February 2013

Unifeeder up for sale?

Rumours are circulating that short-sea container line Unifeeder is up for sale by its owner, Montagu, says David Cheslyn, writing in the Coastlink discussion group on Link-in. Montagu led and arranged a management buyout of Unifeeder from its founders back in July 2007. Unifeeder transports containers from the large container hubs at Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Rotterdam to over 20 ports and it also offers a door-to-door container transport and freight ... [+]

Pedersen joins Geodis board

Kim Pedersen has been appointed executive vice president of Geodis Wilson, heading its global Freight Forwarding. He joined Geodis Wilson in 1994 and became managing director in Denmark and later regional VP of the entire Scandinavian organisation. In 2009, he joined the board of management as global head of sales ... [+]

Workers keep up pressure on DHL

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and UNI Global Union harangued express carrier DHL over global workers rights outside London Fashion Week on 15 February. Two models dressed in high fashion clothes crafted out of packaging materials, and made up to match, paraded outside the DHL-sponsored event -at London's Somerset ... [+]

Full marks for Dover safety

The Port of Dover has once again achieved OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety certification, following an audit conducted by UK National Standards Body, BSI. It said it not register a single non-conformance and some aspects of its safety culture were highlighted for particular mention including emergency response, fire risk, ... [+]

Could the Stockport twins revolutionise container shipping?

Stockport-based Container Group Technology (CGT) says it has revolutionised container design that can offer 36% more pallet space. The 20-20 SeaCell Container can pack in 15 Euro-pallets (1200mm x 800mm) instead of just 11 Euro-pallets in a standard ISO 20ft dry container. It achieves this, says CGT, because it is exactly ... [+]

UPS triples Expedited coverage

UPS says it is tripling coverage of its Worldwide Expedited air service. It now offers delivery in two-to-five business days to more than 220 countries and territories.It describes it as “a more economical, less time sensitive service that has many of the same benefits as its Worldwide Express service, including ... [+]

CLECAT anger at security decision

CLECAT, the European Association for forwarding, has added its voice to the British Internatioal Freight Association (BIFA), saying that it is disappointed that freight forwarders and customs brokers which are AEO-accredited will not benefit from the reduced risk scores under the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for the US and European Union ... [+]

AMI goes to India

Airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has created a new regional division in India and launched its own operation in Mumbai. AMI India introduces the company's trade-only air cargo wholesaling concept to the market for the first time - air cargo consolidation and wholesale activity in India has ... [+]

Southampton gets dredging go-ahead

Associated British Ports (ABP) has gained Marine Management Organisation to dredge the entrance to the Port of Southampton as part of its programme to upgrade itself for the world's largest containerships. It said: “The consent marks the final piece in the jigsaw of licences, consents and permissions to complete the programme.” The consent follows ... [+]

UPS signs reverse logistics deal

UPS’s logistics and distribution business  has signed a deal with Jabil Aftermarket Services to provide reverse logistics solutions for return and repair programs to high-tech original equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises. UPS will bring its warehousing, transportation, returns management and trade compliance expertise and Jabil reverse logistics planning, repair ... [+]

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