Category: Freight

Qatar Airways Cargo Takes a Major Digital Leap

The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo, marking a major milestone in air cargo digitalisation. Forwarders globally will soon be able to conduct real-time eBookings, access live rates, and see available capacity with Qatar Airways Cargo via the service of WebCargo, a Freightos Group company, providing critical agility as supply chains contend with COVID-19’s impact and disruption. Rollout will begin with

Pelican BioThermal Partnership with Asiana Airlines

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces its latest partnership with Asiana Airlines, which will see an extensive expansion of the company’s growing global network. In the ongoing rapid response to support the global fight against COVID-19, the new partnership provides Asiana Airlines access to Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo on Demand rental program when shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and pandemic payloads worldwide. The collaboration allows Pelican BioThermal to continue

Ocean Carriers Battle the Covid Cargo Crunch

The unparalleled disruptions to the international supply chain experienced over the last year are not caused by one party in the chain; they are the result of sudden and radical changes to the demand for goods due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Industry analysts, observers and participants agree on that. To get through this time and stabilize supply chains all parties need to work together, taking a constructive

BIFA’s 2020 Freight Service Awards to be revealed virtually

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is gearing up for the first ever virtual ceremony of its well respected Freight Service Awards, allowing finalists and winners to be celebrated by industry during the week starting Monday 25th January 2021. In Autumn last year, 21 freight forwarding companies were shortlisted as finalists for the eight service categories, with 12 individuals making the finalists shortlist in the Apprentice of the Year and

Hobbis joins British International Freight Association Board

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Carl Hobbis (pictured below) as an executive director. Hobbis joined BIFA as training development manager in 2016 and has subsequently orchestrated a remarkable redevelopment of the trade association’s training and industry education functions. Prior to joining BIFA, Hobbis had worked in freight forwarding for more than 30 years, having started in oceanfreight before switching to airfreight

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Freight forwarders get updated trading conditions

A new edition of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) has been launched, replacing the previous version revised in 2017. The latest edition has been produced as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU and reflects changes to Direct/Indirect Representation with HMRC. Robert Keen, director general of BIFA says: “Over time, in the same ways laws must change, so do contractual rights and obligations

Airfreight rates expected to remain elevated in 2021

Airfreight rates are expected to remain elevated in 2021 as the demand outlook remains uncertain and belly capacity is slowly re-introduced into the market. Writing in a Baltic Exchange market update, Bruce Chan, vice president – global logistics at investment bank Stifel, said that airfreight rates are likely to remain elevated and volatile for some time, and those looking for reprieve in 2021 may have to be patient. Chan said

E2open selects Shippeo as Strategic Partner to Accelerate Value Creation for Clients

E2open, the network for the emerging digital economy, and Shippeo, the European leader in real-time transportation visibility (RTTV), today announced a partnership to interconnect their networks and accelerate value creation for their clients. Through its multi-enterprise business network, E2open connects clients with all tiers of channel, supplier, logistics and global trade ecosystem partners to make better decisions and orchestrate global supply chains across industries. E2open’s carrier network includes all modes

Traders Corner – Bis Henderson Space

Steve Purvis, Operations Director at Bis Henderson Space takes part in ITM’s 60 second read Traders Corner for the latest edition of ITM magazine.    What does ‘logistics’ mean to you? Logistics is all about the coordination of inbound and outbound flows of goods, and trying to manage unexpected scenarios that might pop-up from time to time – like Brexit! What made you want to work in the industry? I

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Trade uncertainty is the top barrier to supply chain innovation

Stefan Tärneberg, director of Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions, predicts four supply chain job roles that will grow in the face of Brexit blues Four in ten (39%) logistics professionals say trade uncertainty is the top barrier to supply chain innovation in their companies, according to the latest global research from BluJay Solutions. The findings suggest that geopolitical factors such as Brexit are holding companies back from investing in supply chain resilience and