March 2012

Merger in South America

C are to merge their services between North Europe and East Coast South America into one operated with Panamax tonnage. It will call direct Santos, Paranagua, Navegantes, Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador in Brazil, along with others on the north-west Continent. There is no direct UK call.   [+]

IAG integrated

British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo have integrated cargo handling at Heathrow airport. The Ascentis and Premia facilities will now handle all Iberia Cargo’s shipments in and out of the Ukand all Iberia aircraft departing from London Heathrow will now fly from Terminal 5. All cargo and mail for ... [+]

Get hip or go under, new report warns logistics industry

The transport and logistics industry is just not ‘hip’ enough to attract talent and is in urgent need of a radical transformation by 2030 if it is to stay competitive, according to a new report by accountancy firm PWC published on 29 March. It said that poor pay was a turn-off ... [+]

Flights help rebuild Thai industry

A series of three AN-124 flights by Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried over 200 tonnes of industrial equipment from Japan to to help rebuild a flood-damaged Honda factory. The flights each carried a payload of between 60-70 tonnes from Nagoya and Osaka airports to Bangkok.   [+]

Forwarders fined for price-fixing

The European Commission fined 14 international air freight forwarders a total of €169 million on 28 March for colluding to fix prices and other trading conditions in 2002-07. The fines, which were a European mirror-image to those imposed by the US anti-trust authorities last year, were imposed mainly on large ... [+]

EU may have to repeal new customs code

The EU's new – formerly the Modernised Customs Code – might need to be repealed by EU regulations – if, as widely expected, it cannot be implemented by the time the existing customs code expires on 24 June 2013, said an HMRC official. Richard Bright, international trade development liaison ... [+]

Pall-Ex looks north

Pallet network Pall-Ex has has chosen Carlisle as its Northern Hub. The new 40,000 sq ft facility is based on a 30-acre site close to the M6 and will facilitate delivery across northern England and Scotland. As well as providing hauliers with new truck stop facilities, it will also offer ... [+]

Losses at Cargolux

All-cargo carrier Cargolux – 35% owned by since June last year - made a net loss of US$ 18.3 million compared to a US$ 59.8 million profit in 2010. Chairman Albert Wildgen said it was difficult to pinpoint one specific reason. Factors included excess capacity in the market, steadily ... [+]

Two new ships for Hanjin

Hanjin Shipping has taken delivery of its first 13,100teu container ships. The Hanjin Sooho and Hanjin Asia are the first of nine vessels ordered from and will be deployed in the Asia-Europe trade soon after the delivery in April. The rest of the series is scheduled to be delivered ... [+]

New port for Unifeeder

Unifeeder is to add Kalundborg Container Terminal on the west coast of the Zealand in Denmark, to its network, including the UK. The new traffic has been developed in cooperation with the Port of Kalundborg and major local enzyme producer, Novozymes.   [+]

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