November 2014

Yusen wins Ford business

Yusen Logistics has won a less-than-truck-load collection from Ford across Central Europe. It now collects production parts and delivers reusable packaging from to over 240 suppliers spanning southern Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. John Mitchell, Head of the Automotive Vertical for Yusen Logistics Europe commented: “We are delighted with the award and the opportunity it provides to add value to Ford’s supply chain. The award strengthens ... [+]

Plan now to avoid rate rises, urges forwarding boss

Shipping costs could increase by as much as 10 or even 20% as a result of the new SECA low emission shipping area in North Europe, warns David Williams, managing director of Rhenus UK (pictured). The forwarder is telling its customers that there will be an “unavoidable increase in sea ... [+]

CMA CGM buys another short-sea specialist

CMA CGM is to acquire German-based shortsea line company OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei), subject to regulatory approval. OPDR is currently owned by the Bernhard Schulte Group and operates door to door logistics services between North Europe and the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco and Scandinavia. In late 2014, OPDR relocated ... [+]

Keep your cash for longer

US Bank is expanding its freight-payment trade finance service into Europe. Through its Brussels-based subsidiary, Elavon Freight Payment, the bank will allow shippers to hold onto their cash longer while accelerating payment to their carriers. This, it says offers carriers a cost-effective alternative to factoring and other financing options commonly ... [+]

Tibbett wins Metro business

Romanian contract logistics specialist, Tibbett Logistics – part of the UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group – has won a new multi-year intermodal logistics contract with Hong Kong-based Metro Group Buying HK, starting in February 2015. Metro Group Buying is the retailer' s non-food purchasing organisation, responsible for the international procurement of ... [+]

Kerry collars pets business

Shropshire-based Rosewood Pets is managing its imports from China through Kerry Logistics' Virtual Buying Office. Kerry Logistics will roll out a buyer's consolidation programme, and implement full purchase order management from Asia, for the pet accessories design, import and distribution business, which supplies products to over 20 countries world-wide. [+]

Ready for the Christmas rush

Irish independent delivery firm The Nightline Group says that its new facility in Limerick, the largest in the west of the country, will be open in time for the Christmas peak. It will be the third Nightline site to open this year, after the opening of Athlone and Tralee. Nightline’s CEO ... [+]

By heck, that’s a plane-and-a-half

Even Yorkshire folk were impressed when the An225, the world’s largest aircraft, visited Yorkshire's Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on an operational cargo mission. Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines' unique AN-225 Mryia (Dream) landed to collect 150 tonnes of engineering equipment for a transatlantic flight. Fittingly for England's largest county, the An225, at 275 ... [+]

All about AEO – for £30

Chamber International is holding an import/export training course on 8 December in Leeds designed to help companies learn how beiong an authorised economic operator (AEO) can give competitive advantage and how to get started. It is available for £30 (incl VAT) to eligible companies (normally £495). Visit or contact ... [+]

CEVA leads the no-paper chase

Freight forwarder CEVA Logistics says it has reached 20.4% e-AWB penetration across its global business, making it one of the leaders in paperless airfreight. In September 2014, CEVA also achieved the fastest e-AWB growth of any logistics company. CEVA signed the IATA multilateral agreement for the use of electronic Air Waybills ... [+]

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