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China-Europe rail freight

Freight forwarders are using rail services between China and Europe, as a freight transportation alternative because of disruption to international shippin...
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Posted on April 13, 2024

China to Europe exports re-routed

Freight forwarders who organise the shipment of goods — have reported a sharp increase in enquiries and bookings for rail freight to Europe via Russia. ...
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Posted on February 2, 2024

China-Russia rail freight: demand increasing

Freight forwarders are reporting high demand for goods to be sent via rail freight from China through Russia to Europe mainly because of the disruption cau...
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Posted on February 1, 2024

Red Sea crisis pushes freight rates

A major world shipping company has paused all transits through the region ‘for the foreseeable future’ and ocean freight shipping rates continue to inc...
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Posted on January 8, 2024

Heathrow imports increase expected before Christmas

A Heathrow-based freight forwarder said it expects its imports in the run up to Christmas to be up almost one third compared to last year, adding that Indi...
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Posted on December 7, 2023

Airships for Large Cargo

A French logistics and freight forwarder has a new idea on how to move large cargo for shippers; they plan to fly it to and from the ship using airships no...
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Posted on November 21, 2023

Shipping lines move to air freight

Shipping lines are setting up their own airlines, acquiring freighters and purchasing freight forwarders, seeming to make themselves into end-to-end logi...
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Posted on August 8, 2022

Shipping lines and freight forwarders join action against Russia

Shipping lines taking part in the economy siege which the international community is tightening around Russia. The 10 biggest shipping lines are responsibl...
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Posted on March 14, 2022

Freight forwarders cease activities in Nigeria ports

Freight forwarders in Nigeria have blocked activities at the ports with protests at the Tin Can Island Port and PTML Terminals. They are protesting about...
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Posted on February 21, 2022

Roll out of Covid-19 vaccines spotlights logistics

The global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has introduced new logistical challenges for vaccine manufacturers and logistics providers. Transport capacity is ...
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Posted on February 22, 2021

Belgian Beer Exports to UK

Some suppliers of Belgian beers are having difficulty exporting their brews to thirsty British drinkers across the Channel. A wholesaler stocking some o...
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Posted on January 16, 2021

FIATA Guidelines to Freight Forwarders

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, represening more than 100 national associations and 5,500 freight forwarding and logistics...
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Posted on December 3, 2020

Freight forwarders join request for Brexit clarity

BIFA, trade association for UK freight forwarders says that there is limited time to prepare for revised trading arrangements, after Brexit. The directo...
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Posted on August 11, 2020

Freight Forwarding sector welcomes Govt support for key shipping routes

The government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million, helping to ensure there is enough short-sea shipping capacity to pre...
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Posted on May 17, 2020

Transit Freight through Kazakhstan on increase

19 million tonnes of freight was transported through Kazakhstan in 2018. Kazakhstan, being located between China and the European Union, can benefit si...
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Posted on February 4, 2019

Freight forwarder ‘not liable’ for shipping fakes

Two luxury brands have failed in their attempt to make a freight forwarder liable for trans-shipping fake products in two 40-ft containers from China to Ba...
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Posted on January 14, 2019

Freight forwarders seek alternatives

According to a recent report, high prices in airfreight and lack of capacity is driving freight forwarders to experiment with other transport modes. Last y...
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Posted on December 30, 2018

Rapid growth in global freight forwarding market

The freight forwarding market grew by 8.0% in 2017, which is a rapid expansion compared with recent years. The forwarding market is using technology to tra...
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Posted on July 29, 2018

Road Freight rates decline in India

Freight rates within India for a nine-tonne pay load section to certain southern Indian destinations are falling in Delhi because there are too many truc...
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Posted on July 19, 2017

Freight forwarders report increased air volumes

A major freight forwarderreports that airfreight volumes have grown at almost double the market rate during the first half of the year, with performance im...
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Posted on July 18, 2017

Freight Forwarding – market up 2.7%

A new Global Freight Forwarding Report has been published; the freight market grew 2.7% in real terms in 2016 – but revenues for freight forwarders fell ...
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Posted on July 2, 2017

Int’l freight forwarders congress in Malaysia for first time

More than 1,200 local and international delegates from the freight forwarding industry are expected to take part in the 56th International Federation of Fr...
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Posted on April 29, 2017

Freight forwarder expresses concern about shipping alliances’

A Miami-headquartered online freight forwarder has warned that the launch next week of new shipping alliances will result in a shortage of options for frei...
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Posted on March 23, 2017

Shippers want transparency in air freight bookings

A Supply Chain executive for a chemicals company has complained that despite spending millions on air freight, he has no contact with the airline. Lars...
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Posted on March 26, 2016

Freight Forwarders Will Continue to Face Big Challenges

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for United Kingdom (UK) freight forwarders, says that 2016 will see its members...
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Posted on January 13, 2016

‘Sally Traffic’ to host BIFA Freight Service Awards

It has been announced that Sally Boazman will host the British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards 2015 Ceremony in London next ye...
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Posted on September 24, 2015

Freight Forwarders urge an end air freight surcharges

Freight forwarders have urged airlines to simplify their surcharge schemes and move to inclusive pricing. Speaking at an air freight seminar at Multimod...
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Posted on May 4, 2015

Freight Association welcomes clarity

A major freight carrying international airline has decided to quote all-inclusive freight rates. This will replace the current system where there are sepa...
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Posted on January 16, 2015

10 freight forwarders fined

A cartel of freight forwarders shipping cargo from Japan to Singapore have been fined over $7 million for price fixing. The Competition Commission of Singa...
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Posted on December 22, 2014

Freight piles up in China as exporters switch from sea

In circumstances reminiscent of the 2009 air freight peak, freight forwarders in Asia are reporting an air cargo backlog in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, which i...
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Posted on November 29, 2014

Germany to China freight train quicker than sea freight

A new train service from Hamburg to Zhengzhou is about 20 days faster than sea freight. Claimed to be the first ever, the freight train service runs fro...
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Posted on September 6, 2014
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