EIA reports diesel average sees steep increase

Rising 7.2 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $3.385 per gallon. This marks the seventh consecutive week of increases during which time the average has gone up a cumulative 17.8 cents. Original link

Turkish Cargo flies into Stansted

Turkish Cargo has launched an all-cargo connection linking its Istanbul hub to London Stansted Airport.The three times a week Airbus A330 freighter service flies into Stansted on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.Different routes are operated on different flights, taking in way points such as Johannesburg in South Africa, Nairobi in Kenya, Khartoum in Sudan, Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Maastricht in the Netherlands and Izmir in Turkey.According to Turkish Cargo, it expects that the new service out of Stanstedill feed the Middle East region, Africa and Asia markets.Turkish expects to carry a wide range of British exports out of the UK on the service, including machinery, military equipment, automobiles, car parts and chemicals.It expects to be flying into the UK mainly precious stones and gold, plastic products, automobiles, crude oil, turbo jets, smart phones and pharmaceuticals.Stansted represents only the latest addition to the Turkish Cargo freighter network. It added Kigali...
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Online-Supermarkt Picnic: Elektro-Vans liefern auf optimierten Routen

Der Online-Supermarkt Picnic will mit einer eigens entwickelten Elektro-Van-Flotte den Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel aufrollen. 10.10.2018Ralf Lanzinger Picnic ist nach eigenen Angaben in den Niederlanden bereits ein Erfolgsmodell mit 200.000 Kunden und einer Expansion in 60 Städte. Geliefert werden die Waren in einer Flotte von kleinen Elektro-Vans, die zu 100 Prozent elektrisch unterwegs sind. Die Fahrzeuge wurden von Picnic über einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren entwickelt. Das Start-up setzt darüber hinaus auf günstige Preise, Gratislieferungen und 20-minütige Lieferfenster. Zudem sind die Elektro-Vans extra schmal gebaut und behindern so nicht den fließenden Verkehr. Außerdem fahren die Elektro-Vans auf von Algorithmen bestimmten und täglich optimierten Routen. Eine Fahrt umfasst mehrere Zustellungen in einem Viertel. Aufgrund der Bündelung von Aufträgen fallen unnötige Fahrtwege weg. Dies erlaubt eine exakte Planbarkeit des Zustellservices und reduziert den innerstädtischen Verkehr. Original link

Yusen Logistics awarded CEIV Pharma certification at Kansai

Yusen Logistics is the first Japanese airfreight forwarder at Kansai International Airport to be certified for IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). Yusen Logistics stated: “As a part of its strategy to turn Kansai International Airport into an international cargo hub, Kansai Airports is in the process of improving the quality of how it handles pharmaceutical products. “They established the KIX Pharma Community, combined with joint CEIV Pharma certification, to provide even safer, high-quality pharmaceutical transportation in August 2017. “We participate in the KIX Pharma Community, and our work with providing safe and high-quality services through quality control and operational improvements have now been rewarded with the achievement of IATA CEIV certification.” In November 2016, Yusen became the first Japanese airfreight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to be CEIV Pharma accredited. And, in March 2017, it also earned Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharma at Germany’s Frankfurt...
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4 companies pioneering the clothing recommerce market

They're embracing partnerships to develop secondary retail apparel sources for consumers. Original link

Port Tracker reports more volume gains are expected, but tariff troubles still loom

Even with a new round of tariffs having recently gone into effect, United States-bound imports are pegged to stay at what are being described as record-high levels, according to data in the new edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. Original link

Transplace announces acquisition of Yusen Logistics’ IMC/over-the-road freight brokerage group

With an eye on expanding its North American intermodal capabilities and a corporate commitment focused on strategic growth to meet its customers supply chain needs, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has acquired Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.’s intermodal marketing company/over-the-road freight brokerage group. Original link

We lead the way!

DHL is anticipating future developments and is constantly adapting its products and also its infrastructure to meet upcoming challenges. And these are huge, from changing demands within the supply chains up to political regulations. Logisticians must be able to look into the future. Why? Because we are not only among the first to notice alterations in production processes, storekeeping habits or product cycles, but also need to be the fastest to act on these changes. For us, this means to permanently rethink our service offerings and provide future solutions at the earliest possible time. The start of DHL Freight Eurapid one year ago is a visible sign of these reflections, as well as the now introduced Fixed Delivery Day option. This option has been tailored to our strategy and gives you as our customers the freedom of decision: You decide at what point in time you receive your delivery. As...
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Air Europa launches dedicated cargo operation

Spanish carrier Air Europa is to offer a new global airfreight product under its own wing from November 1. The airline's cargo service is currently outsourced, but it is now establishing its own Air Europa Cargo business. The airline said that it will “directly manage a network of air cargo terminals and handling agents through the bases it operates from”. It added that it hopes this change will provide new commercial opportunities for the carrier, a specialist in flying to Latin America. As well as flying general cargo, Air Europa Cargo said that has adapted aircraft cargo holds to meet the requirements for transporting temperature-sensitive goods, such as fruit, pharmaceutical products and animals. Air Europa operates a fleet of Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ aircraft, Airbus A330s, B737-800s and Embraer 195s. Original link

Shipping Industry Stares Down New Fuel Restrictions

Image A container ship sailing under Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong. The United Nations International Maritime Organization is seeking to limit the amount of sulfur in maritime fuel by 2020.CreditCreditJerome Favre/Bloomberg, via Getty Images Oct. 9, 2018 HOUSTON — Tens of thousands of cargo ships, tankers, container ships and cruise liners belch noxious sulfuric gases and fine particles that drift over cities and cover them with smog. It is not a pretty picture, but it is one that may change in January 2020 if a decision by the United Nations International Maritime Organization to strictly limit the amount of sulfur in maritime fuel is fully carried out. That is a big if, because shippers have been slow either to make the switch to higher-quality fuels or install expensive equipment known as scrubbers to clean exhaust from what is known in the industry as “bunker fuel.” Oil companies are also watching...
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DHL Express awarded most Top Employer certifications in Africa

To be certified as a Top Employer in Africa, a company needs to operate in four or more countries and have exceptional employee conditions. Original link

GLS Hong Kong opts for EFDI as its EzyCargo distributor in India

Global Logistics System (HK) (GLS Hong Kong) has teamed up with Electronic Freight Data Interchange (EFDI) to distribute and support its EzyCargo cargo community platform in India. EFDI provides connectivity to 79 international carriers, Indian Customs EDI System (ICES) and the US Automated Customs Environment (ACE). Under the GLS deal, EFDI will provide sales and marketing functions to promote EzyCargo subscriptions to connect freight forwarders with airlines by means of digital cargo data exchange. GLS’s EzyCargo is a Cloud-based application that enables e-booking, electronic air waybill data exchange, and track and trace of consignments over the Internet or via host-to-host connections. There are currently nearly 1,000 EzyCargo subscribers in India. Madhav Kulshreshtha, the managing director of EFDI, said: “We recognise the vast potential for electronic messaging and digitisation that a platform such as EzyCargo offers.” Tony Sham, GLS Hong Kong’s chief executive, noted: “Forwarders can enjoy the benefits of our single gateway for data exchanges with...
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Mixed picture for Finnair Cargo

Finnair Cargo has revealed a mixed picture after releasing its traffic figures for September and the first nine months of this year,. In September, the Helsinki-based airfreight carrier carried 14,468.5 tonnes of freight, down by 4.8% on the same month of 2017. In terms of traffic, the number of revenue tonne-km flown fell by 3.8% year on year to 91m. With the available capacity having increased by 13.7% year on year to 142.7m tonne-km, the load factor fell by 7.8 percentage points to 63%. Typhoon Jebi, which disrupted air cargo traffic for several weeks in the August-September period, especially in the Osaka area, had an adverse impact on the results, the carrier reports. Cargo volumes have also fallen in comparison with last year’s figures because Finnair had rented cargo capacity from Japan Airlines during the previous period. More positive figures were recorded on routes to the US. Over the January-September period, Finnair Cargo carried 113,674 tonnes...
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Supply Chain News on Companies Adding Still More DC Jobs, as Amazon Wage Hike Complicates Recruitment for Others

The number of distribution center jobs continues to grow at a rapid pace. The US added another 8400 DC jobs in September, according to data last week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the strongest pace in more than a year, as companies start bulk up staff as the start of the peak season nears. Supply Chain Digest Says... An interesting dynamic is that with the continued rapid rise in ecommerce, those retails and etailers that can't recruit enough workers may find they will lose sales and market share as a result. What do you say? Click here to send us your comments Click here to see reader feedback Distribution centers have also added more than 50,000 jobs over the past 12 month. The challenge o finding additional peak season workers – or indeed any workers at all – was complicated last week after Amazon announced...
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Samskip Russia launches new trailer service from CEE

9. Oktober 2018 08:47 👤Presseservice Artikel drucken Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Samskip Russia is launching a new trailer service from European countries to Russia, Baltics and CIS countries and vice versa as an expansion of its multimodal service. This new connections is in addition to Samskip’s existing shortsea services connecting Rotterdam and Hamburg with St. Petersburg (2 calls a week). The new trailer product will enlarge the range of services to the market significantly and delivers additional opportunities. The service includes box, tilt or mega/jumbo trailers for general, temperature controlled or hazard cargoes bonded and or non-bonded transport solutions for full truck loads (FTL) or less than truck loads (LTL). “Customers who are demanding faster transit times and transport requirements from any origin including  those countries which are geographically closer to Russia (e.g. Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine) and where it’s logically worth using trailers can now be perfectly served...
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