All Shipping articles – Page 8

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    Kaspers joins Ceva as COO, Global Air and Ocean Freight


    The beginning of May saw Helmut Kaspers join Ceva Logistics as its chief operation officer for Global Air and Ocean Freight. He joins Ceva from Kaspers Consulting + Investment, an international logistics consultancy established in 2013. He brings with him substantial experience from the logistics world having previously ...

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    Penske Logistics completes Transfreight buyout


    Following the announcement in March that Penske Logistics was buying Transfreight North America , the company confirmed this week that the deal had been completed. Transfreight’s name will now be changed to Penske Logistics. Penske Logistics bought the North American 3PL from Mitsui & Co for an undisclosed sum. Transfreight ...

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    MOL orders fuel efficient car carriers with more flexible decks


    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has ordered four car carrying vessels from Japan’s Minaminippon Shipbuilding for delivery in 2017 and 2018. Each vessel is almost 200m in length and will be able to carry 6,800 car equivalent units (CEUs) across 14 decks. The company said the newly designed liftable decks, of ...

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    Michael Schaecher leaves Ceva Logistics


    Michael Schaecher (pictured) has left Ceva Logistics where he was COO and executive board member in charge of air and ocean freight. Schaecher joined the company in April last year as COO for Global Airfreight and took on responsibility for Global Oceanfreight in November that year following the departure ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China


    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment


    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express


    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

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    The supply chain – a holistic approach


    Now more than ever, businesses must improve the efficiency of their supply chain in order to maintain a competitive advantage. All too often companies target storage, handling and transport to reduce costs, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when aiming for a truly effective end-to-end supply chain. ...

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    Mind the sulphur gap


    WWL’s global head of environment, Roger Strevens (left) warns that shipping lines and cargo owners risk falling into a trap if they fail to look over the horizon when adjusting fuel costs, as well as if they ignore proper enforcement of new sulphur emission control zonesOf all the scenarios that ...

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    VW reported making short sea shipments between Portugal and Germany


    VW is reported to have started parts shipments using a direct short sea route between its Autoeuropa production plant in Palmela, Portugal to its plant in Emden, Germany. VW has not confirmed the reports but several sources in the Portuguese press state that the first trailer of parts was moved ...

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    Bridges over troubled water


    To protect their crews, the public, the environment, and not least their operations and profits, carriers must have a ‘plan B’ in place for when things go wrong. Even if ‘Plan A’ works for you 99.9% of the time, it is always worth having a ‘Plan B’. For any business ...

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    Schenker announces sudden departure of Thomas Lieb


    Dr Thomas Lieb (left) has resigned suddenly from his role as head of DB Schenker Logistics, and will give up his role as chairman of the Management Board of Schenker. He will leave the Deutsche Bahn Group altogether at the end of the month (March 31). The company said that ...

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    Europe conference: How to manage sustainability in the supply chain


    It’s getting there now but for many years sustainability has simply been viewed as an additional business cost to factor into the automotive logistics. However, it’s more than just compliance and helping to reduce the environmental impact of a company; sustainability can drive supply chain efficiency. This is something both ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards


    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”.“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding ...

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    Europe conference: Keeping pace with e-commerce and technology in the aftermarket


    Consumer trends, emerging technology and the need for more efficient logistics to deal with both, are set to have a huge impact on the automotive logistics aftermarket. Consumers are not visiting dealers as often but that is not an indication of a drop in sales as much as it may ...

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    Japan Post to buy Toll Holdings for $5.2 billion


    Supply chain provider Toll Holdings is being bought out by Japan Post for $5.2 billion. Toll, which is one of the largest independent providers in Asia Pacific, will be run as a division of the Japanese postal and logistics provider when the deal is complete in June, but will retain ...

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    Kintetsu World Express buying APL Logistics


    Kintetsu World Express has bought APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. The Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors in the global market; as much as 70% of ...

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    South African vehicle exports soar in January


    Sales of cars exported by South Africa are currently booming. In January 2015, for example, units sold abroad rose by 84.4% compared to January 2014. A weak rand and recovering markets in the northern hemisphere helped boost car shipments, which rose from 6,021 units to 11,104 units. However, these figures ...

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    PKT Logistics Group moves forward with 'One Auto Hub' in Malaysia


    Malaysian logistics provider, PKT Logistics, has awarded a contract to property developer Eversendai Corporation to build 12 warehouses at Batu Kawan, near Penang, as part of its three-phase 'One Auto Hub' project. In the first phase, Eversendai will build the 12 warehouses, which are shaped to resemble waves, with an ...

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    Sunderland port looks to benefit from auto trade following rail link


    The UK's rail network authority – Network Rail – has re-established a link to the port of Sunderland in the northeast of England that will provide a boost to its import and export capabilities, something the port hopes will allow it to undertake more projects for key players in the ...