner members enjoy benefits including free two-day shipping, free returns and discounts. [+]

Multimodal seminar: Ports and the future supply chain

Multimodal will hold an online seminar entitled: ‘Ports: Enabling the supply chain of the Future. Moderated by ports advisor Frank Robotham, the expert panel will comprise Peel Ports’ Stephen Carr, PD Ports’ Jerry Hopkinson, CMA CGM (UK)’s Gary Jeffreys, CEO, CMA CGM (UK), GB Railfreight’s ... [+]

King of the East Coast

ABP King’s Lynn handled more cargo in October 2020 than in any other month over the past five years. Over 75,000 tonnes of cargo passed through the port in that month, almost 60,000 tonnes of ite agribulks, including wheat, grain and barley. This rise in volumes follows ... [+]

Ireland will need more port capacity, says Dublin

Additional capacity will be needed at other east coast ports to handle traffic that Dublin cannot as it approaches its ultimate capacity, says Dublin port in a new discussion paper. 'Options for the greenfield development of additional east coast port capacity' sets out the nature and ... [+]

Cargo flights propel Miami to record performance

With 1.9 million tons of cargo passing through Miami International Airport in October, the Florida gateway was on pace to surpass its all-time annual record of 2.3 million tons of cargo. September and October were record-setting months, as more than 200,000 tons of freight moved ... [+]