IAG Cargo and KN to use first UK-produced SAF

Kuehne + Nagel has partnered with IAG Cargo buy 8 million litres of the first UK-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery. It is scheduled to be delivered throughout 2022 as part of IAG Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to decarbonising air cargo The fuel is produced from used cooking oil and food waste, and can reduce CO2 emissions by over 90% compared to traditional jet fuel, remove approximately ... [+]

FIATA launches paperless bill of lading

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, has released a paperless forwarder’s bill of lading (FBL), paving the way for digitisation of the industry, it says. It says the solution improves security of compared with the paper version, as it uses Blockchain technology to authenticate ... [+]

Cargo-partner brings forward Slovenia plan

Austria forwarder Cargo-partner is expanding its warehouse capacity in Slovenia. Having opened its logistics close to Ljubljana Airport in September 2019 it has recorded a steep business growth and has brought forward expansion plans originally scheduled for 2024-26. The new building will offer more than ... [+]

Gebrüder Weiss extends e-commerce offering to UK

Gebrüder Weiss is to expand its e-commerce last mile service to include the UK, the whole European Union, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.It is part of a drive by the Austrian logistics company to triple volumes handled by its “Gebrüder Weiss Express China” ... [+]

CMA CGM to take stake and sign freighter joint venture with Air France-KLM

Freight forwarder CMA CGM has signed a deal Air France-KLM for a joint freighter network and to take a stake of up to 9% in the Franco-Dutch airline. The freighter deal will initially create a fleet of ten full aircraft – four from CMA CGM and ... [+]

Young Forwarder Network to meet in person again

The British International Freight Association’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) return of face-to-face meetings for first time since they came to a halt in 2020 during the Covid pandemic. Once again they are an integral part of BIFA’s attempts to improve the promotion of the sector, making ... [+]

Freightos offers carbon calculations

Digital cargo booking platform Freightos is releasing a free carbon calculator that forwarders and shippers can use to estimate and lower their emissions before booking. It allows them to calculate and compare emissions across shipping routes, both in order to support reporting requirements as well ... [+]

Two new faces for Geodis board

Geodis has appointed Celeste Thomasson as executive vice president and general counsel of the Group, supervising legal, insurance, compliance and audit and Pascale Dubois as executive vice president, corporate communications and brand. [+]

Kerry tests out e-trucks

Hong Kong forwarder Kerry Logistics is trialling 5.5-ton electric trucks, the first operator in the territory to do so. It is part of an initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, “Kerry Logistics Network is ... [+]

Leman turns loss into profit

Danish forwarder Leman’s turnover increased 60% from DKK2.2 to DKK3.6 billion in 2021 while operating profit was DKK64 million compared to a small loss the year before. It said the improved result was partly due to a general increase in freight rates, and partly to ... [+]