April 2015

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From two to three in Tilbury

Short-sea shipping operator OPDR and X-Press Feeder are to expand their Bilbao route into Tilbury from two to three vessels. Two will be operated by X-Press Feeders and one by OPDR. The service will run as two loops with in one departure per week. The full service rotation will now be Tilbury – Rotterdam – Gijon – Bilbao – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bilbao – Tilbury (LCT).  Tilbury's London Container ... [+]
business

Don’t forget us, freight industry tells politicians

Whoever ends up moving into Number 10 in May must I must not overlook the vital role of international trade facilitation to the UK economy, says British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen. Joined-up thinking is still needed on the many issues facing UK import and export traffic, ... [+]
business

New service for the pressed-for-time shipper

Norbert Dentressangle's Air and Sea division has launched a range of time critical services, offering tailor-made solutions for urgent and specialist deliveries It has also recruited time critical expert, Stacy Rouillon, along with a dedicated team of specialists to deliver and develop the new services. These currently include secure critical ... [+]
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Logwin surmounts red tape challenge to deliver Syria aid

Logwin has teamed up with the aid organisation Save the Children to deliver two trucks carrying thousands of pullovers and jackets donated by the C&A Foundation to Gaziantep on the Turkish-Syrian border in mid-April. While the shipment involved a 3,700km journey, one of the biggest problems encountered was customs, said ... [+]
air

Volga-Dnepr validates first seven ACC3 airports

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has validated the first seven airports under the European Commission's ACC3 aviation security requirements for cargo from non-EU countries. The status has been achieved for New Delhi, India, Al Maktoum and Fujairah in the UAE, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, and Ankara in Turkey. It is also ... [+]
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Tilbury gains new link to north-east Spain

JSV Logistic is to launch weekly a container service between the Spanish port of Pasaia and Tilbury's London Container Terminal (LCT) on 23 April. The service will be operated by JSV's FAHER Maritime subsidiary and will also include Antwerp in its rotation. Pasaia is in north-eastern Spain, close to ... [+]
shipping

Seafast sails off with Queen’s Award

Felixstowe-based Seafast Logistics has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the field of International Trade - and was the only company in Suffolk to have won the award this year. The company works in some of the most difficult and inaccessible parts of the world, providing tailored strategic solutions ... [+]
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TIACA honours father of the LD3

Unit Load Devices (ULD) expert James ‘Jim’ Jackson has been welcomed to The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Hall of Fame. He is credited with designing the now ubiquitous LD3 airfreight container. He spent 40 years with American Airlines, where he held management roles in line cargo operations, aircraft and ... [+]
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Torque gets under the skin of underwear firm

Logistics provider Torque has got together with London-based start up company Nubian Skin - which offers “a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour.” Torque is providing warehouse and logistics operations for direct customers and wholesale accounts, including freight; e-fulfilment; customs ... [+]
business

Midlands freight firm offers foot in the door

Lutterworth-based Core Management Logistics (CML) is offering a year long paid placement for an undergraduate in its international freight department. It would be ideally suited to a business student looking to take a gap year or anyone with an interest in sales and/or logistics eager to undertake a year in ... [+]

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