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18.08.2017

DFDS’ trade across the North Sea continues to grow

DFDS’ routes carried 6% more trailers between ports in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium and ports in the UK. “The UK is our largest freight market, and we are encouraged by the positive development which we have seen year-on-year in spite of the discussion about possible Brexit effects,” says CEO Niels Smedegaard.The Bank of England expects the UK [...]

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17.08.2017

Container volume remained stable in Hamburg port

In the first six months of 2017 container throughput at 4.45 million TEU was at the previous year’s level. Throughput of loaded boxes at 3.8 million TEU (up 0.3 percent) reflected a positive trend. By contrast, handling of empty containers was 3.2 percent lower at 622,000 TEU.‘Shipping companies tend to route empty boxes for weight reasons via other ports, partly [...]

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17.08.2017

“Maersk Line is again profitable”

A.P. Moller – Maersk delivered a loss for the first six months of USD 11m (profit of USD 342m) negatively impacted by post-tax impairments of USD 732m (USD 123m) primarily related to Q2 for Maersk Tankers by USD 464m (USD 0m) and APM Terminals by USD 250m (USD 8m).Revenue increased to USD 18.6bn (USD 17.4bn), predominantly due to higher average [...]

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16.08.2017

Higher freight rates boost profits at Maersk

Higher freight rates at Maersk Line helped parent group AP Moller – Maersk boost second quarter underlying profit from $134m to $389m.Revenue grew by 8.4 per cent year-on-year to $9.6bnMaersk Line contributed an underlying profit of $327m as a result of continued recovery in the container market and focus on restoration of profitability.“Maersk Line is again profitable delivering in line [...]

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16.08.2017

CML joins AiO Global Logistics Network

CML has become a member of the All in One (AiO) Global Logistics Network – one of four members of the network in the UK.Freight Business Unit Manager, James Thorpe said: “By joining a network that cares so much about the businesses that are in it, not only ensures that the very best companies are able to join, but it [...]

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16.08.2017

Descartes Acquires MacroPoint

Descartes Systems has acquired MacroPoint, which provides location-based truck tracking and predictive freight capacity data content.Ken Wood, EVP of product management at Descartes, said: “With leading e-commerce retailers and other shippers demanding that their transport providers provide real-time location-based information, the business-to-business market now has the same expectation of full visibility into transport moves. To meet this expectation, MacroPoint has [...]

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16.08.2017

HHLA’s Intermodal companies prolong their growth

The intermodal companies of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded significant growth in a highly competitive market. They increased their transport volume to more than 744,000 TEU (previous year: more than 694,000 TEU). This development was driven by growth in both rail and road transport, reads a press release.Compared to the first half of 2016, rail transportation rose again by 5.9 percent [...]

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16.08.2017

More than 2 million entries on the start-up platform Cargonexx

Following the opening of the Cargonexx platform for Polish freight carriers, the Hamburg start-up company Cargonexx made its next big move: since May, Austrian and Danish carriers and forwarders are able to find or place shipping orders within Germany with a few clicks, respectively. In total, the platform already brings together more than 3,000 transport companies from Germany and Poland. [...]

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16.08.2017

Turkish Cargo achieves QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer

Turkish Cargo, the freight division of Turkish Airlines, has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at its hub – Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST), as well as five other stations across its network: Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Seoul (ICN). With these six accredited stations of Qualified Envirotainer Providers (QEP), Turkish Cargo demonstrates its credibility in handling [...]

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15.08.2017

Welcome for Brexit customs plan

UK government proposals for a temporary customs union to smooth the Brexit transition have received a cautious welcome from industry.The Freight Transport Association described it as a “step in the right direction” but it warned that some careful negotiation would still be needed to ensure that British businesses are able to trade freely and easily post-Brexit.The UK government is proposing [...]

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14.08.2017

DX and Menzies abandon merger talks

DX and John Menzies have terminated talks on merging the DX business with the Menzies Distribution division, saying that it was not possible to agree suitable terms for the deal.As a result, DX will push ahead with business transformation on a stand-alone basis. Chairman Bob Holt will be retiring from the business and will be replaced by Ron Series.The DX [...]

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14.08.2017

Spedition Kapeller under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss

By taking over the Kapeller Internationale Spedition GmbH, Gebrüder Weiss increases its staff to about 300 employees in Tyrol. The Tyrolean company with two locations in Innsbruck and Wörgl employs about 40 persons and is to be integrated into the Gebrüder Weiss network as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Both parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.The company will continue [...]

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14.08.2017

Siemens to build first eHighway for hybrid trucks in Germany

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck. The system will be installed on the A5 federal autobahn between the Zeppelinheim/Cargo City Süd interchange at the Frankfurt Airport and [...]

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11.08.2017

Delamode parent raises £5m on AIM

Xpediator, parent company of freight forwarder Delamode, has joined the AIM market raising some £5 million.Delamode was established in 1988 by Stephen Blyth, the group’s chief executive officer, providing freight forwarding services. It employs more than 600 people with operational headquarters in Braintree, Essex, and country offices in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania and Serbia.It now has three [...]

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11.08.2017

DHL Global Forwarding (Austria) disposes of its high-tech logistics

In order to be able to focus on its core business in international air and sea freight forwarding, DHL Global Forwarding (Austria) GmbH will transfer its high tech logistics division to the Cargomind forwarding company as of 1 August 2017. Hermann Filz, Regional Manager Eastern Europe, including Austria, describes this division, which is specialised in storage and distribution logistics for sensitive [...]

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11.08.2017

AsstrA expands its presence in Central Asia

Over the past years, AsstrA services have won increasing trust in Central Asian logistics markets. This fact is confirmed by statistics : in the first half of 2017, AsstrA has transported 1.4 million tons of cargo originating from or destined for Central Asian countries with a total value of more than 12 million euros. Sugar and sucrose, dried fruits and nuts, [...]

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10.08.2017

cargo-partner is well on track in Trans Siberian rail transport

cargo-partner, an international logistics provider has been offering rail transports for full (FCL) and part load (LCL) containers on the Trans Siberian route for several years. In 2017, cargo-partner has seen LCL cargo volumes doubling and a 50 percent increase in FCL volumes transported by rail from Asia to Europe. By the end of this year, cargo-partner expects cargo volumes [...]

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09.08.2017

“ASTO Telematics GmbH” founding member of GSCA, the Global Smart Container Alliance

Smart containers change the worldCIMC IT, key founder of the “Global Smart Container Alliance” GSCA, invited ASTO to be a founding member of this Alliance. The GSCA will be established on August 15th in Shenzhen, China. GSCA will combine the knowledge and information from component and system suppliers, together with the leading shipping operators of the world to transmit data [...]

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09.08.2017

Panalpina obtains large Iraq-contract

Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date. The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes.Work has already begun and besides transport, Panalpina will also provide customs clearance, light warehousing, full order management and in-house staffing for the [...]

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09.08.2017

IATA: Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016. This was the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound from the Global Financial Crisis in 2010 and nearly triple the industry’s average [...]

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08.08.2017

Optimisation plan boosts profits at DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain division saw operating profit rise by 21.6 per cent to €124 million in the second quarter.Parent group Deutsche Post DHL said that, adjusted for restructuring costs of €16 million reported in the prior-year figure, EBIT improved by 5.1 per cent.“The increase reflects in particular the positive impact of successful implementation of the optimisation programme at Supply [...]

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08.08.2017

Bunting to head Connect’s integrated Smiths and Tuffnells business

Connect Group has appointed Jonathan Bunting, previously managing director of the news & media division, to the role of chief operating officer, where he will have responsibility for operations across the Smiths News and Tuffnells businesses.The group recently confirmed its strategy to bring together its news & media and parcel freight divisions, together with supporting group functions, into one integrated [...]

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08.08.2017

Port of Vienna is improving its organisational structure

With the aim of being able to serve their customers even better and to make internal procedures more efficient, the port of Vienna has improved its organisational structure through its new port logitics project “Hafenlogistik NEU”.The new Business Units (BU) and Service Units (SU) of the Port Logistics Division are:BU for bulk & heavy cargo and port operations BU [...]

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08.08.2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group mit starkem Umsatz- und EBIT-Wachstum

Deutsche Post DHL Group hat im zweiten Quartal 2017 den Umsatz und das operative Ergebnis deutlich gesteigert. Die Erlöse des Konzerns stiegen im Zeitraum von April bis Juni um 623 Millionen Euro auf 14,8 Milliarden Euro. Zu dem starken Wachstum haben vor allem das internationale Paket- und eCommerce- sowie das globale Express-Geschäft beigetragen. Mit einem Konzern-EBIT von 841 Millionen Euro [...]

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07.08.2017

Profits rise at CEVA

CEVA increased adjusted EBITDA by five per cent to $124 million in the first half of 2017, while sales were up 2.6 per cent at $3.3 billion.In the second quarter, the Freight Management division achieved revenue growth of 8.8 per cent YoY in constant currency. Air freight volumes were up 15.6 per cent and ocean freight up 3.5 per cent.The [...]

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07.08.2017

Plan now for green tax rises, says FTA

Commercial vehicle operators need to plan their procurement strategies to account for increasing green taxes in urban areas, the Freight Transport Association has warned.It expects cities across the UK to start levying prohibitively high charges on older HGVs and vans, for air quality reasons, between early 2019 and the end of 2020.The government has named 32 local authorities across England [...]

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07.08.2017

IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for DHL at Vienna International Airport

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, was certified according to the CEIV pharmaceutical standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its airfreight office at the Vienna International Airport. The site is now part of DHL’S global Thermonet network, which includes all IATA CEIV certified life science sites.“The IATA CEIV Pharma [...]

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07.08.2017

DB Cargo to invest EUR 250 million in new locomotives

Deutsche Bahn is banking on growth in rail freight transport and is purchasing 60 Vectron multi-current locomotives from Siemens. The locomotives, which can be used in cross-border transport and are worth around a quarter of a billion euros, are part of a master agreement with Siemens for up to 100 new main-line locomotives for DB Cargo.The first five locomotives will [...]

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04.08.2017

Hödlmayr expands its international rail logistics segment

As a multimodal, vehicle logistics specialist, Hödlmayr’s clearly defined priority is the continual expansion of the international rail logistics segment and in July Andreas Sundl assumed the operative management of Hödlmayr Rail Logistics GmbH. Andreas Sundl has worked for the automotive company, which is based in the Mühlviertel area of Upper Austria, for around ten years and as a managing director will [...]

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04.08.2017

Schuon cooperates with Bropack in machine logistics

Alfred Schuon GmbH and Bropack Bronner Packmittel GmbH will jointly provide logistics services for machines and industrial goods. Through this cooperation, Schuon expands its range of services and, together with its new partner, will be able to implement complex logistics projects for industrial goods.As part of the cooperation, Schuon assumes the pick-up and loading of the goods as well as transport to the [...]

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