Freight News

TR goes live in Pakistan

The TIR system is now operational in Pakistan, the IRU reports. It adds that, with Iran and Turkey having successfully completed digital TIR pilot operations and Pakistan’s capabilities to use digital TIR tools, the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad corridor has strong potential to benefit from fully digital operations. [+]

Number seven spot for Turkish Cargo

Turkish Airlines says its cargo traffic rose to55.614 tons in February, an increase of 37.8% year-on-year according to the latest figures from World ACD. The carrier also moved five places up the world rankings, into the seventh spot. Special cargo transport, up 52%, played a ... [+]

Agility freight rates go online

Agility has launched Shipa Freight, which it describes as the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments. It provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from countries that account for 95% of ... [+]

Pentalver opens London Gateway extension

Pentalver Transport has officially opened its expanded container facility at DP World London Gateway. Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, which also owns rail operator Freightliner opened the first phase in 2013. The expanded site adds 40% additional capacity and includes loaded and empty container ... [+]

Russia opens more border posts

Russia has opened three more border crossings to goods transported under TIR carnet, the IRU reports – Brusnichnoe (Finland), Nekhoteevka and Troebortnoye (Ukraine). It brings the total number of Russian border points cleared for TIR to 48. [+]

FedEx forwarding chief to retire

FedEx Freight president and chief executive Michael Ducker will retire on 15 August. Ducker took the helm at forwarding arm of the global express logistics giant in 2014 after spending close to 40 years at FedEx Express. His successor will be named later. [+]

CMA CGM signs Nigeria port deal

CMA CGM has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to operate the container terminal at Lekki Port, described as Nigeria’s first deep-sea port. The development’s promoters, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE), plan to complete the two-berth port in 2020. The terminal will have a draft of ... [+]

KN on the move in West Yorks

Kuehne + Nagel has moved its Leeds branch to a new site two miles from the centre of nearby Wakefield.  Branch manager, Donna Dallyn, said: “The building is modern and spacious, which not only supports the fantastic growth we have already had, but also gives ... [+]

Turkish Cargo’s new advertising movie published!

World's fastest growing and developing air cargo brand Turkish Cargo continues to grow by strengthening its fleet and flight network. The flag carrier airline of its country Turkish Airlines’s air cargo sub brand Turkish Cargo is connecting the world with providing fast and quality service to ... [+]

DHL offers advice for start-ups

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL Global Forwarding arm has launched a helpdesk in Berlin to help new businesses with logistics and supply chain issues. English and German-speaking staff can advise on requirements that need to be met if products and goods are to be offered ... [+]