Sunday, May 19, 2024

Maurice Ward Group opens new office in the heart of Serbia

The Maurice Ward Group has celebrated the opening of another office in the heart of Belgrade, Serbia. The new office is strategically located in the heart of the central business district in Belgrade’s GTC Fortyone business centre. Alongside being only 200 metres away from the city centre, it is just a 15 minute drive to […]

FIATA releases paper to address corruption

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has released a best practices paper to address corruption and bribery in freight forwarding. The paper, produced by FIATA’s Advisory Body Legal Matters says that the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 (Transparent International) showed that more than two-thirds of the 180 countries assessed scored below 50. On the […]

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid in joint venture

Global freight forwarder Panalpina is to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions to the Al Rushaid group by combining its services in air and ocean freight, Customs clearance, as well as warehousing and distribution. The deal is awaiting regulatory approval. The newly formed Panalpina Al Rushaid joint venture will also expand its services to other firms […]

Vienna Airport expands its cargo capabilities and adds pharma centre

Vienna Airport has added 13,000 square metres of cargo capacity and opened a new Pharma Handling Centre to meet growing air cargo volumes and demand. The developments are part of a €17.9 million investment by operator Flughafen Wien to expand its cargo capabilities and it says further facility expansion of air cargo and locating of […]

Crowley and Air Menzies International form service partnership

Crowley Logistics has formed a new reciprocal service partnership with Air Menzies International (AMI) to enhance both companies’ offerings to their respective customers. Under this new agreement, the CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Florida, will become the centralised consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, which provides bi-directional links between central and South America, the US, […]

Airfreight profits and volumes rise at Panalpina

Airfreight tonnage has grown in line with the market at Panalpina but gross profit per ton has fallen by seven per cent in the first nine months of 2017. Panalpina’s airfreight volumes increased eight per cent from January, though gross profit per ton was down seven per cent to 632 Swiss francs ($646). Gross profits […]

New customer portal rolled out by Panalpina

Freight forwarder Panalpina has launched a new customer portal, which is says addresses many of the logistics industry’s “most pressing needs”. The company says it is intent on steering industry into the ‘Digital Age’ by using the newest technologies to create an innovative, end-to-end digital environment for its customers, and believes the portal will shape and […]

Perspex South Africa partners with Tigers

Perspex South Africa has joined forces with Tigers SA to provide customers with enhanced service delivery. The Perspex SA Gauteng, South Africa branch has agreed to partner with the logistics and transportation company for all its warehousing and distribution needs. Perspex South Africa provides cast acrylic products, as well as extruded acrylics, styrenics, polycarbonate, aluminium […]

Agility posts tonnage, EBITDA and revenue surges

Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility has seen its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in the second quarter (Q2) grow 14 per cent to 32.6 million Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)($107 million) and revenue increase 10.9 per cent to 342.1 million KD. In the first half of the year, net profit was 31.4 million KD up […]

Yusen Logistics expands its services in New Zealand

Yusen Logistics (Australia) has started ocean and airfreight forwarding operations to and from New Zealand servicing its global network and partners. The forwarder says it initially commenced in late 2016 servicing business customers to and from Australia and now offers global coverage that includes logistics services across the entire supply chain. In March 2016, Yusen acquired […]

Dachser investing €6.5 million in new Austrian facility

Logistics provider Dachser is investing €6.5 million in a new 20,000 square metre facility in Stans in Tyrol, Austria. Dachser Austria has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new terminal, which is scheduled to begin operations in late 2017 and will create 40 new jobs. The logistics center in Tyrol will provide customers with transport […]

Revenue and profit boost for CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics’ posted revenue of $1.72 billion in the second quarter (Q2) up 6.4 per cent in constant currency, on the $1.66 billion in 2016. The forwarding and logistics company says adjusted earnings before interest taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in Q2 was $70 million, up $9 million in constant currency versus the prior year. […]

Strong first half for C.H. Robinson’s airfreight division

CH Robinson appoints Rajan

US freight forwarder C.H. Robinson’s airfreight division has performed strongly in 2017 with double-digit growth in tonnage, transactions, and revenue. This was shown in its quarter two (Q2) results when revenue for airfreight forwarding increased 28.3 per cent to $25.8 million, as figures were boosted by the inclusion of APC Logistics, which it acquired last […]

BIFA names Mark Bromley as new national chairman

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has elected Mark Bromley (pictured above) as its new national chairman for a two-year period – succeeding Fred Osborn who becomes immediate vice-chairman for a two-year term. Woodland Group group director and company secretary, John Stubbing was was also elected vice-chairman by the board. Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA president. Bromley […]

BIFA calls for ‘big decisions’ as UK goes to the polls

BIFA comments on UK budget

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says ahead of the results of today’s UK General Eelection that it is time for the UK Government to make some big decisions. Keen says: “In the year since the Brexit vote, the UK has been in a period of great uncertainty on the political […]

Kersten to succeed Sorgetti at FIATA

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has designated  Hans Günther Kersten to be director general and chief executive officer – and he will replace Marco Sorgetti who retires in September. Kersten, was previously International Union of Railways (UIC) freight director and has worked for Deutsche Bahn in various senior management positions for 18 years. During a recent […]

Revenues in Q1 at C.H. Robinson boosted by APC acquisition

C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s total revenues increased by 11.1 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 compared to Q1 in 2016 – reaching $3.41 billion. The company says performance for the first three months of the year was driven by volume growth across all transportation services, while total net revenues rose by 0.9 per cent […]

Dachser acquires majority interest in Irish partner Johnston Logistics

Dachser has become the majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland – Johnston Logistics – which it says allows it to expand and strengthen its logistics network in northwestern Europe. Dachser chief operating officer for road logistics, Michael Schilling says: “Our customers in Ireland benefit from uniform services and quality standards, fixed transit times, and a tightly […]

Profits slip at Kuehne + Nagel but revenue grows

Profits for Kuehne + Nagel dipped 2.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 despite revenue increasing by 7.2 per cent. The company made a profit of 165 million Swiss francs ($165.4 million) in 2017 compared to CHF169 million during the same period of 2016. Net turnover was up from CHF4 billion in the […]

New office in Warsaw for Kerry Logistics

Kerry Logistics has opened a new office in Warsaw – Poland which it says will support its continual expansion in Europe, and its focus will be international freight forwarding. The new team will be headed by Diana Sokół (pictured below), managing director of Poland, who was previously general director for Poland at C.Spaarmann Logistics based in Warsaw. […]

GEFCO appoints new EVP for freight forwarding division

The GEFCO group has appointed Anthony Gunn as its new head of its freight forwarding division and activities. With over 25 years of experience in the logistics sector, the company says Gunn has developed and carried out major transformation projects in Europe, the US and Asia. GEFCO says Gunn’s objective will be to strengthen the profitable growth of […]

New forwarding offices opened by C.H. Robinson

CH Robinson appoints Rajan

C.H. Robinson has opened new offices in Asia and Canada and more after acquiring APC Logistics, which has extensive freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in the Oceania region. The US freight forwarder says the move has ensured shippers’ “needs are met and exceeded” by expanding its global footprint in key strategic global markets, and led to creation […]

GEFCO invests in new supply chain hub in Liverpool

GEFCO UK has today announced a major investment with a new purpose built logistics centre located in South Liverpool, in the North West of England. The £10 million facility will provide logistics and supply chain solutions and help optimise supply chains for GEFCO’s customers. GEFCO says it will help it deliver logistics solutions, by working […]

C.H. Robinson opens global forwarding office in Vancouver

C.H. Robinson continues to expand its Global Forwarding division by opening a new global forwarding office in Vancouver. The new office will be led by Sohrab Kazerooni, who has been with the company for the past five years. The forwarder says Vancouver is a strong commercial market, was strategically chosen as the location for this office […]

C.H. Robinson picks up APC Logistics in $225m deal

C.H. Robinson has agreed to buy APC Logistics – a provider of freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. C.H. Robinson intends to purchase APC Logistics for approximately $300 million AUD ($225 million) in cash. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in 2016 and 2017 and will be financed through cash and […]

Cargo crimes soar 92.9% in EMEA region

Cargo crimes in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region continue to spiral ever higher with the 598 new freight losses recorded in the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 representing a 92.9 per cent increase year-on-year, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) Incident Information Service (IIS) database. Of the new incidents reported […]

DSV grows bottom line by 10% in first half of 2016

Danish logistics company DSV has achieved gross profit of 7,821 million Danish Kroner ($1.1 billion) for the first six months of 2016, up on the 5,569 million Danish Kroner in the same period last year. DSV took over the US-based UTi Worldwide for $1.35 billion earlier this year and puts the figures mainly down to […]

Davies Turner to build new distribution centre

Freight forwarding and logistics company Davies Turner will start construction this autumn on a second multi-million pound regional distribution centre (RDC), doubling the size of its present capacity in Bristol, UK. The company has planning consent for a 13,000 square metre logistics hub equipped with 18 metre high racking for pallet storage. Looking to the […]

DHL opens pharma centre at Amsterdam Schiphol

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new logistics centre for life science and healthcare products at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Life Science Competence Center is located next to the airport at the business park Schiphol Southeast. It serves as a hub for the transport, transport preparation, temporary storage, and transport follow-up of active and passive […]