March 2015

Stena makes it seven

Stena Line is due to complete a £6m refit investment programme of its Irish Sea North ferry fleet when the Stena Precision finishes its upgrade at Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard this Easter. The line has upgraded seven ships over the last five months with the bulk of the work being carried out at Harland & Wolff shipyard including Stena Line’s flagship vessels Stena Superfast VII and VIII. Overseeing the refit ... [+]

Race is on to find world’s fastest airline

Budapest Airport will find the world's fastest airline this September. The annual 'Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World' will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport's 13R-31L – on foot. Runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again ... [+]

Temporary warehouses solves Felixstowe space shortage

Felixstowe has turned to temporary building experts Spaciotempo to cope with a space shortage brought on by new Brussels food safety regulations. The 25m x 25m, 5m high building, is helping the port cope with demand following the introduction of a new food safety. It will remain on site until ... [+]

A new voice for freight forwarding

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is to set up a Freight Forwarding Forum to boost awareness of the sector and raise professional standards in the industry. Chaired by Actualis Marketing founder, chartered CILT member and regular FBJ contributor, Paul Kelly, its mission is “to raise awareness of the ... [+]

Freightliner sale complete

US-based railroad company Genesee & Wyoming completed the acquisition of about 94% of Freightliner Group for around £492 million (US$733 million) on 26 March. It has also assumed £19 million ($29 million) of net debt and capitalized leases. Members of the existing Freightliner management team will retain a 6% economic ... [+]

Delta and Virgin add six

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have added six new services in their summer schedule as part of their new their transatlantic partnership. Virgin Atlantic is launching a second daily service between Los Angeles and Heathrow and the combined service with Delta will offer three daily flights between the ... [+]

Keeping the lights on in Toamasina

Air Partner helped to prevent a total power blackout in the Madagascan town of Toamasina by delivering a complete Cummings standby power system. The system was modified in Dubai to withstand the high humidity of Madagascar’s east coast, and then flown by chartered plane to Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, where it ... [+]

Fast fashion

Online fashion retailer, Missguided, has signed a seven year deal with Norbert Dentressangle to manage its international e-fulfilment operation. The two companies are jointly investing in a new, purpose-built fulfilment centre in Manchester, replacing Missguided’s existing facility in Salford. Norbert Dentressangle will take over the running of Missguided’s existing fulfilment ... [+]

London trade is booming

Cargo trade at port terminals on the River Thames grew 3% or 1.3 million tonnes (3%) in 2014, says the Port of London Authority. The figure included a 7.4% rise in containers and trailers to 16.2 million tonnes; aggregates and cement went up 10.1% to 9.7 million tonnes; and other ... [+]

Eagles to be Seatruck CEO

Alistair Eagles will be appointed chief executive of Clipper Group's Irish Sea unaccompanied freight ro ro line, Seatruck Ferries from 7 May. At the same time, Ole Frie will step down from his position as Seatruck chairman for Seatruck, and Kristian Morch will become the new chairman of the Board. ... [+]

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