June 2014

Another five years for liner consortia

The European Commission has extended the block exemption for liner shipping consortia by a further five years, until April 2020. It follows a public consultation, from which Brussels concluded that the exemption has worked well, providing legal certainty and bringing benefits to customers and without unduly distorting competition. The Maritime Consortia Block Exemption Regulation allows shipping lines with a combined market share of below 30% to enter into cooperation agreements to provide ... [+]

Trainers offer golden opportunity

The BiS Henderson Academy, part of the BiS Henderson recruitment and logistics consultancy group, is to establish two training centres in the heart of the logistics ‘Golden Triangle’. Centres in Wellingborough and Northampton will offer traineeship courses for young people in preparation for apprenticeships in the logistics sector and will ... [+]

Striking a chord in Doncaster

Train operator GB Railfreight has welcomed the opening of the new North Doncaster Chord on 26 June. MD, John Smith, said the 3.2km piece of track would improve connections for freight trains to and from the Humber ports and improves capacity for passengers on the East Coast Main Line. GB Railfreight ... [+]

GAC wins learning status

The GAC Corporate Academy (GCA) has achieved ISO 29990 certification in recognition of the learning opportunities it offers. Only around 30 learning organisations currently have the status, which sets the international standard for learning services for non-formal education and training and GCA is one of the first based in the ... [+]

FBJ is off to Glastonbury 2014

Once again the FBJ will be flying high at Glastonbury. The weather forecast isn't looking great but we're certain to have a good time! If you need to renew your FBJ subscription we'll be to left of the Pyramid Stage at some point every day. (NB The editorial department is ... [+]

UPS London row breaks out again

Unite says that the nine month dispute at UPS Parcels in central London has flared up again with the union accusing the company of victimising two of its reps. It has been involved in the dispute at Camden, the biggest UPS depot in Europe, over unreasonable workloads and alleged bullying ... [+]

DHL invests for Middle East expansion

DHL Express is investing US$177 million in new facilities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE over the next two years with new facilities and gateways in Saudi Arabia, a new country office in Cairo, and its biggest ground operations facility in the region in Dubai. Nour Suliman, CEO, Middle East and ... [+]

Shipping people: stand up and be counted

It is time to stand up and shout about the enormous benefits that the shipping industry brings to the UK and to international trade, panelists told a debate at the International Festival for Business on Merseyside. Speakers at the at a forum organised by Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) ... [+]

Redhead opens Tamworth site

Independent logistics company Redhead International has opened a new 21,000sq ft facility in Tamworth. It offers direct daily services to many European destinations. MD Tony Suggitt said: “The Midlands has been an important part of the company’s plans for many years, it remains at the heart of the UK’s recovering economy ... [+]

Yusen offers fresh trucking solution in Indochina

Yusen Logistics has expanded its cross border road services for in Indochina with temperature controlled less-than-truckload services for food products. With cross-border transportation, there can be cases where cargo needs to be transferred to another vehicle at border crossings. In order to avoid temperature increases during that task, thermal blankets ... [+]

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