January 2012

European Transport Deal of the Year Goes to DP World London Gateway

DP World London Gateway has won European Transport Deal of the Year at Project Finance International’s annual awards ceremony in London. The DP World finance and London Gateway teams, along with its advisors, worked with several international banks to achieve project finance closure in Q4 2011. By securing significant bank funding in a ‘risk averse’ environment, London Gateway has shown it has the credentials to become a world class trading hub ... [+]

New role at DSV

DSV Road has appointed Gary Kioussis to the new role of sales manager, southern area. He has been with DSV for 30 years and has worked for the company in a variety of positions, most recently as finance manager.   [+]

Etihad doubles Airbus fleet

Etihad Airways is to buy two more Airbus A330-200 freighters in addition to the two it already owns. It operates the 70-tonne capacity plane on routes to Addis Ababa, Almaty, Beijing, Erbil, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Milan and Nairobi.   [+]

Impatex upgraded

Impatex has upgraded its browser-based multi-modal freight management system, NetFreight. The changes, the largest-ever, says the software specialist, include e-Freight capability: all users can now send electronic airwaybills in the form of FWB and FHL messages direct from the system. TThis follows successful trials in the US. NetFreight also now ... [+]

Forth Ports buys out Tilbury partners

Forth Ports owner Otter Ports Holdings has acquired from DP World and Associated British Ports the 67% ownership of Tilbury Container Services (TCS) not already owned by Forth Ports in a cash transaction. Forth Ports has been a one third shareholder in TCS since 1998 Forth Ports chief executive Charles Hammond, ... [+]

Penning unveils lorry charging plan

The UK government has announced details of its promised lorry road user charging scheme. The charge, which is billed creating a fairer deal for UK hauliers compared with those from other EU member states, would levy a time-based charge of around up to £10 a day for lorries of 12 tonnes ... [+]

Tanzania PSI

Tanzania is introducing pre-shipment inspection of imports from 1 February. Third-party agencies authorised to carry out inspection are Intertek, based in the UK, SGS, based in Switzerland, and Bureau Veritas (France).   [+]

Panalpina steps up security in Moscow

Panalpina has opened a new logistics centre near Moscow aimed at high-value cargo. It lies inside the fenced Krekshino logistics park with controlled entry and exit gates and an electronic access and alarm system. The area is monitored by over 100 high-resolution CCTV cameras, with the security team and video ... [+]

Click2ship goes on the road

AMI Express – the UK express arm of airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International - has extended its click2ship online express product to include road services to 27 European countries, making it the UK’s only wholesale express door-to-door road service. Based on the services of UPS, and like the original ... [+]

Wallenius in Moscow

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a second Russian office in Moscow in addition to its presence in St Petersburg. Managing director for WWL Russia, Søren Tousgaard Jensen explained: “Automotive and rolling equipment importers as well as foreign companies building up local production have their main offices in Moscow, and we ... [+]

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