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How Can Freight Forwarding Move Forward?  Supply Chain Management Review

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


Customs broker Livingston acquired by Platinum Equity  FreightWaves

U.S. private equity firm Platinum getting Canada's largest customs broker for undisclosed sum.


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 ...


Freight Forwarders issue 72 hours ultimatum to Customs  The Nation Newspaper

Freight forwarders operating in the Lagos Western Zone, Thursday issued a 72- hour ultimatum to the Federal Government to call the Comptroller General...


Trade conference offers updates on customs policies, China tariffs, cargo insurance  DC Velocity

Customs, trade, and transportation experts will provide practical advice at CONECT Northeast Trade & Transportation Conference April 9-11.


UK Parliament takes control of Brexit agenda  FreightWaves

In a series of votes in the United Kingdom's Parliament, Members of Parliament (MPs) handed the Government another defeat and seized control of the Brexit ...


New Director/Chief Executive Officer for GAC Sri Lanka  The Maritime Executive

Business veteran Ravi Edirisinghe has been appointed Director/Chief Executive Officer of GAC Group o...


South Africa Freight Forwarders Markets Report 2018 with Profiles of 42 Companies  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Freight Forwarders in South Africa 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Supply chain radar: Expeditors' core customs business is the next battlefield for supply chain consolidators  theloadstar.com

The takeover of Switzerland's Panalpina – still apparently destined to tie the knot either with Kuwait's Agility or Denmark's DSV, and set to add firepower to either ...


Truck freight between China, Europe poised for big growth  China.org.cn

Truck freight between China and Europe is set to increase substantially after a vehicle loaded with high-tech manufacturing equipment successfully completed ...


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 ...


Notice 760: Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)  Accountancy Daily

HMRC have updated Notice 760 Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) to reflect that applications for Authorised Economic Operator status can now ...


Major disruption at Calais as French customs officers continue Brexit protest  The Local France

French customs officials warned of lengthy delays at the port of Calais on Tuesday as their strike to demand greater resources to deal with the impact of Brexit, ...


NWLCC launches Customs Declaration service ⋆ Business Lancashire  Business Lancashire

North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has launched a new *service* delivering Customs Declarations for business across the region.


Customs to revoke freight licences over false declarations - Nation  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The Customs Department will revoke immediately the licences of freight forwarders if they are found to make a false declaration for five items.


Radiant Logistics (RLGT) versus Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) Head to Head Comparison  Baseball Daily News

Radiant Logistics (NASDAQ:RLGT) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior ...


90,000 vodka bottles allegedly headed to Pyongyang confiscated by Dutch customs  Euronews English

Dutch customs officials have seized 90,000 bottles of vodka believed to be destined for Pyongyang, a source from the ministry of foreign trade confirmed to ...


Nigeria: Clearing Agents Threaten to Shutdown Ports Over Multiple Checkpoints  AllAfrica.com

There may be an imminent disruption of activities at the Lagos ports as angry freight forwarders operating in the Western Zone of the ports have issued a 72- ...


Shiptek helps freight forwarders go digital  BusinessWorld Online

By Denise A. Valdez, Reporter. A FILIPINO technology solutions firm is helping the logistics industry's digital shift, not by trying to eliminate traditional freight ...


Direct transit via customs gate to Syria begins  Daily Sabah

Located on the Syrian border of Turkey's southeastern province of Kilis, the Öncüpınar Border Gate has resumed operations and is now allowing direct transit.


UPS Freight Forwarding Awarded Top Industry Position By Its Customers  Nasdaq

UPS Freight Forwarding Receives #1 Ranking in the 2018 Mastio& Company Performance Benchmarking Award based on interviews with 1500 global freight.


French Customs Go Slow Delays Freight Trucks Even Before Brexit Bites  The Handy Shipping Guide

FRANCE – It seems perhaps that all the much derided precautions which the UK government has been taking to cope with queues of trucks post Brexit will not ...


Highways England trial lorry queuing system Operation Brock on M20 in Kent  Daily Mail

A contraflow along the M20 is in place today as lorries use one carriageway. It is the latest contingency planning for Kent's roads, in case longer customs checks ...


Channel Tunnel Organises Central Customs Clearance Point for Freight and Logistics Operators  The Handy Shipping Guide

FRANCE – UK – Whilst everyone in freight and logistics concerned with the European market is concerned as to the position of RoRo ferry traffic post Brexit, very ...


Lorries queue at Folkestone as French customs strike continues  Isle of Wight County Press

Customs officers are reportedly working to rule, carrying out tighter checks on lorries heading for the Channel Tunnel and ferry port.


Why leaving the customs union might not be a good thing for pharma  EPM Magazine

Adam Johnson, director of logistics specialists Tudor International Freight discusses why pharma manufacturers might lose out if the UK leaves the customs ...


Liberia: Understanding the Cargo Tracking Note System and Its Benefits  Front Page Africa

Cargo Tracking Note or the Advanced Cargo System (CTN/ACS) might be new to Liberia, but certainly not new to the rest of the region, the African continent and ...


Seasoned US Logistics Firm Snaps Up Freight Forwarding and Customs Agency Outfit  The Handy Shipping Guide

US – SPAIN – Long established third party logistics provider, CH Robinson has acquired international freight forwarder and customs agency, the Spanish based ...


Storms Suit UK Freight Forwarder as LCL Intermodal Rail Service Avoids Delays to Ocean Cargo  The Handy Shipping Guide

CHINA – UK – Last December we detailed how independent UK freight forwarder Davies Turner was upgrading its fixed-day, weekly rail import *service* for LCL ...


Betting on paperless customs  Bangkok Post

The Customs Department hopes that Thailand will rise in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings after the launch of Pre-Arrival Processing (PAP) ...


Trade group warns 3,000 customs agents needed for hard Brexit  The Irish Times

Call for €50m in EU funding to train staff to process surge in post-Brexit customs forms.


Freight train launched in central China to boost cross-border e-commerce - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ZHENGZHOU, March 2 (Xinhua) -- China added a new route to its China-Europe freight train *service*, as a freight train made its maiden trip from Zhengzhou for ...


Greed is the biggest challenge facing freight forwarders –Inua Mohammed  Blueprint newspapers Limited

Alhaji Inua Mohammed is a former President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) and Chief Executive Officer of Jafana Ventures.


GUEST COMMENT No-deal Brexit threatens billions in ecommerce customs and VAT costs  InternetRetailing

The UK's current course to leave the EU without a transition-deal on 29 March threatens internet retailers with billions in customs declarations, tariff and VAT ...


With Brexit in Flux, Shippers Re-Route to Avoid Dover  Bloomberg

As Theresa May mulls moves to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union without a deal next month, some businesses have already made plans to bypass the ...


More than 1,900 smuggling cases blocked, says Customs Department  The Nation

The Customs Department has successfully blocked 1902 smuggling cases involving improperly-declared or illegal items worth Bt598.62 million from October ...


Brexit: Less than half of trusted trader applications approved  BBC News

Less than half of the applications from UK firms for "trusted trader" status have been approved by HMRC since 2016, Newsnight has learned. The status is a ...


World rail freight news round-up 18 Mar 2019 Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije has ordered two CZ  Railway Gazette International

Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije has ordered two CZ Loko EffiShunter 300 locomotives with 328 kW CAT C13 engines for use on shunting and light freight duties ...


Kazakhstan and China Agrees to Cooperate in Finance, Banking and Custom Services  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan and China have agreed to develop strategic ties in the finance and banking sector as well as to cooperate on enhancing the customs services of the ...


DHL named best Freight Company for fifth consecutive year  East African Business Week

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has once again been voted Africa's International Freight ...


Head to Head Survey: Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) and P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI)  Fairfield Current

Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS) and P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ:PTSI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which ...


Hauliers hopeful on Brexit: ‘A no-deal would be crazy for everybody involved’  The Irish Times

Freight firms told Brexit will lead to surge in customs documents from 1.7m to 20m a year.


40 tonnes of Live Honey Bees Land at Ras Al Khaimah Airport  Transport and Logistics Middle East

40 tons of live honeybees landed at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on an Egypt Air Cargo flight from Cairo for the first time in 2019. Many customers were ...


Nigeria Customs Service Rakes in N1.4 Billion At Seme Border  AllAfrica.com

The Nigeria Customs *Service* (NCS), Seme Command, said it generated about N1.4 billion from trade across the border in the last two months.


SkyBridge development launches PHX East Valley into the stratosphere  AZ Big Media

Aviation has always pushed boundaries and been at the forefront of innovation and progress. But a long-term development at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is ...


With Confusion Reigning Expect a Switch from Road Freight to Short Sea Container Cargo Services - Latest industry shipping news from  The Handy Shipping Guide

UK – FRANCE – With the confusion over Brexit reigning supreme in the news, and the weather contributing its own order of chaos, the British freight industry is ...


OP-ED: Kenya: The need to match hardware and software  Daily Maverick

Apparently, three years ago, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta 'came to the coast for a month and things got tidied up'. The solution to Mombasa's chronic road ...


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 ...


Toga Freight Services achieves AEO Status  Fleet Transport

Toga Freight Services Dublin has been certified with AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status, issued by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. AEO status is a ...


Customs to cancel license of shipping agents making false declarations  The Borneo Post

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) today warned that it would immediately revoke the licence of any import and export shipping agents ...


Customs Broker vs. Freight Forwarder: Use a Customs Broker for Added Compliance  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 ...


Comparing Royal Mail (ROYMF) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD)  Baseball Daily News

Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) and Royal Mail (OTCMKTS:ROYMF) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock ...


‘Eyebrows raised’ over Eurotunnel cable finance disclosure  Financial Times

Getlink, owner of Eurotunnel, raised hundreds of millions of euros in debt last year to fund a project running a power cable through the tunnel but did not tell ...


Descartes Selects Microsoft Azure to Deliver Cloud Solutions  Nasdaq

WATERLOO, Ontario, March 25, 2019-- Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that.


New custom checks to be 'pinch point' at Dublin Port  RTE.ie

The chief executive of Dublin Port Company has said new customs checkpoints in the port - the first to be built here in decades - will be a pinch point.


Expanding customs brokerage business is a global initiative says Maersk  FreightWaves

Maersk said that it will be looking for more market opportunities to develop its customs brokerage business further, following the acquisition of Vandergrift Inc., ...


Waste exporters warned of Dover 'no-deal' disruption  letsrecycle.com

As uncertainty over the UK's future relationship with Europe continues, Defra has warned businesses in the waste sector to identify 'alternative export routes' to ...


Comparing Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (FTAI) & CAI International (CAI)  PressOracle

Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (NYSE:FTAI) and CAI International (NYSE:CAI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business?


Matson Inc. (MATX) and TORM plc (NASDAQ:TRMD) Contrasting side by side  D Minute

This is a contrast between Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX) and TORM plc (NASDAQ:TRMD) based on their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst ...


The effects of Chinese sovereignism on the freight market / ANALYSYS  The MediTelegraph

Genoa - In the first 11 months of 2018, in China total coal and lignite imports increased a strong 8.9 percent to 270.5 mln tonnes. Of this, imports of steam coal ...


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 ...


Brexit air freight costs 'could be passed on to trusts'  Health Service Journal

Officials have confirmed medical air freight costs could be “passed on to hospitals” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Comparing of CAI International Inc. (CAI) and Its Peers  The FinReviewer

We are comparing CAI International Inc. (NYSE:CAI) and its competitors on their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership,


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 ...


Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Werner Enterprises (WERN)  PressOracle

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 3/15/2019 – Werner Enterprises was ...


STM Group PLC (LON:STM) Stock Rating Maintained by Analysts at finnCap; Fedex (FDX) SI Increased By 10.52%  Port Courier

Fedex Corporation (NYSE:FDX) had an increase of 10.52% in short interest. FDX's SI was 3.63 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 10.52% ...


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 ...


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

The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing (PAP) of import documents at ports in July. With that, shippers in Bangladesh are set to save ...


Reviewing Descartes Systems Group (DSGX) and Debt Resolve (DRSV)  Baseball Daily News

Debt Resolve (OTCMKTS:DRSV) and Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) are both business services companies, but which is the better business?


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,...


Keep calm, and park at Manston: Kent gets ready for no-deal traffic chaos  The Guardian

Proposals for a disused airfield to serve as an emergency lorry park for freight are part of no-deal preparations that kick in on Monday. What do the residents ...


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 ...


Freight Forwarding/Customs Brokerage  SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain *Content* on Freight Forwarding/Customs Brokerage.


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.


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 ...


Cross-border trucks risk stepped-up CBP penalties  FreightWaves

Drivers - not brokers - facing penalties of $5000-$10000 for violating new e-manifest filing requirements at the border.


Market Overview: Rail Freight Transport Market Forecast (2018-2023) According to | Key players, Revenue Size & Share, Complete Industry Analysis  Rochester Leader

“Latest Summary for Rail Freight Transport Market Research Report. Global Rail Freight Transport Market Report 2018 provides actionable intelligence on ...


Magnate Worldwide Acquires Domek Logistics  Transport Topics Online

Shipping and logistics company Magnate Worldwide has announced the acquisition of Domek Logistics. Domek will integrate as an additional branch of ...


Facial recognition could speed freight journey across Canadian border  FreightWaves

Facial recognition will be tested next year on the Peace Bridge that connects the U.S. and Canada as a possible solution to speed up commercial border ...


Baxter Freight achieves AEO Status  Air Cargo News

Nottingham, UK-headquartered forwarder Baxter Freight has been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


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 ...


First Base Freight – Cars UK  Cars UK

First Base Freight are a leading UK International Car Shipper, offering a range of car shipping options for destinations around the globe. FREE QUOTES First ...


Platinum Equity to acquire Customs Brokerage and Trade Services Firm Livingston International  GlobeNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platinum Equity announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Livingston International ...


Multi-country involvement in CPEC to strengthen regional integration: WB report  Pakistan Observer

Islamabad. A new World Bank report has said that the multi-country involvement including India in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can help achieve ...


How blockchain technology is revamping the logistics industry  CIOL

Apart from customers, the auditors can also leverage blockchain technology to do a simple calculation of time, money, and resources invested for.


Logistics technology: Service integrations give BCOs more choices for trade compliance  JOC.com

Consolidation in the global trade management (GTM) software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more ...


ValuEngine Lowers Universal Logistics (ULH) to Strong Sell  XNewsPress

ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Friday. Several other ...


US Customs and Border Protection (CBP): US ports question CBP's focus on facilities rather than staffing  JOC.com

US ports are asking US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reconsider prioritizing upgrading facilities, particularly as some ocean ports of entry suffer from ...


EU Exit Preparations: Day 1 Easement for Customs, Excise and VAT  Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is helping UK businesses to make vital preparations for Brexit, ensuring that our members are ready for ...


Brexit News: Brexit supply chains shift to crisis mode  JOC.com

Trade tariffs with Europe, finding huge numbers of qualified customs officers for cargo inspections at border crossings, and averting inventory shortages are ...


Saudi Customs Pilots Shipment Tracking on the Blockchain  newsBTC

According to a report in RTT News, Saudi Customs is currently currently experimenting with tracking shipments on the blockchain. The project will link the Saudi ...


Tariffs, Trade Policies Concern Shippers in North American Markets  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Disruption is increasingly happening for freight movers as they seek to cross the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada, and it's not the ...


DHL launches one stop platform: Customs Connection  Air Cargo News

DHL Global Forwarding has launched a new one-stop shop platform for its US clients moving goods internationally. Customs Connection replaces the previous.


WiseTech continues acquisition spree with takeover of Swedish customs tech vendor  DC Velocity

Australian company will add CargoIT to its global logistics platform, CargoWise One.


Brexit Shipping: Bureaucracy stymies post-Brexit customs prep  JOC.com

Despite the disruption Customs inspections required after a no-deal Brexit, there has been no contact between the agencies in the UK and those on the EU.


All About Freight & Logistics: Everything You Need to Know in 2019  The Future of Things

The best way to describe what the logistics industry might be is to ask a question: Have you ever wondered why you received delivery on a rainy day– and then ...


FedEx looks to add specialty logistics expertise with deal for Manton Air-Sea  FreightWaves

Deal for Australian freight forwarder and customs broker to increase exposure to growing regional economy.


US Trade Policy Commentary: What faster liquidation for Section 232 imports mean  JOC.com

From a risk standpoint, a faster liquidation timeline can be very important to both the importer and the surety.


Atlanta Air Cargo: Delays stymie air cargo shippers at Atlanta airport  JOC.com

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlantic International Airport, the world's busiest passenger and 42nd busiest cargo airport, congestion and delays in picking up/dropping ...


Helping startups succeed: Tips on choosing the right freight forwarder  American Journal of Transportation

Did you know that according to recent statistics published by Forbes, 9 out of 10 startups will eventually fail?


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