January 2014

TNT drops Brazil sell-off

TNT Express has ended discussions with potential bidders for its domestic operations in Brazil (TNT Mercurio), saying it had been impossible to reach acceptable terms.It would instead continue to improve its operations in the country, revenue had grown and losses sharply reduced. [+]

Anyone for Aberdeen?

Scottish freight company LV Shipping has started a dedicated overnight road trunk servide from Immingham to Aberdeen.Cargo will be collected from Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Lincolnshire, consolidated back at the Stallingborough depot and moved north from about 18.00. The service will also transit via LV depots in Middlesbrough and ... [+]

DFDS and STEF in swap deal

DFDS Logistics has acquired temperature-controlled specialist STEF Transport's activities in Scotland and Newlyn in Cornwall while at the same time DFDS Logistics s has sold its activities in Boulogne to STEF who will in the future handle its distribution in France. STEF's UK activities will be merged into DFDS Logistics. ... [+]

Multimodal registration goes on-line

The Multimodal supply chain show has launched on-line registration and announced its Best Practice Seminar programme. Visitors can sign up to the free-to-attend exhibition, held at the NEC Birmingham (29 April-1 May) and view the Seminar sessions at www.multimodal.org.uk.   [+]

New asset manager for London Container Terminal

Tilbury's London Container Terminal has appointed Jamie Frater as its new senior asset manager. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Eastport UK in Great Yarmouth and also sits as a non-executive board member of The Dublin Port Company. [+]

We must have night flights, says Shipper’s Council

The British Shippers’ Council said it was vital that there was capacity to expand night flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports in its response to the Department for Transport’s second stage consultation, which sets out proposals for October 2014 to October 2017. Not to do so would damage the ... [+]

Unions bury the hatchet with DHL

The UNI union and International Transport Workers Federation, the ITF say they have reached agreement with Deutsche Post-DHL over trade union recognition in a number of countries. Together with the OECD, they have issued a joint statement which they say addresses some key areas in dispute and aims to turns ... [+]

ACS in Turkey

Charter broker Air Charter Service has now has a presence in Turkey. Based in Istanbul, the operation will be headed up by Caglar Ozturk, who has been working in the company’s Dubai office since 2011. For the moment the operation will only be offering cargo charters, though a passenger department ... [+]

Half a century with Birmingham trucker

Great-grandfather of six Don Fisher is finally hanging up his driving gloves after an extraordinary 50 years with the same firm - Birmingham-based international haulier and Palletforce member, Chambers and Cook Freight. Mr Fisher, 79, joined the company on 17 February, 1964. But other members of the family will carry ... [+]

CMA CGM goes back to Somalia

CMA CGM has launched a new feeder service from Jebel Ali to Mogadishu in Somalia. It will also connect at Khor Fakkan with CMA CGM long haul services and the service also calls at Salalah . The Noura Express will operate every 21 days wiuth a 1,850teu ship. CMA CGM's ... [+]

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