March 2014

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Chanceller sees Tilbury training in action

The Port of Tilbury welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne to open its new Training Academy. He was also taken on a tour of operations at the port and to see the outcome of the multimillion pound investment at London Container Terminal, as well as meeting some of the staff and the students currently taking part in skills development programmes. The training Academy is now set to boost ... [+]
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FTA supports foreign truck levy

The Freight Transport Association says it weclomes the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy in the UK tomorrow (1 April). It means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads, as UK vehicles already have to do to do in many European countries. A time-based ... [+]
air

ANA moves Belgian hub

ANA Airline Management has moved the European base of its fleet of cargo aircraft from Ostend to Liege . The two MD11Fs and one Boeing 747‐400F operate scheduled routes to and from Africa as well as longterm and ad hoc charter flights. The carrier said that while it had been ... [+]
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AMI opens Australasia offices

Express airfreight wholesaler AMI has opened two new offices Down Under. AMI Darwin, located in the capital of Australia’s Northern Territories, has been opened in response to major energy projects in the area, including the AUS$34-billion Ichthy’s LNG project being developed by Inpex. In Christchurch, New Zealand, AMI has opened a ... [+]
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MEP meets Rugby logistics firm

West Midlands Euro MP Phil Bennion visited Exact Logistics in Rugby as part of a fact-finding mission to listen to experiences of trading in the European Union and to see their operation in more detail. The MEP, who is Liberal Democrat Employment and Transport spokesman in the European Parliament, met ... [+]
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Yusen seeks more medicines

Yusen Logistics is seeing major growth in temperature controlled pharmaceutical volumes to and from Japan and Oceania, as well as international cross trade products. Volumes for 2013/14 are up 73% on the previous year, says the NYK Group forwarder. API manufacturers (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) are increasingly looking to Yusen Logistics to ... [+]
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Chinese President welcomes Yuxinou Express at Duisport

Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by the German Vice Chancellor Siegmar Gabriel and Hannelore Kraft, Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia, visited the Port of Duisburg and its logistics hub logport on 29 March. The delegation welcomed the arrival of the Yuxinou Train from Chongqing. The Chinese president was on ... [+]
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Bristol recruits win stevedoring cert

Three apprentices at The Bristol Port Company have been awarded the UK’s first ever qualifications in Stevedoring Essentials, as well as qualifying in Port Operations, only three years after starting out. Antony Savill, George Colgan and William Lansdown all started their Apprenticeships at Bristol Port in April 2011 and are the ... [+]
business

Updated: CILT gears up for European Supply Chain Day

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the primary contact point for all UK-based activities for the first-ever European Supply Chain Day, on 10 April. Supply Chain Day events will be held on the same day across Europe and aim to raise awareness of the logistics and supply chain ... [+]
business

Export recovery boosts Simarco

Essex-based freight form Simarco says that a recovery in UK exports has helped it to record sales figures during the last financial year. Turnover rose by just over 10% to £26.5 million. Managing director, Simon Reed, said that much of additional business had been generated in the last six months ... [+]

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