Freight News

Go Global buys forwarder

Logistics operator GO Global (GO) is to acquire 100% of fellow Singaporean forwarder LOGIS Consolidators, subject to closing conditions. GO’s on-demand logistics platforms and services, currently under development, will be integrated as part of LOGIS future offerings.   [+]

Ferrymasters wins security cert

P&O Ferrymasters has gained Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Level 3 for Trucking Security Requirements certification following completion of a nine-month project. Applicants for TSR classification start at Level 3 and can progress to Level 2 and 1 as improvements are made and as required ... [+]

Dunkerque makes space for Brexit backlogs

Brexit remains a big unknown but the port of Dunkerque is preparing for all possible outcomes, including creating enough holding area for two vessels-worth of vehicles, said chairman of the management board, Stéphane Raison. He told a press conference on 15 January that Brexit “is very ... [+]

Four tonnes of food from XPO staff

XPO Logistics employees have donated over four tons of food to the Trussell Trust, a charitable organization that partners with local communities to alleviate poverty and hunger. XPO teams supported the Trust through donations, fundraising and volunteerism during the holiday season as part of the ... [+]

Brittany to go direct from Ireland to Spain

  Brittany Ferries is to launch the first ever ferry service between Ireland and Spain at the end of April, between Cork and Santander. The twice-weekly route will be operated by a new chartered vessel, which will also be used to add an extra weekly return ... [+]

Harrell to head UPS forwarding in Europe

UPS has named Michael Harrell as president of freight forwarding for UPS Europe. A US national, he will be responsible for the strategy, performance and revenue growth of the company's freight forwarding services across Europe, reporting to president of UPS Europe, Nando Cesarone,. Harrell began his ... [+]

French ports to run Swiss rail shuttle

A rail shuttle container service is to be launched between the French ports of Marseille Fos and Le Havre and Switzerland in mid-March in a joint initiative with intermodal operator Naviland Cargo. Operating three times per week, the service will run to Chavornay – in the ... [+]

Rhenus buys in Brazil

  Global logistics operator Rhenus Group has taken over Brazil’s Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior. Headquartered in São Paulo, Pirâmide SeaAir has branches at Guarulhos and Viracopos airports and the port of Santos. It has operated as a licenced customs clearance broker for more than 20 years and ... [+]

New Year, new yard for Felixstowe

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling pressed the button at a ground-breaking ceremony on 11 January to get the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. About 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 ... [+]

Tonnage up at Teignmouth

ABP’s Port of Teignmouth handled its highest cargo tonnage since 2008 - over 450,000 tonnes in 2017. Traffic included clay, animal feed and aggregates. Investment included an £850,000 new Mantsinen crane.   [+]