May 2015

Panalpina to buy out Egypt agent

Panalpina is to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi. The family-owned company specialises in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics and has been Panalpina’s agent in Egypt for the last 20 years. Afifi was established in 1936 in Cairo and today employs around 150 staff in offices in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez/Sokhna. It also operates in Port Said East and West through a long-term subcontractor. [+]

Virgin goes to Detroit

Detroit will become Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s eleventh North American destination on 1 June with the start of daily flights to and from London Heathrow. The Airbus A330 flight will offer over 16 tonnes of capacity in both directions. Detroit is Virgin Atlantic’s second new US destination in the last eight ... [+]

Rosslare mulls third-party operator

Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail - the port authority for Rosslare Europort, says it will assess market interest in a third party concession to operate the port. It follows a study by Indecon Consultants for the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport which examined strategic options, and which recommended that ... [+]

APL Logistics sale complete

Neptune Orient Lines says it had completed the sale of its APL Logistics subsidiary to Japanese forwarder Kintetsu World Express, announced on 17 February. All necessary legal, regulatory and shareholder approvals have been obtained, it said. [+]

Pall-Ex appoints sales chief

UK and European palletised freight network Pall-Ex has appointed Chris Bowden as its new group sales and marketing director. A former board member at parcels delivery firm DX (Group), he brings experience in business-to-business parcels, business-to-consumer parcels, freight, pick-up and drop-off solutions, as well as logistics. [+]

Samskip streamlines logistics

Short-sea shipping operator Samskip has formally launched its Logistics arm, the latest state in a streamlining operation that started in May last year. Samskip Logistics brings all of Samskip’s dry and reefer forwarding activities into a single business unit, including Samskip Icepak Logistics and forwarding services previously operated through ... [+]

Malaysian Airlines to be reborn

Troubled state run Malaysian Airlines has appointed an administrator to transfer assets and liabilities from the existing Malaysian Airline System Berhad to a new company Malaysia Airlines Berhad, which will start up on 1 September. The new company will be headed by former Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller. [+]

DHL to upgrade Americas hub

DHL is investing $108 million to expand its Americas hub facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport to cater for rising volumes. There will be more aircraft gates, warehouse space and new sorting and loading equipment. DHL has received approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for tax credits to cover ... [+]

B&H brings its expertise to bear on customs compliance

Specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide has set up a new customs compliance division in the UK. Based at the company’s London Heathrow headquarters a new team will provide consultancy services on both general Customs compliance and implementation procedures as well as offering advice on specific projects or shipments. B&H Worldwide’s regional ... [+]

IAG starts Kuala Lumpur flights

IAG Cargo has officially opened its London Heathrow/Kuala Lumpur route on 27 May. The route is operated by a Boeing 777-200ER, departing Heathrow daily at 20:15, arriving into Kuala Lumpur at 16:00 local time. Return flights leave Kuala Lumpur at 23:05 and arrive into Heathrow at 05:25 the next morning, ... [+]

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