Articles by: Lewis King

Yusen expands European pharma reach with two warehouse projects

Yusen expands European pharma reach with two warehouse projects

April 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

In the heart of Europe’s pharmaceutical sector, Yusen Logistics is launching two major pharmaceutical and healthcare industry logistics projects: one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands. In the Belgian city of Melsele, at the Yusen Logistics Antwerp Distribution Center (ADC), Yusen is expanding the existing facility, adding an adjoiningRead More

Are rising airfreight rates a sign of resurgent global trade?

Are rising airfreight rates a sign of resurgent global trade?

April 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Airfreight rates ticked back up again in March, up US$0.21 per kilogram, or 6.7 percent over March 2016, as the industry moved out of a seasonal decline in rates that generally follows the holiday surge. Drewry’s East West Airfreight Price Index registered an increase of 4 percent, to 87.6 pointsRead More

Dachser Acquires majority interest in Johnston Logistics

Dachser Acquires majority interest in Johnston Logistics

April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Dachser has become a majority shareholder in Ireland-based Johnston Logistics, allowing Dachser to expand its “all-important” European logistics network in northwestern Europe, said Michael Schilling, COO of road logistics at the German logistics firm.  Johnston Logistics is focused on the Irish market, but also serves the U.K. with warehouse andRead More

Shakeup at Virgin Atlantic as cargo boss Lloyd plans to step down

Shakeup at Virgin Atlantic as cargo boss Lloyd plans to step down

April 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

After a 30-year tenure, Virgin Atlantic’s senior vice president of cargo, John Lloyd, decided he will step down from the position this September. The veteran airfreight boss said he is resigning to pursue other, yet unspecified endeavors. “We will certainly be sad to see John go,” read a statement fromRead More

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

April 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Amazon is in the market for 1,300 warehouse units across Europe as the e-commerce company rushes to consolidate market share for its one-hour Prime Now delivery service. The Telegraph reports that the warehouses will be set up near population centers, allowing Amazon to store high-demand items near customers. Prime subscriptionRead More

WACO forwarders network grows in Silk Road, North America markets

WACO forwarders network grows in Silk Road, North America markets

April 24, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

The global freight network for independent forwarders, known as The WACO System, has added three new members in North America and along the Silk Road, increasing its representation in two major overland transportation markets.       Canada-based ITN Logistics has been added to the organization’s North American roster, while Trans Global ProjectsRead More

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

April 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A Brazilian supply-chain solution company, Modern Logistics, has the official go-ahead to operate a fleet of cargo aircraft. Modern Logistics plans to scale up to 15 logistics centers and a fleet of 32 aircraft in the next few years. Modern Logistics, the company in question, offers third-party logistics solutions viaRead More

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force general, record-setting test pilot and all-around aviation rock star famously said that, “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” The pilots for this unfortunate cargo aircraft in Papua,Read More