Kern joins online insurer Breeze

The Breeze digital insurance online platform for forwarders and logistics companies has appointed Patrizia Kern as its chief insurance officer. Kern has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles across the marine insurance industry, most recently at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ global marine division, where she headed up the unit's cargo and hull business. Breeze’s fully automated solution provides instant shipper-interest, all-risk, cargo cover. Kern is also chair of the Poseidon Principles ... [+]

Security at your fingertips in Antwerp

DP World Antwerp Gateway has introduced fingerprint scanning technology to help improve security for container collection. In collaboration with NxtPort, the digital platform of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, DP World has successfully tested the Certified Pick up (CPu) software with Belgium logistics companies Katoen Natie and Van ... [+]

Zeus joins green freight reporting group

Logistics technology start-up Zeus has joined the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) community, an international non-profit organisation focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation. Under the partnership, Zeus will work with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), an SFC-led programme, to submit data, create ... [+]

Air Europa to launch forwarder platform

Air Europa Cargo is to launch an eBooking platform using CargoAi’s white-label CargoGATE, solution from the middle of the year. Freight forwarders will be able to search, book, track, and pay for all their shipments on the platform as well as track CO2 emissions. The ... [+]

FourKites signs deal with Spotos freight platform

Supply chain visibility company FourKites is to offer its real-time supply chain data to European customers of Spotos’ digital freight forwarding platform. The partnership offers up-to-the-minute estimated times of arrival and real-time status updates for shipments anywhere in Europe, allowing  Spotos’ customers to reduce dwell ... [+]

Russia imports down 96% but Ukraine’s are up, says FourKites

Recent import data reveals that Russia’s supply chain is dramatically worsening while Ukraine’s is steadily improving, says visibility specialist FourKites. A year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the former has seen a 96.2% drop in import volume YoY while Ukraine’s actually rose 14.3% during ... [+]

ASM gears up for customs changes

Freight software specialist Agency Sector Management (ASM) has started a recruitment drive in preparation for the challenges of CDS implementation and Brexit-related changes in regulations. Larger customer service and tech teams will guide ASM customers through customs procedural modifications, such as the migration of export declarations ... [+]

Paper AWBs to cost a tenner on IAG

IAG Cargo will charge a £10 fee for using paper air waybills (AWB) from 3 April, while eAWBs will be free of charge. The eAWB has been introduced as part of IAG Cargo’s ‘Destination Digital’ strategy to transform its business. With nearly 50% of customers ... [+]

Champ ready of new EU import rules

Airfreight IT firm Champ Cargosystems has completed conformance testing in preparation of the new EU-ICS2 (Import Control System 2) regulation in March. Its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) and Traxon Global Security (TGS) products are now AS4 certified and ICS2 compliant. ICS2 requires customs data for ... [+]

Supply chain invests in visibility to combat shipping chaos

A survey of over 350 supply chain professionals by FourKites found that 73% of respondents said they had invested in supply chain visibility, with 46% planning to invest more in 2023. However, The Great Reset: Ocean Shipping in a Post-Pandemic World also found that 50% said ... [+]