Fwd News Forward with Toll is a news-based website that will provide you with the latest developments from the world of supply chain management. We listen to our customers in the course of our daily work. You told us of your need for timely and relevant industry information, and how difficult it is to obtain this. With your feedback, and recognising the importance of being well-informed of changes affecting our industry – and how they may impact yours – we created Forward with Toll. Forward with Toll provides insight and opinions from a broad range of stakeholders: shippers, service providers, opinion leaders and industry news editors, to offer you an insider’s look at global supply chain.
  • Massive infrastructure building program to boost Philippines GDP The Philippines is moving ahead with a huge infrastructure development program, which is aiming to dramatically improve the country’s airports, seaports, railways, subways, roads and bridges. The ambitious initiative includes a US$180 billion investment on 75 “big ticket” infrastructure projects across the 7641-island nation of 106 million people. If successful, the building program will see […] 0 Comments 5 days ago
  • Shippers face new US air cargo screening measures Air cargo shippers are facing stricter security compliance measures for flights into the US, with similar programs on the way in Europe and Canada. After a year-long pilot period, the US Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program came into full effect on 12 June. It is the culmination of a nine-year process to improve cargo […] 0 Comments 5 days ago
  • Machine Learning – Humans Still Required Artificial Intelligence is being discussed more often in the world of logistics as a panacea for a range of critical business challenges. There is also much more talk about a branch of AI research called machine learning (ML). You hear those terms more often because a combination of improving algorithms and faster computer hardware is […] 0 Comments 5 days ago
  • News Clippings, 18 July 2019 MOU signed for China-Czech rail freight service China Railway Container Transport Co and the Czech Republic’s CD Cargo have signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation that paves the way for a freight service to be launched between the two countries in the near future. CRCT also intends to use CD Cargo’s warehouses in Lovosice. In […] 0 Comments 5 days ago
  • Safety questions remain over low-sulphur fuels in shipping Big questions still hang over the safety of new low-sulphur fuels to be introduced on 1 January 2020, on all ships sailing internationally. The major concerns about the IMO 2020 rule are around the sudden increase in demand for compliant fuels globally and the possible safety repercussions from the reactions of ship engines and machinery […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • Laos plays catch up as new road and rail links open For many years, Laos lagged behind its South East Asian neighbours in terms of building essential infrastructure and expanding its regional and global trade. Poor road and rail connections stymied any significant investment by manufacturers in the country as the cost of moving goods to market were prohibitively high. Now, the country is accelerating its […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • News Clippings, 28 April 2019 Yang Ming Announces New Asian Service Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp has announced a reorganisation of its Asian service network in view of the “rising global trade tensions”. “Under the impact of rising global trade tensions, a relocation and adjustment of cargo flow and supply chains is expected,” the Taiwanese container carrier said in a […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • Fake Incoterms warning from International Chamber of Commerce As the shipping industry prepares for the release of new Incoterms rules in 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning of false information being published on websites and unauthorised training sessions being offered to shipping companies. The ICC said that the Incoterms 2020 rules have not been officially released, so it is […] 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • News Clippings, 20 June 2019 Incidents of piracy, armed robbery in Asia fall 22pc in May Piracy in Asia has fallen by 22% in May, when compared to the same month in 2018 according to Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia, abbreviated as ReCAAP which include the Information Sharing Centre (ISC). Of the […] 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • Reefer rates to rise on the back of fuel price increase Shippers of refrigerated cargo should prepare for higher freight rates, as the implementation of IMO 2020 sulphur fuel cap is likely to increase shipping costs due to bunker surcharges. Cold chain costs are also on the rise due to an increase in demand for reefer boxes, while production of the units are lagging behind. The […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Road Haulage Association chief slams UK freight emission plans A national plan to reduce road freight emissions in the UK has been criticised by the Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) saying it is ‘simplistic and won’t inspire confidence.’ Richard Burnett, the RHA boss, was responding to a report published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), which recommended banning the sale of […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • New champions needed to combat supply chain risk A gathering tsunami of risks: extreme weather, cargo crime, environmental damage and political turmoil, threatens to disrupt the global supply chain. There are calls for logistics professionals to take a new approach to manage this volatility, according to risk management expert Omera Khan, Executive Strategy Advisor for Risk Intelligence and Professor of Supply Chain Management […] 0 Comments 2 months ago