16th February 2022
Due to record-setting COVID-19 case counts in Hong Kong, officials have further tightened quarantine measures. This is bound to cause delays to shipments and we therefore recommend to book transportation as far in advance as possible.
Read more … Hong Kong tightens quarantine restrictions
21st January 2022
Airlines in the US have warned of serious problems as new 5G mobile services are rolled out. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that certain frequencies of the new 5G networks could massively affect aircraft radio altimeters. Unlike in the US, Europe generally uses a 5G spectrum that is further away from the frequency bands used for radio altimeters.
Read more … 5G rollout in the US causes chaos in aviation
18th January 2022
Dalian is the latest port city in China to detect the Omicron variant, which is why we warn of more shipping delays in the countdown to Chinese New Year. The outbreak is reportedly growing at nearby Tianjin. While the port is open, restrictions on truck drivers are causing delays.
Read more … China ports hit by Covid restrictions
12th January 2022
As an internationally active freight forwarding company, Kopf + Lübben has many contacts with partners and customers worldwide on a daily basis, whether by e-mail, telephone call, video conference or in meetings. The language of business is English, so Kopf + Lübben already makes sure that apprentices have a good basic knowledge of the English language when they are selected. To further develop this basis for everyday business, we send the young people in their third year of training to English-speaking countries, where they experience the working world for three weeks in internship.
Read more … Support for apprentices in an international environment
7th October 2021
The mood in China's manufacturing industry is darkening.
The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reports that power rationing measures have been introduced in 20 of 31 provinces. Coal shortages are to blame, as is Beijing's drive to meet emission reduction targets.
Read more … Electricity rationing measures in China
27th July 2021
Working together, a number of Bremen freight forwarders donated several thousand euros to INFORAS International Forwarders Association Ltd. in order to procure urgently needed goods, such as shovels, water pushers, road brooms, wheelbarrows, mortar, refrigerators and power generators …
Read more … Rapid aid during the flood disaster
11th July 2021
The coronavirus pandemic and the running aground of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal showed just how susceptible global supply chains are to disruption. What has happened since then? One piece of good news is that the Suez Canal jam has …
Read more … The ocean freight situation
9th July 2021
A video explaining rail transport – we are entering completely new territory together with Horst Götze, the operator of the Logistics Channel on YouTube. Making a virtue out of necessity, Horst Götze made good use of his time during the pandemic …
Read more … Rail transport now also in video format
9th July 2021
In Bremen, Ms Maika Guevara starts her vocational training as a forwarding and logistics services clerk on 1 August. Ms Guevara is only 22 years old and already brings along some language and professional experience: She regularly …
Read more … Bremen: Ms Guevara starts on 1 August 2021
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