November 2012

Cruising to success

Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics has renewed and extended its 14-year supply chain management contract with global cruise operator Carnival UK. It will incorporate the consolidation of the food and beverage supplies and receipting of all products for Carnival, whose brands include Cunard, Princess, Seabourn and P&O Cruises. The work also involves inventory control, warehousing, consolidation, pick and pack, back office support and the containerisation and export of product to meet ships ... [+]

Kerry goes live with Kewill

Kerry Logistics says that seven countries with more than 10 sites have rolled out the Kewill Forwarding solution, six months after signing the contract - Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. Another 14 countries will be added within the next six months and, in a parallel implementation ... [+]

EU-Japan trade deal ‘within five years’

EU trade ministers have given the European Commission a mandate to start negotiations for an EU-Japan free trade agreement but subject to strict conditions. They are insisting that elimination of non-tariff barriers should precede that of tariff barriers. European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht said he hoped that the deal ... [+]

Air charter firm opens in Almaty

Air Charter Service has opened a new Kazakhstan office in Almaty. Headed by Evgeny Galkin it will offer cargo and passenger charters to the oil, gas and mining industries. [+]

Recession takes its toll on globalisation

The world is less globally connected than it was in 2007, says the second DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI). The index, which analyses international flows of trade, capital, information and people, grew robustly from the report’s baseline year of 2005 to 2007, but then dropped sharply at the onset of ... [+]

Ceva to slash costs as profits decline

Ceva Group is to start a cost-cutting and performance improvement programme after the Netherlands-based logistics company reported disappointing third-quarter profits on 28 November. Major issues have been identified with contract logistics operstions in southern Europe and the Middle East, while freight customers are switching from air to ocean in order ... [+]

ByBox promises a French revolution

Locker delivery is changing the face of distribution and revolutionising the field services market in France, says British-based company, ByBox. The company has transported its UK model of delivery lockers fed by a central distribution centre across the Channel and now operates from a 3,000sq m base in Wissous, near ... [+]

John Good takes title

Shipping and logistics company the John Good Group was named Large Business of the Year at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards. Staff from the John Good Group of Companies collect their award from TV presenter Helen Fospero. [+]

Stolen goods alert

BIFA is asking its members, and other forwarders, if they have any information about stolen trucks in the UK that contained any of the following goods. Cooking Stoves - Brand: INDESIT Table Cookers - Brand: INDESIT Kitchen knives - Brand: ROYAL LINE Sets of forks, spoons and knives - Brand: ROYAL LINE Stainless Pots - Brand: ROYAL ... [+]

Intertek renews in Nigeria

Intertek has signed a new contract to support The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Conformity Assessment Programme. SON, which has been in place since 2005, aims to improve the quality and safety of goods being exported to Nigeria and protect against substandard and dangerous goods. Exporters need to obtain a ... [+]

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