September 2012

Buckerfield goes to Toll

Hong Kong headquartered Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Steve Buckerfield as its UK managing director.His 28 years in the freight industry started as an export clerk at Emery Worldwide, followed by a stint at American Airlines from 1990 until 2004 culminating in his appointment as managing director, sales – Europe. He then worked for freight forwarding and logistics providers Walker Freight (later CH Robinson) and, most recently, OHL - where ... [+]

More efforts needed on container weights

The TT Club called for more renewed efforts to reach an acceptable global regulation on container weight verification, following a “frustrating” International Maritime Organisation session in late September.  The insurer urged all those involved in container operations to prepare in good time for changes to regulations. TT Club said there was ... [+]

Freightliner breaks record in Tilbury

Rail freight operator operator Freightliner achieved a new daily throughput record of 481 containers handled in Tilbury. Freightliner has a market share of 22% at the port 16 daily services to and from eight UK destinations. [+]

Southern Air in Chapter 11

All-cargo airline Southern Air and its parent company, Southern Air Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with its parent company, Southern Air Holdings on 28 September. It followed losses of almost $160 million. The carrier operates a fleet of 747-200, -400 and 777 cargo planes, some of them on charter to ... [+]

Reefer rates must rise, warns Maersk chief

Shipping lines urgently need to raise prices to their reefer customers, the head of the world's biggest carrier of such traffic, Maersk Line, told the Cool Logistics conference in Antwerp on 25 October. Chief executive officer Soren Skou said: “When I came into this job in January 2009, we had ... [+]

Ceva offers LCL option to Dubai

Dutch-owned supply chain management company Ceva Logistics has launched a less-than-container load (LCL) consolidation service from the UK to Dubai. The weekly service will operate from Ceva’s consolidation freight station (CFS) in Tamworth, to the company's CFS in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai in its own consolidated container. Links are ... [+]

Indonesia to develop “world’s largest” largest port community system

Logistics information provider Soget and and Microsoft are to implementing what is described as the largest port community system in the world for the Indonesia Port Corporation. The Inaportnet (Indonesia Port Net) system will initially be deployed in Jakarta, but it will be expanded to other other locations in in ... [+]

Southampton readies itself for the big ship era

Southampton will have its new berth for large containerships by early 2014, the port's owner and principal container operator said at a ceremony to mark the start of construction on 27 September. Representatives of Associated British Ports and terminal operator DP World watched an excavator ceremonially lift the first paving ... [+]

Maersk links up with GT Nexus

Maersk Line has integrated its back office systems with the GT Nexus cloud supply chain platform. The ocean carrier can now exchange electronic bookings and bill of lading instructions directly with customers [+]

More letters for logistics graduates

Hull University Business School's MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Graduates enrolled on the course will be eligible to apply for the extra MCIPS qualification and will be able to add the designation to their job ... [+]

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