July 2012

New contract, new warehouse at Hull

Associated British Ports Hull has signed a five-year agreement with Jenkins Shipping for the handling and storage of paper and forest products including a new 9,500 sq m warehouse in Queen Elizabeth Dock now under construction. Jenkins Shipping has won a contract for the import of paper reels manufactured in Sweden by Holmen Paper. The warehouse adds to the 133,500 sq m of covered storage space already dedicated to paper ... [+]

Hong Kong contract

Hacis (Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited) – the road feeder and added-value logistics services arm of Hactl - has signed an agreement to provide the Hong Kong division of DB Schenker, with its Airport Direct Export Services for its export airfreight traffic from China and Hong Kong. The ... [+]

Cargo 2000 man moves on

Lothar Moehle, the longest-serving member of Cargo 2000’s management team, is leaving his post of regional director, Europe, Middle East and Africa to return to DB Schenker. His successor at C2K will be announced in due course. Chairman of Cargo 2000, Mattijs ten Brink, said: “Lothar has been at the forefront ... [+]

Portsmouth strike off

Quay assistants at Portsmouth International Port have voted to accept a deal hammered out between the Unite union in the country and the management. Of the city council-owned port. The new agreement will see all staff moved onto the superior ‘old’ contract and all overtime after midnight will be worked ... [+]

Cargolux chief quits

Frank Reimen has resigned as president and CEO of all-cargo airline Cargolux following his appointment as High Commissioner for National Protection by the Luxembourg Government. Cargolux said that it would appoint an interim CEO “in the very next future” and that a search for a permanent replacement was underway. [+]

Auto hub gears up for New Zealand export boom

Logistics provider Pentalver has partnered with global vehicle logistics specialist Autohub and international inspection company JEVIC, to launch the UK’s first pre-clearance facility for secondhand car exports to New Zealand, which has the toughest biosecurity standards in the world. Every vehicle shipped through the Autohub will be meticulously cleaned of biosecurity ... [+]

On-time record for Daily Maersk, says report

The Daily Maersk service between the Far East and Europe achieved a 98% on time performance to North Europe in June, according to a new study. The Global Liner Performance Report, published in July by ecommerce network provider INTTRA and container shipping analyst SeaIntel, examined the performance of the top ... [+]

Dachser goes direct to Poland

Dachser’s has added a regular direct line-haul link from the UK to its Strykow branch in Poland, for delivery across the whole of the country. This new direct Polish service complements the existing hub and spoke network and will help improve transit times to the Polish market. Dachser’s UK managing director, ... [+]

Pall-Ex reveals plans for Poland

Palletised freight network Pall-Ex says its Polish domestic network will be fully operational by May 20after appointing local logistics KMC-Services as its national partner. The new network will operate from a central hub in the Łódź region. Pall-Ex Polska will be Pall-Ex’s second ‘last-mile’ network in Eastern Europe, following the ... [+]

Panalpina’s Passion Wagon

The second of two new Boeing 747-8 freighters has gone into service on Panalpina's own controlled air freight network. The Atlas Air aircraft in Panalpina livery was delivered at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington on 24 July and went into operation for Panalpina on 25 July. The aircraft, christened ... [+]

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