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For DSV’s Jens Bjørn Andersen, the second time’s the charm

For DSV’s Jens Bjørn Andersen, the second time’s the charm

April 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

If the dismal second half of 2015 made it seem like a year of missed opportunities for the airfreight world, 2016 may end up being remembered as the year of second chances. Already we have seen the revival of the courtship of TNT by FedEx after the romance with UPSRead More

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

March 4, 2016 at 12:57 am 0 comments

The regulations for container ships, in most cases, have little to do with the business of air cargo. But the fate of at least one vessel, the MOL Comfort, one of the largest container ships ever lost at sea, could have implications on air cargo handlers, especially this summer, whenRead More

Joost van Doesburg: A voice for shippers moves on

Joost van Doesburg: A voice for shippers moves on

December 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

If you’ve been to an air cargo logistics conference in the last seven years and you heard a Dutch-accented voice from a tall, dapper gentleman asking probing questions about why the industry is so woefully behind regarding data transparency, then you’ve probably become acquainted with Joost van Doesburg (pictured), theRead More

Staring down the oncoming Amazon freight train

Staring down the oncoming Amazon freight train

December 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

2015 is shaping up to be a roller-coaster year for freight forwarder and carrier volumes. An air cargo surge caused by the West Coast port labor slowdown led to congestion-related challenges at major gateways throughout the United States. A strong U.S. dollar has since depressed export volumes, leading to bargain-basementRead More

A local focus can reveal universal truths

A local focus can reveal universal truths

November 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

The common phrase “all politics is local” describes the principle that political success is directly tied to politicians’ ability to understand and influence the issues of their local constituents. Politicians must appeal to seemingly mundane and simple concerns of those who elect them because personal issues, rather than big andRead More

Finding common ground on security practices

Finding common ground on security practices

October 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

Our cargo hubs, where routes connect and transfers are made, are at the heart of our supply chain. As we tackle the many challenges facing our industry – from the threat of modal shift to the changing security landscape, to the need to remain competitive and to grow – theRead More

The high costs of bargain hunting

The high costs of bargain hunting

October 5, 2015 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

I love a bargain as much as the next person. If there is a quarter to be saved by buying three cans of peas instead of one at the grocery store or driving an extra mile to save a nickel on a gallon of gas, I’m usually your man –Read More

Cargo chat: A clear need for data transparency

Cargo chat: A clear need for data transparency

August 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

Enno D. Osinga has a long and distinguished track record in aviation and logistics. The Dutch national joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 1978 and held several positions there over the next 20 years before moving to DHL Express as managing director for the Netherlands. In 2005 he joined ClientRead More