Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

Cargo Chat: DHL bringing forward cargo screening and security

Cargo security screening in the United States underwent a major change this year after the late 2018 approval of canine screening. The new screening measures were supportive of air cargo exports early in 2019 when members of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) worked without pay during a government shutdown and have continued to allow […]

CEVA opens new global headquarters in Marseille

The Swiss forwarder CEVA Logistics opened its new global headquarters in Marseille on Nov. 14. The new location is adjacent to the headquarters of French seafreight firm CMA CGM, which began its corporate governance of CEVA this year. CEVA struggled throughout 2018 and earlier, with declining air export volumes and net losses reported for multiple […]

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 […]
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