Milaha acquires its largest container vessel

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Doha, Qatar – Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has acquired its largest container vessel to date, Majd, a 3,768 TEU vessel. The new vessel will be one of the 17 container vessels that the group operates, and is part of the ongoing expansion of the group’s overall fleet. Milaha currently fully owns and […]

AirBridgeCargo sees airfreight demand soar in 2017

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AirBridgeCargo (ABC) registered a double-digit percentage improvement in airfreight demand last year as e-commerce, pharma and offsize/heavy freight volumes took off. In total, the airline saw demand increase by 13% year on year to breach 700,000 tonnes, while freight tonne kms were up by 10% and its load factor increased by 4% to 71%. The […]

Commerce submits results of aluminum import investigation to Trump


   The U.S. Commerce Department has completed its investigation into the effect of wrought and unwrought aluminum imports on U.S. national security, and on Friday submitted the results to President Donald Trump for review, giving him 90 days to take action based on the findings.    The results of the investigation, conducted under Section 232 […]

Survey: Shipping volumes expected to rise in 2018, rate increases a concern

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   Nearly 76 percent of shippers surveyed expect their shipment volumes to increase in 2018, according to the results of a newly released industry study in which over 1,600 companies involved in the supply chain were surveyed by Tennessee-based freight transportation and supply chain management firm Averitt Express.    Meanwhile, about 33 percent of respondents […]

Moving the needle: How logistics can help shift focus to patient-centred healthcare


Delivered by DHL Most life sciences and healthcare organiations are seeking ways to increase patient centricity. Logistics can make a noticeable difference, helping to move the needle from boardroom theory to business action. In a previous blog, I made the case for logistics as an enabler in life sciences. Now I would like to add the […]

UK’s Rasmala purchases two German logistics facilities for $185m


LBR Staff Writer Published 22 January 2018 UK-based investment firm Rasmala has purchased two German logistics facilities for $185m (€154m). The company has completed the deal through its asset management subsidiary Rasmala Investment Bank. Rasmala has acquired new Amazon logistics centre for $145m (€121m). The facility features 88,000m² of warehouse space. The firm has purchased […]

Air Freight: Getting the Upper Hand on Sea Freight?

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In 2016 and up until mid-last year the ocean going vessels were having that sinking experience as many shippers jumped ship and opted more and more for air freight. The problem was compounded by port strikes, even longer transit times and the Hanjin bankruptcy which shocked the industry. One percent ocean freight corresponds +30 percent […]

Cargojet adds new South America and Europe freighter operation

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Cargojet will begin running its own freighter services between Canada and South America and a second frequency to Europe. Beginning early February, the Canadian operator said that on Fridays and Sundays it will offer a service from Hamilton to Bogota and Lima, via Atlanta. Meanwhile, on Saturdays it will operate a service from Hamilton […]

PANYNJ takes steps to improve operational issues at JFK Airport


   The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is enacting a series of interim measures at John F. Kennedy International Airport following the chaos caused at the airport during and after an early January winter storm, PANYNJ Executive Director Rick Cotton revealed Thursday.    The interim measures, developed from working groups with […]

Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row – LOGISTIK express News

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19. Januar 2018 08:19 Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: 🔊 Read English text The port of Antwerp has achieved a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row. In 2017 the port handled 223.6 million tonnes of freight, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year. The container volume rose in 2017 […]

Drone Delivery Canada to begin trial of Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone


LBR Staff Writer Published 19 January 2018 Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is set to begin trial of Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone in the first quarter of this year. Designed to fly up to 60km, Raven X1400 delivery drone can offer pay load capacities of up to 25lbs. Raven X1400 delivery drone has been developed […]

Deutsche Post DHL Group | Jan 18, 2018: DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, a new and unique leading indicator for world trade

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DHL has introduced a new and unique early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The DHL Global Trade Barometer is based on large amounts of logistics data that are evaluated with the help of artificial intelligence. Since global trade fuels the world economy, the DHL Global Trade Barometer not only […]

Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive, Agile Operations

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By LM Staff · January 18, 2018 Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what […]

Strong December sees spot market truckload demand top capacity, says DAT

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By LM Staff · January 18, 2018 Spot market demand in December was strong, finishing what DAT Solutions, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, called a “banner year” for 2017. December national averages for dry and reefer (refrigerated) van rates, respectively, saw 2017 highs, said DAT, and the national average flatbed rate was even with its […]