Consultant Insight: Forwarders end 3Q uncertain of what 2020 may bring

Declining volumes, profit improvements and a pessimistic outlook for 2020 pretty much sums up the latest earnings reports from major freight forwarders. Earnings reports from Kuehne + Nagel, DSV Panalpina, Expeditors, C.H. Robinson and DHL Global Forwarding and Freight were reviewed and while there was some positive news, overall, there is concern for the freight […]

Flexport and SF Express collaborate on shipment visibility

Flexport, the San Francisco-based online forwarder, and Shenzhen-based express delivery company SF Express are integrating their respective IT platforms to provide China-based customers with end-to-end visibility into shipments moving through the Flexport platform. For joint freight forwarding offerings, including full-container load (FCL) ocean shipping and air cargo, Flexport will expand SF Express’ destination capabilities by […]

Hamburg Airport launches FAIR@Link air cargo platform

Today, Hamburg Airport (HAM) fully implemented Hamburg-based software company DAKOSY’s FAIR@Link digital platform across handling operations at its Hamburg Airport Cargo Center. The move advances digitalization efforts at the airport, while also reducing inefficiencies and streamlining air cargo operations.  FAIR@Link provides a digital platform where forwarders at HAM can book time slots for deliveries through an app. By booking slots […]

Mercury Air Cargo combats LAX congestion with CargoSprint SprintPass  

Mercury Air Cargo began implementing cargo communication and payment platform CargoSprint’s SprintPass at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facilities on Oct. 1. The move is intended to decrease waiting times for freight forwarders picking up import shipments and support the flow of cargo through facilities as LAX faces continued congestion issues. SprintPass is a […]

Cargo Insights: Forwarders prove flexibility can overcome disruption

Like many travelers, I have become a rideshare convert from traditional taxicab transportation. The reasons for the switch range from increased ease and reliability for booking early rides, more competitive pricing, and my kids teaching me how to master the app on my mobile phone. But despite these benefits and my newfound preference, I still […]

FIATA and TRAFFIC launch free digital course on prevention of wildlife trafficking  

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC launched a new digital “Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking” course on Oct. 4, during the FIATA World Congress 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.   The three-hour digital course is aimed at providing freight forwarders with essential information that can aid workers in detecting, responding […]

Yodel, DG International enter global cross-border delivery partnership 

Parcel trucking company Yodel and freight forwarder DG International announced the launch of a new strategic partnership between their two U.K.-based companies this week. The new partnership expands the two companies’ distribution networks worldwide and is intended to support U.K. retailers’ access to emerging markets.  Under the new partnership, DG International will supply Yodel access to […]

U-Freight Hong Kong warehouse certified for air cargo screening

Freight forwarder U-Freight Group was certified as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) by Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the forwarder announced yesterday. The facility is located in Hong Kong’s Golden Bear Industrial Center, slightly under 30 kilometers from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Hong Kong’s CAD launched the RACSF program in October […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

Sinotrans joins WebCargo by Freightos for direct ebooking

Sinotrans Global E-commerce Logistics (Sinoair) announced with Freightos today that it is introducing direct ebooking alongside other online forwarding features using WebCargo by Freightos. According to today’s statement, Sinoair customers will now be able to pull global contract rates, access dynamic pricing information and instantly book online with more than 10 airlines currently integrated with […]

Agility Ventures invests $18m in green supply chain tech

Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Kuwait-based logistics provider Agility Logistics, has invested $18 million in technologies to make its supply chain more energy-efficient, Agility announced today. The announcement came as part of Agility’s 2019 sustainability report, in which the company affirmed its plan to cut emissions from 2016 levels by 25% by 2025. […]

Cargo Insights: How to regulate the ‘Wild West’ of e-commerce?

Anyone who watched the television show “Gunsmoke” knows that the American “Wild West” could be a dangerous place where notorious outlaws preyed on small towns to enrich themselves at the expense of others. Law enforcement was present but, in many cases, spread thin so the local sheriff would usually form a group of willing and […]
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