Shippers from China take to the trains

U-Freight Group says that the recent problems in the Suez Canal has boosted its rail route from China to Europe.Chief executive Simon Wong, said the service had continued “a sharp upward trajectory in 2021, following on from a strong 2020. The Covid pandemic, and the capacity problems in the air and ocean sectors have pushed the route to much heavier usage, with the recent blockage of the Suez Canal leading ... [+]

Dublin freight firm strengthens sales team

Dublin forwarder EFL International Distribution has appointed Kevin Blake as sales and development manager.He was previously operations manager at Freighteam Ireland and over the last two decades had management responsibility for a number of the company’s areas of operation including a daily UK groupage trailer service, a Turkish road service, ... [+]

U-Freight boss sees e-commerce boom

U-Freight predicts that the global e-commerce logistics market will hit €557 billion by 2025, having grown 27.3% in 2020. Chief executive Simon Wong said his experience mirrored a recent report by Transport intelligence (Tii) which described e-commerce as one of the key growth sectors for logistics during the pandemic He added: “It ... [+]

U-Freight leader sees ‘explosion’ in e-commerce

There has been “an explosion” in the development of distribution centres for e-Commerce as traditional traders transform their business model, says Simon Wong, chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based U-Freight. Changes in demand patterns is driving development in merchandising, warehousing, and distribution patterns he says. U-Freight has been investing in several of ... [+]

New Amsterdam director for U-Freight

The U-Freight Group has promoted operations manager at its Amsterdam headquarters, Robert Rens (pictured) to operations director. He will take responsibility for work undertaken by current managing director in the Netherlands, Cas Scheij, who has reached official retirement age but will remain in post on a part-time basis. Rens has ... [+]

U-Ocean blows into Windy City

U-Freight North America, the US subsidiary of the U-Freight Group, has added a consolidation centre for ocean freight shipments at its freight hub in Chicago, joining its other main ocean freight hub in Los Angeles. It will enable it to better serve customers on the US East and West coasts, ... [+]

U-Freight adds second China rail centre

Hong Kong based forwarder U-Freight Group has added a second Chinese consolidation centre in Shanghai to its existing Zhengzhou hub for its LCL and FCL rail freight services to and from Europe. The company started its regular service in 2014, consolidating cargo in Zhengzhou and using the daily service that ... [+]

Ong to spearhead U-Freight Asian growth

The U-Freight Group has appointed Ong Boon Seong as a director of U-Freight Logistics Sdn Bhd to increase its presence in cross-border logistics between Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Based at U-Freight Logistics branch office in Johor Bahru in Malaysia, Ong will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive portfolio ... [+]

E-commerce boosts U-Freight

The U-Freight Group has been cheered by a report by the UN’s trade and development body, UNCTAD, which puts estimated 2018 e-commerce sales at 30% of global gross domestic product (GDP) that year. The forwarder, which has a considerable involvement in e-commerce logistics, says that the latest statistics showing that ... [+]

U-Freight appoints ops director

U-Freight Group has promoted Daniel Ludlow to operations director of its U-Freight UK subsidiary. In the 14 years since joining U-Freight UK in 2006, he has worked in a number of roles, most recently as operations manager. [+]

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