July 2014

DB Schenker leaves a Games legacy

DB Schenker is supporting the Gift of the Games programme to help some of the most disadvantaged young people in Scotland will benefit from Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival. Young people from every local authority area in Scotland will experience the field-of-play action across a wide range of sports taking place throughout the Games, with transport and meals also provided. DB Schenker Logistics CEO Helgi Ingolfsson, said: “It is part ... [+]

Hellmann’s Marriott to pilot airfreight

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK commercial director, Matthew Marriott is to head up the forwarder's airfreight operations. He was previously in charge of road freight and contract logistics.He will divide his time between the head office in Lichfield and the air and sea freight hub in Colnbrook. He said: “Stepping into the ... [+]

CAA enlists Rapiscan to develop Lithium battery test

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has awarded security equipment specialist Rapiscan Systems a contract to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting potentially dangerous Lithium batteries in air cargo.  The CAA contract, supported by UK Department for Transport funding, calls for Rapiscan to develop advanced detection algorithms to establish the extent ... [+]

‘UPS are like Victorian mill owners’, says union – updated

The Unite trade union is comparing parcels carrier UPS to a Victorian mill owner as it stepped up a ten month campaign to highlight the ‘impossible workloads’ faced by employees. The union has started an intensive leafleting campaign at UPS London depots in late January with demonstrations at Camden, the ... [+]

UKWA predicts excise upheaval if Scotland goes independent

A ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum could have serious implications for the logistics industry, particularly excise goods, says a UK Warehousing Association expert, Alan Powell. The excise specialist said things would have to change significantly for business on both sides of the border for the control of taxes on ... [+]

First class for four legs

Lufthansa Cargo flew 65 horses in 22 mobile stalls from Frankfurt to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a special 777 freighter flight on the night of 28/29 July. The elegant stud and competition horses had checked in at Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Animal Lounge and then been accommodated in new horse ... [+]

Reefer for the rails

Rotterdam-based container specialist Unit45 has designed and built a 45ft combined diesel-electric refrigerated container that can be used for journeys up to 10,000km by rail - suitable for the 20-day haul from Europe to China and vice versa. It incorporates a specially designed 800-litre diesel tank into the power unit, ... [+]

Europa splits off forwarding arm

Europa Worldwide, the trailer and freight business bought by former RH Freight boss Andrew Baxter, has split its air and sea forwarder business into a separate operating division headed by director for air, sea and logistics, Angus Hind, who becomes . The move is intended to increase focus and improve ... [+]

Evergreen unveils Liverpool and Dublin service

Evergreen Line has revealed details of its new services to Liverpool and Dublin. It will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin, once a week with its own independent service on a weekly shuttle service operated by the 698teu Vega Stockholm from 30 July and once a week with a slot ... [+]

Dachser to start work on German food hub

Dachser Food Logistics is to start building a new terminal on the site of a former airbase in Langendiebach, near Frankfurt, in September. The new location is conveniently located near Highway A 66, and in autumn 2015 it will take over from the facility located in Offenbach, 19km away. Erlensee ... [+]

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