October 2010

FullForce is latest addition to Palletforce ‘family’

A leading West Midlands logistics company is the latest member of Palletforce’s growing ‘family’. FullForce became a shareholder member of the UK’s leading palletised distribution network in November. The Coventry-based company sees the move as the ‘next logical step’ in its continued success and as a member of Palletforce it will now be part of a network of 100 depots belonging to the country’s top transport companies. FullForce will also have access to ... [+]

Belgians seal road charging deal

The Belgian EU Presidency has pushed through an agreement on the revised Eurovignette Directive, which could trigger widespread reforms of lorry road user charging in Europe. According to Brussels sources, it could increase the average truck toll from the current 15-25 euro cents per kilometre by a further 3-4c. The political ... [+]

Three big ones for TNT

TNT Airways has a signed an agreement for the delivery and lease of three new Boeing 777-200 Long Range Freighters with Guggenheim Aviation Partners. The first aircraft will enter service by July 2011 and the others by the end of 2011. The new aircraft will replace two owned B747-400ERFs and ... [+]

New Peel Ports boss

Peel Ports has confirmed former Peel Airports CEO Mark Whitworth as its new chief executive. He will take over the permanent running of Peel's entire ports operation, which includes the Port of Liverpool, the Manchester Ship Canal, Clydeport, Medway and Heysham, having acted in the post since the departure of ... [+]

London Gateway is a game-changer, says Cable

The new London Gateway port and logistics development will “fundamentally change the economic geography of Britain,” predicted Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable when he visited the site on 5 October. The £1.5bn DP World development had the potential to completely realign the UK's existing logistics patterns. Work on the site is ... [+]

High customs costs hinder developing world growth, warn DHL experts

Excess customs costs are making doing business in the emerging world unnecessarily expensive, says a DHL expert. Richard Owens, DHL Global Customer Solutions, Asia Pacific claims that almost 15% of supply chain costs are still related to customs and regulations procedures in Asia-Pacific, compared to only 3% in Europe. Easing ... [+]

Carbon-cutting at sea

The Freight Transport Association is extending its carbon reduction research work to include the maritime supply chain, as well as road transport. It will be assisting Heriot-Watt University with its research on the subject and will integrate the outcomes into its broader Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), launched at the ... [+]

Wales Grand Slam 2012

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Iraq cargo conference

An Iraq Airport Expansion, Cargo Logistics conference and exhibition is being help on 6-7 April 2011, in the northern city of Erbil, Kurdistan. The event will be an opportunity for companies in the aviation, airports, cargo and logistics sectors to better understand the needs of the Iraq aviation industry as ... [+]

Another buy for Hillebrand

JF Hillebrand has acquired another specialist forwarder, Australian-based John Crack Freight Services (JCFS). Located at the port of Adelaide, JCFS provides forwarding services to a number of wineries and operates an 8,000 square metre warehousing and container packing depot. JCFS will retain its own identity and existing structure, and all ... [+]

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