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 ... [+]

Asendia goes Down Under

International mail and distribution company Asendia has launched an Oceania arm aimed at online retailers in Australia and New Zealand. Asendia Oceania has recently established several strategic partnerships in the region in order to provide this new service including cross-border commerce specialist eShopWorld, which will ... [+]

UPS applies for drone delivery license

UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration for a license to operate commercial drone flights under its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary. It could receive certification as early as this year, which would give UPS one of the first fully certified revenue-generating drone operations ... [+]

UPS offers Economy option

UPS has launched an economy service for small and medium-sized retailers’ international shipping needs. It will connect key e-commerce destinations and will initially be available to customers in the UK, US, Canada, China and Hong Kong but will expand to other markets soon. [+]

FedEx raises its game in Ireland

FedEx Express is to introduce a Boeing 767F freighter on its Dublin-London-Paris route. The first Boeing 767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx, the new aircraft increases capacity and raises environmental and noise performance compared to the aircraft it replaces. It can carry up to ... [+]