August 2013

Nigeria back on the rails again

Restoration of rail service to the port of Apapa in Lagos, Nigeria after a 16-year hiatus was marked by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and the despatch of 20 containers from APM Terminals’ facility on 23 August. The ribbon was cut by Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) board chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje. APM Terminals Apapa completed a new rail line linking the terminal to the national rail system at a cost of N87.8 million ... [+]

London Gateway opens haulier registration

London Gateway has opened a hauler registration procedure. Operators are invited to visit For security reasons, access to the site will be denied without registration [+]

Time to choose top freighting females

Women in Logistics (UK) Annual Awards shortlist announced. Women in Logistics UK  has announced the shortlist for its annual awards. The winners, selected by public vote, will be announced at the Women in Logistics Charity Ball and Awards dinner on 20 September. The Company of the Year award 2013 sponsored by ... [+]

Get ready for new US trade rules

Supply chain management and global trade solution specialist AEB is launching a comprehensive global trade compliance campaign including events, new white papers and awareness literature ahead of the Obama Administration’s export control reform (ECR). It is also sponsoring the 26th Annual Global Trade Controls (GTC) Conference, organised by IBC Global Conferences ... [+]

New recruits for BoxTop

BoxTop Technologies, a leading specialist in freight forwarding and logistics software, has added three new members of staff. They are: Shane Paddington,  a business development specialist and Jasmine Bailey and Hanna Kavanagh who have freight forwarding backgrounds. Business development manager, Paul Richardson, said: “We have prioritised finding people who have ... [+]

Third photo competition for Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Group has launched its third international photographic competition for professional and amateur aviation photographers taking images of its An-124-100 Ruslan, IL-76TD-90VD and Boeing 747 fleet. Aviation photographers can enter photographs into the contest of all-cargo aircraft operated by the Group’s charter company, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, and its scheduled cargo airline, AirBridgeCargo. The ... [+]

Third delay for Able UK decision

Transport Minister Norman Baker delayed a decision on the proposed £450m Able UK marine energy park at East Halton in Lincolnshire for a third time on 28 August. The Government has already postponed a decision in May and July, although the minister has said he is minded to approve it. ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn offers Libya logistics solution

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has formed an exclusive partnership with Air Libya to place and operationally manage an Antonov An-26 aircraft in the country. Based at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, it offers a 5.5 ton payload and it will be available for ad hoc cargo charter requirements within Libya as well as ... [+]

Six more stations for IAG’s Constant Climate

IAG Cargo opened five new Latin American stations for its Constant Climate network for time-and-temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products on 27 August. There are at Bogota Juan Santamaría in Costa Rica; Tocumen in Panama), Simon Bolivar (Venezuela); and La Aurora Airport (Guatemala). IAG Cargo now has in place 12 Constant Climate-open airports ... [+]

Yusen grows in Thailand

Yusen Logistics has opened its third warehouse at the Yusen Laem Chabang Logistics Centre, in Thailand. Its total warehousing space in the country is over 200,000 m2. Laem Chabang is approximately 100 km southeast of Bangkok and is home to many auto manufacturers and component makers. Yusen has already begun ... [+]

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