Frankfurt-Hahn dismisses rumors of Amazon bid

After a German-language newspaper had alleged that e-tail giant Amazon was in discussions with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) over a possible purchase of the facility, officials at HHN recently dismissed the discussions as  “rumors” and said talks, if any, are being handled by the airport’s owner, the municipality of Rhineland-Palatinate. Earlier this year, the newspaper Süddeutschen […]

Bangladesh urges UK to allow garment imports

Bangladesh clothing exports to Europe jumped 24 percent in 2015, with the UK being the EU’s second biggest garment export destination for the country after Germany. But the government of the UK has banned imported clothing from Bangladesh due to its concern that there is a lack of proper security measures at the Bangladesh Airport […]

Logwin opens 19th operation in Germany

Worldwide logistics company Logwin opened an air and ocean office in Mannheim, making this the company’s 19th office in Germany, following the opening of offices in Erfurt and Leipzig last year. “The main reason for opening the new office was to be close to our air and ocean customers” said Stefan Schwind, head of Logwin […]

More evidence that Amazon is testing European logistics network

Whether it’s by freighter, drone, truck or automobile, it would appear Amazon is on the move, literally, to launch its own logistics network and to distance itself from the integrated express carriers. Further evidence that Amazon is up to something now includes news from London’s Evening Standard that the e-commerce giant has been operating a […]

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]

DB Schenker and GLS expand each other’s offerings

Forwarder DB Schenker and parcel service provider, GLS, have agreed to a partnership that will expand both companies’ services to their customers. Schenker Logistics will offer a Europe-wide parcel service and GLS will expand into freight service. GLS, which is active in Europe, will deliver parcels for Schenker while Schenker Logistics will handle partial-load pallets […]

Centrolene launches forwarder network

Centrolene Network, a membership-based organization, has introduced its network, allowing freight forwarders to go from being local to global. The network is built around a technology platform called the Centrolene C-Suite, which includes the C-Tower which allows forwarder’s customers to access alerts, analytics and reports they need to manage their supply chains; the C-Link, a […]

AirBridgeCargo continues double-digit surge

Continuing 11 straight years of consecutive growth, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has had a 17 percent year-on-year rise in tonnage for the first eight months of 2015. By the end of August, the all-cargo carrier had transported 300,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network. By expanding into new markets, the carrier […]
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