English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese
powerful-future-ahead-for-madagascarPORT LOUIS, Mauritius. May 24, 2017. Volga-Dnepr Airlines has now completed a series of flights begun in March to deliver power...
rhinos-return-to-rwandaAKAGERA, Rwanda: May 25, 2017. Ten years after the Eastern black rhino disappeared from Rwanda following decades of poaching, 19...
port-everglades-gets-expansion-go-aheadPORT EVERGLADES, FL: May 24, 2017. Port Everglades is to invest US$437.5 million to add new berths for larger cargo vessels and...
hapag-lloyd-takes-a-big-step-with-uascHAMBURG: May 24, 2017. Hapag-Lloyd and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have completed their merger. Shareholders at the annual...
dhl-adds-rail-link-between-shenzhen-and-belarusSHENZHEN: May 22, 2017. DHL Global Forwarding has launched the first regular LCL and FCL rail service that connects Shenzhen to Minsk...
cathay-pacific-launches-restructuring-with-layoffsHONG KONG: May 22, 2017. Cathay Pacific is making 600 head office staff redundant following the announcement in March of a three-year...

Not just out to lunch

Been another month for not realising the responsibilities that come with an interdependent world.

As Russia threatens to deliver so-called humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, the European Union has shown much less decisiveness towards northern Iraq.

Whatever is in the 300-truck Russian convoy heading for Ukraine's 'separatist' region, the decision to do something was predictably swift.

Not so European and Mid-East leaders who don't seem able to provide a quick humanitarian response to the events in Gaza and Iraq.

The situation is unlikely to improve while the decision-makers continue to enjoy their obligatory August vacations.

Perhaps they'd be a lot more decisive if the logistics industry also took a month off.

- author Simon Keeble is the editor of Freightweek. The latest issue of Freightweek's monthly magazine is available to view or download here.

- powered by Quickchilli.com -