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 international combined transport (CT) would run counter to European Green Deal objectives. Ti argues that not only would it be bad ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Autumnal outlook for Stifel Index

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index suffered its fourth consecutive month of decline in September. It reached its lowest point in 26 months, and also recorded its fastest pace of decline While the Index, at 51.5, remains above the neutral 50 mark, times may be gloomier that the numbers alone suggest, ... [+]

Parcels firms face upheaval

The express parcels industry is coming under pressure as never before, according to a new report by transport consultants Ti. Fundamental changes in the market structure, caused by e-retailing, technological disruption and macro-economic upheaval, have created opportunities and challenges for express companies says Global Express and Small Parcels 201’. According to ... [+]

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