May 2013

Torque’s drive lands golf deal

Golf clothing specialist PING Collection Europe has appointed Torque to provide a full end-to-end international logistics service. The independent specialist will supply freight, warehousing, pick and pack, and fulfilment of all PING Collection Europe’s wholesale, retail and e-commerce orders, from factories to point of sale. PING Collection Europe, based in Cheadle, Cheshire, designs, sources and manufactures golf clothing distributed across the UK and Europe. Torque will handle hanging and boxed garments ... [+]

Three more for Etihad

Etihad Cargo has added Miami, Viracopos (Brazil), and Quito (Ecuador) to its route network and created its first round-the-world freighter routing in conjunction with Atlas Air Worldwide. The service, operated by a 138-tonne capacity 747-8 freighter, also serves Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Chicago and Amsterdam. [+]

Commission has transport vision

The European Commission, Council and Parliament reached agreement on 30 May on a plan to transform the road, rail, airport and canal system into a unified transport network. Commission vice-President responsible for transport Siim Kallas welcomed it as an “historic agreement to create a powerful European transport network across 28 ... [+]

Industry unimpressed as Brussels rubber-stamps new customs rules

The EU's Council of Industry Ministers rubber-stamped the new Union Customs Code (UCC) on 29 May. The UCC is intended to modernise the EU’s customs regulation and facilitate and supports intra-EU trade through the latest information and communication technologies -reducing costs, while improving the effectiveness of customs controls, according to ... [+]

Short-sea conference in Southampton

FTA and Freight by Water are staging a free one-day conference on opportunities and issues in short-sea freight services and how to reduce transport costs. It takes place on Thursday 20 June at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, Southampton, and will address issues of national significance as well as focusing on ... [+]

Eurotunnel to subsidise rail costs

Eurotunnel has launched a subsidy scheme to help through-rail freight operators launch services through the Channel Tunnel. ETICA (Eurotunnel Incentive for Capacity Additions) helps with marketing and service start-up costs and the cost of controls at Frethun, rather than Tunnel access charges which, contrary to some views, are very competitive, ... [+]

AfricaWest expands

Dubai-based AfricaWest Cargo Airlines is offering regular services to several African destinations following the addition of a Boeing 737-300F aircraft to its fleet, and has announced an additional two ATR72F aircraft , the second of which is expcted to arrive in October. It has already started services to Douala, Brazzaville, ... [+]

John Shirley buys a piece of Dover history

Dover freight forwarder John Shirley has acquired the former Dover Harbour station building at Western Docks from P&O. The shipping operator, which uses it as a training centre, will remain as a tenant in the main building but JS plans to return one of the outbuildings to its original use ... [+]

French giant buys Fiege Italy and Iberia operations

Norbert Dentressangle has acquired pan-European and Asian contract logistics company Fiege’s operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The French-owner operator said the move would make it the fourth largest player in the Italian logistics market and double the size of its current operations there. Norbert Dentressangle will acquire Fiege Borruso ... [+]

Busy first night for Pall-Ex France

Pall-Ex France has officially started operations, becoming the fourth continental European network of the palletised freight specialist. With a hub based in the Bourges region of central France, the network has launched with a 40-strong haulier membership and handled 474 pallets on its first night's operation. Pall-Ex France network director Lionel ... [+]

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