Freight News

P&O Ferries gets into container shipping

P&O Ferries is to launch a new dedicated lo lo service between Hull and Zeebrugge on 3 May. The ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118 metre Elisabeth, a 5,000-ton container ship which will make three round-trips per week between, complementing the existing passenger and freight ro ro service. Although ferry operators increasingly carry containers and swap bodies on ro ro services, this is the first time for many years that ... [+]

Prestigious Irish Award for Sean McCool

International Airline Marketing Limited Chairman, Sean McCool was the recipient of the "Transport Leader Award" at the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards - 2017 (held March 30, 2017 in Dublin). Sean established IAM in 1989. The lead division in a group of companies that provide air ... [+]

Safety award open for submissions

ICHCA International is inviting submissions for the second TT Club Innovation in Safety Award from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety The goal of the Award is equally to champion and celebrate the many companies and individuals around the ... [+]

Brussels clears Maersk-Hamburg Sud merger

The European Commission cleared Maersk Line’s acuisition of Germany’s Hamburg Süd on 10 April, subject to the latter’s withdrawal from five consortia on trade routes connecting Northern Europe with Central America/Caribbean, West Coast South America, Middle East and the Mediterranean with West Coast South America ... [+]

UPS extends dangerous goods programme

UPS has added more than 400 new commodities to its global dangerous goods shipping program on its global air network and more than 300 products to its ground network in Europe. The company also increased the allowable quantity of select dangerous goods accepted for shipment. The ... [+]

Boxship owner goes bust

Shipowner Rickmers Maritime Trust is to be wound up, victim of the Hanjin collapse last summer. Analysts VesselsValue said the value of its fleet fell by around 45% due to distressed market transactions following the collapse of Korean carrier. It also suffered because all its ... [+]

EssDocs buys TridentGlobal

Paperless trade specialist essDOCS has acquired TridentGlobal, an export management solution with a customer-base across Australia and the US. TridentGLOBAL  platform offers modules for contract management, shipment management, bookings management, compliance, document management, as well as supply chain management for the metals and minerals, agribusiness, seafood ... [+]

Government chooses route for new Thames crossing

The Department for Transport has revealed its prefered route for the Lower Thames Crossing connecting the M25 to Channel-bound routes via a new estuary crossing. It chosen option 'C' running from a new junction between junctions 29 and 30 on the M25 over a new ... [+]

KN extends Alibaba deal

Kuehne + Nagel has extended a deal  allowing members in China to obtain airfreight quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services to include less-than-container-load shipping (LCL) services. The forwarder adds that it plans to further expand the scope of its agreement to include rail, ... [+]

Fire destroys Dunkirk migrant camp

The troubled migrants’ camp at Grande-Synthe, near the port of Dunkirk – already earmarked by the French authorities for dismantling because of continued unrest - has been burned down. It was reported that the fire started as a result of a fight among some of ... [+]