Freeports over-hyped, says Tudor Freight boss

Leeds-based Tudor International Freight director Adam Johnson, director says that the benefits of freeports should not be overstated. While international trade secretary Liz Truss has claimed recently, when unveiling a vision for the UK to open up to ten freeports across the country that they would transform towns and cities across the UK, they were unlikely to go anywhere near mitigating the economic downsides of a no-deal Brexit or even the ... [+]

Tigers opens South Africa centre

Tigers South Africa has opened an e-commerce centre at its Johannesburg, South Africa, warehouse. An app allows staff to conduct scan checks while packing shipments and create waybills for packages and a similar solution is planned for Cape Town by the end of August.     [+]

U-Freight welcomes Amazon transparency efforts

E-commerce logistics specialist the U-Freight Group (UFL has welcomed Amazon’s decision to launch its supply chain anti-counterfeit tool internationally, Transparency, to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Canada. UFL chief executive Simon Wong said the the move by the retailer was the latest ... [+]

DSV completes Panalpina purchase

DSV has completed its acquisition of fellow forwarder Panalpina, following the settlement of the previously announced public exchange offer for all publicly held shares of Panalpina Kurt Kokhauge Larsen will be chairman of the merged company  and Jens Bjørn Andersen, Jens Lund and Thomas Stig Plenborg ... [+]

Pink freight for the Red Continent

UK-based forwarder Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) recently delivered over 60,000 freight tonnes of modular machinery and equipment to a mining site in Western Australia. The 62 modules were delivered to a mining site near Newman where the owner – a committed supporter of breast cancer ... [+]

Europa team to tackle talent shortage

Europa Worldwide has created a human resources and talent team It includes head of HR Elaine Robertson (right), head of talent Laura Watkin (middle) and Vanita-Dass Puri (left), who was recently promoted to group recruitment and talent manager. Alongside nurturing new talent, the team will ... [+]

New chief for Geodis’ German projects

Global freight forwarder Geodis has appointed Peter Anetsberger as industrial projects director in Germany. He reports to managing director of the German freight forwarding division, Antje Lochmann, who says: "Peter Anetsberger is one of our most experienced specialists. With his great commitment, he will further ... [+]

BIFA strengthens customs training team

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) appointed Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs procedures. BIFA has seen demand for its freight and customs training courses hit a record high, mainly due to the availability of a specific apprenticeship in Freight Forwarding, as well ... [+]

New terminal for Neumünster

Dachser has started construction of a new branch in Neumünster in the far north of Germany. The transit terminal for industrial goods and food will cost around €17.4 million and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020. Around 30 employees will work ... [+]

Suffolk forwarder sees pre-Brexit surge

Suffolk-based Morrison Freight says a 27% growth in sales over the last 12 months is due to the preparations it has put in place to minimise the effects of Brexit on the company. The business has seen a surge in new customers and has started ... [+]