April 2014

Schiphol cargo leaps

Cargo tonnage through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 7.3% in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period of 2013, to 392,990 tonnes. The first quarter of 2014 was also the second best in over three years, beaten only by the final (peak) quarter of 2013. Schiphol Cargo senior vice-president Enno Osinga said: “We are greatly encouraged by the traffic figures for 2014 so far, which are maintaining the ... [+]

New chair for Rail Freight Council

The Freight Transport Association's Rail Freight Council has elected John Carpenter, national rail manager of Lafarge Tarmac as its new chairman, taking over from Ken Russell. Carpenter will take over the post from at the April council meeting, and will play a key-part in taking forward the work of FTA’s ... [+]

A Frankfurter a day for Europa

Europa Worldwide Logistics is now running a new daily (five times a week) service between the UK and Frankfurt. The UK forwarder is working with its existing partner, Frankfurt-based INSA Transport, which maintains regular services to all European business centres and daily connections to Italy and Switzerland. The new Frankfurt route ... [+]

TIACA to launch education programme this summer

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is to launch its airfreight educational workshop series this summer in the Netherlands. The three-day Air Cargo Professional Development Program is tailored for the air freight logistics industry to develop management and decision-making skills, including financial analysis and marketing, along with team-building leadership expertise. ... [+]

COA offers new container directory

The Container Owners Association has launched an online Global Container Depot directory. Its object is to make it easy for shipping lines and container asset owners to locate a container depot anywhere in the world, along with repair and storage depots. [+]

Manston gets parliamentary group

A parliamentary working group on the future of threatened Manston airport had been set up and is due to have its first meeting on Monday. It comprises the two members of parliament and a representatives from the Unite trade union and the local authority. [+]

Refresh for Port of London board

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed three new non-executive directors – P&O Ferries chief executive, Helen Deeble, WS Atkins group human resources director, Alun Griffiths and chairman of the American Shipping Company ASA and Store Norske Kulkompani, Annette Malm Justad. William Everard will step down on 31 May and ... [+]

First ship visits new Hoi Chi Minh terminal

On 21 April DP World welcomed MSC’s 2,378teu Xutra Bhum as the first vessel to navigate the new channel on the Soai Rap River to its Saigon Premier Container Terminal in Hoi Chí Minh City, Vietnam. With a draft of 9.5 metres, the channel doubles the size of vessels that ... [+]

Greencarrier combines Norway operations

Swedish-owned forwarder Greencarrier is to merge its two freight forwarding and logistics activities in Norway into a single, has decided to merge them as one entity. The legal name of the merged organisation is Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS with Kåre Thuesen as managing director. [+]

More green cash for modal shift

More money is available under the Low Carbon Freight Dividend for small and medium sized firms in the East of England seeking to shift containers from road to rail or water. Companies can now claim up to £20,025 each in financial support. The Low Carbon Freight Dividend project was launched by ... [+]

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