August 2011

TransAtlantic moves to Hull

TransAtlantic UK is switching its British terminal for its three-times a week Swedish sailings from ABP Goole to ABP Hull following the signing of a new ten-year agreement for a new bespoke ten-acre terminal. Under the deal, ABP will invest £3.5m in a 8,500 sq m warehouse in King George Dock and will also refurbish existing storage capacity and railway sidings. The new warehouse will feature humidity controls for the ... [+]

CMA moves aid to Somalia

The CMA CGM Group has made available 356 20ft containers – 40 free of charge and 316 at a special rate – to transport 10,000 tonnes of food supplies to Somalia on behalf of the World Food Programme. The first shipment was due to leave Zeebrugge on 29 August and ... [+]

MOL helps out in Cambodia

MOL has been commended by the Cambodian government for its help in supplying the nation with medical vehicles and equipment in Phnom Penh. MOL co-operated with non-profit organization Side By Side International to transport 34 medical vehicles and other equipment to help develop an emergency first-aid system. Starting in June ... [+]

Safmarine revamps West Africa routes

Safmarine has introduced three new Europe/West Africa services and has reorganised a number of its existing routes. The three new services all operate from the transhipment hub at Algericas in southern Spain and also serve Port Tangier Mediterranee (Morocco). The new WAF 11 route serves Lome (Togo) and Onne (Nigeria), WAF ... [+]

CEVA auto network wins Suzuki business

CEVA Logistics has won a three year, €7.9 million contract to manage Suzuki’s nationwide distribution of over 2m aftermarket vehicle and marine parts a year. The forwarder has been working in partnership with Suzuki in the UK since 1994 providing dedicated distribution services, but in April switched deliveries to its ... [+]

Seatruck – making Progress

The first of four sisterships ordered by Clipper Group–owned Irish Sea operator Seatruck Ferries, the Seatruck Progress, was named and launched on 19 August at FSG Flensburg shipyard. The vessels will be delivered to Seatruck between November and June 2012 and are intended primarily for service on the Irish Sea. The ... [+]

Stena refurbishes ferries

Stena Line is starting refurbishment work on the two ferries that it will use to launch its new Belfast-Cairnryan route in November. The sister ships Stena Superfast VII and Superfast VIII will be the biggest ferries ever to sail between Northern Ireland and Scotland and will undergo a refit programme ... [+]

Car centre for Kerry

Kerry Logistics has opened a 20,000 sq. m. logistics centre in Hefei to focus on the growing automotive industry sector in Anhui Province. Services include VMI, sub-assembly and kitting, JIT delivery, milk run transportation and a wide range of value-added services, such as testing, of assembly operations..   [+]

Freight finance chief does time for fraud

A former freight company finance chief has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraud. Michael Clark, 55, financial director at Dartford-based SBS Worldwide, stole a total of over £1 million between 2001 and 2010 through fraudulent expense claims, unauthorised bonuses, director's accounts, company cheques paying for personal credit ... [+]

Barber to be new UPS boss in Europe

UPS has appointed Jim Barber as its new president of the UPS Europe Region, replacing Wolfgang Flick, whom is retiring. Barber, a 26-year UPS veteran most recently served as the chief operations officer of the Europe Region. In his new role, he will be responsible for all UPS package, cargo ... [+]

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