Time:matters in the US

The time:matters high speed logistics arm of the Lufthansa group has set up a US subsidiary in Miami. It will offer transport solutions for time-critical and sensitive shipments and support local network partners with a team of English, German and Spanish speakers. [+]

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 ... [+]

Express carrier aims for perfect score

DHL Express is planning what it bills as the “perfect flight” from Leipzig to New York JFK on 1 July. Thanks to the decimation of regular scheduled passenger flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the express carrier’s A330-200F freighter aircraft is expected to ... [+]

Obituary: DHL founder Bill Robinson

DHL co-founder Bill Robinson passed away on 10 June. Born in 1938, He founded the carrier in 1969 while employed as a driver for a local courier company with Larry Hillblom Adrian Dalsey, Robert Lynn and other workmates, offering an alternative to the mail and ... [+]

No excuse now for bottling export drive

UPS has launched a new range of recylable packaging for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine, to help producers in the UK and Ireland reach new customers. Designed in conjunction with Smurfit Kappa and distributor Macfarlane Packaging, it addresses the challenge of packing bottles ... [+]

DHL to build Munich hub

DHL Express Germany and Munich Airport have signed a contract to build a new freight building. The site will compromise a gross floor area of over 8,000sq m on land leased from the airport and will include direct airside access and two ‘fingers’ for pick-up ... [+]

Multimodal moved to March 2021

The Multimodal 2020 show and conference has been postponed again, to 23-25 March, 2021, at the Birmingham NEC. The move follows advice from Public Health England and the UK government. The event was originally planned for June 2020 and was then postponed to November 2020, due ... [+]

Big Brown turns green in June

UPS is to commemorate World Environment Day (5 June) by matching the carbon offsets of all parcels shipped via its carbon neutral program during June. UPS carbon neutral counterbalances the estimated carbon impact of each shipment by purchasing certified carbon offsets. To participate, shippers pay ... [+]

Trade groups welcome Covid-19 plans

The Clecat European forwarders’ association, the European Express Association and the European Shippers’ Council have welcomed the reaffirmation by EU transport ministers on the need to coordinate the exit and recovery measures for the transport sector after the ending of the Covid-19 lockdown. It followed the ... [+]

Keep post in the air, urges IATA

IATA and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) are warning that air capacity for mail is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support it during the COVID-19 crisis. With the drastic 95% reduction in passenger flights, which are typically used to transport mail, and a ... [+]