April 2012

Jordon strengthens European road dept

Felixstowe-based forwarder Jordon Freight has appointed Simon Fisk to the new position of European Road Freight Manager. He is tasked with bringing together the export and import overland departments, improving procedures and developing closer internal communications. Previously, he worked in management roles for ASD Europe Ltd and Cargo World Logistics.   [+]

Bring back TIR in Europe, says IRU

The International Road Transport Union has called for the TIR system to be reinstated in the EU. It formed part of a resolution adopted by its general assembly in Geneva on 27 April which called for he the EU Customs Code to be changed to allow the use of the ... [+]

Davies Turner makes Samaritans donation

Once again, Davies Turner had the responsibility for delivering the medals for this year's London Marathon – and, following the tragic death of Claire Squires at the end of this year's race, the company will be redirecting some of its annual charities budget to the Samaritans, the charity for which Claire was ... [+]

Beware fake IATA emails

Fake emails from fraudsters posing as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and are being sent to freight forwarding companies worldwide. One example is headed:  ‘IATA OUTSTANDING INVOICE’ and the text states: ‘There are some outstanding debt your company needs to pay  International Air Transport Association (IATA), Kindly check your record/file ... [+]

Rickmers back to Burma

Heavylift shipping specialist Rickmers-Linie is offering calls at Myanmar, following the EU's lifitng of trade sanctions. Initially, the country’s main port, Yangon, will be served on inducement as part of the company’s Indian service and will cater for cargo up to 800 tonnes in weight. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was once ... [+]

B&M brings it through Liverpool

Peel Ports Mersey has signed a deal with B&M Retail to import 12,000 teu of cargo, mainly fast-moving consumer goods from the Far East, through the Port of Liverpool in 2012 - four times greater than last year’s figure. Until recently all of the retailer's imports entered the UK via southern ... [+]

Daily Maersk delivers

Maersk said on 25 April that its 'Daily' service from Asia to Europe had delivered average reliability of 97% in its first six months, and more recently reliability has exceeded 99%. The service had move over 93,500 containers from Asia to Europe. In the Yantian, China to Felixtowe corridor alone it had ... [+]

Member states warned on working time

The European Commission has sent warnings (“reasoned opinions”) to Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Poland, Portugal and Spain telling them to apply the Working Time Directive to . If they fail to do so within two months, the Commission could refer the cases to the European Court of Justice. ... [+]

BDP boost UK team

US-owned global logistics specialist has appointed Anthony Akerman and David Marshall as UK. country manager and Aberbeen branch manager respectively. Managing director, BDP International Europe, Yves Letange, said the move underscored the importance of the U.K. market in the global economy, and world trade, particularly its energy and chemical ... [+]

Scanning is safe, says study

A scientific study on x-ray scanning of vehicles at borders commissioned by the International Road Transport Union, the International Labour Organization and the International Transport Workers Federation has found that the process causes no danger to ’ health or safety. However, information on the scanning process is often non-existent and ... [+]

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