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By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/09/2014 11:28 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
Amidst the recent challenging economic climate, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has seen its import and export trade volumes remain strong with a forecast to grow. Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, commented: “The first half of 2014 revealed strong continuing growth for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa’s top three import trade lanes: the United States, France and China, while the top three Sub-Saharan Africa’s export trade lanes were to Great B... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 29/08/2014 10:45 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS is set to invest $17.5million in expanding its delivery hub situation in Menifee, California. The expansion is due to provide handling of increased shipping volumes, with it doubling in space and due to open in September of this year. The facility will be supported by advanced technologies and conveyer systems to enable expedited packaging processes, in addition to a bigger UPS Customer Centre and space for vehicle parking. The expanded hub will be able to process between 4,000 and 10,000 p... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 28/08/2014 14:43 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
It has been reported by industry body, IMRG that UK retailers are set to lose out on £771million in lost business this year due to missed deliveries. With the exclusion of smaller e-commerce outlets, such as eBay, the value of missed deliveries has fallen to approximately £473million during 2014. As the rise e-commerce volumes is being taken into consideration, the trade association has said that the specific costs in relation with delivery failures has fallen by almost 50% over the... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 27/08/2014 10:56 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL has recently announced it has officially become the new international logistics and e-Commerce partner of FC Bayern Munich in a six year deal, running until 2020. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of FC Bayern Munich’s Executive Board, has said: “FC Bayern Munich is now a global player whose fan base is constantly expanding in a large number of countries and on all continents.” Rummenigge also added: “We just completed our summer tour in the United States. This trip sh... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 26/08/2014 10:56 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
UPS is to introduce the addition of two new package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, USA. The two new buildings will be leased, with modifications to allow them to serve as distribution facilities and be integrated to UPS’s network to address growth in package volumes. President of the Red River District, Craig Wiltz, has said: “UPS continues to see growth in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. These two new buildings increase our ability to address the... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/08/2014 11:08 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Express and the British Chambers of Commerce have recently published new research which looks into the strength of the UK’s export market. The BCC and DHL Trade Confidence Index, a report which monitors UK exporting activities and business confidence of over 2,300 exporting companies, has recently shown that more than 70% of the firms believe their turnover is set to improve during the next 12 months – a 10% increase compared to the same period of last year. John Longworth, BCC ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/08/2014 09:37 Category: Press
Transglobal Express is pleased to announce it has been given the opportunity to showcase its business through a short film, courtesy of The Telegraph newspaper. The film is currently featured within the Business Club section of The Telegraph's website, with The Telegraph promoting Transglobal as a company and its services. A film crew recently visited the company’s Wirral based office to obtain footage of the business in action, including conducting interviews with members of its staff. T... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 21/08/2014 11:28 Category: Air Freight
China Southern Airlines has recently transported its first international e-AWB shipment via flight from its Guangzhou hub to Amsterdam, being a major benchmark for the carrier and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This latest development heightens the possibility for the air cargo industry hitting its annual e-AWB penetration target for the first time. Having started its e-AWB programme for domestic routes in October 2009, China Southern is currently ranked as the airline pres... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 20/08/2014 10:34 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
US parcel delivery giant UPS has recently announced it is to open six new UPS Express centres throughout Mexico. The locations of the new UPS points have been strategically chosen, including Mexico City, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo and State of Mexico. The opening of the new facilities will mean the parcel delivery company has a total of 20 UPS Express centres, and over 390 Access Points throughout the whole country. The centres will enable UPS to expand upon its already expansive shopping p... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 19/08/2014 10:19 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS has recently announced Ronald Chang will change roles from currently being Vice President of UPS Capital Corporation to being the President of UPS Capital. Chang will succeed Bob Bernabucci, who is due to retire his position at the parcel delivery company after 41 years. UPS Chief Financial Officer, Kurt Kuehn, has said: “We are grateful to Bob for his loyal service and contribution to our company. He’s built a strong portfolio of products for UPS Capital which offers innovative... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 18/08/2014 10:23 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
FedEx has recently faced fresh charges against it, filed by the US federal government in relation to the supposed shipping of illegal prescription drugs in connection to online pharmacies. The new charges accuse the American parcel delivery company of conspiracy to money laundering, with particular connection to the payment of shipping items of behalf of two specific groups of illegal online pharmacies. The new charges accompany an existing fine against the company of more than $1.6 billion for... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 15/08/2014 10:20 Category: Air Freight
Airbus Defence and Space, KLM, Twente University in Enschede, Netherlands, and Dutch aerospace company Fokker are to propose a project involving an unmanned cargo aircraft to the European Union. The EU’s Horizon 2020 research development programme introduces an environmentally friendly airliner. The Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) group is involved in preparations of a proposal that will use a Delft University of Technology postgraduate research project. The on-going research has ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 14/08/2014 09:35 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
The ocean and air freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, DHL Global Forwarding is due to handle the transatlantic transport of spare parts and tools for Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH. The freight specialist company is due to assist as a result of annual volume increases up to 25,000 shipments per year with a total weight of 550 tonnes. Andreas Meisel, Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has said: “Optimising supply chains has become one of the ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 13/08/2014 11:54 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are due to celebrate five years of its joint partnership which has seen both companies provide a scheme for selected airports in disaster prone areas. The scheme sees Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP join together in providing training and special attention to the airports to help them prepare for disaster incidents. The “Get Ready for Disaster” (GARD) programme is currently working within 25 airports, helping them cope ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 12/08/2014 10:09 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
Parcel delivery company DPD has recently launched its new online platform, designed specifically to act as a “digital remote control” for its customers when managing their parcel deliveries. The new Parcel Navigator will enable customers to arrange their parcel delivery to fit in with their own personal schedule and daily routine. The new platform will enable customers to provide alternative details regarding their parcel delivery, such as a different address or for items to be left... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 11/08/2014 11:00 Category: Air Freight
Air France-KLM has continued to suffer cargo revenue losses as it looks to reduce its freighter fleet even further. The company’s revenue for the first six months of 2014 was 1.34 billion Euros – a 4.3% reduction compared to the revenue earned over the same period of the previous year. The company’s current air fleet stands at 18, with only 14 being currently operational. October of 2013 saw Air France-KLM cut its Amsterdam situated freighters by 8. Air France currently has pa... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 08/08/2014 10:41 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS has recently announced its Board of Directors has named John T. Stankey as a UPS company director as of immediate effect. Stankey, who is 51, will act on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, with his appointment expanding across the UPS board to 14 directors. He is due to stand for election to a regular one year term at the UPS’s annual shareholders’ meeting scheduled for May 2015. UPS Chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, has said: “John brings to the UPS Board a b... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 07/08/2014 09:57 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Global Forwarding has recently taken part in a successful ocean freight project between Germany and Ghana which saw the parcel delivery company provide machinery and equipment for a family ran construction company, GP Günter Papenburg AG. DHL helped transport 125 pieces of machinery to Ghana for the construction company, including 15 bulldozers, 20 loaders, 10 excavators, 60 motor graders and 20 tippers, in addition to various spare machinery parts. The deliveries were made over a five... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 06/08/2014 09:53 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage aspect of global shipping company, FedEx Corp, has been awarded with the 2014 Business Superbrands prize in Hungary. Beginning in 2004, the Superbrands programme recognises and identifies brands and companies which perform ‘above and beyond’ expectations compared to others within the same market. The programme invites brands to partake in the Superbrands project based on specific criteria, including: market dominance... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 05/08/2014 11:06 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Express has moved forward in constructing its new 67 million Euro gateway facility at Shinkiba within the Koto area of Tokyo, Japan. The newly built 15,000 square metre hub will act as the parcel delivery company’s fourth gateway in Japan, in addition to being its largest gateway in the world. DHL is expecting completion to be within the first quarter of 2016 with the ability to sort through 12,000 shipments per hour and handle the highest volumes seen at any DHL gateway worldwide. T... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/08/2014 11:43 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
The UK government has recently issued a new guidance policy for parcel carriers and the e-commerce industry which aims to ensure the offering of “fair delivery prices” to its customers and consumers. Consumer Affairs Minister, Jo Swinson, has said the newly placed guidance will aim to eliminate “ridiculous” delivery charges for customers situated in more rural areas of the United Kingdom. Swinson has added: “Delivery charges should be clear upfront, so people can d... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/08/2014 10:21 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
American parcel giant UPS has reported a 7.2% rise in its global package shipments during the second quarter of 2014 due to its growth in e-commerce shipping and global package shipments. The impact of shipments to Europe has resulted in a 6.2% increase in international package revenues of approximately $3.3 billion over the three month time scale. The US based company saw its export shipments rise by 9.1% over the previous year throughout various regions of the world. Europe was in front, with... Read more
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

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