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Saudi customs pilots shipment movement via blockchain  FreightWaves

The Saudi customs has successfully piloted its first shipment through TradeLens, a blockchain-based platform developed collaboratively by Maersk and IBM.


Maersk raises ‘table stakes’ in ocean freight with online customs clearance for select European markets  FreightWaves

Putting export-import documents online may make a difference between container arriving to customer on time or sitting in a warehouse.


Today’s Pickup: Saudi Arabia completes shipment using blockchain; teen trucker proposal faces scrutiny  FreightWaves

Saudi Arabia Customs successfully transported a container to the Port of Rotterdam using blockchain for the packing list and commercial documents.


Container carriers: Europe customs platform propels Maersk's integrator push  JOC.com

Ocean carrier Maersk Line says importers and exporters in several European countries will be able to save time using a new online customs clearance platform.


Platinum Equity closes acquisition of customs broker Livingston  FreightWaves

Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of Livingston International, Canada's largest customs broker, for an undisclosed sum. The deal puts Toronto-based ...


CH Robinson buys European road transportation firm  DC Velocity

Acquisition of Italy's Dema *Service* is 3PL's second deal for European logistics provider since March.


The next Uber will come from the $1.2 trillion global truck and shipping industry  CNBC

The shipping business is huge and inefficient. But a number of start-ups, including Flexport and Convoy, which was founded by former Amazon executives, have ...


Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s  FreightWaves

Market expert Scott Case has written about the use of dynamic pricing in airfreight. Long-used to sell passenger seats on airplanes, dynamic pricing is new to ...


Air freight forwarders’ react to 2019 market issues  FreightWaves

Market expert Cathy Roberson writes about issues that are impacting the air freight market.


Freight costs still a concern at U.S.-Mexico border  FreightWaves

Wait times for trucks importing and exporting cargo across the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped considerably from April crisis levels but industry experts warn ...


Etihad Rail and Abu Dhabi Customs to develop freight transport solutions  Global Railway Review

Etihad Rail signs agreement with the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi to develop freight transport requirements.


Precious Investments, Inc., Completes Name Change and Corporate Changes  Business Wire

Cannagistics, Inc. (OTCBB Markets “CNGT”) (the “Company” or “Cannagistics”), announces the completion, as of May 17, 2019, of the change of the corpor.


Bolloré Logistics in global roll-out of WiseTech software  FreightWaves

Global freight forwarder Bolloré Logistics and productivity software provider WiseTech Global ASX: WTC) have done a deal to roll-out WiseTech's core software ...


Wiseway lowers earnings forecast owing to Chinese economic slowdown  FreightWaves

Chill winds from the Chinese economy have caused Australian freight forwarder Wiseway to downgrade its anticipated China/Australia freight volumes and ...


Customs officials find freight train crossed border at Blaine carrying more than grain  The Olympian

Three Mexican citizens were arrested Sunday, May 5, in Blaine as they crossed into the United States from Canada aboard a southbound freight train, Customs ...


May clings to power as another minister resigns  FreightWaves

Prime Minister Theresa May is clinging to power as another minister resigns and polls show that Tories will have a catastrophic European election.


Scott Case, Author at FreightWaves  FreightWaves

Scott Case grew up in and around the air cargo business – literally. His father opened a customs brokerage and freight forwarding firm in 1977 and as a boy ...


Electronic cargo tracking system at Kolkata port does away with Customs check for Nepal-bound freight  BusinessLine

While the country was busy with elections, there were some major developments in India-Nepal trade relations.First, the containerised rail cargo carrying ...


CHAMP adds Japan to Traxon Global Customs coverage  Air Cargo News

Luxembourg-headquartered CHAMP Cargosystems has begun offering Advance Cargo Information (ACI) filing to Japan Customs via its customs compliance.


Moving with the times Uber is trying to disrupt the road-freight business  The Economist

FLORIDA 595 is unappealing, even by truck-stop standards. Odour from a landfill next door permeates the humid air. Planes from a nearby airport buzz ...


Freight forwarders flay multiple checks by Nigerian customs  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 10.05.2019 at 10h21 by APA News. Share. Nigerian freight forwarders have decried the duplication of customs officers check on containers after it ...


JFK air cargo modernization  American Journal of Transportation

Will the airport recapture its glorious past or just play catch-up?


Destruction of consignment by Customs - question of liability  Lexology

In a recently published decision, the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court held that if a sovereign act (in this case, the destruction of goods by Customs) is rendered ...


Maple Leaf Motoring – Could CBP redeployments cause delays at Canadian border?  FreightWaves

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian trucking. This week – potential delays at the U.S.-Canada border, Ontario ...


Getting A Grip On The Chaos Of Global Trade  Forbes

“I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me” is a line credited to Bob Dylan. But it could just as well be attributed to anyone who has been in the middle of ...


Trade war: US tariff hikes send trans-Pacific air freight rates soaring  JOC.com

The escalating trade dispute between the US and China is driving keen interest in air freight on the busy trans-Pacific trade routes.


Brexit’s real impact on trade is only speculative at best  FreightWaves

Trade would sort itself out in the longer run post-Brexit, but it is hard to forecast when that would happen.


Blockchain is already tracking and securing freight shipments across the globe  Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the fourth part in a series on blockchain and its role in trucking. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 here. Late last year, dexFreight completed its ...


Platinum makes customs takeover official  PitchBook News & Analysis

Platinum Equity has completed its purchase of Livingston International from Sterling Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which had ...


Relief for importers as Gujarat HC stays IGST levy on ocean freight  BusinessLine

Importers can breathe easy as the Gujarat High Court has stayed the levy of Integrated Goods & *Service* Tax (IGST) on ocean freight. IGST is levied on all ...


Dynamic picks ASM's Sequoia for Customs clearance  Freightweek

LONDON: April 29, 2019. Specialist forwarder Dynamic International has selected Agency Sector Management's (ASM) Sequoia for its Customs clearance ...


Freight Forwarders Cry Out Over Customs Clearing Directives At Sea Ports  Independent Newspapers Limited

LAGOS – Freight forwarders and licensed customs agents in the maritime sub-sector of the nation's economy have called on President Mohamadu Buhari to call ...


Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of Livingston International  Yahoo Finance

LOS ANGELES , May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Platinum Equity today announced it has completed the acquisition of North American customs brokerage and trade ...


With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station  Reuters

A surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed immigration detention facilities in California to capacity, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to release many at ...


Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Warns of Looming Deadline for Training Grants  The Handy Shipping Guide

UK – Even mentioning Brexit may have now become so irritating to anyone in the country that they might well 'switch off' when the word is mentioned, but today ...


Innovative IT System FAIR@Link Makes Processes at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center Even More Efficient  AviationPros.com

Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air ...


Maersk's online customs system 'threatens forwarders' :: Lloyd's  Lloyd's List

New platform may prove a threat to freight intermediaries, particularly in the small and medium-sized shipper segment, according to logistics analyst Transport ...


Amazon Primed: 'Golden Cross' Stock Pattern Forms, Israel Moves, Amazon Freight Launches  Forbes

'Amazon Primed' is a short recap of the larger stories that dominated the headlines this week surrounding everyone's favourite cardboard abuser, Amazon.


Freight forwarders and NVOs drawn to Miami  American Shipper

South Florida market continues to attract a steady flow of newcomers aiming to get their piece of the freight.


3 undocumented Mexicans arrested on freight train near Canadian border  KOMO News

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Customs and Border Protection officials say officers arrested three Mexican men as they crossed into Washington state from Canada on ...


The Deal (Or No Deal) With Brexit: How You Can Plan For Impact On Your Supply Chain  Forbes

It is advised that any businesses importing to or exporting out of the UK be prepared for a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal in place, ...


Worsening Supply Chain Congestion in Cities Driving New Logistics Solutions  ThomasNet News

Traditional logistics solutions must be re-designed to cope with increasing congestion and consumer pressure for immediate delivery.


Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi Customs partner to develop freight transport  Trade Arabia

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed a joint partnership agreement with the General Administration of ...


The Cargo Overseas musketeers are taking Europe by storm  UK Haulier News

How a transport business can prepare for potential trade restrictions. The current European Road Freight Manager, Anthony Valentine, has worked in the ...


Platinum Equity completes buy of Livingston from CPPIB, Sterling  PE Hub

U.S. private equity firm Platinum Equity has wrapped up its acquisition of Livingston International Inc, a Toronto-based customs brokerage and trade services ...


Belarus' Customs gets technical aid from China  Belarus News (BelTA)

MINSK DISTRICT, 16 May (BelTA) – The Belarusian customs *service* has received a batch of technical and economic aid from the Chinese government.


China vows to take countermeasures after U.S. 25 percent tariff hike  FreightWaves

Beijing has sworn to institute countermeasures to combat a huge increase in tariffs, from 15 percent to 25 percent, that have been imposed by Washington on ...


BIFA welcomes extension of deadline for Customs training funding applications  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has welcomed the UK Government's.


More Belarusian export via Estonian port Sillamae possible  Belarus News (BelTA)

Prospects of increasing Belarusian export via the Sillamae port were discussed as well as the involvement of Estonian companies in the implementation of ...


WB Skinner, Inc Customs Broker Opens New Savannah Office  PR Web

WB Skinner, a leading customs brokerage and freight forwarder serving NY and NJ ports since 1968, today announced the opening of a new regional office in ...


CML celebrates CDS success  SHD Logistics

Lutterworth-based warehousing and freight forwarding provider, Core Management Logistics (CML), cements its position as an expert logistics industry leader, ...


Zimra dollarises border charges  Bulawayo24 News

Government has made sweeping changes to its warehousing and physical examinations charges at Beitbridge Border Post with all foreign-registered vehicles ...


A metamorphosis or imaginary: what exactly is digital freight forwarding?  theloadstar.com

The freight forwarding market is changing. Fast. We all know this and not many of us are surprised. For the past three years, on behalf of my market research firm ...


Amazon air hub coming to Lakeland: 'It's a big deal'  The Ledger

Amazon is looking to make an investment of more than $100 million in Lakeland and the city is ready to approve the deal that will bring upward of 1000 jobs on ...


Shipping and Forwarding Group Offers Simple Guide to Importing Goods Under CFSP  The Handy Shipping Guide

UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – In common with fellow shipping and forwarding agents staff at John Good Shipping have been concerned that many traders in ...


US-China trade war: US shippers have some, but few tariff relief options  JOC.com

US importers of goods from China awoke Friday to the news they had long dreaded: that President Donald Trump was not bluffing on escalating tariffs on ...


Understanding blockchain in trucking  Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the second part in a series on blockchain and its role in trucking. Read Part 1 here. Originally developed as the accounting platform for ...


Software acquisitions: Amber Road expands E2open global trade reach amid tensions  JOC.com

E2open's $425 million purchase of Amber Road is the latest and largest in a flurry of deals to boost global trade management (GTM) capabilities amid ...


Maersk Launches a One-Stop Online Platform for Customs Clearance for Ocean Customers  The Guardian Tribune

Danish transport and logistics giant Maersk is moving ahead with the integration strategy by launching a new online customs clearance *service* to ocean ...


Cold chain cargo: Maersk taps Indian reefer trade with door offering  JOC.com

Maersk Line's effort to transform itself into an integrated logistics *service* provider with end-to-end transportation offerings akin to those provided by DHL, UPS, ...


Former company director fined $109000 for customs offences  The New Paper

Singapore News - In 2014, a former director of freight forwarding company Akarui provided incorrect information to a declaring agent. The information was about ...


Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) Sentiment Worsens in Q4 2018  Invest Tribune

Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q4. Its down -0.42, from 1.29 in 2018Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 455 active ...


Khorgos East Gate: from steppes to high-tech facility  RailFreight.com

Altynkol Station, on the border between China and Kazakhstan, is fairly quiet. The windows of the brand new station buildings reflect the sun on this warm ...


Comparing of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (ATSG) and Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD)  The EN Herald

Both Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) and Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) are Air Delivery & Freight Services.


Etihad Rail signs partnership deal with Abu Dhabi Customs - Latest Maritime & Shipping News Online  The Maritime Standard

UAE rail network developer, Etihad Rail's recently signed joint partnership agreement with the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi is aimed at ...


Customs Broker vs. Freight Forwarder: Use a Customs Broker for Added Compliance - AN Deringer  Inbound Logistics

Using one qualified company for Customs brokerage and freight forwarding reduces the logistical work on the customer's end, while also making it easier to ...


America’s last slave ship is discovered in Alabama waters nearly 160 years later, archaeologists say  The Washington Post

More than 50 years after the slave trade was outlawed, the Clotilda brought 110 Africans on the final harrowing journey through the Middle Passage to America.


Freight delays loom if government shutdown goes long-term  FreightWaves

Freight clearance at border crossing at ports could be susceptible to backups and delays if Washington lawmakers are unable to resolve the funding crisis ...


New Hampshire Man Allegedly Tried to Send Iran a Million Dollars of Pentagon Goods  The Daily Beast

The Justice Department says a New Hampshire man sold nearly $1 million worth of surplus Defense Department hand-me-down machinery to Iran—and they've ...


Universal Logistics (ULH) Lifted to “Hold” at ValuEngine  Mayfield Recorder

Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on ...


Customs, Clearing Agents Bicker Over Strike Force At Seaports  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Nigeria Customs *Service* (NCS) and Customs agents, have disagreed over the role of the Comptroller General Strike Force unit recently deployed to the.


Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet - NIMASA DG  AllAfrica.com

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said Nigeria is long overdue for an active ...


How Can Freight Forwarding Move Forward?  Forbes

Technology is driving the rapid evolution of business and global trade. It's time for freight forwarding to change, too.


Cross-party Brexit talks resume with Tory leadership challenge as a backdrop  FreightWaves

Negotiations between the Labour and Conservative Parties on a Brexit compromise resume on 7 May following the May Day break. In addition, Prime Minister ...


Customs broker Livingston acquired by Platinum Equity  FreightWaves

Livingston International, Canada's largest customs broker, will be acquired by the U.S. private equity firm Platinum Equity for an undisclosed sum. The sale ...


Kazakh Ministry: Kuryk, Azerbaijan's Alat seaports important in bilateral cooperation  AzerNews

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) is a regional project which starts from Southeast Asia and China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian ...


Expanding customs brokerage business is a global initiative says Maersk  FreightWaves

Maersk says it will expand the technology behind its customs house brokerage business as well as developing its integrated logistics business.


Cross-border trucking: US-Mexico border backup pummels supply chains  JOC.com

Freight processing capacity at the US-Mexico border has been slashed 30-40 percent in a week by the transfer of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...


Used car exports from China expected to inject vitality into Southeast Asian auto market  Global Times

China for the first time permits limited exports of second-hand Chinese cars.


Forwarders find capacity gains with global grounding of 737 MAX  FreightWaves

The grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has caused many problems; it has also created an opportunity for freight forwarders. Read a market expert's take ...


Cavalry Logistics Expands Brand To Offer Customs Brokerage And International Freight Forwarding Services  PRNewswire

ANTIOCH, Tenn., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- cavalrylogistics.com -- Cavalry Logistics, LLC, a leading third-party freight brokerage provider, announced today ...


Delays build at U.S.-Mexico Border after CBP redeployment  FreightWaves

Delays could extend to U.S.-Canada as customs personnel are relocated to deal with immigration on the southern border.


Federal Government Shutdown: Longer US shutdown equates to more cargo pain points  JOC.com

While the partial US government shutdown isn't disrupting the clearance of cargo, customs brokers are increasingly worried that smaller pinches, ranging from ...


BIFA welcomes UK Customs' decision to extend Transitional Simplified Procedures  Air Cargo News

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed UK Customs' (HMRC ) decision to extend the declaration and import payments for its.


Bangladesh: New Bangladesh customs process to speed deliveries  JOC.com

Bangladesh customs processing: The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing of import documents at ports in July.


Blockchain might be the answer to Brexit’s customs predicament  FreightWaves

Goods that are stuck at the borders would have to be declared at customs before entering the UK. The magnitude of the declarations would mean long queues at ...


C.H. Robinson Acquires Spanish Freight Forwarder Space Cargo Group  Transport Topics Online

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, in a move to bolster its international freight business, has purchased The Space Cargo Group, a company based in Madrid that ...


The Logistics Last Mile: How Sellers Can Make it a Strength and not a Setback  Inbound Logistics

The last mile is often the most challenging, costly, and technologically deficient portion of the delivery process. But as more and more consumers use ...


Freight Forwarding/Customs Brokerage  SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain *Content* on Freight Forwarding/Customs Brokerage.


Cross-border trucking: US-Mexico freight slows as potential shutdown looms  JOC.com

With cross-border freight already delayed and logistics costs rising, businesses must plan for a potential closure of the US-Mexico border threatened by ...


Federal Government Shutdown Trade: Minimal cargo risk from US government shutdown  JOC.com

Although it hasn't happened yet, a disruption due to the shutdown can translate into thousands of dollars in demurrage and detention penalties for beneficial ...


Amazon share price: Will Bezos's bet on self-driving vehicles pay off?  CMC Markets

Reports indicate that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is training his gaze on the auto industry, and despite the company's share price trading relatively flat since reports ...


US trucking: US-Mexico truck delays forecast to last weeks  JOC.com

Shippers dealing with trucking delays and congestion at the US-Mexico border must make changes to their supply chains if they want to minimize the cost of ...


Focus on efficiencies powers Expeditors’ fourth quarter; net revenue decelerated through 2018  FreightWaves

Multi-modal freight forwarder and customs broker Expeditors International (NASDAQ:EXPD) reported solid fourth quarter results on February 19, with gross ...


India Customs: Trade concerns delay India's advance manifest rules again  JOC.com

Enforcement of a revamped customs program requiring carriers to electronically submit manifest data prior to arrival or departure at Indian ports had already ...


Platinum Equity Acquires Toronto Customs Brokerage Firm  Transport Topics Online

Investment firm Platinum Equity said it has agreed to acquire Livingston International, a Toronto-based firm that specializes in customs brokerage, freight ...


Maersk Acquires Leading American Customs Brokerage  The Maritime Executive

As part of its new strategy to provide customers with end-to-end solutions, not just ocean freight,...


Customs Brokerage: Acquisition triples Maersk's North America customs brokerage  JOC.com

Maersk is tripling its customs brokerage footprint within the United States and Canada through the acquisition of Vandegrift Inc.


Mexico ports: Customs to run 24/7 at fast-growing Manzanillo  JOC.com

Customs services at Mexico's largest port will be available round the clock under a plan that federal customs authorities are putting together to help move cargo ...


India Exports: India eyes March 1 for electronic cargo manifest rule start  JOC.com

India customs authorities have held public information sessions at various port locations to provide industry stakeholders with more insights into the new digital ...


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