September 2013

business

Tappin back in the UK

Retired freight forwarder Christopher Tappin is reported to be back in the UK to complete his 33-year sentence for selling banned batteries to Iran. He is currently in Wandsworth Prison near his home and family in Orpington, Kent, but not before he had endured six weeks in New York's notorious Metropolitan Correctional Center while his extradition was approved, said his lawyer. [+]
air

Lufthansa adds Lima and returns to Chongqung

Lufthansa Cargo is adding the Peruvian capital Lima to the schedule of its MD-11 freighter service on Mondays and Fridays from Frankfurt via Dakar (Senegal) and Manaus (Brazil) from 27 October. The return journey to Frankfurt will include stops in Quito, Ecuador and Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. The German carrier is ... [+]
British Airways Inaugural flight is greeted by a water cannon salute in Chengdu

Panda plane

British Airways drew a panda face on one of its 777-200 aircraft to mark the start of its three-times-a-week direct service from Heathrow to Chengdu – home of China's renowned research centre into the furry animals. BA/IAG, as the only UK cargo carrier to offer a direct service on the ... [+]
air

End-to-end engine logistics

Kuehne + Nagel launched a supply chain solution designed specifically for aircraft engines at the European Aerospace MRO Conference in London on 24 September. It ensures reliable and safe transportation and storage of engines with certified processes and staff. Aerospace companies are demanding dedicated engine-handling services says the Swiss-owned forwarder which ... [+]
business

Damco man on the move

Damco CEO Rolf Habben-Jansen is to become the next CEO of Hapag-Lloyd. He will stay with the AP Moller Maersk Group forwarder until the end of March 2014 at the latest, to ensure continuity and to allow time for a thorough handover to his successor, who will be announced in ... [+]
Janice McCann

New health & safety chief for Forth Ports

Forth Ports has appointed Janice McCann to the new role of group head of health & safety. She will head Health & Safety across the Group which owns and operates eight commercial ports across the UK including Tilbury on the Thames, Leith, Grangemouth, Rosyth and Dundee and employs over 1,150 ... [+]
business

ZIM goes topless

ZIM is introducing 420 new 20’ open-top containers, increasing its fleet of the type by about 20%. Open top containers are suitable for tall or large cargo that cannot be loaded through the container doors, such as machinery, sheet glass or building materials. [+]
shipping

All change at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) is reorganising its Humber ports to bring its operational and commercial teams under one umbrella. Currently separated into two directorates covering Hull and Goole on the north bank of the river and Grimsby and Immingham on the south, ABP will create a new single organisation to ... [+]
road

Urals added to Russia’s TIR ban

Russia has extended its restriction on TIR guarantees to the Ural Customs region, as well as the Siberian and far east regions, the IRU reports. The move will affect the Chelyabinsk, Khanty-Mamsyisk, Koltsovo, Magnitogorsk, Tyumen, Uralskaya Operatyvnaya, Yamalo-Nenets and Yekaterinburg regional customs offices. Although the exact scope of the measures ... [+]
shipping

World’s Oldest Newspaper Stops Printing

Lloyd’s List – the  news, analysis and data source for the global shipping industry – is set to become a totally-digital publication by 20th December 2013. “We are very proud to take this next step in the evolution of Lloyd’s List,” says Richard Meade, Editor.  “Lloyd’s List first started in 1734 as a ... [+]

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