Foreign Trade Zones in the spotlight

Logistics managers have long valued Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) because they’re secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they’re the United States’ version of what are known internationally as free-trade zones. Currently, there are 276 authorized FTZ […]

Continue Reading

New Research: IoT Barrier to Entry Coming Down for Supply Chain Providers

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · September 29, 2017 Will digitalization reshuffle the deck in the marketplace of logistics services? The IT experts at AXIT, a Siemens company, believe it will. The new paper just published by the specialist for cloud-based supply chain management solutions highlights how the digital transformation is affecting the industry. The authors believe […]

Continue Reading

Panalpina to buy Dutch firm Interfresh Airfreight Handling

LBR Staff Writer Published 29 September 2017 Panalpina has agreed to acquire Netherlands-based Interfresh Airfreight Handling for an undisclosed sum. Under the deal, Panalpina will acquire Dutch firm Interfresh and its sister companies Fresh Cargo Connection and Dutch Cargo Connection. Interfresh is involved in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, […]

Continue Reading

Executive Moves: Unique Logistics and Roanoke Insurance Group

Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock Unique Logistics International appoints managing director of Unique Logistics International, Atlanta; and Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. names new president.    Unique Logistics International, an Atlanta-based freight forwarder with a primary global concentration in the Asia Pacific and United States, has appointed Claus Schensema to the newly-created role of managing director of Unique Logistics […]

Continue Reading

DHL Supply Chain renames Exel Freight Connect as DHL Transport Brokerage

Earlier this week, DHL Supply Chain, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group and a United States-based provider of contract logistics and transportation brokerage services, said its freight brokerage operation, Exel Freight Connect, has been renamed as DHL Transport Brokerage. Company officials said that this name change follows a January 2016 move, when the North […]

Continue Reading

Panalpina buys Dutch perishables specialist – Logistics Manager

[og_img] Panalpina is to acquire Interfresh Airfreight Handling, a Dutch company specialising in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The move follows the acquisition of Kenya-based forwarder Air Connection and marks another stage in Panalpina’s development of its global perishables network. “By acquiring Interfresh we gain […]

Continue Reading

UPS-SF Holding joint venture is granted regulatory approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce

The planned joint venture (JV) between UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of leading integrated express logistics service provider in China, SF Express, which was initially announced in May, received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce today.   This JV will focus on developing and providing international delivery services from China to the United […]

Continue Reading

Emirates revalidates Dubai pharma hub

Emirates SkyCargo has gained revalidation of its European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP) certification for pharma operations at its Dubai hub after an annual surveillance audit by Bureau Veritas, Germany.  The carrier originally received EU GDP certification in 2016 for its operations across the Emirates SkyCentral cargo terminals at Dubai International Airport and Dubai […]

Continue Reading