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Panalpina warns of potential ground-handling gridlock during peak

  While most of the focus in previous peak air cargo seasons was based on finding enough capacity before the busy end-of-year shopping spree, Panalpina said there is another threat lurking this fall at overcrowded cargo-hub airports. After reporting the handling of just under 1 million tonnes of airfreight in 2017, a

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

DHL breaks ground on Hanover transshipment facility

Hanover - DHL Freight broke ground on its 8,300-square-meter Langenhagen transshipment facility, near Hanover, which will serve as a hub for organizing and consolidating cargo for the company’s European client network. The logistics giant released plans of its intent to build the facility in fall of last year as part of its “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

Physical Examination Increases Cargo Dwell Time in Nigeria By Over 100%

Physical examination by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and other government agencies involved in cargo examination process at the nation's seaports has increased the cargo dwell time by over 100 percent. Vanguard investigation revealed that about 40 to 60 containers are physically examined at Apapa port daily while between 50 and

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