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Senior company executive says it’s time for the industry 'to start treating lorry drivers with the respect that they deserve if it wants to reverse the working population’s dwindling enthusiasm for a career behind the wheel of an HGV'[...]

Alibaba logistics arm currently operating around 18 cargo flights a week at Belgian all-cargo airport and 60 trucks per day[...]

Strong demand, tight capacity and high rates to continue for remainder of 2021[...]

'Little chance of any improvement in the current situation for many months, or possibly even years,' warns UK forwarder body in report to members [...]

Workers in 2,000 warehouses and supermarket distribution centres who are identified as contacts of people with coronavirus will be allowed to take daily tests at work instead of self-isolating[...]

Partners Group 'a strong partner with very good expertise in Asia and a different level of access to potential (M&A) targets'[...]

32,000sqm logistics centre close to Europe’s largest cargo airport expands the current capacity of the multi-user campus for pharmaceuticals and medical products in Florstadt to over 70,000sqm[...]

Larger facility needed to meet growing market demand within the region and along the US west coast, logistics operator said[...]

Kuehne + Nagel sees little change in the current challenging air and sea freight environment before lunar new year, with the strong demand continuing longer than originally anticipated[...]

Logistics and manufacturing operations in Belgium, Luxembourg, parts of the Netherlands, and western Germany recovering from widespread disruption caused by violent storms at the end of last week[...]

Hong Kong-headquartered global freight group unveils ambitious new strategic plan to more than double its current turnover, via organic growth and M&A, appointing former Singapore Post CEO Paul Coutts as COO along with other personnel chang[...]

European Commission announces tougher set of transport emissions targets among package of measures to accelerate policies for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions[...]

Logistics partnership will focus on collaborations in freight forwarding solutions in the Middle East and Africa region[...]

Global logistics group aims to enhance its healthcare logistics offering by buying the €28m-turnover French logistics provider specialising in the transport of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products [...]

Road freight groups call for urgent measures including EU drivers to qualify for a UK work visa under the UK Shortage Occupations List[...]

Norwegian acquisition strengthens group’s perishables network and its ‘footprint in air freight exports from this important seafood producing country’[...]

Shippers moving cargo on the main intercontinental lanes face continuing challenges across all transport modes, with high prices, limited capacity and significant congestion points, forwarder SGL highlights[...]

Record low US inventory-to-sales ratio levels look set to continue driving exceptionally strong freight imports even if the current record rates of retail spending ease in the coming months, analysis by Sea-Intelligence indicates[...]

Logistics group says the acquisition expands its ‘capacity solutions offering in North America at a critical time as the industry continues to face ongoing driver and truck shortages’[...]

Acquisition of business based in Hungary and Romania is ‘an important milestone in its expansion strategy in the Central and East European markets – and tapping into the key overnight express services segment’[...]

Haulage industry has blamed the pandemic and Brexit for thousands of unfilled HGV driver jobs[...]

Successful proof of concept demonstrated how logistics operators can manage personnel, payloads, automated ground vehicles, and VoloDrones to integrate air cargo drone operations in logistics networks[...]

Partners Group will work alongside European freight forwarding and logistics giant to 'implement a transformational value creation plan' for Asia specialist[...]

Sustained period of upheaval has triggered a shift in mindset on the part of cargo owners, says forwarder[...]

Owners of the automotive and industrial logistics specialist said to be working with JP Morgan and Rothschild on the divestiture in a deal expected to be worth more than €2 billion, Reuters reports[...]

The opportunity for shippers and freight forwarders to cut costs and improve margins with semi-autonomous bidding is huge, believes Shipsta CEO Christian Wilhelm[...]

Ambitious freight specialist currently looking at purchasing asset-light air and ocean freight forwarders located in Britain, while also eyeing additional opportunities in the US and growing further in Asia-Pacific [...]

Gartner survey finds the number of women working in the supply chain is continuing to rise, with their proportion of the supply chain workforce rising a further 2 percentage points this year[...]

Britain’s exports to the European Union fell by 47% in the first quarter of the year compared to the corresponding period in 2020, with sales to Ireland down by more than 70% [...]

Two sides agree to suspend application of harmful tariffs worth US$11.5 billion for five years and ‘seek to overcome long-standing differences’[...]