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Plane parts firm sets up at Heathrow

Aircraft parts firm AeroVision International is to use specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide’s Heathrow base as a new forward stocking location for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It would give customers outside of North America greatly improved access to its inventory of regional aircraft parts, it said. [+]
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UPS cuts times to eastern Europe

UPS has cut its ground times from the UK to Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia and for express shipments to Lithuania and northwestern Poland following enhancements to its network and infrastructure. Shipping times are reduced by up to 24 hours following recent time ... [+]
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Time to make tracks for Miami

TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit in Miami, Florida on 18-20 October will feature a Latin America and pharma focus, and will take place in partnership with the Supply Chain Americas, aimed at shippers looking for ways to run slicker supply chains. TIACA secretary general Vladimir Zubkov, ... [+]
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Cargo figures coming up roses for Heathrow

Even with the current shortage and premium prices of green veg, there's little sign that Britain's husbands are offering the Missus a bunch of broccoli as an alternative to the usual Valentine’s Day bunch of red roses. Heathrow airport says that its latest figures show ... [+]
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FedEx ready for business in Milan

FedEx Express’s new Southern Europe gateway at Milan-Malpensa airport is now fully operational.  The 35,000sq m facility features advanced technology that will boost package sorting capacity by 25% in Italy where the number of people making online purchases has doubled over the last five years ... [+]
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Work starts on East Midlands rail hub

Property developer Roxhill says it has started work on the first phase of East Midlands Gateway rail freight interchange near Castle Donington. W ork on the opening phase is expected to be completed by October but the entire government-backed scheme is being built across six ... [+]
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Giant airship back in the air ‘this year’

Airship developer HAV says that it hopes that its Airlander 10 airship - damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight in August last year – will fly again during 2017, the BBC reports. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-38853721) HAV hopes to develop the Airlander – the ... [+]
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Government consults on Heathrow runway

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has launched a public consultation on a new runway, at Heathrow. It follows last October’s announcement a third runway at Heathrow was the Government’s preferred option for expanding airport capacity in south-east England. Simultaneously, the Government published a draft national policy statement ... [+]
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Multimodal talk to clear the air over cargo

The Multimodal 2017 seminars will include a series of debates focused on air cargo challenges and opportunities, and the event will play host to a meeting of Cargo iQ’s Working Group.   Air cargo leaders from across the globe, including Nick Platts, Heathrow Airport, Lothar Moehle, DB ... [+]
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Pony Express does Ireland’s first official drone drop

Pony Express Couriers completed the first ever Ireland’s first Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) approved parcel delivery by drone in late January. The flight, at Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin was performed by the country’s largest same-day courier, and took just two minutes to complete from take-off to ... [+]