INTTRA soothes shipping headaches

Electronic ocean shipping platform INTTRA has launched a Cloud-based Container Forecasting and Allocation Solutions Tool (C-FAST) to help freight forwarders and NVOCCs match their customers’ container volume to carrier capacity availability. INTRRA says that the software, which was unveiled at its Asia Technology Summit in Singapore in mid-September, helps simplify what can be a complex manual process. It says that C-Fast can achieve operational improvements of up to 40% and up ... [+]

New crane to lift Quality Freight capabilities

Quality Freight UK has invested over £700,000 in a 400-tonne capacity Fuchs MHL390 crane at its Ellesmere Port main operation. It follows a 20% increase in volume during the past 12 months. The new crane will complement QF UK’s other cranes - a MHL360 wheeled crane ... [+]

Ferry port operators raise Brexit concerns

British Ports Association ferry port operators met with the junior Department for Exiting the EU Minister Robin Walker MP on 14 November to outline the implications and challenges which may arise when the UK leaves the EU, including customs and other bureaucratic documentation BPA chief executive ... [+]

Box haulier opens Felixstowe site

Container haulage company James Kemball has opened a new loaded container storage depot at the port of Felixstowe with initial capacity of over 1,600 boxes. The five-acre site at Clickett Hill Road will operate from 06.00 Monday – 05.00 Saturday and extend to Saturday mornings in ... [+]

A good deed shines bright

When the 1950s-vintage illuminated cross on the tower of Christ Church in the Southampton district of Freemantle finally gave up the ghost, the vicar probably didn’t give much thought to its effect on shipping. However, while today’s generation of ultra large container ships use all manner ... [+]

Ekol expands French operation

The French aim of Turkish-owned logistics specialist Ekol has opened new branches in Paris and Lyon. The Paris facility will concentrate mainly on national and international distribution and comprises a 1,600sq m warehouse, truck parking for 20 vehicles and a maintenance garage. It will also manage ... [+]

GBRf starts Southampton-Birmingham service

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has started its first intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal at ABP Port of Southampton to ABP’s Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal near Birmingham. The first 34-wagon service departed at 02:39am on 1 November on behalf of logistics firm Wincanton and will run ... [+]

Former Allport MD joins SEKO

Former Allport managing director Chris Cargill has joined SEKO Logistics in the UK as group director for air and sea freight product development. Between 1987 and 2009, he was Allport’s managing director (air freight) before assuming responsibility for global network development and strategy and, ultimately, ... [+]

Beechwood exports set to grow in Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in the Port of Rijeka in Croatia has launched an intermodal rail service connecting its terminals to one of the country’s largest wood producers. The terminal operator has partnered with timber producer Cedar to facilitate the export of beech wood from ... [+]

PD Ports urges firms to plug the skills gap

PD Ports called on other employers to help plug the engineering skills gap as it celebrated 15 years of apprenticeships and welcomed a further three new recruits for its programme. The latest figures from the Department for Education revealed a 61% year-on-year drop in new ... [+]