Posties face data double whammy

New regulations will require postal authorities to provide advance electronic data on mail entering the US and EU, reports e-commerce specialist Hurricane. Full enforcement of the US STOP Act will take effect on the same day as the EU’s ICS2 rules, it says. The US STOP Act had been due to come into full force on 1 January, but Senator Rob Portman reluctantly granted an extension to 15 March after hearing ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this ... [+]

Eight new 777Fs for DHL

DHL Express has placed an order for an additional eight new Boeing 777 freighters. First deliveries are scheduled for 2022. [+]

Parcels firms ‘struggling to cope’ with new customs rules

Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. The parcel comparison site says couriers and retailers are now struggling with the burden of customs clearances, with 20% of parcels and the same proportion of trucks being stopped at some ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete ... [+]

DHL puts its back into vaccine deliveries

DHL Express has operated more than 50 flights since Christmas to transport Covid-19 vaccines within Europe to destinations including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Romania and Sweden. It has also despatched vaccines to Bahrain, Chile, Costa Rica, Israel, Mexico, Oman and Singapore. [+]

Priority Freight prepares for Brexit

Time-critical logistics specialist Priority Freight has set up a dedicated customs management team to carry out clearances in-house for its customers. It has also gained Authorised Economic Operator Full (AEOF) status with MMRC at its three UK locations (Dover, Coventry and Heathrow), giving it the power ... [+]

Hurricane blows away e-Commerce headaches

DG International’s cross-border delivery arm ProCarrier is partnering with Hurricane Commerce to ensure its retail customers’ parcels flow smoothly through customs. It has integrated Hurricane’s data enhancement Zephyr and Aura APIs, which support on duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied party ... [+]

FedEx and American Airlines ready to move the vaccine

FedEx Express is preparing to transport the first shipments of Covid-19 vaccines across the US. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorisation for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, it will begin the task of moving it to dosing centres . The task will be balanced among major ... [+]

EU sellers set to shun Brexit Britain, says Parcelhero

The need for customs clearance next year will mean that many EU traders will stop selling direct to UK shoppers, while the cost of EU-UK deliveries is likely to rise – irrespective of whether there is a trade deal, says head of consumer research at ... [+]