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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
By: Transglobal Express Date: 04/07/2014 12:45 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Express has recently reported it is to open 23 new international parcel drop-off points across Japan in the bid to expand its network by 15%. The parcel delivery company is to team up with ACCEA, a printing retail chain, to assist the new DHL Service Points in ACCEA locations in across Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okayama. It has been said that the new drop-off locations will increase the number of DHL Service Points to 173, making it the largest express industry service network in Japan curr... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 02/07/2014 15:49 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
Executive Vice President of Information Services.Chief Information Officer at FedEx Corporation, Rob Carter, has recently been awarded with the C.X. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership. The FedEx committee recognised Carter's postion in assisting with the digital transformation of FedEx through recent technologies that will ultimately improve the company's data management and operational efficiency, bringing the company's costs down and reducing greenhouse emissions. Al... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 02/07/2014 09:37 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
Royal Mail has recently employed Richard Hooper to help persuade Ofcom to take actions over the recent activities of postal delivery rival, TNT Post UK. Hooper chaired the independent review of the UK postal network in 2008 and 2010. Hooper has now been asked by Royal Mail to assist in helping convince the postal regulator, Ofcom, to bring forward the review of the activities of TNT Post UK. TNT Post has been in constant competition with Royal Mail since 2012, with Royal Mail accusing TNT Post ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/07/2014 10:39 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS recently announced that it will be adding a Fill Container Load (FCL) to its China to Europe transportation network. The new addition is the latest in a series of expansion methods that have been implemented into UPS’s worldwide services, offering its customers a wider choice for their shipping needs. Vice President for Freight Forwarding for UPS Europe, Jens Poggensee, has commented: “Our customers are looking to UPS for solutions that help them better manage their inventory an... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 30/06/2014 14:05 Category: Sea Freight
Recent news has reported that vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be expected to be hit by a considerable reduction in port tariffs when they call at the Port of Gothenburg. This discounted rate is anticipated to take effect as of 2015, and is due to continue for the following four years, with the goal to induce more companies in switching to using cleaner fuel. Chief Executive at the Port of Gothenburg, Magnus Karestedt, has said: “It has been our firm belief for a long t... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 30/06/2014 10:17 Category: Air Freight
It has recently been announced, during the sixth Air Cargo China exhibition and conference held in Shanghai between June 17th and June 19th, that the Chinese industry will need to adopt the use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) in the near future. Newly appointed Global Head of Cargo, Glyn Hughes, has said: “e-AWB is something the Chinese air cargo market needs to know more about, and implement in the future, in order to catch up with the rest of the world.” Executive President of ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 27/06/2014 12:07 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS Capital Corporation has recently announced its plans to expand its Jeweller’s Elite Program to additional US areas including San Francisco, Philadelphia and Providence. UPS Capital Corporation is a business unit of UPS which has been specifically designed to help assist jewellers in protecting their high value shipments. The service offers its customers time and cost savings by combining UPS shipping with insurance offered through its partner, UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc. A cust... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 27/06/2014 09:40 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
TNT Express has recently been given the opportunity to engage in a contract with Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) which will see them transport mission-critical aircraft parts within Germany. The new partnership will see TNT Express collect parts from Bombardier’s warehouse located in Groß-Gerau of an evening, between the hours of 10pm and 11pm, and then deliver said parts to LBAS’ aircraft maintenance engineers and mechanics situated at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 26/06/2014 10:48 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Freight has recently relocated its operations processing in Western Denmark to a new terminal in Taulov, situated near Kolding. The new hub has a floor size of 5,700 square meters, with its location in proximity to the logistically key highways, E20 and E45. Ole Moerk, Head of DHL Freight Denmark, has commented: “We decided to consolidate our three cross dock operations in Skanderborg, Padborg and Edbjerg early 2012. The new state-of-the-art terminal will not just benefit us by reduci... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 26/06/2014 09:26 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
The construction to expand UPS’s package facility located in Memphis, USA has recently started, with the aim of developing the building by one third larger in size. Construction to the building will add an approximate 140,000 square feet of extra space, bringing the total area in excess of 430,000 square feet. Costing an estimate of $70 million, the facility is set to improve upon the company’s processing rates by increasing its capacity, with the expanded use of UPS’s improved... Read more