Davies Turner doubles warehousing capacity in Scotland

Giving fodder to rumors of increased demand for logistics services in the United Kingdom in anticipation of Brexit, prominent U.K.-based forwarder Davies Turner has doubled the size of its Glasgow presence, moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility due to “a much-needed extension of our airfreight operations in Scotland.” Some U.K.-based logistics firms have already reported unseasonably […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 6, 2018

British logistics, aviation industries’ worry deepens over anticipated Brexit chaos

As the March 29, 2019, deadline for Brexit draws nearer, aviation industry organizations, such the British International Forwarders Association (BIFA), and the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) are fiercely advocating for an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union to be made. ERA said the potential consequences of a failure to reach an […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 4, 2018

Six companies merge to form largest privately owned logistics firm in U.K.

This week, six United Kingdom-based logistics companies have joined up to create the largest privately owned logistics conglomerate in the country, to be called “EV Cargo.” According to Ecommerce News Europe, a Hong Kong-based private-equity investment firm EmergeVest – which has been expanding its foothold in the logistics industry -- is the force behind the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 30, 2018

British forwarders see demand increase during usually slow time of year

The United Kingdom-based logistics community is experiencing the first subtle waves of the disruptions to the supply chain sure to come with Brexit, according to one regional forwarder Davies Turner. The company said it is experiencing an unseasonal bloat in demand for warehousing capacity for early 2019 – which is normally a slow period following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 6, 2018

U.K. releases new budget plans, BIFA reacts with concern

The United Kingdom made another baby step forward in its preparations for Brexit yesterday, as British Finance Minister Philip Hammond delivered what is said to be the U.K.’s final budget before its membership with the European Union is severed next spring. Reaction from British International Forwarders Association (BIFA), however, was mixed. The plan proposes changes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

U.K. makes concrete E.U. trade-relations proposals anticipating Brexit

Just before President Trump made his first state visit to the U.K., the British government finally released a long-awaited document containing tangible plans for its trade relations with European Union countries.  With the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. set to take place in eight months, the nation’s forwarding community is giving the plan mixed reviews. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 13, 2018

IATA: Demand growth slows in May, as protectionist policies loom

May reports from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WorldACD show that the 2017 heyday of double-digit growth rates in the global air freight market are officially returning to normal levels. The organization said freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by a moderate 4.2 percent, year-over-year, for the month of May. The figure is an […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

SEKO to open London facility to handle U.K.-E.U. e-commerce

U.S.-based SEKO Logistics released news of its plan to open a 22,000-square-foot facility in London, catering to its cross-border e-commerce clients moving product through the hub. This will be the ninth facility the 3PL will operate in the U.K., citing the region as is the third-largest e-commerce market in the world, and SEKO’s largest market […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

DHL CEO Appel says ‘Protectionism is the wrong path’

Deutsche Post-DHL Group CEO Frank Appel joined industry leaders in denouncing the economic policy of protectionism in a speech delivered at the company’s annual general meeting this week, calling it “the wrong path, no matter where it is or what form it takes.” Many industry members – including CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 24, 2018

GSA hosts economics meeting, supports E.U.’s free-trade stance

International trade group Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA) met on Mar. 26 and 27 in Hong Kong to discuss the implications of proposed U.S. tariffs and increasingly strained trade relations that industry players in Asia, North America, the U.K. and the European Union may face in the near future. The European shippers’ group pledged its support […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 30, 2018

Transitional period of Brexit fallout set at 20 months

This week, the European Union (E.U.) and the U.K. government made another small step toward tackling the implications of Brexit for companies operating throughout the supply chain by agreeing on a specific amount of time to have a “transitional period” so all parties can get used to the new rules. The previously proposed transitional period […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2018

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

BIFA approves of Brexit negotiation progress

After the European Commission and the United Kingdom released a joint report this morning highlighting progress on the U.K.’s “Brexit” from the European Union, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) announced its optimism that “discussions on transitional arrangements and our future trading relationship with the E.U. can now commence,” now that “phase one” of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 8, 2017

BIFA urges investment in freight, logistics ahead of Brexit

To strengthen freight’s operating environment ahead of Brexit, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) called for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to do more for the United Kingdom’s freight and logistics sector in today’s new budget. “In his autumn statement this time last year, Mr. Hammond announced plans that financial support for U.K. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 22, 2017
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