May 2013

New course to tackle poor packing

Transport insurer TT Club and Exis Technologies have come together to develop an online training tool for those involved in the loading and unloading of containers or similar equipment. The foundation CTUpack e-learning will be launched later this year and it will evolve to reflect developments and updates to the ILO guidelines. There is also capacity for additional modules to incorporate cargo specific and more advanced training elements. The course is ... [+]

Thanks for the memories

The Port of Tyne is staging a 'Songs from the Shipyards' event, together with internationally acclaimed band and, The Unthanks and the Customs House South Shields. Songs from the Shipyards is described as “a beautiful and powerful audio visual work tracing the story of the North East’s shipyards” and is returning ... [+]

Osborne digs deep for Liverpool

Chancellor George Osborne announced a grant of £35 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to dredge the approach channel in the Mersey Estuary during a visit to the city on 28 May. Deepening the approach channel to 16 metres it will allow access for post-Panamax size container ships and ... [+]

New blood for BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has says that Carson McMullan will succeed Steve Parker as its national chairman, with Fred Osborn becoming Vice Chairman. McMullan has been managing director of All-Route Shipping (NI) since 1996, which recently became part of the Woodside Group. He has been BIFA’s vice chairman for ... [+]

New UPS man for UK

UPS  has appointed George Willis as the new managing director for UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics. Willis, a 29-year UPS veteran succeeds Cindy Miller, recently became president of UPS Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Willis began his career with UPS in 1984 as a package handler in the US Georgia District ... [+]

British ports slam Brussels plans

Brussels' proposals to increase competition for some ports services - excluding cargo handling - have failed to win the backing of the UK Major Ports Group. The group's executive director, Richard Bird said the association would be pressing for the proposal to be rejected by the European Parliament and the Council ... [+]

President unveils new Monrovia quay

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dedicated APM Terminals' new 600-meter quay at the Freeport of Monrovia on 22 May. The President noted that the quay was constructed to current industry standards the equal of any now operating around the world. The new quay also paves the way for the next stages ... [+]

Commodity codes – they may be more important than you think, says AEB

A new white paper by supply chain solutions company AEB International aims to explode some of the most commonly help misconceptions about commodity codes and product classification. Commodity codes are the key classifier in international trade, and carry more weight than many realise, says AEB. For example, they determine not only ... [+]

Schenker adds trucks

Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, is investing in 43 more trucks at its Nuneaton and Basildon hubs.Most of the fleet will be smaller 7.5 ton vehicles which will be used in the more congested areas. [+]

Demolition derby in Dover

The landscape of the Eastern Docks is changing as Port of Dover starts demolition work as the first stage of its multi-million pound Traffic Management Improvement project as the Port works to ensure that it is providing its customers with excellent service within a world class port facility. The scheme ... [+]

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