June 2017

Signals men honoured

GB Railfreight renamed a class 66 diesel locomotive Royal Corps of Signals to mark Armed Forces Day on 24 June. It was officially named by managing director John Smith and Major General John Crackett of the Royal Corps of Signals at Swanage, where over 5,000 soldiers have taken part in exercises to improve the infrastructure of the preserved railway there. [+]

Allseas starts India joint venture

UK-based Allseas Global Logistics and Mumbai-based Seamless Projects have created a new joint venture company, Allseas Project Solutions. The partnership is based in Mumbai and has plans for offices at gateway ports such as Mundra, Chennai and other strategic locations. It is headed by Pradip Upadhyaya, who has more than ... [+]

FedEx pitches in

As a global logistics firm, FedEx Express gets asked to deliver allmanner of things, but a complete football pitch must be among the biggest and most unusual items. The express transportation firm shipped a complete ‘Pitch in a Box’, an enclosed, artificial-turf football field complete with metal railings and goals in ... [+]

Port of Tyne hosts CBI boss

Confederation of British Industry director general Carolyn Fairbairn visited the Port of Tyne on 30 June. Port of Tyne chief executive Andrew Moffat, who is also regional chair of CBI North East, said: “The CBI plays a crucial role in helping to create and sustain the right conditions in which business ... [+]

Minister sees Tilbury progress

Minister of State for Transport, John paid a visit to the Port of Tilbury on 28 June to hear about the £1billion investment programme including London Distribution Park and Tilbury2. The minister Hayes (pictured centre, with Forth Ports group chief executive, Charles Hammond) was also updated on the progress of the construction of the UK’s largest warehouse at London ... [+]

MSC launches London Gateway-West Africa service

MSC’s West Africa Service started calls at DP World London Gateway with the visit of the MSC Sabrina on 27 June. The service calls at ports including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema with transit times of around 22 days. MSC UK commercial director, Michael Collins, said: “This move follows the reconfiguration of ... [+]

Pall-Ex starts Bulgaria service

Pall-Ex has officially opened its new network in Bulgaria. Operations began on 23 June after a deal was struck with one of the country’s largest courier operators, Econt, making Bulgaria is the latest country to join Pall-Ex’s growing European network, which now includes the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Romania ... [+]

DHL opens Dublin pharma site

DHL Supply Chain has set up a new Irish pharmaceutical grade facility at Horizon Logistics Park near Dublin Airport. The 40,000 sq. ft site, which is fully approved by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) offers fully compliant temperature controlled end-to-end supply chain management including storage, pick and pack and ... [+]

TT Club offers China-Europe rail cover

The TT Club is offering specialised cover for the new China-Europe rail services that have been introduced by a number of operators. It has drafted trading conditions including a Rail Consignment Note in English and Mandarin that addresses the requirements of moving freight across two continents and through multiple jurisdictions, ... [+]

American Airlines has room for pharma growth

American Airlines Cargo has opened a new controlled room temperature (CRT) for healthcare shipments at Heathrow. The 1,700sq ft facility can accommodate up to 16 times more pallets than the previous room. It is a fully monitored and alarmed facility, where the standard operating temperature will be set to maintain ... [+]

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