Coronavirus takes a toll on cargo demand from China

Despite the cutback on flights to, from and within China following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, similar slumps in cargo demand out of china mean current capacity is more than able to keep up with existing demand. However, the need for supplies to support relief efforts in the Country has seen a […]

U-Freight opens e-commerce center in South Korea

Hong Kong-based U-Freight Group opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center (EFC) in Incheon, South Korea, as it works to roll out its e+ Solutions product to support small businesses across its network. U-Freight’s Incheon operations were previously based in its existing multipurpose warehouse in Incheon Airport’s (ICN) free trade zone, which the logistics company said, […]

Forwarders ask IATA for lithium battery checklist

A checklist for forwarders to verify whether shipments contain lithium batteries would enable them to improve air cargo safety standards for dangerous goods. Though this is not required per the dangerous goods shipment standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and no such checklist is published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), at […]

C.H. Robinson launches tech ‘innovation incubator’

U.S.-based forwarder C.H. Robinson launched its new C.H. Robinson Labs “innovation incubator” to work with its customers to develop technology solutions built especially for individual supply chains. Companies like L’Oreal and Target have already participated in programs connected to the incubator, known informally as “Robinson Labs,” during the pilot phase of its online business intelligence […]

Tigers opens Sydney omnichannel e-commerce facility

Tigers Australia, a division of Hong Kong-based Tigers, opened a new warehouse in Sydney to support its growing e-commerce business. The omnichannel facility will process domestic and cross-border e-commerce shipments for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) fulfillment. “E-commerce in Australia will increase, not only for domestic but also international, (cross-border) trade and our new Sydney […]

SEKO Logistics sets its sights on China trade with Air-City acquisition

SEKO Logistics acquired New York-based freight forwarder and cross-border e-commerce specialist Air-City Inc. in the largest acquisition in the company’s history, SEKO announced in a statement.  In addition to growing SEKO’s footprint in the New York and northeastern United States, SEKO expects the acquisition to support its growth in “westbound airfreight and cross-border e-commerce trade for goods going […]

Dimerco investment in Elanders Group subsidiary aimed at expanding global ops

Taiwan-based Dimerco Express Group has announced a joint venture with a 25% investment in Swedish public company Elanders Group’s German subsidiary ITG Air & Sea GmbH, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The subsidiary investment is intended to allow both companies to expand their 25-year-long business cooperation in support of growing their respective global operations. ITG Air […]

Cargo Insights: Do you have an appointment?

The dentist’s office just called to confirm my appointment for a semiannual checkup next week. The reminder is always welcome, since missing the appointed time puts me back in the queue, delaying treatment and disrupting schedules on both sides. Appointments are essential because if everyone just showed up unexpectedly at the dentist’s office, there would […]

Consultant Insight: Middle East outlook for 2020 is promising

A flurry of activity from forwarders and logistics providers has focused on the Middle East region of late.  Kerry Logistics opened a new office in Bahrain as well as a new bonded logistics facility in Dubai. Meanwhile, DB Schenker and DHL Express, both of which took advantage of free trade areas around airports, opened a […]
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