Category: Supply chain

Qatar Airways Cargo appoints Wexco, ECS Group subsidiary, in Australia

On 01 November, Qatar Airways Cargo appointed Wexco, part of ECS Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia. Through that new agreement, Qatar Airways and ECS Group are extending their strategic partnership which today covers 20 countries worldwide. The partnership will leverage Qatar Airways’ strong presence in Australia, promoting destinations to the Middle-East, Europe, the Americas and Africa to the Australian exporters. Qatar Airways serves five major Australian

DHL Supply Chain to build 482,000 sq ft warehouse at DP World London Gateway

Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for DHL Supply Chain at DP World London Gateway. DHL will construct the brand-new bespoke facility at Plot 3040 on London Gateway’s Logistics Park with the main facility build due to commence in early 2021. On completion, DHL will lease the facility from DP World London Gateway. The 42m high bay warehouse will feature 36m of clear internal eaves height. DHL

PD Ports unveils plans for River Tees digital platform

PD Ports launches new digital initiative for River Tees. L-R Andy Koss, Head of Sembcorp Energy UK, Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports, and Julie Underwood, Executive Director of International Trade at the North East England Chamber of Commerce. PD Ports has unveiled plans to launch a new innovative digital platform to enhance the national and international competitiveness of the River Tees. The platform, which aims to promote the strengths

Turkish Cargo carries COVID-19 vaccines

Continuing its contributions for the sustainability of the global supply chain by building a global air cargo bridge all across the globe with its cargo flights, Turkish Cargo started to carry COVID-19 vaccines with its strong fleet, wide flight network and special cargo service quality. Offering service to 127 countries around the world, Turkish Cargo carried the COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured in China, to Brazil which is at a flight distance


Global freight forwarders granted relief from post-Brexit customs brokerage paperwork

DDC FPO, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions for the freight industries, announces their multilingual customs brokerage processing services to the UK and EU transport and logistics companies as the Brexit transition period comes to an end this year. Brexit’s forecasted disruptions to global trade highlight the demand for external customs brokerage processing expertise and business continuity among international freight forwarders and 3PLs. DDC FPO presents its

Emirates turns pax A380 into 50-tonne uplift ‘freighter’

Emirates SkyCargo has introduced a first A380 ‘mini-freighter’ for select charter operations in response to a surge in demand for capacity required for the transportation of life-saving goods. The first A380 charter service has already successfully airlifted medical supplies between Seoul and Amsterdam, via Dubai. Working with its engineering and flight operations teams, the UAE airline plans to further optimise the capacity availability of the big, long-haul passenger aircraft –

The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell

Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes, explains how retailers must ensure that they have the systems and processes in place to optimise delivery processes, and work with trusted third-party providers to implement solutions to maximise operational efficiency and deliver on their promises to consumers. The death of the high street continues. Even after the reopening of essential stores in most areas and the lifting of many lockdown measures, the shift

Unboxing clever

Because most online shoppers expect their parcels to arrive at the front door a matter of hours from the moment they’ve pressed ‘Buy Now’ on their ‘phone, tablet or other device, the ability to fulfill orders quickly, cost efficiently and accurately has long been accepted as fundamental to any internet retailer’s success. Indeed, plenty of the research undertaken into the e-commerce market suggests that, as far as the consumer is

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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


GEODIS names Mike Honious President & CEO Americas

GEODIS announced that effective October 3, 2020, Mike Honious was promoted to President & CEO of GEODIS in Americas, under the responsibility of Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS. “Mike has the ideal blend of deep industry experience and strong leadership abilities needed to succeed as CEO for GEODIS in Americas. Under Mike’s leadership, I am confident GEODIS in Americas will continue to thrive as one of our key regions and