November 2014

DHL’s Eurapid comes to Warrington

DHL Freight has extended its day-definite road freight service to nine more terminals across Europe, including Warrington. There are also new stations in France, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Spain and Slovakia and two in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto). The service for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments up to 2.5 tons is now available at 50 terminals in 17 countries and covers 80% of all business addresses in Europe. CEO of DHL Freight, Amadou Diallo ... [+]

Another timber hub for Tilbury

Following the announcement on 25 November that Travis Perkins is to be the launch customer for its new London Distribution Park, the Port of Tilbury signed a new agreement with Grafton Group subsidiary L&G Forest Products for a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub on 27 November. The Grafton Group owns the Buildbase ... [+]

New look for Europa in Newcastle

Europa Worldwide Logistics has opened a 1,500sq ft office for its Newcastle operation at Monkton Business Park, Hebburn. It will allow the business to double in size within the next 12 months. Branch manager Mat Jobson, who has worked for Europa for 15 years, said: “We used to be in a ... [+]

UASC names first LNG ship

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) christened its LNG-ready ultra large container vessel MV Sajir in Ulsan, Korea on 27 November. The first ship of its kind in the world, it is part of a fleet of 17 similar vessels being build by Hyundai with capacities ranging from 15,000 to 18,800teu. [+]

Egypt joint venture

Maritime services company Inchcape Shipping Services has signed a joint venture agreement with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). OOCL Egypt will operate from existing ISS offices in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, and Damietta and will offer a “one-stop-shop” for Egyptian customers, including full container fleet network coverage. [+]

More lines for sulphur alliance

Fourteen more shipping lines have joined Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative pressing for robust and fair enforcement of the new sulphur emission regulations. They include Hapag-Lloyd, DFDS, Spliethoff, Transfennica and Biglift. This brings membership to 31 companies. [+]

Bonded status for Southampton handler

Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has gained bonded status from HM Customs and Excise. SCH moved into a 40,000 square feet facility at Totton near Southampton earlier this year; bonded status means that payment of excise duty on imported goods can be deferred until they are transported inland for use or ... [+]

IMO adopts weighing and packing measures – but now the hard work begins

Insurers the TT Club have welcomed the adoption by the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee of the amendment to SOLAS (the Convention for Safety of Life at Sea) on verification of gross mass for containers, toll become mandatory in July 2016. However, it says, much work remains to be done ... [+]

Mexican member for WACO

Universal Cargo has joined global freight management network The WACO System as its member in Mexico. Headquartered in Mexico City, with branches in Guadalajara, Merida, and Monterrey, Universal Cargo offers a full suite of logistics services, including air and sea freight services, inland trucking, rail, customs brokerage, warehousing, and storage. [+]

Powerful partner

Marine and sports forwarder GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider for the new Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix (OPGP) Series. Under the three-year deal, it will coordinate the complex logistics of equipment and infrastructure for five races held every year in Florida and transportation of at least 12 team ... [+]

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