April 2013

WACO

Nigeria recruit for forwarder network

Nigeria-based Creseada International joined the WACO network of over 50 leading independent forwarders at the group's conference and annual general meeting in Mauritius in mid-April. Delegates from 60 countries heard that recent research pointed to a range of significant opportunities for independents, WACO-System executive director, Richard Charles told the gathering. An on-line survey by Transport Intelligence (Ti) revealed that shippers highly rate local expertise and a personal touch as supply chains become more ... [+]
shipping

Rio-bound

Norbert Dentressangle's freight forwarding arm has opened a second office in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. It opened offices in Sao Paulo in Brazil and Santiago in Chile in 2011. The new location is at the heart of Brazil’s major oil and gas and shipbuilding industries, and will also be ... [+]
air

New recruit for Air Partner

Air charter broker Air Partner, has appointed Saeed Ghodrat to its freight team as an account manager. He has four years of experience in freight forwarding, most recently at SDV Aerospace. [+]
Samskip Container Transport

Samskip offers Sweden link

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is running a shuttle train between Duisburg in Germany and Älmhult in southern Sweden with a transit time of 15 hours. The service can carry Huckepack mega trailers and 45ft containers. Connections to and from the UK via Duisburg are available. [+]
air

New TIACA chiefs

Swiss International Air Lines chief cargo officer, Oliver Evans and Schiphol senior vice president cargo, Enno Osinga, were elected as the new chairman and vice chairman respectively of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) at the Association’s AGM in Dallas on 23 April. Oliver, who has held the post of ... [+]
business

New FTA president

Yusen Logistics UK managing director Ian Veitch is to be the new president of the Freight Transport Association, taking over from Stewart Oades. Ian Veitch became chief executive of NYK’s merged UK logistics businesses in 2005 and became the first European board member of of NYK Group in Japan. His ... [+]
air

IATA suspends Avient

IATA has suspended credit facilities for Zimbabwe-based all cargo carrier Avient following its filing for bankruptcy protection. [+]
air

Etihad takes Jet stake

Etihad Airways is to take a 24% stake in Jet Airways of India. It includes the purchase of Jet Airways’ three pairs of Heathrow slots through a sale and lease back agreement, although Jet willcontinue to use them. Under the deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, the ... [+]
shipping

KN looks east

Kuehne + Nagel is establishing an office in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok, an an important location for the handling of inbound and transit cargo. It will be managed by KN's existing operation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. [+]
air

Menzies faces Heathrow strike

Menzies World Cargo Heathrow is facing a possible strike after the Unite union said it was planning to ballot its 294 members in a dispite over a two year pay freeze. Talks to attempt to resolve the dispute at Acas broke down without agreement and the union is urging the ... [+]

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