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Overloaded heavy duty vehicle owners to pay N10m fine – FG

Owners of overloaded heavy-duty vehicles that ply federal highways will start paying fines ranging from N1m to N10m, the Federal Government has announced. It stated this in an official gazette dated February 6, 2018, entitled: ‘Federal Highways (Control of Dimensions, Weights and Axle Load of Heavy Duty Goods Transport Vehicles) Regulations,

IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

Dallas U.S.A - It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands

DHL targets e-commerce with ‘virtual delivery network’ service

Responding to demand for faster, more personalized service from customers, DHL has launched DHL Parcel Metro in the U.S., which the express company says is a fast and flexible service for online retailers that meet consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. “E-tailers today recognize more and more that the

Deutsche Post’s DHL expands U.S. delivery service to take on FedEx, UPS

Seattle (Reuters) - Deutsche Post AG’s DHL is launching a U.S. urban delivery service for online retailers that it has been testing in some cities, according to company officials and marketing materials seen by Reuters. The rollout of its Parcel Metro service will put DHL in direct competition with dominant players

Hungary’s largest airport establishing itself as a regional air freight hub

  Budapest eyes larger regional freight role after record 2017 Hungary’s largest airport is establishing itself as a regional air freight hub, handling 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017. Starting this year, two carriers plan to operate flights to the U.S. from Budapest Airport (BUD), and next year, the airport will open

Panalpina moves highest volumes in company history

Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics services provider Panalpina ended an eventful year, in which it made some notable acquisitions in the perishables sector, and reported record-breaking volume and profitability. Air freight volume for the full year increased 8.1 percent to a record 995,900 tonnes. While it may be tempting to assume that the figure