DHL and Old Father Thames deliver the goods

DHL Express has launched what is believed to be London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service. It is part of the carrier’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport, it says. It is the latest addition to DHL’s GoGreen environmental program and Mission 2050 target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to ... [+]

Northern Ireland plans are self-destruction, warns trade expert

The government’s controversial Internal Market Bill – which could overturn the Brexit Northern Ireland protocol is less an emergency button, more a self-destruct switch, says head of consumer research at parcel broker ParcelHero, David Jinks. The day before, Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, defended the Government’s ... [+]

Free trade zone for El Paso

FedEx Logistics has opened a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in El Paso, Texas, similar to existing locations in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Chicago. These facilities enable importers and exporters shipping goods into the US  to benefit from duty and tax incentives. El Paso ... [+]

Geodis takes the pain out of US purchases

Geodis is launching a new, guaranteed 4-to-6-day business to consumer delivery service from the US to 27 European countries. MyParcel aims to offer an alternative for the many online buyers that abandon purchases due to high shipping costs, long delivery times, customs fees and taxes that ... [+]

DHL greens less than truckload shipments

DHL Freight says it has created the first fully sustainable premium less-than-truckload (LTL) service. Carbon emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognized climate protection projects, providing customers certified climate neutralization free of charge. The service covers 95% of all business addresses in ... [+]

Crisis has made us stronger, says DHL chief

Global freight and parcels giant Deutsche Post DHL Group says it “has successfully weathered the crisis so far” with “significant increase in revenue and operating profit in the second quarter” in its latest financial statement.Group revenue grew by 3.1% to €16.0 billion in spite of ... [+]

UPS to offer standard Saturday deliveries

UPS is launching Saturday deliveries in eight of Europe’s top e-commerce markets, including the UK, this month, saying that Monday to Friday-only deliveries no longer fit customers’ expectations. The service is offered at the normal weekday cost when shipping to one of more than 17,000 ... [+]

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 ... [+]