February 2014

New trailers for Knights of Old

Logistics specialist Knights of Old has purchased three new double-deck trailers for its Irish service. The new SDC Trailers units will hold up to 54 pallets each and will be in operation by March 2014 and are within the new Irish 4.65 metre maximum vehicle height. The company, which has operated its own trucks in Ireland since 2000, moves 65,000 pallets to and from Ireland each year. Knights has its own ... [+]

Schenker to build new Dubai hub

DB Schenker has started building a new facility in Dubai Logistics City in the freight forwarding area at the new Dubai World Central airport. It will have 8,500sq m of warehouse space and storage for 8,500 pallet positions, with two mezzanine levels dedicated for value added services and spare parts ... [+]

Felixstowe to introduce peak-hour vehicle charge

The Port of Felixstowe is to introduce a £1.50 peak hour charge for its vehicle booking service from 12.00 to 17.00. It said the charge was necessary to support the yard resource needed to service demand during these times. [+]

Ferry ruling postponed

Publication of the UK Competition Commission’s provisional findings of its investigation into Eurotunnel’s Dover-Calais Myferrylink services has been postponed from mid-February to mid-March. The target date for a decision is postponed from late April to early May.                 [+]

Customs tariff goes online

Freight software firm ASM is to launch an integrated Customs Tariff Viewer at the coming Multimodal show in Birmingham in late April as part of the latest update to its Sequoia customs declaration software. ASM says this makes Sequoia the first and only software solution to provide a complete, fully-searchable ... [+]

UPS offers a healthier pharma supply chain

UPS is launching a Proactive Response Secure product in key European markets to combat product spoilage and protect revenue for high-value, time- and temperature-sensitive shipments. The new service helps critical shipments reach their destinations even if unexpected events occur and covers potential losses if products are damaged or spoiled. The latest ... [+]

Svendborg Maersk containers spotted in Devon

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) says that three containers swept overboard from the Svendborg Maersk in the Bay of Biscay on 14 February have appeared in UK waters, one of which has come ashore. The ship lost about 520 boxes but most were empty and are believed to have ... [+]

Liverpool signs union deal

The Unite trade union has signed a voluntary union recognition agreement with Peel Ports in Liverpool. It entitles engineering workers based at the Seaforth container terminal in Liverpool to be represented on both an individual and a collective basis on issues such as pay and terms and conditions. Unite regional ... [+]

Free webinars from AEB

Freight software specialist AEB International is running a series of free webinars between 8 April and 15 July: Compliance & Risk Management, 11 March and 11 June 2014, 10am to 11am Transport & Freight Management, 8 April and 15 July 2014, 10am to 11am Warehouse Management, 14 May 2014, 10am to 11am Visibility & ... [+]

Emirates trucks ready for the big switch

Emirates SkyCargo has signed a trucking contract with Allied Transport in readiness for the move of its freighter fleet from the existing Dubai International to the new Dubai World Central -Al Maktoum Airport (DWC). Allied Transportwill provide road feeder services between the two airports for the carrier, operating a fleet ... [+]

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