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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
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

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