October 2011

Second new ship for Seatruck

Irish Sea ro-ro freight operator Seatruck launched the second in a series of four new vessels at FSG Flensburg Yard, Germany, on 28 October. The new ferry was named Seatruck Power by Niamh McManus, wife of Surefreight’s Brian McManus, a long-established supporter of Seatruck's unaccompanied freight service. Meanwhile, preparations are progressing for the entry into service of the first of the four newbuildings. Seatruck Progress was launched in August and will ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn opens in Melbourne

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has opened an office in Melbourne, Australia. Mike Grant has been appointed as general manager, having previously served as Chapman Freeborn’s business development manager for the Australasia region. The Melbourne-based team will take on new staff as the company looks to increase its operations in Australia and ... [+]

Air Partner boosts Turkey aid effort

Charter company Air Partner said on 28 October that it had helped UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to fly over 1,000 tents for victims of the reathnt earthquake in eastern Turkey. The freight team at Air Partner has worked around the clock to secure the necessary overflight and ... [+]

Van Uden restarts to Libya

Van Uden Ro-Ro will resume regular departures from Immingham and Northern Europe to the Libyan ports of Benghazi and Misurata in November, said the Dutch-based operator. The line will accept all types of ro-ro cargo for Libya, including cars, trucks, trailers, high & heavy equipment, project cargo and mafi trailers. The ... [+]

Tilbury enquiry

The port of Tilbury said that it was fully cooperating with an investigation being carried out by the HSE and the Police following the fatal crane toppling incident at its short-sea terminal on Sunday 23 October.   [+]

Has your reefer been serviced in Vietnam?

Shortsea containerline Unifeeder says that there have been a number of explosions of reefer container compressor units that appear to have been serviced, re-charged or topped up in Vietnam within the last seven months. The gas system might have been contaminated. The operator is asking customers to inform it if ... [+]

New excise software

With the third phase (FS2) of HM Revenue & Customs' paperless Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) due to go live in January 2012, AEB (International) is offering a new version of its EMCS||XPRESS, a scalable software as a service (SAAS) solution to help smaller firms execute compliant and efficient ... [+]

Generating business for Derwent

Selby-based Derwent Shipping & logistics moved two generators and turbines totalling 430 tonnes from Friedburg to Bremerhaven in September. The East Yorkshire company has 18 years in heavy crane hire, machine removal, abnormal loads and project forwarding. Other recent moves for the company include an oil refinery from Naples to ... [+]

Forwarders only for new air charter specialist

Two former Chapman Freeborn directors have set up a new specialist air cargo charter business pledged only to deal with freight forwarders. Neo Air Charter has been launched by former director of business development for Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Group Adnan Duran as managing partner. He will be joined in January, by the current managing ... [+]

Torque of the town

Logistics company Torque, has opened new offices and warehousing near Heathrow airport. Torque, the former Elite Group which was rebranded earlier this year, says that the new site at Galleymead Industrial Estate provides 10,000 square feet of warehousing and offers a full logistics service. Services provided include air freight, warehousing, ... [+]

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