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Hungary for growth

Gebrüder Weiss will open two locations in Hungary in June, at Zalaegerszeg in the west and Pécs in the south of the country.They will close a geographical gap in the Austrian-owned forwarder‘s network and allow it to offer its entire service portfolio across the country. New handling and logistics areas of over 5,000sq m are also being built at Györ, due to be completed by 2024. The Hajdúdorog branch will be ... [+]

Time:matters offers multimodal booking

Lufthansa Group’s high speed logistics arm time:matters has launched a new booking channel that allows customers to book transports by air, rail and road as well as door-to-door shipments. They can now submit transport requests via the time:matters booking website in without having to take ... [+]

Ups and downs for Le Shuttle freight

Le Shuttle Freight transported 113,089 trucks in April 2021, an increase of 42% compared to April 2020. Freight traffic for the four months from January to April 2021 was 418,192 trucks, 10% down on the same period in 2020. The passenger market remains severely impacted ... [+]

British Airways flies aid to India

IAG Cargo’s British Airways flew 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi on the evening of 5 May. Some 1,349 items of aid were loaded onto a chartered a B777-200, supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reach the country as soon ... [+]

Airfreight bounces back in April

Global air cargo demand bounced back into growth in April after a -3% dip in March, with high load factors keeping the international airfreight system under significant strain as the traditional surge in summer capacity has so far failed to materialise for a second consecutive ... [+]

Barge to shuttle Stockholm boxes

May 2021 sees the start of Sweden’s first inland waterway container barge shuttle between Hutshison Ports’ new Stockholm Norvik port and Västerås. It will be operated twice a week by the German shipping company Deymann, using the 208teu shallow-keeled Emelie Deymann. It is expected to ... [+]

DHL surge continues

Deutsche Post DHL Group said it more than tripled its earnings to €1.9 billion in the first quarter 2021, net profit jumps to €1.2 billion.What chief executive Frank Appel described as “the best opening quarter ever “ followed a record result in 2020. The group benefited ... [+]

Liverpool wins first Far East liner service

DKT Allseas’ ‘congestion busting’ one-off container services from Shanghai and Ningbo to Liverpool are to be extended into a regular liner operation, the first such service from the Far East into the north of England port. Following the success of its sailings from Shanghai and Ningbo ... [+]

All Xpediator logistics activity gets the Delamode label

Xpediator has reformed its UK logistics division, currently operating under three different brands, to operate as Delamode International Logistics. The new division will have over 230 employees and brings together the operating businesses of Delamode (based in Braintree, Essex), EMT Logistics (East London) and Import Services ... [+]

Air cargo hits all-time high

Air cargo demand reached an all-time high in March, up 4.4% compared to pre-Covid levels, says IATA. Moreover, it added, underlying economic conditions remain supportive for air cargo, with strong figures for new export orders. Delivery times for manufactured goods are increasing which normally indicates ... [+]