July 2014

Potter and GBRf take the long view

Potter Logistics has extended track space at its Selby rail terminal to take the longest trains now operating to and from UK ports. GB Railfreight, on behalf of MSC will extend its daily train from Felixstowe to Selby later in 2014. GB Railfreight will now be able to operate 610-metre, 32-platform trains – the longest on the UK rail network - using a combination of both Ecofret and FEA wagons, ... [+]

Hamburg Sud buys CCNI liner business

German-based line Hamburg Sud is to buy the container liner activities of Chile's CCNI including general agency functions. The deal, which is subject to due diligence, is scheduled to be executed by the end of the year. Hamburg Sud said the move would strengthen its liner network to and from ... [+]

Hellmann sees airfreight take-off

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK said that air freight revenue and gross profit increased by around 11% in its first quarter results, relased on 18 July. While shipment tonnage grew, shipment count dropped, suggesting a trend towards larger consignments. The air freight results contributed to extremely positive figures for the company ... [+]

Priority sets up cross-trade department

Time-critical specialist Priority Freight has set its cross-trade logistics service aas a stand-alone department at its London Heathrow office. It is headed by Tom Outhwaite and offers a service coordinating all third country freight and customs clearance activities, including temperature controlled, oversized goods and hazardous cargo, from one location. General Manager ... [+]

Raben chooses Kewill

Netherlands-based internmational logistics firm, Raben Group is rolling out the Kewill MOVE supply chain platform across its transport network. Raben says it wanted a single transport management software solution to connect its operations, automate key processes and integrate with other key operational systems and on-board devices to boost visibility and ... [+]

Management buyout returns Allseas to its roots

Forwarder Allseas Global Logistics has been purchased by managing director Darren Wright in a management buyout supported by Barclays Corporate Banking in Manchester. Following the management buyout, the out-of-gauge specialist will return to the North West where it was founded, transferring its head office from Nottingham to Rochdale. [+]

Yusen goes for the double

Yusen Logistics is double-stacking cargo inside ocean containers, using specialised decks suspended from the roof. The techology, developed by Yusen's parent company NYK and its R&D subsidiary MTI, was tested in April and the companies involved are applying for patents. Trial movements in April confirmed the security of the decks. ... [+]

High Tide scheme doubles in size

Teesside youngsters will benefit from the second annual scheme to help prepare them for the world of work over the summer holidays. Launched in 2013, the High Tide Summer Scheme offers 16- and 17-year-olds the opportunity to undertake two weeks of work experience with different businesses in and around Teesport. This ... [+]

New man at the helm at Bifa

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August. Mr Keen joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in 1999. He was appointed an executive ... [+]

Palletforce Scandinavian service goes live

Palletforce has launched 48-hour delivery and import services to and from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The pallet delivery network already has similar services with Germany, Italy, Benelux, France, Spain and Portugal. The Scandinavian services will be operated by Palletforce member Aeroship, part of the Leman Nordic Group. Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy ... [+]

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