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 career with the US-based forwarder Fritz, later acquired by UPS. He was latterly country manager for UPS France. [+]

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 ... [+]

Round the globe with DHL

Following the announcement in June last year that DHL was sponsoring Susie Goodall in the Golden Globe Race in mid-2019, the round-the-world sailor introduced her newly refurbished craft at the London Boat Show on 10 January. DHL has provided logistics support throughout the refurbishment process, bringing ... [+]

Broekman appoints project expert

Frenk Snoeck has been appointed general manager of Broekman Project Services, taking over from Jos Masselink, who retired on 1 January. The division of the Netherlands-based logistics firm focuses on heavylift cargo as well as handling, assembly, storage, and other activities for complex and overweight ... [+]

Sweden is Ekol’s first Nordic foothold

Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics is to launch its own operations in Sweden under the Ekol Nordics banner during January 2018 - the 16th country where it has established its own operations. It will offer international FTL, LTL and groupage transport, initially between the Nordic countries and Turkey, Middle East and other countries where Ekol has its ... [+]

Garments on hangers – your views wanted

Logistics provider CML is offering the chance to win Amazon vouchers in exchange for taking part in its Green Goods on Hanger survey. It aims to investigate businesses’ experiences surrounding GOH shipping from availability problems to general issues that arise when using GOH containers. Participants ... [+]

U-Freight welcomes customs e-commerce pact

Hong Kong forwarder the U-Freight Group (UFL) has welcomed the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce, which was adopted by the World Customs Organisation on 7 December. The Resolution, addresses critical aspects of the e-commerce supply chain such as advance electronic data, facilitation and simplification safety and ... [+]

New chief for Rhenus

Dr Marco Schröter was appointed chairman of the supervisory board for the Rhenus Group on 14 December. He takes over from Reinhard Lohmann, who has reached the age limit for board membership. [+]

Ekol expands in Romania

Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics has signed a five-year lease for a new facility on the outskirts of Bucharest near the Pitesti highway. The new warehouse has nine loading docks, two drive-in ramps, a capacity of 10,000 Euro pallets and a height of 12 meters and has been ... [+]

Ireland to launch logistics apprenticeship

Ireland is to start work on a Logistics Associate apprenticeship, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton announced on 8 December. It is being developed in partnership with the Irish International Freight Association and related industry associations and representative bodies. It follows a call by the ... [+]