August 2012

business

ERTS talks reach impasse

Talks between the freight industry and HM Revenue and Customs on future controls for goods moving to Enhanced Remote Transit Sheds broke up without any firm agreement on 30 August. The trade is pressing for the status quo to be maintained after the review highlighted some different interpretations of the current law, between the trade and HMRC. Neither side significantly shifted its position during the talks in London last Thursday. Current ... [+]
shipping

Argentina service resumes

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has resumed services to the port of Zarate in Argentina. Services had been suspended at the end of May, due to severe congestion. Previous issues with delays in customs processing as well as vehicle processing at the port have also been resolved, says WWL. [+]
business

Export control seminar

AEB is inviting supply chain professionals to its Third Annual Compliance and Risk Management Conference, on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012, from 10 am to 3.30 pm at the Mallory Court Hotel, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9QB. Titled “Export Controls: Managing Compliance to your Advantage”, it brings together compliance ... [+]
business

Parcel probe resumed

The European Commission has resumed its examination of UPS’s proposed acquisition of TNT Express and has set a new deadline, of 20 December. UPS had already extended its public offer for the Dutch-based company from 31 August to 9 November. However, the two companies said they still hoped to complete ... [+]
road

Port driver sent down for hours offences

Feltham truck driver Jasvinder Arora has been sentenced to eight months in prison for drivers’ hours falsification on journeys to and from the port of Felixstowe. Arora, who traded as Ocean Xpress Logistics, was involved in general haulage in and out of the port. He created false records of the ... [+]
Ferrymasters

Ferrymasters gains BRC mark

P&O Ferrymasters has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for transport of packed, temperature controlled food products following an audit by the business assurance arm of Det Norske Veritas. The company operates a dedicated reefer fleet with up to 24-tonne payload capability, moving 25,000 loads per year. [+]
World Logistics Hub

Manchester unveils major cargo plan

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for a £100m World Logistics Hub to the south of the airport's Enterprise Zone. It will create 1.2- to 1.4-million sq ft of new logistics space, and will contain medium- and small-sized logistics units ranging from approximately 7,500 to 200,000sq ... [+]
air

Aer Lingus Approves SENTRY FlightSafe for Use on Aircraft

Aer Lingus has announced  the approval for the carriage of the SENTRY 400 FlightSafe® device.  Aer Lingus Cargo is now accepting consignments that contain the SENTRY device.  The device enables customers to GPS track and monitor conditions of their cargo throughout the entire transport process.   “GPS tracking and data gathering ... [+]
business

EFL becomes first pet passport carrier

Irish logistics firm EFL International Distribution has become the first company in the Republic to become an approved ‘Pet Passport System’ carrier This follows changes in European legislation relating to the movement of pet animals within the EU, as well as international moves to and from EU countries. EFL International received authorisation ... [+]
Nidd

Nidd Transport’s green fleet investment

Nidd Transport, in Ripon, a shareholder member of Palletforce, is now using vehicles with fuel-efficient low-emission engines on all its domestic and international routes. “As a leading transport company making daily journeys to and from Europe, we take our environmental impact very seriously,” said Steve Godfrey, Sales Manager at Nidd Transport. “These new vehicles, ... [+]

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