Logistics

Yusen to buy Keswick’s Romanian logistics arm

UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group is to sell its Tibbett Logistics subsidiary in Romania to NYK forwarding subsidiary Yusen Logistics for an undisclosed sum, subject to Romanian Competition Council approval. The sale is expected to complete before the end of the year. Tibbett Logistics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Yusen Logistics (Europe) and all management and staff will move across on their existing terms and conditions and in the ... [+]

Ceva opens Midlands medical site

CEVA Logistics has opened a refurbished 132,000sq ft facility at Redditch to customers in the healthcare sector and to bring it up to Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency standards. Work included the addition of LED lighting as well as the installation of a heating, ventilation ... [+]

M&M to start work on Minsk hub

German-owned forwarder Militzer & Münch(M&M) is to start building work on an additional terminal in Belarus in north eastern Minsk, close to the city’s main orbital motorway. The 2,000sq m facility will be used mainly for express cargo handling with  a small section available for long-term ... [+]

FTA to host Brexit talks

Business Secretary Greg Clark is to visit the Freight Transport Association (FTA) head office at Tunbridge Wells in Kent to discuss the impact of Brexit with chief executive, David Wells this Friday (17 November). Mr Clark, who is also the local Conservative MP for Tunbridge ... [+]

Europa to be sole agent for CargoLine groupage

Europa Road has been appointed sole UK representative for the CargoLine groupage service. CargoLine offers systemised groupage transportation, as well as distribution, procurement and contract logistics through a network of more than 80 partners in 43 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In ... [+]

DFDS to buy Dutch special transport specialist

DFDS has acquired Netherlands logistics company Alphatrans. The Danish-owned shipping and logistics company said it would add new countries to its network along with its expertise in special transport. DFDS will acquire all the shares in the Dutch Group following an agreement signed with owner, Martin ... [+]

AEO for Nippon Express Indonesia

Nippon Express subsidiary PT Nippon Express Indonesia has been certified as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) by the country’s customs service. AEO offers simplified customs clearance procedures and other benefits to companies with proper cargo security management and compliance systems. Nippon Express Group companies have ... [+]

Damco opens Yangon site

Damco has opened a new logistics center in Yangon, Myanmar in partnership with local construction company Star Light Group. It will primarily support sourcing for fashion and retail customers. The 10,000sq m Damco Myanmar Logistics Center is close to Tillawa economic zone and will offer ... [+]

Coercion will not get freight off the roads, says IRU

Policies that try to force freight off roads onto other modes of transport will not work, warns the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in its response to the European Commission’s ‘Clean Mobility’ package. Marc Billiet, who leads IRU’s activities on goods transport in the EU, ... [+]

EU Customs Union for Ulster?

The BBC is reporting that a leaked account of a meeting of EU diplomats this week suggests that Northern Ireland may have to abide by the EU's customs union and single market rules if it is to avoid introduction of border checks after Brexit. BBC correspondent ... [+]