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.
  • Shipping joins the war on plastic packaging There’s been a tidal wave of change recently in the fight against plastic and change is coming for the shipping industry, as well. Consumers have spoken and the consensus points to the increasingly important need to phase out single-use plastics in consumer products, packaging, and shipping materials. Biodegradability and sustainability are key in today’s discerning […] 0 Comments 4 hours ago
  • Airfreight year in review 2017 was a stellar year for air cargo, with the industry celebrating a full recovery and 10.1 percent growth, more than doubling the estimated long-term growth rate, according to Boeing. While 2018 hasn’t delivered equally prosperous conditions, airfreight growth is positive and expected to be around four percent for the year, according to The International […] 0 Comments 4 hours ago
  • Warehouse technology advancements changing the industry landscape Warehouse automation has grown in leaps and bounds in the last several years. International trade is projected to double in the next 20 years, and the number of parcels needing global transportation is growing exponentially, according to an International Air Transport Association (IATA) white paper. Warehouse facilities will need to keep pace to meet the […] 0 Comments 4 hours ago
  • News Clippings, 22 November 2018 No short-term tariff issues for Asian carriers Carriers and logistics companies are playing down the impact of the trade war between China and the US according to senior executives at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference. In the short term the forecast is that there will be a spike in demand on transpacific routes in […] 0 Comments 4 hours ago
  • US withdraws from postal treaty The Trump administration imposed further barriers to Chinese companies by announcing the US plans to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The UPU involves 192 nations and provides subsidised shipping rates for Chinese companies sending parcels to consumers in the US. The White House claims the agreement allows China to ship goods to US […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • 2018: A VOLATILE AND MIXED YEAR FOR CONTAINER MARKETS After the improvements of 2017, container shipping has had a bumpier ride in 2018. Forward with Toll spoke with Trevor Crowe, Director at Clarksons Research, to get an insight into what 2019 might hold. “2017 was a year of improvement, and 2018 thus far has been quite mixed.” Broadly speaking, Clarksons Research’s reports show the […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • News Clippings, 08 November 2018 New Trans-Siberian rail to link Japan with Russia, China, South Korea Japan is testing a new freight route which will connect the country to Russia, China and South Korea via ferry and rail. The rail freight route will cut transit times between Japan and Russia and lower costs by up to 40 %, according to […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Increasing costs, lack of consistency cause pharmaceutical airfreight losses There’s been a shift in the last several years of pharmaceutical shipping methods. The industry has been moving from air cargo to ocean containers, with the greatest cause pointing to transportation costs. Pharmaceuticals have historically been transported via airfreight due to the sensitive nature of the product, temperature regulation, and time-sensitivity issues, according to Pharmaceutical […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • Tariffs send auto parts industry into a tailspin More industries are starting to feel the pain of the newest round of tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump, with the latest being the auto parts industry. On 24 September, the 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of goods imposed under Trump’s direction included a large portion of automotive parts. On 1 January […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • News Clippings, 01 November 2018 BIFA responds to UK pre-Brexit budget The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has responded to the UK Budget announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond by welcoming investment in infrastructure and a fuel duty freeze but voicing concern about the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit in March 2019. Robert Keen, director general of […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • Sulphur cap creating uncertainty and confusion From 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a new 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content. This new cap is in response to environmental concerns, specifically the emission generated by the shipping industry. We are now past the halfway point between the announcement and the 2020 deadline. The cap was announced […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • News Clippings, 25 October 2018 Russia to start express rail service to China A new rail service delivering food products from Russia to China will be launched connecting Krasnodar in Southern Russia to Chengdu, before the year end. The first shipments will comprise dairy products, flour and vegetable oil, according to Russia Rail Logistics. The transit time will be between […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago