January 2016

New director for Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven has appointed Natalie Britton as director of operations and commercial for Pembroke and Milford Docks tasked, among other roles, with bringing new business into the Port. This includes heading South Wales’ largest ferry terminal operation and developing plans for increased cargo throughput at Pembroke Port. [+]

CMA CGM signs deal with Iran’s Irisl

CMA CGM signed a vessel-sharing agreement with Irisl (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) in late January. The deal, inked during a visit to Paris by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marks the main Iranian container carrier's return to the international fold. Irisl was banned from many of the world's major ... [+]

New link to north Norway

Samskip has added Gjemnes to the schedule of its weekly Norwegian West Coast shortsea services, following the introduction of the larger 657teu MV Alk to the route in mid-2015. Departures from Rotterdam are on Tuesday with arrival in Gjemnes on Saturday. The shipping service is an alternative to trucking on ... [+]

Handy link to the Andes

Shipping line Star Reefers is offering a new service from Vlissingen in the Netherlands to Guayaquil, Ecuador, for containers and other cargo by adding an additional call to its existing St Petersburg/Guayaquil/ route. Star Reefers will deploy eight ships on the route with the first departure on 3 February. The ... [+]

FedEx opens Nordic hub

FedEx Express has officially opened its new Nordic gateway at Copenhagen Airport. It will serve as a gateway for inbound and outbound shipments for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The new 8,000sq m facility can sort 3,300 packages per hour and process 18 weekly flights, 170 truck movements per week ... [+]

Ray of January sunshine for the freight industry

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index recovered in January following several months of decline, says consultants Ti. While Europe to US reversed is recent performance gains, across all categories (air and sea, present and expected situation), other trade lanes performed well, with Asia to Europe in particular displaying a considerable month on ... [+]

Builder appointed for Heathrow logistics scheme

Construction firm McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed main contractor for Segro's Skyline Heathrow project. The development will include two Grade A distribution and logistics warehouse units of 73,500 sq. ft. and 80,400 sq. ft. with first and second floor office accommodation. Each unit will have HGV parking, five dock ... [+]

Damco offers China e-commerce option

The AP Moller Group's freight forwarding arm Damco is offering an e-commerce logistics option for China. The China B2C Logistics Programme covers the process from inbound goods management and consumer order receipt to final delivery. Damco receives domestic and imported goods into one of its locations across China, including, if ... [+]

E-groupage portal moves into air and ocean

The Colo21 online groupage portal is now offering an air and ocean freight marketplace in addition to its road-based offering. Forwarders can now display their air and ocean trade lane offerings to shippers free of charge. As with the road product, forwarders' offers are made visible to shippers who can ... [+]

Spending £250m on Kent lorry park is ‘bonkers’ says MP

Parliamentary Freight Transport Group chairman Rob Flello has criticised Government plans to spend up to £250 million on a lorry park in Dover as “a poor use of public funds.” His criticism came as the Government announced an inquiry into the measures currently taken and facilities used whenever vehicle ... [+]

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