December 2015

UN reaches resolution on multimodalism

The UN General Assembly adopted a new resolution on cooperation among all modes of transport to promote sustainable multimodal transit corridors in late December. Co-sponsored by 85 UN Member States, it focuses on multimodal transport, transit corridors and trade facilitation, while inciting Member States that have not yet done so to join the TIR Convention. [+]

Zim to expand fridge fleet

ZIM is expanding its refrigerated container fleet in order in response to increasing demand for its ZIMonitor service. Launched in early 2015, ZIMonitor allows customers to track, monitor and remotely control sensitive, high-value cargo stowed in refrigerated, or reefer, containers. An order of 1,900 40ft high-cube refrigerated containerswill be deployed ... [+]

Grimaldi to open Sardinia link

Grimaldi is to introduce a new freight and passenger ro ro service from Livorno and Olbia in north eastern Sardinia from 11 January under the Motorways of the Sea scheme. The new route will be operated by the ro-pax vessel Zeus Palace offering 2,000 metres of freight space and will ... [+]

GBRf runs Birmingham-Liverpool ‘Santa Special’

GB Railfreight ran a special Christmas intermodal train from Maritime Transport’s Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal to the Port of Liverpool on 22 December, returning the following day – the first time a service has been run between the two sites. It demonstrates the potential of running regular container services between ... [+]

Another freight record for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service has had a record year in 2015, carrying more than 1,464,880 trucks as of midnight 22 December, beating the previous high set in 2012, the year of the London Olympic Games. The previous week, Le Shuttle Freight carried the 23 millionth truck through the Channel ... [+]

FCL Global Expansion

The latest edition to the FCL Global Forwarding team is Kimberley Price, who joins from Maersk Line. Kimberley was the account manager for FCL Global Forwarding during her time in Maersk Line and through positive dealings with the company decided to join the team. She will cover the North West ... [+]

DB Schenker reorganises in Europe

DB Schenker Logistics is amalgamating four management regions into a single Region Europe from 1 January. The 36 European national organizations will then be allocated to ten country clusters under chief executive officer Ewald Kaiser, who will remain the Management Board member of Schenker AG responsible for land transport. The ... [+]

SDV to become Bolloré Logistics

French forwarder SDV is to be renamed Bolloré Logistics, reflecting the name of its long-standing shareholder, the Bolloré Group. The company operates in 102 countries with 36,000 employees in four businesses: multimodal transport and logistics; port terminal management; rail operation and oil logistics and distribution. [+]

New commercial chief for London Gateway

ABP head of commercial for the Humber region, James Leeson is to join DP World London Gateway Port as head of port commercial. It follows the departure of Tabare Dominguez who is to become commercial director at DP World Vancouver. [+]

CBI wants Exports Commission

Business organisation, the CBI has called for an independent, national Exports Commission to turn around the UK's performance. It proposes a body similar to the Low Pay Commission, or the recently established Infrastructure Commission, for exports and would bring together businesses, economists and a cross-party bench of politicians to give ... [+]

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