JD.com’s Europe-China freight train takeover brings the Chinese market even closer to European merchants

JD has a new highly efficient and cost-effective answer for merchants looking to get their products from Europe into the hands of consumers in China – its own special freight train. Faster than sea and cheaper than air, the first China Railway Express chock-full of the highest quality, JD-procured European products, completed its inaugural journey from Germany to China this week. The train left Hamburg, Germany on April 26th traveled

More in store from Dematic

Dematic has expanded its solution set to include AutoStore, the ultra-high density goods-to-person piece picking system, giving omni-channel businesses the opportunity to quadruple their storage density for fast order fulfilment. By Daniel Aspin, Sales Lead at Dematic Northern Europe for AutoStore and James Smith, Business Development Manager at AutoStore.    Logistics is facing a new reality: eCommerce has shifted the focus from unit loads to singles, businesses are experiencing ever

Logistics industry concerns over consideration of tax on rail freight

This week’s announcement of a government consultation on the use of red diesel (as rebated gas oil is known) in non-road vehicles is a significant concern for the freight sector, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), whose members move more than 90% of the UK’s rail freight nationwide. According to Christopher Snelling, FTA’s Head of UK policy, rail should be ruled out of the discussion from the start, because

Scotland’s largest port in Grangemouth continues major investment programme

The Port of Grangemouth is well underway with a multi-million pound investment programme to strengthen its position as Scotland’s premier port. The programme includes container terminal surfacing upgrades, new terminal operating system, warehouse development and a ship to shore crane investment. Resurfacing development is under construction which will further increase the capacity of the busy container terminal by around 1,000 TEUs to position the port ahead of the market. This

APD doubles throughput with the help of a BITO storage solution

A BITO Storage Systems installation has helped Autoparts & Diagnostics (APD) transform its central warehouse operation for the UK by giving extra capacity and a more efficient picking operation through greater density of storage.   In July 2017, leading supplier of top quality automotive parts, tools and diagnostic equipment, APD moved into a new central warehouse just across the road from its existing facility in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. BITO racking, shelving

DHL and Rail Cargo Group extend “Belt and Road” network with new Chengdu-Vienna direct route

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the freight division of the Austrian Federal Railways, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an intermodal rail network between Austria and China, tapping into rising trade along China’s Silk Road Economic Belt between Europe and Asia. “We are delighted with this new direct connection between Austria and China.

Growth continues for DACHSER UK after annual results announced

2017 was another successful year for DACHSER Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the family-owned, German-headquartered global logistics services provider. UK sales turnover increased by around 16% to £77 million. The European export service portfolio saw the highest degree of growth, up 21% on top-line sales. Import business also grew by 7% year-on-year. Commenting, Nick Lowe, Managing Director DACHSER UK, said, “Many more customers have decided to take advantage of our

How is the digital revolution transforming customs processes? AEB and DHBW Stuttgart launch online survey

More and more businesses are digitising their international supply chains to improve the visibility of goods in transit, accelerate their processes, and ultimately drive down transaction costs through automation. Customs processes also make a natural launchpad for digitisation initiatives. But where do businesses stand today when it comes to digitising their customs operations? And how are they preparing their customs processes for the future?   These questions are the focus

DMCC launch its latest report on the "Future of Trade" – Live Stream

DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Dubai government authority on commodities trade and enterprise, is launching its latest report on the ‘Future of Trade’ at London’s Altitude at 11am on 15 May 2018. Topics to be addressed include: – Could reducing supply chain barriers to trade increase global GDP by nearly 5% and trade volumes by 15%? – Cost of trade globally is $1.8 trillion. 20% of that cost

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CEVA launches IPO on Swiss stock exchange

The initial public offering (IPO) of CEVA Logistics (CEVA) was launched with the traditional ringing of a cow bell to open the day’s trading. CEVA chief executive Xavier Urbain was joined by executives from SIX and other members of the CEVA team to celebrate the company’s arrival on the SIX. Werner Bürki, head trading, SIX, Securities and Exchanges: “We would like to welcome CEVA Logistics to SIX Swiss Exchange, and