July 2013

Drinks with ICE

The Impatex Customs processing system has added a Registered Excise Dealers and Shippers feature. It comes in response to a request from one of Impatex’s largest and longest-standing customers that wanted to migrate away from a self-developed legacy REDS system. Impatex MD Peter Day said: “Although the REDS facility is only of interest to a limited number of users, we were happy to accommodate this request for one of our major ... [+]

Menlo makes up European system for cosmetics firm

US-based cosmetics company NYX, has appointed Menlo Worldwide Logistics to operate a comprehensive European distribution network based on its multi-user hub in Eersel, Netherlands. Menlo is already supplying its market outlets in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, France, the UK, Spain, Ireland, Russia and Dubai. [+]

Faulty docs or packing at the heart of cargo incidents

Almost a quarter of cargo incident cases are due to misdeclaration of the cargo and a further 37% to poor or incorrect packing, says CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System - an initiative by a number of shipping lines and managed by the Container Owners Association (COA). Current CINS chairman, who ... [+]

Dawson impresses on ministerial visit

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said he was impressed by the ‘brilliant businesses’ he’d seen on tour of Teesside on 24 July – including Middlesbrough logistics specialist AV Dawson. He also had the time to take in TAG Energy Solutions, at Billingham, and EDF Energy’s offshore windfarm base at ... [+]

More muscle for Jo’Burg route

IAG Cargo today announced Johannesburg as the third route for its new A380 superjumbo at a ceremony at Manston airport in Kent on 24 July. The A380, which begins flying to Johannesburg from February 12, 2014 will join the 747-400 that already serves the route. [+]

FreightArranger – be part of it

Forwarders are being invited to participate in trials of FreightArranger's new online brokerage and tracking system for road and rail, which is set to begin its open trial phase. The system is designed to make it easy for consignors to use rail operations in the UK for freight flows as small ... [+]

Felixstowe celebrates its 30th rail service

The Port of Felixstowe has added its 30th daily rail service, to Doncaster. The new route, operated by Freightliner, follows owners Hutchison Ports’ opening of a third rail terminal at the port in June 2013. Rail services at Felixstowe were given a further lift last week with the news that ... [+]

Changes at Air France-KLM

Mattijs ten Brink, currently senior vice-president of sales and distribution at Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is transfer to a new position as managing director of Dutch low-cost airline, Transavia and will be succeeded by Eelco van Asch, currently VP Europe for Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo. Eelco will also be a member of the airline’s ... [+]

Delta to fly Seattle-London

Delta Air Lines says it will operate from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London Heathrow Airport from 29 March 2014 in anticipation of receiving antitrust immunity later this year for its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways. The route will be operated by 767-300ER passenger aircraft. [+]

Gatwick unveils second runway plans

Gatwick, the world's busiest single-runway airport, has unveiled plans to build a second in its final submission to the Davies Commission. Chief executive Stewart Wingate said the plan was for the second runway to be positioned south of the existing runway. The airport does in fact already does have a ... [+]

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