July 2015

Daimler revs up Rhenus contract

Car maker Daimler has awarded Rhenus Logistics UK a five-year contract renewal to service 67 collection points across the UK and Ireland and delivering parts to 40 production destinations in Germany. Daimler has worked with Rhenus UK since October 2010. The freight forwarder providing a total logistics solution including full reverse delivery for original equipment manufacturers across the Rhenus manages the logistics service fo from its Automotive Competence Centre (ACC) in Cannock ... [+]

Driver’s hours rules relaxed in Kent – updated

  The UK Department for Transport has relaxed drivers' hours rules for trucks caught up in the congestion. The temporary measures apply for 30 days from 30 July and apply only to drivers who have used a ferry or Eurotunnel to reach or leave Kent or vehicles with operating centres in ... [+]

TNT goes to Tunis

TNT has launched a 737-400 freighter flight between its main European air hub in Liege and Tunis. It operates five times weekly via Marseilles, with flights arriving in Tunis every weekday before start of business and leaving the city in the evening, giving later pick up and earlier collection times ... [+]

May Day for Union Customs Code

The European Commission says that its long-awaited and heavily delayed Union Customs Code will come into force on 1 May next year. It aims to usher in “a simpler, more modern and integrated EU customs system to support cross-border trade and provide for more EU-wide cooperation in customs matters. The ... [+]

Bringing it all back home – Panalpina partners to offer return logistics service

Panalpina has signed a strategic alliance with Hong Kong-based Spread Logistics to offer a return logistics service for faulty consumer electronics. It will pick up the goods, carry out failure analyses and – if need be – return them to the original manufacturer in mainland China. The customer has visibility ... [+]

Qatar offers on-board couriers

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched an on-board courier service for door-to-door and time-critical shipments. The new QR On-Board Courier service will be rolled out across the carrier’s global network on 1 August. Dedicated couriers accompany each shipment from collection to delivery direct to the recipient and the Qatar Airways Cargo ... [+]

Calling all supply chain professionals

Specialist software company AEB and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University are inviting supply chain professionals to take part in the survey for the third edition of their Global Trade Management Agenda. The aim is to bring greater understanding to cross-enterprise collaboration and illustrate how it is being practiced in the business ... [+]

DSV more polishes up its Polish service

DSV can now offer direct services to all parts of Poland, following the introduction of new routes to Gdansk and Poznan. The operator already serves Warsaw, Wroclaw and Łódź. Following the acquisition of Frans Maas in 2006 and its merger with ABX in 2008, DSV says it has grown into ... [+]

Dnata to buy Schiphol handling ops

Dnata is to acquire its Schiphol cargo handling operations from Aviapartner, subject to competition approval expected by the end of September. As well as full cargo handling operations, this facility includes the Schiphol Animal Centre and Temperature Control Centre, as well as its freighter ramp handling operations. Operations comprise 44,000sq ... [+]

PM pledges £7m for Calais fence

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed an extra £7m funding for new fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais, following yet another attempt by migrants to storm the entrance last night. The BBC reported that one man was killed after he was hit by a truck in the incident, ... [+]

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