February 2016

New bosses for Panalpina

CEO Peter Ulber has been nominated as Panalpina's new chairman at the annual general meeting due to be held on 10 May. He would succeed Dr Rudolf Hug who has served as chairman since 2007 and will not stand for re-election due to the age limitation in the company’s bylaws. Current regional CEO for Asia Pacific, Stefan Karlen has been designated to succeed Ulber as the next chief executive officer. [+]

Warrant Group appoints three new directors

Warrant Group has recruited three new corporate development managers to help it to pursue its growth aspirations. Ian Tyson, Stephen Hannigan and Daniel Giddings have joined the business with a remit to drive through a value for money solutions based approach and deliver “exceptional customer service.” They join Warrant Group’s sales ... [+]

NileDutch upgrades West Africa routes

NileDutch is upgrading its Europe to West Africa container service into a-two-loop operation. The existing West Europe – West Africa Service, known as WEWA, will be upgraded to weekly sailings Operating from the north-west Continent and Portugal to Tanger, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Lobito,, Namibe and Abidjan. At the same time a ... [+]

Making tracks

As a major dockside rail operator Associated British Ports (ABP) knows a thing or two about funding track improvement works. But in its latest venture, the tracks in question are not the standard 4' 8½” gauge but 7¼", 5” and down to a minuscule 3½”. The rails in question belong to ... [+]

Transmec offers intermodal option

Groupage specialist Transmec has launched a UK-Italy intermodal link with three departures per week each way. It uses a direct rail connection between Zeebrugge, Belgium, and Novara in north-west Italy and includes collect and ship capability from across the UK and forward shipment by road throughout Italy. It complements Transmec's existing ... [+]

Stobart sells Carlisle airport site

Stobart Group has completed the sale of its 315,000sq ft distribution centre at Carlisle Airport to real estate fund Gramercy Europe for £16.9m, marking the successful conclusion of the first phase of development at the airport. Stobart acquired the airport in May 2009 for £9.9m in order to develop the ... [+]

Battery ban is blunt instrument, say shippers

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has described a recent International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ban on lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft as “disappointing”. The UK-headquarterd group says that it goes against previous recommendations and does not address the wider problem of undeclared battery shipments or low-quality counterfeits. ICAO has ... [+]

Stansted in the space age

Stansted airport recently took delivery of a spacecraft payload module when it arrived from Moscow on board one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL76 freighters. The module and three tons of support equipment was flown from Sheremetyevo Airport to Essex in a move organised by DG Terminal. During the flight, a specific temperature was ... [+]

Ceva opens Down Under site

Ceva Logistics has opened a 60,000m2 multi-user complex at Hazelmere, and a bespoke 40,000m2 integrated transport and new vehicle storage facility at High Wycombe, a suburb of Perth, close the the city's airport.A  clue – if any is needed – that the new site isn't in the northwest fringes of ... [+]

No waiting

A new 5.2 mile access channel directly linking the East Port Said port complex to the Mediterranean Sea has been officially opened. It eliminates a 6-8 hour wait for vessels heading to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) for the next convoy and gives 24-hour access for ultra-large container ships ... [+]

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