Category: Freight

shipping containers

Container transshipment ports see heavy September cargo rollovers

Supply chain disruption due to container rollovers at leading transshipment ports eased marginally for shippers in September compared to August. However, the ratio of rollovers remained far higher compared to a year earlier at most hubs, according to Ocean Insights, the world’s leading real-time and predictive ocean container tracking data provider to forwarders and shippers. The latest global container port rollover findings were compiled by analyzing Ocean Insights’ proprietary global

freight forwarders

Customs brokerage processing to DDC

Global freight forwarders hand off customs brokerage processing to DDC as Brexit transition ends DDC FPO, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions for the freight industries, announces its multilingual customs brokerage processing services to the UK and EU transport and logistics sectors as the Brexit transition period comes to an end this year. Brexit’s forecast disruptions to global trade highlight the demand for external customs brokerage processing

Charlie Nicholson

Softbox announces the appointment of new global CFO

Softbox, a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has announced the appointment of Charlie Nicholson as Softbox’s new Global CFO. Reporting directly to Kevin Valentine, CEO of Softbox, Charlie Nicholson joins the leadership team and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Softbox and its regional business units across the globe. His primary focus

Thermo King Greggs

Thermo King Truck Hybrid Refrigeration Units hit the roads

Greggs, UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer is one of the first in Europe to equip their truck fleet with the new Thermo King hybrid systems Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, today announced that its new hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks and high-loaders are being delivered to customers across Europe. The new T- and UT-Series Hybrid refrigeration systems seamlessly switch between

Airside Examination

Dimerco expedites oversized cargo shipment

Dimerco expedites oversized cargo shipment with on flight transit and airside examination/release International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has implemented a customized logistics solution to expedite the shipment of over-sized, temperature-sensitive cargo from Tokyo in Japan to Xiamen in China, via Taipei, on behalf of a leading imaging technology provider in the global electronics industry. “Our customer required the cargo to be protected from shock, tilt and temperature change,”

rail freight

Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK

Bookings on its weekly fixed-day rail consol service from China to the UK continue to increase, so Davies Turner is adding UK destinations that will be served directly from China. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at one of the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics company says: “Having reviewed the pattern of shipments we are carrying, we have decided to offer a direct service to our regional freight


Small improvement in June says IATA

Global airfreight markets enjoyed a slight uptick in June – but at a slower pace than some of the traditional indicators have been suggesting, reveals the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), fell by 17.6 per cent in June – minus 19.9 per cent for international operations – in comparison with the previous year. “That is a modest improvement from the 20.1 per cent


Boeing axes more jobs

Boeing is to slash further jobs – and even consider re-locating the production of its iconic B787 Dreamliner from its South Carolina plant – in order to weather the COVID-19 head winds. In May of this year, the US plane-maker began a downsizing programme of involuntary layoffs as part of a strategy to reduce the number of its employees by 10 per cent because of the global pandemic. At the


Latvijas Dzelzceļš presents new business model

Global and regional changes in the transport and logistics sector are a major challenge for companies operating in the sector – they need to be flexible and able to adapt to new conditions, while remaining competitive, keeping their financial performance up, and considering new growth opportunities. The Latvian railway system’s freight throughput is up to 73 million tons, however, as the situation changes, the demand for such high capacity indicators


Border Strategy consultation

Border Strategy consultation gives further recognition to the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates. Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight