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  • DHL adds rail link between Shenzhen and Belarus

    SHENZHEN: May 22, 2017. DHL Global Forwarding has launched the first regular LCL and FCL rail service that connects Shenzhen to Minsk in Belarus in less than 12 days. DHL will manage the new route with China Brilliant, a Shenzhen-based supply chain service provider of Customs clearance, warehousing, distribution, financial settlement and information management. "Eastern Europe's economies are growing faster than almost any others worldwide, with significant export opportunities arising from the region's rising wages and disposable income levels," said Steve Huang, DHL Global Forwarding CEO for Greater China (pictured). "Minsk offers Chinese businesses an efficient gateway into the Baltic Read More
  • Kalitta adds B747 and B737 freighter capacity

    YPSILANTI, MI: May 18, 2017. Air cargo operator Kalitta Air has taken delivery of the first of two leased 747-400F factory-built freighters from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Last month the airline retired one of the last B747-200 aircraft still flying. Built in in 1987 for United and subsequently converted into a freighter for Northwest Airlines, it had been flying for Kalitta since 2010 as part of a fleet of 15 B747s and two B767 freighters. According to GECAS, the leased freighter marks "a new milestone in the decade-long relationship" with Kalitta that is a major supplier of airlift to Read More
  • Russian logistics network signs development agreement

    MUNICH: May 17, 2017. Meeting at the transport logistic trade fair last week, members of Russia's Associated Cargo Experts Alliance (ACEX) and the Committee on International Cooperation of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), signed an agreement to develop logistics services worldwide. Oleg Dunaev, chairman of the RSPP transport and logistics subcommittee, signed the memorandum together with Uwe Leuschner, CEO of DB Cargo Russia. Other signatories included representatives from ACEX members in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine and the UAE. ACEX includes 50 independent logistics companies in Russia, the CIS and Baltic countries plus 50 Read More
  • Record port call for Savannah

    SAVANNAH, GA: MAY 15, 2017. COSCO Development, at 13,000 TEU the largest box ship to call at an U.S. East Coast port, moved a record 10,000 containers during its 30-hour call at the Port of Savannah on May 12. Crews were able to complete more than 220 container moves per hour during a period in which the Georgia Port Authority (GPA) and International Longshoremen worked a total of nine vessels, moving more than 21,600 TEUs. According to Drewry Maritime Research, world container traffic rose an unexpected 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to he same period last Read More
  • Saudia Cargo part of record showcase at transport logistic

    MUNICH, GERMANY, May 15, 2017: During transport logistic 2017 last week, Saudia Cargo celebrated "Saudi Nights' - an age-old Bedouin tradition "created for our industry partners who continue to support us through the years," explained CEO Nabil Khojah. "This is a time for us to get together and learn more how we can work best. Great hospitality is deeply rooted in our culture and we want our partners to experience that first-hand from us," he added. It was a view shared by event organizer Messe Munchen managing director Stefan Rummel who observed: "International exchange of goods, knowledge and ideas is an Read More
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