November 2013

Cargolux launches Mali flights

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines will launch a weekly service to Bamako, the capital of Mali, from 5 December. Flight CV7124 is operated every Thursday by a 747F with a Luxembourg – Bamako – Lagos – Libreville – Nairobi – Manston – Luxembourg routing. Departure from Luxembourg is scheduled for 16.30 GMT with arrival in Bamako at 21:40 GMT. Bamako Airport opened a new cargo terminal with a yearly capacity of ... [+]

Manston goes to Gloag for a pound

Scots businesswoman Ann Gloag has bought Manston Airport in Kent from New Zealand investment fund, Infratil, tfor just £1. Gloag, who was one of the founders of the Stagecoach bus and transport group in 1980 pledged to use her 30 years experience in the transport industry and to optimise both ... [+]

Healthy business for Ireland’s Ace

Irish-based Ace Express says it is the only pallet network to receive the life sciences industry's GDP passport for Good Distribution Practice. GDP produces guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use and is a quality warranty system, which includes requirements for purchase, receiving, storage and export of ... [+]

Russian TIR set to end on Sunday – updated

Finnish-Russian logistics specialist Nurminen is reminding shippers that the Russian TIR agreement is formally due to expire on Sunday 1 December. From that date goods may only be placed under the TIR transit procedure by taking a separate additional insurance. However, Russian customs has already progressively been withdrawing the TIR ... [+]

Dredging contract for Southampton

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Boskalis Westminster to dredge the approach channel to the Port of Southampton. Work on the £30m contract is due to get underway shortly, with the new facilities at Southampton's container terminal due to open in the first quarter of 2014. [+]

New CFO for Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Markus Blanka-Graff as chief financial officer with effect from 1 July 2014. His predecessor, Gerard van Kesteren, will retire on that date after 25 years service with the company. Austrian Markus Blanka-Graff began his career in 1996 at the Kuehne + Nagel subsidiary in Vienna ... [+]

It’s a no-brainer for Essex forwarder

Essex-based forwarder Freightbrain is moving from its hoime of 25 years in Witham to a new location in Braintree. The company explained that its current premises have seen better days and the opportunity has arisen to buy a detached warehouse unit of a similar size, complete with offices and fully ... [+]

Global Shippers’ Forum has more questions about P3

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) tabled a series of questions about the mooted P3 Global Alliance with US Federal Maritime Commission on 26 November. It came in response to a request for further public comment on the planned agreement between between Maersk Line, CMA-CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). GSF secretary ... [+]

Ready for the Christmas rush

Liverpool-based B&M Retail has signed a deal with Peel Ports to handle an extra 85,000 pallets of stock in the run up to Christmas. Stock for the discount retailer that would otherwise have been moved to warehouses across the North West, will be stored and distributed direct from the Port ... [+]

Happy New Year?

Business Monitor International (BMI) has published a special report on the outlook for the container shipping sector in 2014. An improving global macroeconomic outlook will support the continuing recovery in the sector and this stronger global demand outlook coupled with a slowing in new vessel launches offers a climate for higher ... [+]

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