December 2012

Amber light for Herts rail terminal

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has given the go-ahead for an intermodal rail freight terminal at Radlett near St Albans. However, local MP Anne Main suggested that a legal challenge to the controversial plan might still be possible. The news was however welcomed by Freight on Rail, whose manager, Philippa Edmunds, described the judgment, as “the first major test of the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange ... [+]

New course gets to grips with logistics

The Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School is offering logistics and supply chain managers a flexible three-module programme course to help them to get to grips with the subject The first one day module is an introduction for those relatively new to the profession – or a refresher for old ... [+]

Etihad appoints three

Middle East airline Etihad has made three new appointments to its Cargo division in Abu Dhabi. Robert Fordree has been promoted from senior network performance manager to head of cargo handling. Rory Black has been appointed head of cargo commercial planning, joining from Gulf Air. And Roberto Casabianca joins Etihad ... [+]

New chapter for KN’s toy story

British-based toy seller Hamleys has extended its partnership with Kuehne + Nagel. A new logistics solution based on a hub at the Yantian Bonded Logistics Park in China will consolidate of inbound supplier volumes, and help future growth. Established over 250 years ago, Hamleys is now a global company with stores ... [+]

Christmas at sea

A multimodal effort ensured that a seven metre Christmas tree greeted passengers on the Hapag Lloyd Cruises ship MS Europa on Christmas morning. The tree was grown and felled in Austria and started its journey to join up with the cruise ship on the back of a 12 metre truck to London. ... [+]

Coastlink agenda

Coastlink has published the draft agenda for its forthcoming conference to be held in Zeebrugge on 20-21 February. The theme will be the impact of 18,000teu vessels on intra-European networks and there will be speaksers from the ports, container shipping industry, inland waterways and the logistics industry. [+]

Eurotunnel takes to the water

Eurotunnel officially launched its new MyFerryLink ferry alternative to its tunnel shuttles on 10 December, promising a “businesslike approach” with a management team drawn from the private sector. Freight director Jean-Michel Copyans joins the new subsidiary from Brittany Ferries and, said Eurotunnel CEO, Jacques Gounon, the new management team would be ... [+]

Government throws out Dover privatisation plan

The Government has rejected a privatisation plan drawn up by the Port of Dover, transport minister Simon Burns announced on 20 December. The plan has been mired in controversy ever since it was drawn up, including an alternative 'People's Port' scheme for an alternative community-based scheme. Ferry operators were also ... [+]

Charitable ACS

ACS’s Charity Committee holds various fund-raising events throughout the year and activities such as quiz nights, parties and an entry in The Great River Race have all added up to an impressive total. Each year the company choses three charities to which to donate - this year the vote went ... [+]

BA to launch Chengdu flights

British Airways says it will have the UK's only direct service to Chengdu when it starts direct 777 flights from Heathrow on three days a week from 22 September 2013. The central Chinese city has one of the country's fastest-growing economies. [+]

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