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Rail freight still using Russian routes, despite embargo

China to Europe rail services via Russia are still handling a large volume of traffic, despite the war in Ukraine and widespread trade embargo on Moscow, says consultants Ti. In a report, What impact has the Ukraine conflict had on China to Europe Rail services, author Thomas Cullen – senior analyst at Ti – says that while many shippers and logistics service providers claim to be avoiding passing through Belorussia and ... [+]

Forwarding sees fastest growth in a decade, says Ti

The freight forwarding market is experiencing its fastest expansion in a decade, according to the latest issue of Ti's report published on 23 June. Global Freight Forwarding 2022 says that in 2021 the global forwarding market rebounded and exceeded its pre-pandemic levels. However, limited capacity and record-high freight rates present a ... [+]

New EU road rules ‘unfair and will increase emissions’ says report

Europe's road freight industry will become less efficient and more polluting if the European Commission’s Mobility Package is implemented, a finding confirmed by two independent studies commissioned by the EC itself, says analyst Ti. They found that the new legislation insisting that drivers return to home regularly and placing quotas on ... [+]

UK set to strengthen developing world ties, says Agility

The UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve its current relationship with its European Union trading partners, predicts freight forwarder Agility in its Mid-Year Emerging Markets Review. With the EU’s chief negotiator saying that frictionless trade is “not possible” following ... [+]

Up-down-up for freighting index

The April edition of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index returned to the trend of month on month improvements seen in January and February, despite a dip in March. Nonetheless, warn the index's publishers, Ti, structural issues within both the air and sea freight industries remain, with global economic performance offering ... [+]

Uncertainty is certain, say logistics professionals

The market faces an uncertain future, according to the recently published Freightos report, the Future of Freight 2016 Global Survey of Industry Leaders. The survey of over 90 senior logistics professionals highlighted eroding margins and commoditisation of core logistics services and higher and more volatile customer expectations for transparency, more ... [+]

Improvement ‘just a blip’ says Stifel

Improved results in January and February may be merely blips within a downward tren, say the publishers of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index which reported a renewed fall in March. China's February trade volume showed significant declines in both imports and exports, with the latter contracting 25.4% year on ... [+]

Ray of January sunshine for the freight industry

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index recovered in January following several months of decline, says consultants Ti. While Europe to US reversed is recent performance gains, across all categories (air and sea, present and expected situation), other trade lanes performed well, with Asia to Europe in particular displaying a considerable month on ... [+]

India advances as China pegged back

India could have overtaken China as the country with the most growth potential, according to the latest issue of the Emerging Markets Logistics Index published by freight forwarder Agility on 18 January. For the first time, supply chain professionals surveyed see India – rather than China – as the emerging market ... [+]

Technology will be key weapon in battle of the forwarders

Small- and mid-sized freight forwarders need innovative technology if they hope to remain competitive with logistics giants, according to a new white paper published by consultants Ti and technology provider Kewill. As recent acquisitions have shown, large forwarders are increasing their scale not only to leverage their buying power and ... [+]

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