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By: Transglobal Express Date: 31/07/2014 11:18 Category: Air Freight
Lufthansa’s group cargo has reported volume falls of 3.1% during the first six months of 2014, with tonnage equating to 932,000. The company has seen a “subdued” freight market, affecting its airlines businesses including Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss and Austrian Airlines. Lufthansa has commented on its half-year financial review: “The global cargo business was more subdued than the passenger business in the first half-year. Revenue tonne-kilometres climbed 4.4 per cent year o... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 31/07/2014 09:36 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
UPS has recently announced its Sustainability Report for the 12th year running, reporting that it had reduced its overall carbon emissions for 2013, in addition to meeting its 2016 goal of decreasing its air and ground fleet’s carbon emissions by 10%. Having met its 2016 goal 3 years early, the parcel delivery giant has set a new goal to reach a 20% reduction in carbon intensity by 2020. The recent report illustrates UPS’s continuous efforts to increase sustainability using its &ldq... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 30/07/2014 16:09 Category: Sea Freight
ClassNK is due to take part in a joint project with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, and MES Technoservice Co. Ltd. The Japanese classification society, ClassNK, will support the research into the development of condition-based engine motoring systems for the Mitsui MAN B&W engine, which will be used to assist in detecting abnormalities in electronically-controlled diesel engines used in ships. The joint partnership is in the bid to discover ways to reduce workloads by introduc... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 30/07/2014 10:23 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
American parcel delivery giant UPS has reported it has suffered losses as a result of its restructured healthcare programme. UPS has said its earnings per share have dropped up to 57% during the second quarter of the year. Additionally, the parcel delivery company has claimed the difficult run up to Christmas in 2013 may have had an impact due to the fact the company had to make significant investments into increasing its network capacity. The US company invested $175 million into increasing cap... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 29/07/2014 16:21 Category: Air Freight
It has been reported the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the help of governments to take charge in reviewing and changing how airspace risk assessments are to be carried out, following on from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17th in eastern Ukraine. Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and Chief Executive Officer, has said: “Governments will need to take the lead in reviewing how airspace risk assessments are made. And the industry will do all ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 29/07/2014 14:50 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL and the Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) have recently announced its partnership together in which the parcel delivery giant becomes the official partner of CSL. The two companies have both agreed on a major sponsorship package running from this year to 2017. The new sponsorship highlights DHL’s commitment to the Chinese markets, in addition to its support and recognition of the top level Chinese football association. Part of the agreement will see DHL’s branding a... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 28/07/2014 14:24 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
TNT Express has reported it cut its losses during the first six of the year; however its sales have decreased by up to 6% despite the company continuing its restructuring programme. The parcel delivery company’s latest batch of financial results show the first half of the year saw a fall in revenue to 3.27 billion Euros. The company has since said its revenue was affected by currency and the use of China Domestic and the Dutch fashion logistics business and excluding those factors would h... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 28/07/2014 09:54 Category: Air Freight
Recent reports have shown an increase in cargo volume at London Heathrow airport of 4.1%, bringing in 726,469 tonnes within the first six months of 2014. The increase has been most noticeable on routes serving China, Japan, Brazil and the United States of America Management at the UK’s largest air hub has reported 35.1 million travellers passing through Heathrow airport during the last six months, resulting in a 1.9% growth which has been driven mainly by intercontinental traffic. Chief ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 24/07/2014 10:29 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
DPD has announced it aims to doubles its share of the German business-to-consumer shipping market throughout the next four years by “making the parcel digital”. The parcel delivery company has recently upgraded its services to enable its customers to know when to expect the parcel within a 30 minute time frame. DPD has said it aims to increase its share by 15% by 2018 as a result of new innovations. DPD has invested in technology that allows the real time tracking of parcels, allowi... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 23/07/2014 09:42 Category: Sea Freight
COSCO Corporation Limited, a Singapore based company, has recently reported securing contracts valued at approximately 300 million USD to build one accommodation barge and seven bulk carriers. COSCO Shipyard Co. Ltd has received requests for orders from an unknown European company to build the accommodation barge which is scheduled for delivery in late 2016. The shipyard has also received requests for orders from an unidentified Asian company to build two bulk carriers, also due for delivery in... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/07/2014 11:41 Category: Air Freight
The year’s first six months has witnessed airports in central Germany experience positive growth and development. Airports Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden Airport, both operated by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen, handled 44,430 aircraft movements during the first six months of 2014, this being 4.1% more than the same time period of the previous year. June in particular saw growth for both airports, with Leipzig/Hall Airport achieving 6% more than compared to June of 2013. January to June saw ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/07/2014 11:04 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
Politicians within the UK have asked London Mayor, Boris Johnson, to review the impact of competition on Royal Mail’s service. This comes after the London Assembly voted for Johnson to review TNT Post UK’s end-to-end postal service. TNT has been the first company to provide a major alternative to Royal Mail’s services in recent months, with its services in West London starting during April 2012. The service has since expanded to parts of Central London, North West and South We... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 21/07/2014 10:57 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
It has been reported that US parcel giant FedEx are due to face charges from the government for its role as transportation in the sale of illegal prescription drugs throughout the United States of America. It was indicted by a federal grand jury that the company, including its subsidiaries FedEx Express and FedEx Corporate Services, was supposedly providing the shipping solution as Internet pharmacies sold and distributed prescription drugs that were in violation of controlled substances laws. T... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 18/07/2014 10:58 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
TNT Express within Bangladesh has recently announced it will be opening its 22nd service centre to be located in Ishwardi EPZ (Export Processing Zones). The new centre will enable its local customers to gain access to TNT Express services with ease. The centre’s primary role will be to offer a special area for those who are potential investors, free from bureaucratic procedures with the addition of promoting and attracting foreign investments. Country General Manager for TNT Express Bangl... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 18/07/2014 10:19 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
UPS has recently announced its plans to introduce more convenient offerings for its online retail customers and consumers within the UK by providing them with the opportunity to ship goods ordered online directly to a UPS Access Point location as an alternative to home delivery. This service will initially be available for parcel delivery to France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The newly introduced system will provide UK consumers with the chance to have their UPS parcels re-dire... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 17/07/2014 10:32 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
Shepherd FM has recently secured a deal with TNT Express which will see them deliver mechanical and electrical maintenance to the parcel delivery company. The partnership between the two companies will see Shepherd FM provide TNT with a tailored ‘hub and spoke’ solution which will combine both resident and mobile engineering teams. Noel Clancy, CEO at Shepherd FM, has commented: “TNT Express operates in a dynamic and demanding arena which requires an expertly balanced combinat... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 16/07/2014 12:26 Category: Air Freight
IAG Cargo North America is to provide its supporting businesses with next-generation B787 Dreamliner aircraft for two of the company’s key routes within Philadelphia and Calgary. Those shipping between the two airports and IAG Cargo’s hub situated at London Heathrow will have the opportunity to access 14 tonnes on each flight. Regional Commercial Manager for North America at IAG Cargo, Joe Le Beau, has commented: “The B787’s advanced hold air conditioning makes it ideal ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 16/07/2014 10:29 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
 US parcel delivery giant, UPS, has announced its latest plans in expanding its presence in Brazil in the bid to improve its quality of service to its customers, in addition to increasing its territorial coverage and to enhance transit times. The country’s largest state, Sao Paulo, is due to see the largest expansion, with nine new operating facilities being opened there to increase the country’s network by 78%. With completion expected by May of 2015, the nine new facilities wi... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 15/07/2014 11:22 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Global Forwarding has recently improved its ability to offer cold chain logistics in transporting shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures. The service has been specifically designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industries with the need for sophisticated logistics solutions. The service is maintained by LifeConEx, DHL’s temperature management specialist in a partnership in Cryoport, a popular provider of complete global frozen shipping services. David Bang,... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 15/07/2014 09:46 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS has recently set up a new network of product storage facilities across the USA in the bid to make medical supplies more readily available to end users and improve time scales for deliveries. The parcel delivery company has introduced 36 new Field Stocking Locations which are in compliance with healthcare regulations, meanings that medical device manufacturers and their products can reach more than 80% of US hospital’s in just four hours. The Field Stocking Locations feature temperatur... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 10/07/2014 12:06 Category: Air Freight
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has recently carried out meetings attended by over 700 members of the public to discuss the airport’s potential third runway, proposed by Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The meetings consisted of four separate forum sessions which the EIA ran from August 2012 to April of this year. The sessions saw the discussion of the impact the potential new runway could have and what measures would need to be taken to ensure air quality and marine conservat... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 10/07/2014 11:32 Category: Sea Freight
DNV-GL has recently submitted a report that shows shipping companies are not applying the tools that are readily at their disposal to decrease energy consumption. The report has shown that some companies have made initial savings; however only a few have continued to succeed in obtaining savings above 10 %. Industry leaders have claimed 10% or more in fuel savings, but it remains that significant potential in this area remain untouched. Those who have not invested in effective ship designs or e... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 09/07/2014 10:37 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
UPS has announced the opening of its new 8,400 square meter sorting and delivery hub in Southampton. The new facility is expected to introduce the employment of 180 staff, in addition to accommodating up to 150 delivery trucks. It is also anticipated to have the ability to sort 7,500 packages per hour – this will double the capacity of the two already existing facilities in Southampton and Eastleigh that it will replace. The new facility is due to meet the requirements of the BREEAM stand... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 09/07/2014 09:26 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
TNT has recently been given a contract for the supply of international and domestic delivery services to MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer company. The awarded contract sees TNT Express move aircraft engine parts between the manufacturer’s facilities in Munich, Hannover and Berlin-Brandenburg, to its aerospace customers throughout Europe, with the most important destinations being the UK and Ireland. The new contract involves the inclusion of handling return sh... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 07/07/2014 09:48 Category: General Freight
The US Airforwarders Association (AfA) has recently announced that private companies’ sniffer dogs are to be used to carry out pre-airport screening to the US body, the House of Representatives. Currently, the US government’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) only allows the use of its own private dogs for screenings. Chris Connell, AfA board member and president of Los Angeles based freight forwarder Commodity Forwarders, has commented: “I am here to state it is ou... Read more

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