June 2014

Another stay of execution for Russian TIR

Russia's Federal Customs Service (FCS RF) told the Russian guaranteeing association, ASMAP on 30 mJune that it would extend the TOR agreement until 30 November. The agreement had been set to expire on 1 July. However, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) said however that, due to the very late announcement and lack of information, there could still be problems aat border-crossing points in Russia over the next few days. Russia's move ... [+]

New man on the Humber for ABP

Associated British Ports has appointed James Leeson as head of commercial, Humber. He comes to ABP from Inchcape Shipping Services, where he was global key account manager and his new role will involve working closely with customers to ensure their requirements are met and generating new business for the four ... [+]

UPS on the right lines from China

UPS is offering a full container load (FCL) rail service from China to Europe It is available from Chengdu to Lodz, Poland, and from Zhengzhou to Hamburg, Germany. UPS says the service is up to 50% than ocean freight and 70% cheaper than air freight, with UPS technology providing end-to-end ... [+]

Driver training for Uganda

International development charity Transaid is expanding its Professional Driver Training Project to Uganda, after the programme successfully increased standards of commercial driver training methods in Zambia and Tanzania. The initial 12 month programme will be rolled out in Uganda, which has one of the highest road traffic fatality rates in ... [+]

Time to get on board the supply chain

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is sponsoring a new board game, designed to teach young people about the role and importance of today’s supply chain. ‘Business on the Move’ is described as “an innovative, challenging and fast-moving board game designed by former teachers for young people aged nine ... [+]

Big Tick for PD Ports’ youth scheme

PD Ports has been given a ‘Big Tick’ by the Responsible Business Awards 2014, run by the charity Business in the Community. The awards recognise businesses that are making a positive difference to society and to the environment, in PD Ports' case in the Inspiring Young Talent category, for the ... [+]

Winning women revealed

The winners of the Women in Logistics award were revealed at a ceremony in Warwickshire on 27 June by judges Professor Richard Wilding and Ruth Waring, and in the company of special guest Mrs Beverley Bell, the UK's first female Traffic Commissioner. Leader of the Year: Nicky McGroarty of Telefonica UK. Rising ... [+]

Updated: MyFerryLink to be given six months to quit the Channel

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed its decision that Eurotunnel should be barred from operating its Dover/Calais MyFerryLink service. Eurotunnel will be given six months to stop running services from the date of an order to that effect or find another, independent owner for the MyFerryLink business. The ... [+]

UAE to introduce TIR

The UAE is to introduce the TIR System across its territory. The guarantee agreement was signed by acting director general of Abu Dhabi Customs, HE Mohammed Khadim Al Hameli, and President of IRU Member Association, the Automobile & Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE), Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem ... [+]

Russia moves to solve TIR crisis

Russia's first deputy prime minister chaired a meeting between the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS RF) and other authorities, with the aim of finding a solution to the TIR crisis, the IRU reported on 24 June. According to information available, “positive decisions” have apparently ... [+]

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