March 2013

Air group chooses chairman

The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has elected Tony Coe, owner of Aviation Complete, as its new chairman. He has been in the aviation industry since 1973 and launched Aviation Complete, a GSA and aircraft operating agent, in 1997. The association, based at the Baltic Exchange in London, represents charter brokers, aircraft operators, airports, aviation lawyers and others in the global air charter industry. [+]

Schenker takes more Ukraine space

DB Schenker Logistics has leased additional capacity in a new multi-customer warehouse in Belogorodka, 7km from Kiev in Ukraine. The 45,000sq m logistics centre offers anti-dust flooring, and a cross-docking system for traffics such as consumer goods, electronics, chemicals and automotive.   [+]

UPS offers superfast seafreight

UPS has extended its Preferred Less-Than-Container Load (PLCL) expedited ocean freight service to include the UK to US trade lane, as well as other points in western Europe. According to the operator, PLCL offers journey times up to 40% faster port-to-door than UPS’s standard LCL service.  Customers will also have ... [+]

Happy couple arrive in Canada

FedEx Express safely delivered two giant pandas from China to Toronto Zoo on 25 March. The giant pandas, breeding pair Er Shun (female) and Da Mao (male), made the journey from Chengdu, China, to the FedEx Express Canadian Hub at Toronto, aboard a specially branded MD-11 aircraft. On arrival, Er Shun and ... [+]

Good for another 180 years

Hull-based  has achieved a milestone even an industry of long histories – it has been in business for 180 years. It all started with a small ship chandlers store on Salthouse Lane in Hull. The business was started by John Good in 1833 when he returned to England following a stint ... [+]

Biomass bonanza for Humberside

Associated British Ports (ABP) signed a 15-year contract with Drax Power for new terminals and storage facilities worth up to £100m to handle wood pellet shipments at Immingham, Hull and Goole. The Selby-based power generator is switching from coal to sustainable biomass. The development includes a dedicated import facility, the Immingham ... [+]

New club to tackle supply chain risks

The Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School is launching a club to help companies improve the security and resilience of their supply chains in London on 1 May. The Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Club aims to help companies meet the challenges of managing and securing their sourcing and distribution ... [+]

Stena welcomes road plan

Stena Line has applauded the Secretary of State for Transport's green light for a link from the M6 to Heysham, the terminal for its two daily freight sailings from Heysham to Belfast. Head of freight UK & Ireland, Richard Horswill, Stena Line’s said: “Although it has been many many years ... [+]

Red alert in Germany

Norbert Dentressangle's 'Red Europe' pan-European pallet service is now offering a daily service to Germany. The system aims to give customers the benefit of the logistic giant's Continental network for smaller volumes, with over 100 international shuttles operating daily. Goods can often be distributed within 48 hours, and to some ... [+]

Going green in Germany

Lufthansa Cargo is hosting its third Cargo Climate Care Conference at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt on 24 April. Around 200 representatives from the logistics business, the political and scientific community are expected to debate air traffic and logistics 'green' issues and speakers will include climate researcher Mojib ... [+]

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