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.
  • 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
  • Hong Kong Government introduces new benefits for Hong Kong shipping industry In her annual Policy Address, Hong Kong Government’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced a range of measures to support and improve the development of high value-added maritime services. One of the highlights was that the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board has been commissioned to set up a task force to help enhance Hong Kong’s […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • The low down on high streets Changes in shoppers’ consumer behaviour are driving a shift from the dominance of traditional bricks and mortar retail stores of the West. In the UK, a number of traditional stalwarts of High Street retailing are facing bankruptcy. Meanwhile, in the US, the traditional American Mall is taking on a whole new identity, pivoting to focus […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Reefer revival picking up steam The world’s increasing demand for fresh food, especially from Asia’s growing middle class, is driving the revival of cold chain management. The world’s hunger for bananas, meat, and fish are central to this growth; along with other temperature-controlled products such as pharmaceuticals and electronics. Fresh foods are transported year-round, to satiate the appetites of Asia’s […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • News Clippings, 18 October 2018 US retail post-tariff imports stay strong Following the latest round of tariffs imposed by the US, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said that imports of retail goods remained strong according to its recent Globe Port Tracker report. Jonathan Gold, vice president of Supply Chain and Customs Policy for the NRF said, “Retailers are continuing to […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • How 3D printing is affecting the supply chain 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM) as it’s frequently known, is a technology that’s been around for over 30 years, but is becoming increasingly common, and has grown into a huge and profitable industry. Dr Timothy Simpson, Director of the Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Program and Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • New reefers broaden opportunities for China-Europe rail According to the Chinese government, the New Silk Road is set to reinvigorate the seamless flow of capital, goods and services between Asia and the rest of the world. For the rail freight industry, this reinvigoration has been very tangible. The New Silk Road is a productive and appealing logistics proposition, but it comes with […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Terminal operator joins chorus of concern over tariff fall out The impact of the latest round of tariffs in the US-China trade war that went into effect last month has raised concerns of long-term impact in the container terminal sector. According to Peter Levesque, Group Managing Director, CEO of Modern Terminals and former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, this latest […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • News Clippings, 05 October 2018 US and Canada break trade talks impasse A new deal has been struck between the US and Canada that will allow for American farmers to access the Canadian dairy market and stronger intellectual rights. The deal will also aim to have all cars sold in the NAFTA region to have 75% of the materials originate […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Hyperloop projects take step closer to becoming a reality Hyperloop technology is getting closer to becoming a reality. However, there is still a long road to travel before it’s fully operational. More companies and groups have come on board with hyperloop technology, a concept proposed by billionaire Elon Musk in a 2013 white paper. Hyperloop technology uses fully-enclosed levitating pods to transport people or […] 0 Comments 2 months ago