Freight News

Kuehne + Nagel opens Colombia control centre

Kuehne + Nagel has opened its first regional Logistics Control Centre in South & Central America, in Bogotá, Colombia. It will provide customers with tailored solutions, focusing on cost efficiency, reducing complexity and increasing supply chain performance. [+]

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 ... [+]

X2 launches Asian network

X2 Logistics Networks has launched X2 Asia Global, a logistics network designed to provide forwarders there international partners and freight forwarders outside the region. It will be headed by Shane Hebzynski   [+]

CMA founder Jacques Saade dies aged 81

Jacques Saade, founding president of the CMA CGM shipping group, has died at the age of 81. After having left Lebanon to protect his family during the civil war, he founded the Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) in 1978 with four employees, a single ship and ... [+]

Longer trains for Southampton port

The Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed granting of planning permission at Redbridge, Southampton, for freight sidings to allow longer freight trains to and from the port. It says that it would boost capacity on the existing 20 daily freight trains by 45% as part ... [+]

Felixstowe hit by IT woes

Shipping lines and freight forwarders are reporting continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe after teething problems hit a new terminal operating system. MSC said it was carrying out a diversion plan to minimise the impact on customers, while Cosco said it was divert vessels and ... [+]

DB Schenker builds in Dubai

DB Schenker has started building its second logistics centre in Dubai at the city’s South Logistics District, next to Maktoum International Airport and adjacent to Jebel Ali Port. The 35,000sq m temperature-controlled is the largest investment in the history of DB Schenker Middle East & ... [+]

Vote ‘yes’ to Heathrow Runway Three, say BIFA and FTA

Speaking ahead of 25 June’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, BIFA director general Robert Keen said he hoped it would “see the end of years of procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity, with the UK Parliament voting in ... [+]

We could leave UK if no Brexit deal, warns Airbus

There are “urgent risks” to Airbus’ operations if the UK leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, warned the plane-maker in a statement published on 21 June. Airbus, which makes aircraft wings at Broughton on the Wales-England border near Chester, warned that the UK leaving ... [+]

Standards needed for fruit and veg supply chain

The air cargo community should drive its own standard for perishables, without waiting for other groups and agencies to establish them, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Chairman Stavros Evangelakakis, told its conference in Luxembourg. Mr Evangelakakis, who is also global product manager for healthcare and perishables at ... [+]