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By: Transglobal Express Date: 23/04/2014 12:36 Category: Sea Freight
Baku Shipyard LLC has recently secured a $378 million contract from BP Exploration Ltd. The contract will involve the design and build of a new Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV) for the ocean freight company. Following completion of the new vessel, the SCV will be positioned for Stage 2 of the development, which lies approximately 70 kilometres offshore, located in the Azerbaijan area of the Caspian Sea. The second stage of the project will see the structures take places over a time period of 10... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 23/04/2014 09:46 Category: Air Freight
Panalpina has recently revealed that its air freight volumes increased by 13% in 2013 within a market that grew by only 1%. The Swiss company moved a reported 825,000 tonnes by air last year, assisting in the improved figures for Panalpina. Gradual increase resulted in freight rates becoming under pressure, with the situation not being helped by increasing fuel prices during 2013. Competitive pressure led to a gross profit per tonne for airfreight suppliers, with this falling by 2%. Out of the ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/04/2014 14:19 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
TNT Express has announced its new Chief Finance Officer; the role is to be taken over by Maarten Jan de Vries, who will succeed the previous holder of the position, Bernard Bot, who has stepped down after nine years with the company. Bot’s replacement has held various roles at Royal Philips in the past, a company that he initially joined in 1986 as controller of Dutch sales. More recently, the new CFO has included Chief Information Officer and Chief Supply Officer. Jan de Vries also has ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 22/04/2014 09:14 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
FedEx Office has recently launched a new technology that allows customers easy access to print documents directly from their Blackberry mobile phones and USB flash drives. The new service, FedEx Office Print and Go, will include a printing feature whereby customers will be able to use their smartphone and USB devices to take advantage of this newly introduced technology. The new solution will be supported by the HP ePrint mobile printing application. The company’s retail locations will pr... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 17/04/2014 09:24 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
The US Postal service has recently launched a trial to test a new same day delivery service, with the trial taking place in New York City. The parcel delivery service is testing out the new service, which will enable customers to have a parcel collected and delivered anywhere on the island by that same evening Customer Services Supervisor of the New York District, Jesse Garrett, has said the new service “blows our competition out of the water” and “everyone is working hard to ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 16/04/2014 10:49 Category: Sea Freight
Maersk Line has recently published its Sustainability Progress Update for the year 2013, showing a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 3.8 million tonnes complimenting the businesses 4.1% growth. Soren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line, has said: “2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance. Our fuel efficiency improvements helped cut CO2 as well as air pollutants like SOx and COx.” 2013 saw the shipping company take on boar... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 16/04/2014 09:37 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DPD is to introduce a brand new parcel distribution hub in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany. The new build will cost 11 million Euros to construct, with work having begun already and is expected to be opened by early 2015, with staff levels of more than 90 employees. Project Manager Milad Zadeh has said: “Closeness to the customer is an important competitive factor for us. Our new distribution centre in Dinkelsbuhl will put us in the position to offer our customers in the region even better service. ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 15/04/2014 16:05 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
DHL Express has expanded upon its existing partnership with leading global market leader in diagnostics and information technology solutions for veterinary use and animal health, IDEXX Laboratories. The two companies first partnered up in 2011, with IDEXX choosing DHL Express as its carrier for the shipments of veterinary customer’s time-sensitive deliveries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa DHL’s commitment, speed and reliability allow IDEXX to enhance and improve its l... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 15/04/2014 09:41 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS has recently announced plans to enhance the facilities of three of its key North American hubs. The enhanced facilities will include its Mira Loma location in California, its Hebron location in Kentucky and also its Calgary location in Alberta, Canada. The improvements made to the company’s southern Californian location will include an additional area span of 309,000 square feet. The Mira Loma location acts as a UPS regional air hub and is situated within eight miles of four major fre... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 14/04/2014 10:46 Category: Air Freight
Shell Aviation has recently launched a European Programme known as ACE, Aviation Centre of Excellence, based in London. ACE is currently already in place in a select few airports, including Gothenburg, Zurich and Roskilde, however it has been designed with the intention of securing a place within small and medium sized airports. The idea of ACE is to satisfy customer needs in covering various services, such as operations, marketing support, safety and security, as well as ensuring the use of m... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 14/04/2014 09:47 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill was recently granted permission for it to be amended, providing postal workers with stronger legal protection when faced with a situation involving dangerous dogs when carrying out their duties. The newly enforced rule will provide postal carriers the right to take action against owners of dogs that have proven to be dangerous. This rule will be relevant when a dog attacks a postal worker, whether it takes place on a private property or not. Thi... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 11/04/2014 09:41 Category: Sea Freight
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), one of the world’s leading maritime providers, gave forewarning yesterday of a potential strike due to take place within Argentina for an entire 24 hours. The strike is set to see stoppages in numerous ports for truck, bus and train drivers, in addition to pilot boat masters, linesmen and tug boat operators. The strike, which is supported by The Union, is anticipated to affect shipping operations within the port of San Lorenzo-Rosario. It is thought the ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 11/04/2014 09:08 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
Deutsche Post DHL has recently announced a new strategy in which target will be aimed towards growing markets and the global e-commerce boom over the next five years. The company revealed the name of the strategy will be Strategy 2020: Focus. Connect. Grow, being a replacement of the previous Strategy 2015. Deutsche Post’s Chief Executive, Frank Appel, has said this new strategy will be their “next big growth stage” in providing new opportunity in an “ever-changing envir... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 10/04/2014 10:34 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
TNT Express is to install new and advanced technologies throughout its fleet of vehicles, in the bid to improve on fuel efficiency, the safety of its drivers and the overall performance of its delivery network. The UK business to business delivery company are to introduce the use of an in-cab black box camera system to 500 of its vehicles, after a test of the new system has proven to be successful. The new feature, named the Roadhawk Black Box Vehicle Camera System, will be present within TNT ... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 10/04/2014 09:22 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
FedEx Express has recently opened two new facilities, one being in Mexico and the other in Japan. The new hub within Mexico is said to be the midpoint for FedEx and their domestic operations, while the new hub located in Japan will act as a merger for shipments travelling between the US and Asia. In Mexico, FedEx has situated a new hub facility in Cuatitlan Izcalli. With operation having commenced already, the new 65,000 square metre build is expected to sort up to 13,500 packages per hour. The... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 09/04/2014 09:43 Category: Air Freight
New York based company, Alfa Chemistry, has reportedly been given a potential $325,000 fine. This has come as a result of the company having sent two shipments of toxic, flammable cargo via air freight. Requesting the civil penalty is the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Alfa Chemistry shipped, approximately, one pint of Acrolein on a FedEx flight, with a further three pints on another flight. Acrolein is highly dangerous and can become explosive w... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 09/04/2014 09:00 Category: Press
A new flexible, UK parcel delivery option through UPS Customers choose to drop off or pick up parcels at a convenient time and location Shippers can send up to 15kg for a fixed price UPS Access Point Transglobal Express is pleased to launch a new UK parcel service delivered through the extensive network of trusted carrier UPS. The flexible new service enables customers to make use of the thousands of UPS Access Points across the country to organise their parcel collections... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 08/04/2014 09:41 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
Leading Polish postal group, Group, has announced plans which involve TNT Express co-operating with the firm in being their logistics partner. This comes to light as it is revealed the Polish company are to introduce the use of TNT’s machines into Italy. Group’s partnership with TNT Express will see them support new plans for 400 of their “easyPack” branded self-service, automated machines, for both parcel pick-up and drop-off, to be installed withi... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 08/04/2014 09:07 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
DPD has publicised its plans to invest in an expansion which will see the company develop 15 new depots, three of which will be classed as ‘super-depots’. The parcel delivery company are expecting that the majority of the new depots will replace or expand upon the capacity of already existing depots; however nine brand new facilities are to be built. The areas of Radlett, Liverpool, Brighton and Lincoln will receive a depot for the first time. In addition to these four areas receiv... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 07/04/2014 11:39 Category: Worldwide Courier Service
UPS is developing its healthcare distribution infrastructure within Latin America by creating new facilities throughout the region. The company are due to follow up on the recent opening of their new facility near Mexico City, by expanding in opening new buildings in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Santiago in Chile, during the coming months. The expansion will see UPS carry out investments to address the evolution of the medical and pharmaceutical markets throughout Latin America. With the region alread... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 07/04/2014 09:15 Category: Sea Freight
Air and sea freight specialist, DHL Global Forwarding, have introduced a newly developed global ocean freight service, named Ocean Secure. With improved tracking facilities, the new service will assist those looking to ship sensitive or high value goods, particularly from industries such as healthcare cargo and life sciences. Ocean Secure will provide customers with the access to both temperature tracking and real time tracking, meaning that action is able to be taken at any point should it nee... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/04/2014 10:10 Category: Press
Recent Customer Feedback Survey results behind decision to implement new feature Further development also see Transglobal introduce new Upload Centre  Loyalty scheme launched Transglobal Express is proud to announce the introduction of its Loyalty Points Scheme. The new scheme will enable customers to benefit even further when using the company’s services by accumulating points every time they send a shipment. The new Loyalty Points feature will enable customers to ear... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 01/04/2014 09:58 Category: Air Freight
Manston Airport, branded as Kent’s International Airport, has recently announced its closure. The closure comes as a result of the airport having not made a profit as of late; it is thought to be losing up to £10,000 per day. The airport was bought for £1, plus capital variances of £350,000, last October from Infratil by Ann Gloag, co-founder of the transport group, Stagecoach. The new ownership of the airport was anticipating improving cargo traffic to 400,000 tonnes pe... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 31/03/2014 09:35 Category: General Freight
As of today, FedEx Freight will be opening a new container freight station, situated in its Chicago Summit. The new facility is set to combine and organise freight where its destination is Puerto Rico. Shipments that will be travelling to Puerto Rico from Chicago Summit will move five times within a week. This service is expected to benefit those who are shipping to Puerto Rico from North America, Canada and Mexico. Vice President of International at FedEx Freight, Grant Crawford, has said; &l... Read more
By: Transglobal Express Date: 31/03/2014 09:11 Category: Parcel Delivery Service
TNT Post Germany has recently changed its brand name to PostCon, in the bid to bring in all its domestic mail services under the one reference. The change comes from PostNL choosing to amend the name, which has been used within Germany for some time now. Having been operating since the year 2000, Post Con/TNT Post Germany has specialised in the delivery of business letter mail. March 19th saw the change of name take effect; the company will continue to offer business-to-business services as usu... Read more