May 2012

New Airfreight Director for DB Schenker Logistics in the UK

Schenker Limited has announced the appointment of Steve Williams as its new Airfreight Director with effect from 28th May 2012. Williams has a solid background within the UK airfreight industry and joins DB Schenker from Panalpina where he was Head of Air Freight North West Europe. Schenker Limited CEO Helgi Ingolfsson says, “Having Steve join our UK board will further strengthen our organisation in general and the airfreight division in particular, at ... [+]

Palletforce focused on European expansion

PALLETFORCE, the network that is owned by its members, has appointed a European Development Director, to further enhance its continental coverage. John Mckail’s appointment will enhance the European services already offered by one of the UK’s leading palletised distribution networks as they look to open up new markets and new routes. “Palletforce ... [+]

Tilbury dispute rumbles on

A dock strike at Tilbury – the first in 23 years – looks set to continue. Workers at the Enterprise Distribution Centre (EDC) took strike action earlier this month after being balloted by their union, ITF affiliate Unite the Union in response to a new “follow the ship” contract, which stipulates ... [+]

Argentine trade spat goes to WTO

The European Commission filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation  (WTO) against Argentina, on 25 May in response to trade barriers imposed by the South American country including imposition of non-automatic import licensing and pre-approval requirements. Since February 2012, Argentina has subjected all imports to a pre-registration and preapproval regime ... [+]

Gloomy Ireland

Shipping and port traffic volumes through the Republic of Ireland declined in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) at the European Shortsea Conference being held at the Mansion House in Dublin on 24 May. Only the tanker and liquid bulk ... [+]

Ceva women take two

CEVA Logistics won two awards at the  2012 MAN everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards in London on 17 May. Joanne Griffiths, CEVA’s senior general manager, training and quality, UK, Ireland and Nordics was the winner of the Industry Trainer of the Year Award. She is described as “a highly respected and ... [+]

Gefco in Bulgaria

GEFCO Group has set up a new subsidiary in Sofia, Bulgaria. The new subsidiary, led by Aleksander Raczynski, is already delivering a broad range of services for the automotive and other industries and has opened an automotive centre in Lozen, south-east of Sofia, where vehicles are grouped together before being distributed. GEFCO ... [+]

Fourth freighter for Cargolux

Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline Cargolux took delivery of its fourth Boeing 747-8 Freighter at the aircraft manufacturer’s delivery center in Everett on 24 May. After a short ferry flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport the aircraft went into revenue service on the same day with the flight continuing to Los Angeles prior to joining ... [+]

Schenker seeks scientists

DB Schenker is seeking dissertation, post-doctoral qualification or comparable academic work by with a logistics, traffic or transportation theme from young scientists for its 2012  DB Schenker Award - considered by the scientific community today to be one of the highest European honours for logisticians. Papers on information systems, management systems or ... [+]

Port world comes to Cork for training

The Port of Cork is hosting a United Nations capacity building programme on international trade TrainForTrade Port Training Programme focussing on ‘Modern Port Management' for two weeks, to 1 June. Some 28 delegates are attending from countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Maldives, Namibia, South Africa, Pakistan and Tanzania. The event has been organised ... [+]

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