October 2015

A Star is born

Grimaldi Group's ACL arm as taken of the Atlantic Star, the first of five new G4 con-ro vessels being built in China. She will join the transatlantic service in December, after being christened in Liverpool. The remaining four G4 vessels will be delivered during the first half of 2016. The G4s' innovative design increases capacity without significantly changing the dimensions of the vessel.Container capacity is more than doubled to 3,800 teu and ... [+]

C2K set to raise the bar

Improved customer experience will be one of the main results of the Cargo 2000 (C2K) airfreight standards working group said participant DHL vice president Stephen Smith following a technical working group meeting. The group met in Vienna on 29 October finalise C2K’s revised Airport-to-Airport (A2A) specification and kick-start a revision ... [+]

SEKO seeks Welsh business

SEKO Logistics has opened its first branch in Wales, at Cardiff International Airport. The company's ninth location in the UK, it is under the leadership of operations manager, Gary Bagnall, who has joined SEKO after more than 25 years with Ceva Logistics. Executive director, Gary Morter, said: “We are extremely ... [+]

Jan de Rijk to truck for Norwegian

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Cargo has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics to operate its delivery network to more than 50 airports around Europe. Shipments arriving in London from the US will now be transported daily to key European cargo gateways including Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt in less than 48 hours after ... [+]

New man in the North-West for Rhenus

Tim Doggett has joined freight forwarder, Rhenus Logistics as its new general manager, North West. He was most recently a regional director with Europa Worldwide Logistics, an in a 25-year career has worked for RH Stevens and H&S Handel und Transport, including spells in Germany and Switzerland. As well as raising ... [+]

Austin returns to Priority Freight

Contingency logistics specialist Priority Freight has appointed Andrew Austin as group operations director. He joins from the Keswick Enterprises Group, where he was senior executive officer but previously worked for Priority Freight as chief executive officer from 2010 to 2013. [+]

Minister told: We need joined up transport

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill took part in a round table discussion with transport leaders from the ports, road, rail freight and shipping industry at the port of Felixstowe offices on 29 October. Discussions centred on the need for a joined-up approach connecting the maritime sector with other areas of transport ... [+]

Felixstowe food exam facilities make the grade

Transport Minister, Robert Goodwill, formally opened the Port of Felixstowe's new ambient temperature food examination facility on 29 October. The £4 million investment includes a major refurbishment and expansion of the examination facilities and the provision of new offices for Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority. It also brings the port's facilities ... [+]

School’s in thanks to ABP staff

Staff at ABP’s four Humber ports have raised of £70,000 Hull’s Marfleet Primary School to equip a much-needed extra classroom. The donation will be used for interactive whiteboards and cutting-edge computer equipment, books, furniture and consumables. [+]

Sweden – and GAC – to the rescue

Logistics specialist GAC has coordinated the delivery of two high-speed boats to Greece to help rescue stricken refugees on behalf of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS). The boats are being sent as part of the response to the growing humanitarian crisis that has seen thousands of refugees attempting to ... [+]

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