September 2014

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Dover ready to build

Dover Harbour Board is inviting tenders for the first major phase of its Western Docks Revival project. Chief executive Tim Waggott said it represents a further investment of up to £120 million in Dover and the employment prospects of current and future generations of local people over the next few years. [+]
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IJS recruits pharma expert

Forwarder IJS Global has appointed Josette Wells to the new position of director – healthcare service solutions at London Heathrow where she will be responsible for enhancing pharma processes. She joins the multi-modal operator from Shire Pharmaceuticals where she was associate director responsible for global logistics and distribution. [+]
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Yusen Logistics signs up Turkish partner

NYK Group's global logistics company Yusen Logistics signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Turkish İnci Logistics in Istanbul on 30 September. A member company of İnci Holding, İnci Logistics was founded in 1997 and provides domestic and international logistics, supply chain solutions and supply chain consultancy services. Yusen Logistics started its ... [+]
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New chair and deputy for Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne has appointed Hilary Florek as chairman of the board and Dr Jon Hargreaves as deputy chairman. The appointments follow the death of former chairman, Sir Les Elton, in July this year. Hilary Florek is a strategic communications and marketing specialist with extensive experience in both the public and ... [+]
business

Fresh intake for Davies Turner

Davies Turner has recruited youngsters for its national apprenticeship and trainee programme for the fifth time since 2010. The new intake of 10 recruits will be based at the company’s main hubs throughout the UK, and will undertake an 18 month long apprenticeship with the forwarder, followed by an accredited ... [+]
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New recruit for freight payment firm

Alastair Cairns has joined freight audit and pay company s enVista as sales director in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. It follows the company's setting up of a new a EMEA office at Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool by effectively taking over the EMEA representative office formerly operated by ... [+]
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K Line sets up Vietnam cold store business

K Line has set up a joint venture cold storage business in Vietnam in partnership with Cool Japan Fund and Japan Logistic Systems. The parnters will build and operate a 9,300sq m cold store in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Food consumption in Vietnam is changing, with a switch ... [+]
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FedEx finishes the job in Poland

FedEx Express has completed integration of Polish shipping company Opek, acquired in 2012 into its global network. Poland is an important market for FedEx and over the last 12 months the number of packages sent by FedEx from Poland to the rest of Europe has increased by about one third compared ... [+]
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Ports manifesto

The UK Major Ports Group is due to launch a Manifesto for the UK ports industry at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 29 September. Ports4Prosperity calls on the Government to work with the ports sector to support UK industry, pointing out that 95% of the nation’s trade in ... [+]
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Two more dual fuel vessels for Containerships

Containerships says it will be he first shortsea operator in Europe to run ships on LNG after it ordered two additional dual-fuel engine-technology ships. The Finnish-owned line has already ordered two similar vessels earlier this year. The first two ships will be delivered in 2016 and the others in 2017. [+]

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