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Stena ship takes shape

One of the two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast – Liverpool route in 2020 held its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China.  The new vessels will have a capacity of 3 100 freight lane metres, along with 1 000 passengers and 120 cars. [+]

ONE signs Freightliner rail deal

The Ocean Network Express (ONE) between MOL, NYK and K-Line has signed a contract with Freightliner for guaranteed rail wagon capacity on main UK routes. The rail operator, now a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, says that the shipping consortium will save 180 tons of CO2 ... [+]

Europa on the road to Rennes

Europa Road has launched a daily road service between its Dartford hub and Rennes, its fourth line into France. International logistics provider Ziegler is Europa Road’s local partner, building on its existing relationship with Europa in Colmar and Lyon. Europa operations director, Dan Cook (pictured) said: ... [+]

Bigger ships to boost Seatruck space

Seatruck Ferries is to increase capacity on its Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%, or 30,000 trailers a year, by deploying two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer. The four-deck 2012-built Seatruck Precision and Seatruck Performance will replace the current three-deck vessels, operating ... [+]

Handler WFS changes hands

Investment firm Cerberus Capital Management is to acquire Worldwide Flight Services from Platinum Equity. Paris-headquartered WFS is the world’s largest air cargo handler with a presence in 198 airports in 22 countries. [+]

Bigger pawprint for Tigers Shanghai

Asian-based supply chain specialist Tigers has relocated to a new two-warehouse facility in Shanghai, China to overcome space restraints in its previous operation and meet growing customer demand. The new facility, which is located close to Shanghai Yangshan Port, will allow Tigers to offer scalable ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel to open at East Midlands Gateway

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has agreed a 15-year lease on almost 200,000sq ft of space on 17.6 acres of land at the Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway. Estimated date of completion is March 2019. KN will relocate its Lenton Lane and Riverside operations to ... [+]

Singapore extends handling contract

Singapore Airlines has renewed its cargo handling contracts with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in London and Paris. At Heathrow, WFS handles cargo on Singapore Airlines’ double daily A380-800 services and its twice-daily 777-300 operations to Singapore. This is in addition to twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter ... [+]

Going a few extra miles in a good cause

Steve Tumber, Operations Manager at Fulham-based forwarder FSC Oceans has completed the 26-mile Thames Path Mighty Hike to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support He joined hundreds of people from all walks of life in completing the course from Windsor to Henley, along the banks of ... [+]

MBE for PD Ports’ Jim French

PD Ports’ director portcentric logistics Jim French has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry. Now semi-retired, for the last four years he has dedicated his time at PD Ports to the launch and ... [+]