June 2012

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Knights of Old Group unveil two Palletforce ‘super trailers’

Knights of Old have invested in two Palletforce-branded ‘super trailers’ as part of a government trial to spur economic growth, reduce lorry miles and cut air pollution.  The two trailers will be used as part of Knights of Old’s operations with Palletforce and will begin service this week – one based out of Kettering, and the other Hitchin. Each trailer is 15.65metres long, two metres longer than current maximum lengths, and Knights ... [+]
IL-76TD-90VD

Volga adds a fifth

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has added a fifth new IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft to its fleet. The modernised 50-tonne capacity plane made its first commercial flight in June. It meets all current and future ICAO standards and can operate globally without any limitations.  [+]
shipping

PD Ports becomes ambassador

PD Ports chief executive officer David Robinson has been appointed a regional ambassador by The Prince of Wales - in recognition of his help to improve the skills and aspirations of young people on Tees side. The Awards for Excellence, run by the Prince of Wales’ charity Business in the Community, ... [+]
rail

Freightliner donation

Cardiff Freightliner technician Paul Driscoll has nominated Blood Bike Wales as the recipient of a £1000 donation from the company - the first of this year’s Employee Charity Nomination Scheme donations. Blood Bikes Wales provides an out-of-hours courier service for the NHS for items such as blood, tissue samples and ... [+]
air

New name, new man for Spatial Group

UK-based Spatial (Air Brokers and Forwarders) - which until now has traded as 'Spatial Group' - has changed its name to Spatial Global and has appointed David Storey to the newly created position of senior business development manager at its Castle Donington, Derbyshire, head office. Part of the Keswick Enterprises ... [+]
business

Holyhead firms wins EU cash

Conygar Investment Company has gained £2.2m-worth of EU funding for its £7m Parc Cybi logistics and distribution hub near the Irish Sea port of Holyhead in North Wales, the BBC reported on 29 June. Planning permission for office buildings and four industrial warehousing/distribution units was granted in 2010 and the ... [+]
shipping

Cardinal Maritime completes buyout

Manchester based logistics provider, Cardinal Maritime Group, has completed the transfer of its ownership from its founders to management via an employee trust. A deal with founder Brian Hay has delivered control of the business to the management team but Mr Hay will continue as chief executive and maintain a ... [+]
air

Swissport strike off

Six days of strikes announced by the Unite Union for Swissport cargo staff, due to start at 6.30am on Thursday (27 June) have been called off following a last ditch deal. [+]
air

Fake TAIA email warning

The British International Freight Association is warning of fake IATA e-mails that purport to come from IATA. The emails demanding payment for outstanding invoices generally end in @gmail or @yahoo, although some replicate @iata.org in the e-mail suffix.   [+]
air

Swissport strike

Swissport Cargo Services staff are due to stage two three-day strikes – starting at 6.30am on Wednesday 27 June – in a dispute over a pay claim for 2010/2011. Unite’s 275 members at Swissport will strike from 6.30am on Wednesday 27 June and ending at 6.29am on Saturday 30 June ... [+]

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