New finance chief for Uniserve

Logistics and global trade management specialist Uniserve has appointed Roger Clements as its new group chief financial officer. It follows the recent appointment of Kim Overman as chief operating officer. Clements has held senior ‘positions at a number of major logistics and aviation businesses, including Stobart Group, Montgomery Transport Group, Woodside Haulage and Trenchard Aviation Group. [+]

There’s nothing like a dame – Kelly Holmes to host BIFA awards

Olympic golden girl Dame Kelly Holmes is to host next year’s BIFA Freight Service Awards. Entries to the awards, which are now in their 30th year, are now open and director general, Robert Keen says that any company looking to go for gold in these awards ... [+]

GBA sets up aerospace arm

Time-critical logistics specialists GBA Services has set up a dedicated Aerospace Division. One of the early projects of the new division will be a dedicated components ‘milk-run’ service, delivering airside to all UK airports to support airlines and their supplier bases. The services will also ... [+]

ABP starts work on new car terminal

ABP is to start building work on a new vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton, as part of a £50 million investment. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern Dock and will provide storage for a further 3,000 vehicles. ABP ... [+]

Trade gives Customs white paper cautious welcome

BIFA said it had “mixed feelings” about the Brexit White Paper, published on 13 July. Director general Robert Keen said it “ addresses some of the issues that BIFA has highlighted over the past two years,  including retaining something as close to the Single Market and ... [+]

CMA gets Ceva stake approval

CMA CGM has  obtained all regulatory approvals for its plan to take a 25% share in Ceva Logistics. The shipping line has agreed not to increase its shareholding in the logistics firm for six months following the purchase. Both companies will now work together to ... [+]

Panalpina opens Singapore site

Panalpina has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. The new facility is constructed over six floors and offers 25,800sq m of usable warehouse space, most of it already rented out to customers. [+]

PM’s customs plans in disarray after resignations

Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of finding a compromise on how the UK would manage its customs affairs after Brexit were dashed by  two high-profile cabinet resignations within days of a crucial meeting. Senior ministers appeared to have reached agreement on the plan after a meeting ... [+]

Emirates wins DHL pharma award

Emirates SkyCargo has won DHL Global Forwarding’s 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. It was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide at the Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference organised by DHL ... [+]

Frankfurt to spearhead Tigers leap into e-commerce

Tigers Germany has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport to help expand its global footprint ahead of the global launch of its eShop online marketplace service. It will act as a gateway for Europe by creating air freight consolidation products, starting with the trade lane ... [+]