April 2014

Russian spectacle

Heavy haulier Van der Vlist recently delivered spare parts to the largest telescope in Europe, in Zelenchukskaya, southern Russia. The three German-made items were collected from St Petersburg port and moved 2,500 km south. Because of their size; up to 6.6m long and 4.3m wide, they required a police escort for the full journey. [+]

NYK renews AEO status

NYK Group Europe has had its full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status renewed by HMRC for a further three years. In 2009, NYK Group Europe became one of the first UK based companies to obtain full AEO status and the recent audit process is part of the regular re-evaluation that ... [+]

Manston ‘may have buyer’

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told a public meeting on 26 April that Manston Airport may have found a buyer, the BBC reports. He told the gathering in Margatethat he had had a letter from a significant potential investor, “who I am satisfied - and I may be naive ... [+]

Business leaders call for TIR reinstatement

The four largest Russian business associations have written to President Vladimir Putin calling for the TIR system to be reinstated across the whole country. Leaders of the Russian Chamber of Commerce, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Business Russia, and OPORA Russia (Union of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Russia) ... [+]

Europe ports sign gas deal

The ports of Antwerp, Mannheim, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Zwitserland have signed a cooperation agreement to boost LNG (liquefied natural gas) uptake in Europe. The cooperation includes studies, promotion, knowledge transfer, regulations and bunker infrastructure.The agreement forms part of the LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube corridor to introduce LNG as a fuel ... [+]

Tyne gains Russia container link

Maersk's short-sea subsidiary Seago Line is to introduce an eight-day, two vessel service between the Port of Tyne and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Seago Wybelsum and Seago Calisto will call alternatively every Saturday at Tyne, boosting Tyne's container exports by about 50%. The new service will supplement the port's existing routes ... [+]

Pallet-Track goes European with Hellmann deal

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is to join the UK Pallet-Track network this September, giving the pallet network access to the forwarder's 56-country European network. At the same time, the German forwarder and groupage operator will gain a more comprehensive UK network. Pallet-Track founder and managing director, Nigel Parkes, said he long had ... [+]

Fifteen more apprentice places at Schenker

Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global logistics services provider DB Schenker, is offering 15 new places for young people on its UK National Apprenticeship Programme, now in its fifth year. The new group will be based in a variety of locations including Heathrow, Basildon, Felixstowe, Nuneaton and Bournemouth. As ... [+]

Red tape delays Zhengzhou launch

Cargolux has delayed the start of scheduled services to Zhengzhou, China, from 24 April to 29 May while it sorts out red tape. It says there were unforeseen changes in the manner in which information has to be submitted to and approved by the Chinese aviation authorities. Cargo that has ... [+]

Time for a cuppa -or the odd million – at Multimodal

Typhoo's Razi Khan will give a demonstration on how to make your own ice tea on Peel Ports' stand at Multimodal, on Tuesday 2-4pm, commemorating the importance of the nation's most popular beverage to the port of Liverpool. Volumes of tea handled by Liverpool have grown exponentially since Typhoo decided ship ... [+]

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