September 2017

United Kingdom rules the waves

OOCL has christened its latest 21,413teu TEU G class containership – currently the world’s larges - the OOCL United Kingdom – the fourth of six ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. Her first European port of call will be Felixstowe on the LL1 service from Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian and Singapore via the Suez Canal. In 1990, the largest containership in the world at the time also celebrated her first European ... [+]

Two centuries of travel

Railway enthusiasts will argue into the small hours of the morning about the world’s oldest railway station, but one with a good claim is Heighington - on what used to the Stockton and Darlington railway, which opened in 1825. K Line has just made a donation for its restoration. And the connection ... [+]

Trial train moves 1,300 tonnes

DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal operated a trial service moving 1,300 tonnes of steel coil by rail from the port of Boston to Wolverhampton on 29 September. It is envisaged that the service will operate weekly once the trial is complete. DB Cargo UK is also ... [+]

Giants of the deep

An array of huge industrial pipes, rescued following a collision between two vessels in the Dover Strait are being reprocessed at ABP’s Port of Lowestoft as part of a sustainability project. The pipes will be cut into 12-metre lengths before being exported for reprocessing overseas. [caption id="attachment_20513" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jerry Anaman ... [+]

Picking up the pieces after the hurricanes

Cargo president Rick Elieson explains what the team at American Airlines has been doing in the wake of Irma and Maria   After Hurricane Irma devastated so many islands in the Caribbean before hitting Florida, we were heartbroken to see the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rico. We have thousands of ... [+]

Spot the signs to stop slavery

Crimestoppers has identified transport and warehousing as two sectors where modern-day slavery can occur. The charity is partnering with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to help the UK public spot the signs and try to stamp it out. It says that slavery takes a variety of forms, many of ... [+]

Don’t go a-lootin’ when this lady’s in town

Delta Cargo employee – and Georgia Army National Guard member - Ashley Ivory has been providing security and assisting law enforcement in Orlando after Irma struck Florida. "It's a humbling experience to serve my country and our people in times of need, all the while upholding Delta's values of servant ... [+]

Waco network grows

The WACO System freight network has added Sicarga Panama to cover Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, Gespros to represent Cameroon and OMA Logistics to cover Senegal. The WACO System now includes 116 independent forwarders in 113 countries. [+]

Flexport finds funding

Start-up online freight forwarder Flexport is reported to be close to securing $110 million worth of funding which would bring its total capital invested to $204 million. It is expanding its cross-dock centres worldwide, having already opened facilities in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. [+]

Bolloré sets up Saudi partnership

French forwarding and logistics group Bolloré has set up a joint venture with Saudi Arabian logistics specialist Bahri. Bahri Bolloré Logistics will work in key sectors especially aerospace, defence, oil and gas, fashion and healthcare. Bahri owns a 60% stake in the joint venture and Bolloré 40%. [+]

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