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Nigeria: Importers, Agents Groan Under 400% Hike in Cost of Container Haulage

  Since the past 43 years when the Apapa port's access roads were constructed, the nation has never had it this bad. From a million potholes to the death traps, loss of multi-billion naira goods, dirty and polluted environment, yet relief appears still farther than expected. SULAIMON SALAU reports that the

Panalpina opens logistics centre in Singapore

On Tuesday, Swiss forwarder Panalpina opened a six-floor, 25,800-square-meter air- and ocean freight logistics center in Singapore, targeting demand for its services from clients in the energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and fashion industries operating through the tiny nation. In his remarks at the opening ceremony, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen said, “more

U.S. ports expect record imports in July

The Port of Long Beach “Imports from China and elsewhere are expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future,” says National Retail Federation.   Major container ports across the United States are expected to set a new import record in July, fueled by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, according to

Freight Demand growth slowed in May, as protectionist policies loom – IATA

May reports from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WorldACD show that the 2017 heyday of double-digit growth rates in the global air freight market are officially returning to normal levels. The organization said freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by a moderate 4.2 percent, year-over-year, for the month of

DHL Freight opens new facility in Manisa, Turkey

Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, Hasan Kavci, Managing Director, DHL Freight Turkey and other dignitaries at the opening ceremony. DHL’s Freight division opened on Thursday its 38,000-square-meter warehouse in Manisa, Turkey, in response to a growing demand for logistics services near the nearby port city of Izmir. Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight,

Government Agencies, Customs Agents Trade Blame over Delays at Lagos Ports

Lagos - Following the declaration by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo that some government agencies were frustrating the federal government’s Ease of Doing Business policy, licensed customs agents and government agencies operating at the ports are trading blames over delays in cargo clearance at the ports. During an unscheduled visit to

Canada is changing where cars are imported

Funding green-lighted for vehicle-processing centre at Port of Nanaimo. Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau on Wednesday announced an investment of more than C$6.3 million for a project at the Port of Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, that is expected to change the way cars

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