February 2016

BIFA winds up insurance arm

BIFA has formally wound up its mutual insurance arm. The company ceased to operate about 14 years ago and the latest move is to release final funds to shareholders. It was set up to provide deferment bonds for forwarders who became shareholders in the mutual company. At the time it was a good way for smaller forwarders to get low cost bonds but by the end of the 1990s the ... [+]

DP World streamlines in the UK

DP World is to set up a new UK management structure following its acquisition of the entire container operation in Southampton from ABP on 2 November. From 1 April, DP World Southampton managing director Chris Lewis (no relation to FBJ's editor) becomes DP World’s managing director for the UK reporting into ... [+]

We don’t want any more Jungles says FTA

The Freight Transport Association says a French court ruling allowing part of the Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp to be cleared is a step in the right direction, but not the complete solution. In particular, it urged the authorities not to allow similar camps to spring up elsewhere. There has been ... [+]

Teesport takes the train strain

PD Ports will handle most of Hitachi Transport System Europe’s (HTSE) imports for Hitachi’s new railway carriage assembly line in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The train body shells are coming into PD Ports' Teesport on a new K Line ro ro service along with a few being brought into the port ... [+]

Forth Ports gets green mark

Forth Ports has achieved the ISO 50001 Standard in Energy Management, recognising that it has systems and processes in place to improve energy performance. The company’s ‘green’ efforts include a four-turbine wind farm at and the optimisation and monitoring of operating speeds of its marine plant including pilot boats and ... [+]

Dachser sets up corporate solutions section

German forwarder Dachser has set up a new Corporate Solutions, Research and Development unit to advance its business with global, industry-specific logistics solutions and bundle its research and development activities. It will be headed by Stefan Hohm, leader of the Logistics Center in Hof for the past seven years. Hohm and ... [+]

Search starts for warehouse stars

UKWA is calling for entries for its 2016 - companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest degree of commitment to logistics and supply chain excellence. Applications are sought for nine awards categories and entry forms for the free-to-enter awards can be downloaded from the UKWA website – Three finalists will be selected ... [+]

UPS promotes three

UPS has appointed Nando Cesarone as president of its Europe region. He succeeds Cindy Miller, who is returning to the US to become president of global freight forwarding. Cesarone has held several key international management positions at UPS, including president for North-East Europe. Vice president for corporate strategy Ross McCullough ... [+]

Manchester gains Islamabad link

Private Pakistani carrier Shaheen Air is to launch services between Islamabad and Manchester will on 15 March, operating three times a week. The service to Benazir Bhutto International Airport will be serviced by an Airbus A330. [+]

DFDS returns second SeaFrance ship to service

The former SeaFrance Belioz has returned to the Dover-Calais route under the ownership of DFDS, renamed Côte des Flandres. The ship sailed into Dover last night (23 February) at 20.15 after its inaugural voyage from Calais. Like her sister ship, Côte des Dunes, which came into service on 9 February, ... [+]

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