July 2013

Russia threatens to suspend TIR

Russia is threatening to suspend TIR arrangements for trucks transiting its territory, according to the British International Freight Association (BIFA). In a letter to HM Revenue & Customs, BIFA warns that the Russian Federation is considering additional guarantee measures for goods moving under TIR carnets from 14 August, according to a communication from the Russian Government to the European Commission. The problem appears to have arisen, says BIFA, because Russia's own ... [+]

Boris visits London Gateway

London Mayor Boris Johnson followed up his April trip to see DP World's Dubai facilities with a trip to the new London Gateway port on 30 July. He met DP World London Gateway vice chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah and London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore. The Mayor said: “London is set ... [+]

Second time lucky for Redhead rider

Redhead International’s Archie Ormondroyd has completed a sponsored motorbike ride around the Lake District to help Zoe Firth. She suffers from a rare chromosome abnormality called Long Arm Three and is unable to speak or hear, is partially blind and has spondolosis of the spine, a heart defect and epilepsy. Zoe’s ... [+]

Cygnet flies to Cyprus

Emirates SkyCargo has flown an Aston Martin Cygnet from Glasgow to Cyprus via Dubai on its regular 777 passenger service in only 48 hours. Shipper Michael Howard-Johnston of said: "I am grateful to Emirates SkyCargo because without them, this shipment could not have been delivered on time. Emirates promised ... [+]

Trucks down but good result for Tunnel

Eurotunnel Group reported a 7% decrease in its lorry shuttle traffic in the first half of 2013 on 25 July, but its total revenue increased by 10% to €509 million, thanks to increases in car and coach traffic and a 12% rise in the number of freight trains operated by ... [+]

Lithium batteries ’caused UPS freighter blaze’

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) released its final report on the crash which killed two UPS 747 freighter pilots near Dubai on 3 September 2010. While not pinpointing the origin of the fateful blaze, it found that the ensuing fire was promulgated by lithium batteries and that smoke-detection equipment ... [+]

Garden on the move

Logistics firms often get called to carry out some unusual assignments, but few can have delivered a complete garden. But this was exactly what Aberdeen- based ARR Craib Transport did in July,  transporting the Royal Bank of Canada’s recently donated Blue Water Roof Garden - which won Gold at this year’s ... [+]

New chief for TIACA

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Doug Brittin as its new secretary general, succeeding Daniel Fernandez, who has been offered a substantial continuing role at the association. Brittin, who has 33 years in the industry, joined the US Transportation Security Administration as air cargo manager in 2007, where ... [+]

Zim adds Asia calls

Zim Line has added calls in Dalian, Qingdao, and Port Kelang to its Asia Europe service, AEX1. The line will deploy three 10,000teu vessels out of 10 in the joint service with CSCL. The service calls at Felixstowe in the UK. [+]

Schenker adds to India network

DB Schenker in India has opened a new office at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala, its 37th in the country. The city is on the west coast of India and is a business hub for the region. [+]

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