All Freight forwarding articles

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    Gefco reports gains in automotive beyond core PSA contracts

    2018-04-17T11:54:41Z

    Gefco has reported annual revenue gains of 5.1% in its full-year results for 2017, earning €4.4 billion ($5.4 billion). Sales were supported by a 8.1% growth in global automotive accounts outside of its traditional activity for former parent company Groupe PSA (which now includes GM's Opel/Vauxhall divisions). The company noted ...

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    FTA issues trade checklist in response to government statements on independence

    2017-10-11T15:06:48Z

    In response to the UK government’s latest statements on trading and customs post-Brexit, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a list of conditions it says are needed to secure continued trade in the UK. James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy chief executive Earlier this week the government issued a ...

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    Gefco appoints Tony Gunn as head of freight forwarding

    2017-03-31T22:19:16Z

    Tony Gunn has been recruited as executive vice-president of Gefco’s freight forwarding division. He moves from his previous role at XPO Logistics as managing director of Europe and brings 25 years of experience in the logistics sector. Gefco said his role would be to strengthen profitable growth in the company’s ...

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    Imperial secures internal factory contract with Audi in Hungary

    2017-03-08T06:03:57Z

    Imperial Logistics International has secured a contract with Audi to operate internal factory logistics for vehicle assembly at the carmaker's plant in Győr, Hungary, replacing an unnamed rival. The logistics company already held the contract to manage a logistics optimisation centre at the Győr car factory for three years through ...

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    BIFA appoints executive directors

    2017-02-22T10:58:29Z

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has approved the promotion of Robert Windsor (first left) and Spencer Stevenson to executive director positions. The association’s director general, Robert Keen said: “These are well deserved promotions. Both have been with the Secretariat for quite a while and have excelled in their fields ...

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    BLG Logistics takes over Fortragroup

    2016-06-29T10:27:24Z

    Christian Marnetté (left), CEO Spedition BLG Logistics, and Alexander Opszalski, former managing partner of Fortragroup Germany’s BLG Logistics has expanded its forwarding services division with the takeover of rival German logistics provider, Fortragroup. The value of the buyout was not disclosed. Fortragroup is an international shipping and air freight ...

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    China conference: local logistics providers go global… to survive

    2016-04-27T15:33:03Z

    As Chinese growth slows, and the government encourages more market reforms, Chinese automotive logistics providers are increasingly looking beyond their own borders to offer international freight services and capture new clients, writes Christopher Ludwig . Contribution by Rachael Hogg. As vehicle production and sales growth accelerated in China ...