December 2011

Krone gets into the festive spirit

Krone gave out Christmas packages to truck drivers at motorway service areas in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. The utility truck manufacturer's marketing and sales manager at Krone Dr Frank Albers said: “We want to demonstrate our solidarity with the lorry drivers, who perform a very hard job day after day. Citizens take it for granted that goods are always in stock and can be delivered within 24 hours – ... [+]

Emissions Trading Scheme does not break law, judge rules

The EU Court of Justice ruled on 21 December that applying the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) to aviation would not infringe international law nor the Open Sky agreement,Its decision would allow all airlines operating on EU territory, European or not, to be covered by in the ETS. While the ... [+]

Christmas comes early for FedEx

Spare a thought for the guys at FedEx Express this Christmas – the global express company delivered a whopping 17 million packages on its worldwide network on its busiest day of the year, which happened on 12 December. However, in the carrier's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the peak ... [+]

Turkey introduces advanced manifest rule

Shipping line CSAV Group reports that Turkish Customs has issued a decree calling for manifest information for all containerised cargoes destined to or transshipped via Turkish ports to be submitted to them 24 hours before loading. The advanced manifest rule will enter into force on 1 January 2012 and there ... [+]

Swansea Cork gains more time

An Irish High Court judge has aextended protection for the operators of the Cork-Swansea ferry service until 24 January to allow finalisation of a survival scheme. Fastnet Line Ship Holdings Ltd (100 per cent owned by the West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society had gained court protection. Some €673,000 has been ... [+]

Panalpina opens in Tianjin

Panalpina has opened a new logistics centre in Tianjin, northern China as part of a three-year plan to set up similar more facilities in Greater China. The new centre, 10,000sq m in its first phase, features a CCTV monitoring system and 24/7 on-site security personnel. It will be developed as ... [+]

Innovation awards at Geodis Wilson

Geodis Wilson has made the first awards in its internal innovation campaign. Awards were presented in four categories with winning teams from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, and Canada. The winning project in the “Business Excellence – Customer Focus” category was from Denmark and will lead to the development of innovative online ... [+]

PD Ports signs training deal

PD Ports has joined forces with Middlesbrough College to deliver training. It will provide a framework for those working in supervisory roles to progress their careers within PD Ports, whilst ensuring a consistent level of knowledge in both health & safety and supervisory management best practice. The two-year programme will ... [+]

P&O pulls out of Troon

P&O has discontinued its once-daily freight ferry service between Larne and Troon. The line said that closure had been necessitated by the need for major repair work on the Norcape ferry, one of the few vessels capable of negotiating the shallow harbour at Troon. The 32-year-old vessel is now en ... [+]

Hamburg Sud restructures South American services

Hamburg Süd is to restructure its services from North Europe and Mediterranean to Central and South America West Coast as well as to North America West Coast in from February 2012. The new configuration, which is subject to Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) approval will see the current Eurosal loop 2, ... [+]

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