November 2015

logistics

AEB to sponsor logistics young professionals

Logistics software provider AEB (International) is sponsoring the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)'s Thames Valley Group's Young Professionals Forum. The event takes place on 11 January 2016 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm at Reading Town Hall and is free to attend. Aimed at young professionals aged 35 and under, the event will discuss progression through the logistics and transport professions and provide information for those who wish to further ... [+]
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New chairman for Port of London

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin has appointed Christopher Rodrigues as chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA). Mr Rodrigues will succeed Dame Helen Alexander from 1 January, who has been PLA chairman since January 2010, as her statutory term of appointment comes to an ... [+]
Visit of The Egyptian Minister of Transport

Egypt transport minister visits Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe hosted a visit by Egyptian Minister of Transport, Dr Saad Mohamed Elgioshy (pictured, right). He held talks with executives of the port's owners, HPH, including chief executive, Clemence Cheng (left), and visited the CSCL Globe, one of the world’s largest container ships. Managing director of Alexandria International ... [+]
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Norwegian to carry Royal Mail

Low-cost airline Norwegian Cargo has signed a two year agreement with Royal Mail’s Gatwick Air Mail Unit to move airmail between the UK, Scandinavia and the US, ahead of an increase in capacity including daily flights to New York, four times a week flights to Los Angeles from Spring 2016 ... [+]
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Panalpina flies third mercy flight

UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces for the third year in a row to fly much-needed medical material to African children. A cargo aircraft chartered by the forwarder landed in Burundi with 70 tons on board in the early hours of 27 November. Last year, Panalpina supported the fight against Ebola ... [+]
logistics

Supply chain finance for the smaller firm

Insurer AIG and supplier finance specialist Prime Revenue have launched a new supply chain finance offering for mid-market, non-investment grade companies. Supply Chain Finance from PrimeRevenue and AIG allows suppliers to take early payment less a small discount, while enabling buyers to standardise and potentially lengthen their payment terms. This provides low cost ... [+]
business

Danske Bank sees improving picture

Danske Bank Markets’ European Freight Forwarding Index indicates a slight increase in volumes in October compared with two months ago. It also expects a solid increase in volumes over the next two months. [+]
rail

Think freight, FTA tells rail review

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) warned on 26 November that any review of the railway industry in Britain and infrastructure projects must take freight needs into account. It was responding to the publication of the Bowe Review into the planning of Network Rail’s Enhancements Programme, which has frequently ended up ... [+]
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Lufthansa’s 24-foot freighter

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F freighter is now flying around the world with the footprints of 24 children on its fuselage. The colourful design is in aid of the Cargo Human Care organisation, for which D-ALCH is a flying ambassador. The association runs an orphanage for around 120 children nearby the ... [+]
air

Time:matters in Istanbul

Lufthansa’s urgent logistics arm time:matters has added an export station at Istanbul to its Sameday Air network, the 105th on the system. Some 13 European stations can be served by a total of 230 direct flights a week ex Istanbul and further connections are available via Frankfurt and Munich. Shipments ... [+]

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