Traders can dream of a Brexit-free Christmas – updated

With a General Election agreed and Operation Yellowhammer knocked on the head, ParcelHero says parcel service companies and their customers no longer need worry about a Christmas Customs crisis. With 31st October the day the UK could have left the EU without a deal. Now, with Brexit on hold until, possibly 31 January, traders can breathe a sigh of relief says the parcel broker’s head of consumer research, David Jinks. Prime Minister ... [+]

Think you can increase US sales? Think, again, warns parcels expert

Britain may be looking to the US as its target market in a post-Brexit world, but trading with that country has it problems too, says David Jinks, head of consumer research at parcels brokerage Parcelhero. The US is imposing duties of 25% on traditional British goods such ... [+]

FedEx offers more economy options

FedEx Express has expanded its Asia Pacific to Europe International Economy service to include Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus and International Economy Freight option to Romania and Estonia. FedEx International Economy service is described as an affordable, cross-border, customs-cleared, door-to-door service. [+]

DHL to triple Korea space

DHL Express has signed a concession agreement with Incheon International Airport in South Korea for a €131 million expansion plan. The expanded facility will have 58,700sq m, compared with the current 20,000sq m and will  be equipped with the latest technology for faster, more secure ... [+]

DHL appoints supply chain chief

Deutsche Post DHL Group has appointed Hendrik Venter as chief executive of its Supply Chain arm for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa, from October 1. He will succeed Oscar de Bok, who becomes a board member for DHL Supply Chain. [+]

DHL’s Hanover hub open for business

DHL Freight has opened its new Hanover hub at Airport Business Park in Langenhagen. The 8,700 m² transshipment terminal has over 86 loading bays, handling road freight for both the Europe-wide all-in-one groupage service Euroconnect and the Eurapid premium groupage service is handled. The 290-strong ... [+]

UPS opens US free trade zones

UPS has converted its US international air freight gateways at Chicago, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles into free trade zones. FTZs help reduce duties, import taxes and other fees thanks to special regulations that allow duty deferral or elimination, tariff inversion, fee consolidation and ... [+]

FedEx to acquire Colombia forwarder

FedEx is to acquire Colombia-based perishable forwarder Cargex together with its customs broking arm, Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos subject to regulatory approval. Headquartered in Bogotá, Cargex also has operations in Medellin, Cartagena, Buenaventura, and Santa Marta, and will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Logistics. ... [+]

Yodel calls in international expert

UK parcels carrier Yodel, has appointed Jayne James as director of international services, following the opening of its first international office, in Chengdu, China, last year. She has worked in the international mail, express parcels and supply chain solutions industry for more than 25 years ... [+]

FedEx boosts Moldova child safety

FedEx Express is encouraging its employees to donate unneeded child car seats to help reduce road casualties in Moldova under its ‘FedEx Cares’ programme. The number of children seriously traumatized by car crashes in the eastern European country rose by 158% in 2018, with a ... [+]