November 2013

Jobs to go in TNT restructure

TNT Express UK & Ireland is to remove 237 positions in data entry, administrative, supervisory and clerical role from January 2014. It forms part of a restructuring of its finance and administrative activities as part of the express giant's global Deliver! programme, announced in March 2013, which aims to make the company more efficient and strengthen its competitive position. Consultation with trade unions has already started. The company said it is ... [+]

To the far north with Schenker

DB Schenker in Norway is expanding its road-rail services to provide faster connections between Oslo and locations north of the Arctic Circle. The DB Schenker North Rail Express will increase from the current five departures a week to eight over the 1,960km (1215 miles) to Narvik from 1 February 2014. ... [+]

Irish Ferries to offer direct Dublin-France link

Irish Ferries is to launch a new service from Cherbourg, France direct into the capital, Dublin from 18 January. The once-weekly, year round service will depart from Dublin every Saturday (15.30) arriving into Cherbourg next morning (11.30). Return sailings will depart Cherbourg each Sunday (17.00) with early arrival back in ... [+]

Frankfurt says ‘hello’ to new freighter

A week after the maiden comemrcial flight of Lufthansa Cargo's first Boeing 777F, a second new Triple Seven arrived in Frankfurt on 27 November. The new aircraft has been christened Jambo Kenya (Hello Kenya) in recognition of the importance of Africa as one of the most important air freight growth ... [+]

Logwin in northern India

Luxembourg-based logistics provider Logwin has opened an office in Ludhiana, northern India, its 12th in the country. The Punjab industrial city is one of the country's fastest growing metropolises, producing sporting goods, bicycles and bicycle parts, car parts, fashion and textiles. The new location offers international import and export services ... [+]

New road for Liverpool

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has given approval for work on the A5758 Broom’s Cross road (Thornton to Switch Island Link) scheme on Merseyside to start. The scheme consists of a new 2.6 mile single carriageway road between the A565 Southport Road, Thornton and the M57/M58 Switch Island junction, bypassing Netherton ... [+]

Shippers step up cooperation

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and the Asian Shippers’ Meeting (ASM) have agreed to work closer together on a number of international issues that have a major impact on shippers. The agreement came at a joint meeting in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 24 November. The shippers’ councils agreed that their member ... [+]

Rivals get together to help the Philippines

Agility, Maersk, TNT Express, and UPS - the four companies that make up the Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs) to humanitarian relief efforts during natural disasters - are offering vital warehousing, transport, and logistics support in the current emergency in the Central Philippines. Described as the first multi-company commitment to the ... [+]

We’re fine as we are, says UK ports chief

UK Major Ports Group chairman Charles Hammond told the Parliamentary reception on 26 November that the country's ports are in good health “and making a significant contribution to the economic life of the United Kingdom” - 400,000 jobs, direct and indirect, a GDP contribution of over £21 billion and tax ... [+]

Icelandic airship plan ready for lift off

Icelandair Cargo is to set up a partnership with US-based Aeroscraft corporation to develop transport by airship in the Arctic region. Aeroscraft is developing a new design of airship that can control its own buoyancy, capable of handling heavy payloads but without the need to add or jetison ballast as ... [+]

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