July 2012

Niche forwarder poised for growth

Niche forwarder Maltacourt Global Logistics is embarking on the next stage of its expansion plan, following the completion of a management buyout in August last year. The company, which specialises in handling high-value and vulnerable cargo is on the point of acquiring another specialist forwarder active in the film production sector in the Lost Angeles area and will also shortly sign a joint venture agreement with an Asian-based forwarder, extending ... [+]

Paper firm signs the London Gateway pledge

Another shipper has pledged to use London Gateway port, due to open in late 2013. Cycle Link UK, a leading exporter of used paper for recycling, said the DP World port would save it thousands of road miles every year as the new deep-water container port is closer to their ... [+]

Brussels rejects TIR reinstatement call

The European Commissioner for Taxation and the Customs Union Algirdas Šemeta has rejected a call by the International Road Transport Union for the TIR system to be reintroduced for intra-EU truck movements. The IRU had called for the TIR transit system to be reinstated for goods transport under customs control ... [+]

UPS is up

UPS announced second quarter 2012 diluted earnings per share of $1.15 on 23 July, up 7.5% over the 2011 adjusted results. US domestic operating profit rose 14%, despite the increasing uncertainty in the economic outlook there, continuing weakness in Asian exports and the debt crisis in Europe, said UPS chairman ... [+]

KLM back to Harare

KLM is restarting flights from its Amsterdam hub to Harare in Zimbabwe after 13 years. A330-200 passenger flights will operate three days a week from 29 October, outwards via Johannesburg and returning via Lusaka. [+]

Chummy heads for home

A 1928 Austin 7 “Chummy” Tourer is heading home to Britain after a long and often poignant history, thanks to international movers Anglo Pacific International. Registered in Berkshire, England the 749cc four-seater was laid up in 1957 rather worse for wear only for Charles Pocklington to come to the rescue in ... [+]

East-West, E20’s best

The Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School is holding a conference on the untapped potential of the E20 East-West route from Limerick to St Petersburg on 12 and 13 September. The 1,880km route is largely underutilised as most trade traditionally travels north to south in Europe. But with the ... [+]

ACS in business in Beijing

Air Charter Service has officially opened its new Beijing office, becoming the first global charter provider to have a Chinese registered business. ACS chairman and founder Chris Leach said: “This business is built on the principle of offering our customers the highest levels of service possible, therefore having a Chinese ... [+]

DHL to produce logistics plan for Chengdu

DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation unit is to produce a City Logistics Master Plan for Chengdu, China’s fourth largest city. Deutsche Post DHL’s CEO Frank Appel signed a memorandum of understanding with the mayor of Chengdu on a recent visit to the city. The plan will analyse the supply chain ... [+]

Russia to join WTO

The Russian government has formally ratified its accession to the World Trade Organization on 21 July. It clears the way for it to take a seat at the organisation in August. [+]

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