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Europa transport director bows out

Europa Worldwide Group’s domestic transport director Russ McNally (piectured, below, left) is to retire after 40 years. He played a key role in reshaping the business as domestic transport director and board member after Andrew Baxter (right) acquired Europa in 2014. This included launching 1hub, a £30m facility in Dartford - the UK’s largest European groupage hub. [+]

Robert van de Weg rejoins Volga-Dnepr

Robert van de Weg has rejoined Volga-Dnepr Group as vice president for sales and marketing. He previously spent nearly three years at the group before deciding in 2017 to pursue his personal interests. Since then, he has continued to provide valuable advisory and consulting services ... [+]

Sharon’s Moonwalk for Charity

DataFreight company co-founder and director, Sharon Brown, has elected to take part in the 21st MoonWalk® London 2018, organised by WalktheWalk®. This is an all-night, marathon distance walk of 26.2 miles starting from Clapham Common on May 12th, 2018 in aid of breast cancer. Details ... [+]

Seeking the next generation of logistics managers

Freight industry public relations firm Meantime Communications is to launch the NextGen Logistics Network, a new community of young professionals in logistics and supply chain, at Multimodal on 3 May. It will bring together members and companies from across all modes, as well as 3PLs, tech ... [+]

FedEx’s Binks bows out

FedEx Express Europe president and TNT chief executive, David Binks (left), is to retire in June. He will be succeed by senior vice president of finance – international, Bert Nappier (right). Binks, who started with FedEx in 1983, rose through the ranks, leading FedEx Express teams ... [+]

Broekman appoints project expert

Frenk Snoeck has been appointed general manager of Broekman Project Services, taking over from Jos Masselink, who retired on 1 January. The division of the Netherlands-based logistics firm focuses on heavylift cargo as well as handling, assembly, storage, and other activities for complex and overweight ... [+]

Ireland to launch logistics apprenticeship

Ireland is to start work on a Logistics Associate apprenticeship, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton announced on 8 December. It is being developed in partnership with the Irish International Freight Association and related industry associations and representative bodies. It follows a call by the ... [+]

FTA Everywoman in Transport awards are open

Nominations are open for the 2018 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. This year sees a Male of Agent of Change category celebrating a man with an active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in the industry. In addition, the Industry Champion Award ... [+]

Our learned friends

PD Ports has signed a ‘Learning Agreement’ with Unite the Union for its sites in the North East. Part of a nationwide initiative established by Unite, the agreement aims to make learning and development opportunities accessible to all employees, whilst encouraging people to seek support for ... [+]

New charity appointment aims to increase corporate and employee engagement in maritime

Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge to the position from her previous ... [+]