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Rhenus to move HQ to Port Salford

Forwarder Rhenus Logistics has confirmed started building its new headquarters and warehouse at Port Salford, on the Manchester Ship Canal, expected to be fully operational by late 2017. Rhenus says it has enjoyed strong and sustainable growth, with the past year seeing a 10% increase in volumes and is relocating its headquarters from Trafford Park to the new 60,700sq ft site which will include 50,000sq ft of logistics and warehousing space, ... [+]
Mark Robinson of Acclaim Logistics.

Palletways member gains customs status

Southampton-based Palletways member Acclaim Logistics has gained ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facility) status for its warehouse at Totton following auditing and approval by HM Revenue & Customs. ETSF (formerly known as ERTS) is a secure, dedicated storage area which is used to hold imported goods ... [+]
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EKOL Greece strikes gold

EKOL Greece received a Gold Award in the Freight Transportation & Freight Forwarding at the recent Transport & Logistics Awards in Athens. Country manager Dimitris Batakis said it was in recognition of initiatives including as a new block train connection linking Greece with Scandinavia. [+]

Packaging for the 21st Century

Forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is offering a contract packaging solution. It is based on a Cloud-based solution from contract packaging software developer, Nulogy to give customers with a targeted and traceable solution for their contract packaging needs. KN has also signed a strategic partnership with ... [+]

Beware Brexit bluffers, warns BIFA

Don’t rush into paying over the odds for advice on Brexit, BIFA is warning its members.  Director general, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge volume of announcements and press coverage on the likely impact on the UK’s international trade and the issue has ... [+]

New recruit for BIFA board

BIFA has appointed Rachel Morley to its board, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down. She is general manager for operations at East Midlands based Spatial Global. Carson McMullan has been appointed a consultant representing BIFA in Northern Ireland. [+]

BIFA urges industry to get behind apprentices plan

  The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling on calls on the freight community to back a specific Apprenticeship Standard for an International Freight Forwarding Operative. An employer group has recently submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) – but before the Department for Education makes its ... [+]

KN first to gain network-wide pharma cert.

Kuehne + Nagel has become the first forwarder to receive IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its entire air network, which currently includes 86 locations. The CEIV Pharma Standard, introduced in 2015, aims to improve the level of competency as well as operational and technical preparedness ... [+]

Greencarrier looks north

Swedish forwarder Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, Norway’s main hub for oil and gas activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge. Under the new contract, Greencarrier will support ENI ... [+]

Beer for drinks forwarder

Beverage logistics specialist JF Hillebrand Group has appointed Thorsten Beer as chief financial officer from 1 April. He succeeds Kevin Brock who is retiring after 24 years with the company. Thorsten Beer, a native of Germany, brings 20 years of experience in finance, 15 of them ... [+]