Freight News

UK to hold US trade talks

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on 24 July that he planned to hold talks with the US to sketch out a possible trade deal following Brexit – although the UK’s cannot currently sign any such deal as long as it remains an EU member. A trade and investment working group will identify issues where the two countries can work together to strengthen trade and investment ties. However, speaking on the BBC’s ... [+]

A new era on the North Sea

The Gardenia Seaways, one of two new DFDS freight superferries for the Immingham-Rotterdam service made its maiden voyage to the UK on the night of 24 July. She is one of two new generation cargo-only superferries (sister vessel Tulipa Seaways) commissioned to handle increased volumes on ... [+]

Waberer buys Poland’s Link

Hungarian-owned European full truckload specialist Waberer has finalised its acquisition of Polish-based transport operator Link and Link Services for €32.5 million. Waberer concluded a preliminary agreement for the purchase in May this year. Waberer chief executive, Ferenc Lajkócommented: “Link is a highly complementary business to Waberer, ... [+]

WACO member ready for Afghan revival

WWG Consolidators Ltd (WWGC), the WACO System member for Pakistan, has launched a dedicated cross-border Pakistan-Afghan transit desk. It comes after the Pakistan Government announced it will establish new transit facilities at the country’s borders with Torkham and Chaman, Afghanistan and Wagah, India, under the ... [+]

DHL warns of talent crisis in supply chain

DHL is warning of a growing talent crisis in supply chain. While the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in logistics are estimated to grow by 26% between 2010 and 2020, one global study estimates that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply ... [+]

Hellmann revamp brings results

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany generated a consolidated turnover of €2.3 billion in 2016, and increased its gross profit by around 14% from €75.6 million to €607.9 million. The company said the results reflected the successful realignment of the Hellmann Group launched in ... [+]

Get up to speed with Brexit in October

Freight software specialist AEB and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport are inviting trade and supply chain to attend a free conference on global trade compliance, sanctions, trade agreements and Brexit developments. It aims to help businesses to modernise compliance programmes and master today’s and ... [+]

No need to feel the heat

Lufthansa Cargo is offering all shippers using its passive refrigeration shipments free reflective film. The product, produced exclusively for the airline, protects shipments against strong sunlight on airport tarmac, even on hot summer days. [+]

Davies Turner doubles Cumbernauld capacity

UK independent freight forwarder Davies Turner has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development of an additional 20,000 sq ft of warehousing with an eaves height of 10 m has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse: the amount of racking ... [+]

New and bigger cranes for Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8 and 9 and work has started to raise ten of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal. The new cranes, ordered from ZPMC in Shanghai and due to be delivered in February 2018, ... [+]