October 2011

P&O chief slams sulphur rules

P&O fleet director, John Garner, told the House of Commons Transport Select Committee that planned new European Commission sulphur emission limits could threaten the future of the UK ferry industry and cost up to £13.6bn. Speaking on behalf of the industry body Maritime UK, Mr Garner, who also sits on the board of the Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading (SEAaT) group, raised concerns about the impact of proposed ultra low ... [+]

Maersk claims success for Daily service

Maersk Line said on 24 October that its new 'Daily Maersk' service on the Asia - North Europe trade lane had resulted in a significant increase in bookings cargo loadings in the first six weeks of operation.It said that the final three weeks of testing prior to commercial launch had ... [+]

Woodside buys All-Route

Northern Ireland haulier Woodside Group has bought Belfast harbour-based forwarder All-Route Shipping. The forwrder will continue operations under its own management and the acquisition will expand Woodside's existing 350-strong staff by a further 20.   [+]

DHL appoints chief commercial officer

Deutsche Post DHL has appointed Bill Meahl to the new role of global chief commercial officer (CCO) for DHL. Formerly chief operating officer of the supply chain division, he will report to chief executive officer of Deutsche Post DHL, Frank Appel, The CCO will be responsible for Global Customer Solutions, ... [+]

FTA welcomes ports report

The Freight Transport Association said it welcomed the Department for Transport’s National Policy Statement (NPS) for Ports, published in late October, for recognising the essential role that ports play in the UK’s supply chain and supporting the view that longer-term demand for greater port capacity is expected. Christopher Snelling, FTA’s head ... [+]

Think local urges Polish port chief

The Polish economy could be boosted by billions of zloty if most container traffic from the Far East was directed through Polish ports rather than through Germany or Benelux, according to CEO of the Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk, Boris Wenzel. A switch to Gdansk would also create thousands of new ... [+]

DB Schenker to start UK-Poland rail link

DB Schenker Rail is to start regular rail services between Wroclaw, in Poland, and Barking using European-gauge wagons operating over the high speed Channel Tunnel rail link – the only route in the country able to accept such wagons. The first train on the weekly service will depart Poland on the ... [+]

More Libya flights

Following Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways's announcement that it plans to begin flights to Tripoli, as soon as possible, Qatar Airways also said it would launch four-times-a-week services from its home country, Doha, after a break of eight years while Air Malta said it was hoping to start flights to Tripoli and ... [+]

DRS runs trial train to Stobart Daventry

Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Stobart Rail ran a special rail service from Felixstowe to the new Stobart Rail facility at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT 2) on 15 October. Following the success of this first train it is anticipated that more services could follow in the near future.   [+]

Major move

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and project freight forwarder KOG Transport have moved an 8-metre long, 35-ton rotor to a thermal electric power plant in Accra, Ghana. Volga-Dnepr Airlines designed and manufactured an ultra-light cradle to load the rotor into the cargo hold of one of its Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD freighters. It also provided ... [+]

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