Logistics News

  • What is the Typhoon Mangkhut fallout on shipping and the supply chain?

    Sep 19, 2018 — Typhoon Mangkhut is currently the largest storm in the world in 2018, and it’s impacting a region that is the center of manufacturing and shipping. The effects will be felt by industries, companies, and consumers across the globe.
  • Freight train derailment deals another blow to ailing UK logistics sector

    Sep 13, 2018 — A freight train derailed yesterday near the Hams Hall hub in the UK, which will increase the pressure on inland container supply chains and haulage capacity already stretched to breaking point.
  • Logistics is booming in China — but not where you think

    Sep 12, 2018 — China's coastal cities are booming with shipping and manufacturing, but there's a problem — they're running low on space, pushing some manufacturing and logistics hubs to nearby satellite cities and to that big land mass with people and plenty of area for development: The interior.
  • The digital age is not quite the disruptor freight forwarders feared, says report

    Sep 5, 2018 — Online platforms may be improving freight forwarding’s front end, but those predicting the demise of the traditional operator may have overestimated the impact of technology.
  • Port of Oakland raises cranes to welcome new generation of container vessels

    Aug 27, 2018 — Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) – the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland – are 27 feet taller following completion this week of a year-long, crane-raising project.
  • Supply chain and logistics providers braced for Hard Brexit

    Aug 24, 2018 — One in six (17 percent) of UK manufacturers have identified supply chain disruption as being the single biggest factor that will impact their business post Brexit.
  • Infographic: Technology's Role in Logistics

    Aug 23, 2018 — Technology’s role in logistics has never been bigger. JDA and EFT’s “2018 Global Logistics Report” pulls together responses from 313 logistics professionals to see which tech is having the biggest impact on their industry.
  • FTA rap for delay in action to solve UK logistics skills shortage as Brexit looms

    Aug 20, 2018 — Britain’s supply chains face a major skills shortage, and with the status of European workers post-Brexit still uncertain, the problem could intensify further still. Nearly 200,000 EU workers are employed in the UK supply chain and Freight Transport Association (FTA) head of skills Sally Gibson wants clarity on their situation post-Brexit as soon as possible.
  • Forwarders get a feeling of deja vu at prospect of congested air terminals

    Aug 14, 2018 — Despite record investment in airports, consignees and forwarders are poised for a frustrating peak season with the prospect of freight again being trapped in overburdened cargo terminals. Neel Shah, senior vice-president, global air freight, at Flexport, reckons the 2018 peak season will bring a sense of deja vu to the air cargo industry with a re-run of the woes that afflicted imports last winter.
  • U.S. Rails increasingly in sweet spot as trucking capacity crisis hits peak season

    Aug 9, 2018 — Railroads are capitalizing on the acute shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as capacity constraints limit truckers’ ability to compete on some long-haul deferred bulk freight. “Railroads look like big winners in the short term,” the recent State of Logistics report concluded, noting that this year is following a trend of rising carloads that began in 2017.
  • Freight forwarders slam Port of Felixstowe on no compensation

    Aug 9, 2018 — Responding to a statement by the owners of the Port of Felixstowe that its recently introduced new terminal operating system (TOS) is now “stable”, BIFA director general Robert Keen said: “Our members still face significant problems at the port with shipping lines cancelling calls; or operating a cut-and-run policy, where the ship leaves before all containers that are booked are loaded, or discharged. Those members are also experiencing knock-on effects at other UK ports where vessels are being diverted, causing additional cost and disruption.”
  • DP World Acquires European Logistics Firm Unifeeder for 660 Million Euros

    Aug 9, 2018 — On Tuesday, Dubai-based DP World announced plan to acquire 100% of Unifeeder, the largest container feeder and growing shortsea network operator in Europe, for 660 million euros. DP World said the acquisition from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders will help enhance its presence in the global supply chain and broaden its product offering to its customers, namely shipping lines and cargo owners, helping reduce inefficiencies and improve the competitiveness of global trade.
  • FedEx announces new route connecting Hanoi to FedEx APAC hub in Guangzhou, China

    Aug 2, 2018 — FedEx Express is enhancing its services into and out of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, with the introduction of a new flight connecting the city to the FedEx APAC Hub in Guangzhou, China. This new route will significantly improve transit times for all inbound flights to Hanoi, and enable next-business-day delivery within Asia for the first time.
  • Data standardization is the need of the hour in the maritime industry

    Jul 31, 2018 — Various maritime management solutions are cropping up in the industry and help connect shippers, maritime carriers, and their affiliated partners, improving efficiency and visibility across the supply chain. Regardless of this, the industry continues to be bogged down by red tape and as the number of parties involved in a single transaction increase, stepping up the need for accountability is vital.
  • Shippers, forwarders and hauliers now planning for 'no deal' as Brexit looms

    Jul 30, 2018 — Shippers are pushing forwarders for more certainty on post-Brexit customs – some now actively working with a presumption of a hard Brexit. Meanwhile, the UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) has slammed MPs claiming “no deal is better than a bad deal”, suggesting some foods we take for granted could become “luxuries”.
  • DHL the first global forwarder to establish a footprint in Ethiopia

    Jul 27, 2018 — DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) claims to have become the first multinational forwarder to establish a presence in Ethiopia, following a joint venture agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.
  • China Sparks World Container Traffic Boom

    May 15, 2017 — Preliminary data from Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world container traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, fuelled mainly by spikes in imports and exports from China. The CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth with volumes up by 17%, versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.
  • Dubai’s DP World Confirms 10 Injured when Ship Hits Cranes at Jebel Ali Port

    May 15, 2017 — Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week. The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1 on Thursday, May 4.
  • JK Moving Services Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Facility

    Jan 19, 2017 — IAM member company JK Moving Services held an open house on Wednesday, January 18, to celebrate the opening of its new 75,000 square foot warehouse facility in Sterling, Virginia.
  • IAM Logistics Network (ILN) Online Directory Launch

    Dec 10, 2014 — The new and improved ILN Online Directory has launched. Now anyone can easily search for ILN member companies geographically or by name keywords, allowing IAM members, ILN members and the general public to find companies they can potentially partner with on logistics projects.
  • Attendees pronounce ILN Regional Meeting a success

    May 23, 2014 — IAM is pleased to report that those attending the first regional meeting of the IAM Logistics Network in Antwerp, Belgium, have pronounced it a success. With an ambitious agenda in hand, the 35 attendees representing 20 member companies spent more than two days immersed in the business of logistics.