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BIFA’s Robert Keen bids a sad farewell to Lloyd’s Loading List at a time of many challenges for the freight sector it has written about for so many years. But he says customers ‘should go into the new year with some reassurance that t[...]

We say goodbye to this long-running freight publication and its readers, journalists, advertisers and other supporters, partners and stakeholders, as ‘the Loader’ closes[...]

Ocean rates set in many annual contracts expected to double compared with agreements struck earlier this year, according to a report by The Wall St Journal[...]

Imperial has added almost 30,000 square metres to its lithium-ion battery handling capacity, following the award of a major new contract from a German car maker[...]

Twenty-five countries covered initially by the temperature-controlled distribution scheme with plans to extend this to 36 by the end of 2025[...]

Carrier says $3.6bn acquisition of the Kong Kong-based company is a strategic milestone on its journey to become “a global logistics company that provides digitally enabled end-to-end logistics solutions based on control of critical asset[...]

US integrator continues ‘to lean into the dynamic growth of e-commerce amid a robust pricing environment’[...]

The world’s second largest container shipping company seeks to expand its portfolio by acquiring the largest transport and logistics operator in Africa[...]

Supply chain managers cannot use data of the previous 12 months to make decisions about the next six months, argues Adam Compain from supply chain visibility specialist project44. The most important decisions along the supply chain must now[...]

SEKO Logistics is partnering with retail services client Buyer Connected, Inc. (BCI) to launch a new logistics training programme to create employment opportunities for ex-prisoners in Atlanta, Georgia[...]

Crime report from TT Club and BSI finds over three-quarters of cargo theft occurs at logistics hubs and warehouses, with Free Trade Zones (FTZ) highlighted as particularly vulnerable locations[...]

Forwarders organisation calls for fair competition and a level playing field in the maritime logistics supply chain after Maersk and Hamburg Sud announce changes to their service offerings. CLECAT says European Commission has facilitated ca[...]

Study finds 1 in 5 UK transport and logistics employees are considering quitting due to excessive stress, and 1 in 10 already have already left their job due to excessive stress over the last year[...]

Four-year agreement includes development and management of group’s International Control Tower Solution to consolidate the execution of its global ocean and air transport, enhance visibility, efficiency and reduce emissions across its ope[...]

CEO Jochen Thewes is determined to push green logistics solutions wherever possible that support clients’ business needs, as the group seeks to go climate-neutral by 2040. But no matter how clean or green a technology is, ‘if we can’t[...]

The last daily news bulletin is planned for 24 December, the last print issue will be published on 27 December, and the website will no longer be updated as of 31 December[...]

European freight group says it has ‘made further progress in dealing with the situation’, with ‘most business operations largely running again’, although there are still concerns about possible data breaches[...]

With 21 virtual events in 2021, the British International Freight Association’s networking groups have attracted almost 1,400 attendees seeking to develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment[...]

CMA CGM Group agreement to acquire most of Ingram Micro’s Commerce & Lifecycle Services activities, including logistics businesses in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, propels CEVA Logistics to become the world’s fo[...]

Logistics service providers face record losses, putting investments and recovery at risk, as further material shortages threaten production schedules that are already volatile[...]

As the logistics sector grapples with growing labour shortages and a war over talent, organisations ‘will need to deploy strategies to attract, retain, develop and motivate workers in a digital era’ in which a majority are ‘digital na[...]

The rapid rise of e-commerce and the increase in the need for piece picking makes automated warehouses essential now, says EVP Ronald Poort, and a goods-to-person picking system ‘enables us to use individuals for jobs they do best – whi[...]

European group launches four solutions for all transport modes, to enable customers to measure and cut their environmental impact: CO2 reporting, green supply chain design and optimisation, sustainable fuel offerings, and carbon offsetting[...]

Companies have only partly addressed the weaknesses in global supply chains exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In the face of new challenges, finishing the job is even more urgent, according to a recent study by McKinsey & Company[...]

Governments worldwide have ‘finally understand role of supply chains’, but big questions remain within the industry over how to adjust to new developments, senior executives tell Clecat freight forwarding conference[...]

Shipping, road, and air transport representatives urge governments not to reimpose border restrictions that further limit the freedom of movement of international transport workers [...]

Acquisition gives Melbourne-headquartered firm locations in four Australian cities and an expanding global footprint with overseas operations in Auckland, Chicago, Penang and Budapest[...]

Concerns include the ownership and privacy of shared data, and the sheer multitude of digital interfaces required, although ‘there is no other option’ but to share data, senior representative tells CLECAT conference[...]

Analysis by Everstream Analytics highlights expected impact on air cargo capacity and spot rates, potentially also exacerbating labour shortages at logistics and manufacturing facilities and prolonging ocean disruptions[...]

Industry experts told a UK parliamentary committee that some container ports have been working at levels described as 95% full. It’s not a crisis, said one witness, but it’s uncomfortable[...]