March 2016

Stobart signs land lease deal

Stobart Group has signed a deal to lease 47 acres of land from the Ford Motor Company at Speke, Liverpool, adjacent to the car-maker's Merseyside plant and close to the logistics operators existing multimodal and warehousing site at Widnes. An option to buy the land is also included and there is also an option to lease a further six acres from Ford. [+]

Containerships adds St Pete call

Containerships is launching a direct call at Neva Metal in St. Petersburg to complement the existing call at the port's Moby Dik terminal on Kronstadt Island. The Neva Metal Terminal will be included in the weekly Intra Baltic loop which also calls at Lübeck, Aarhus and Helsinki. Neva Metal is ... [+]

Volgna-Dnepr keeps the gas on

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ quick response service sprang into action when a compressor at Russia’s only natural gas liquefaction plant on Sakhalin island needed an urgent repair. An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters moved equipment including a 14-tonne capacity heavy-duty multi-wheel trailer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Moscow to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin. [+]

Improvement ‘just a blip’ says Stifel

Improved results in January and February may be merely blips within a downward tren, say the publishers of the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index which reported a renewed fall in March. China's February trade volume showed significant declines in both imports and exports, with the latter contracting 25.4% year on ... [+]

Bloom boom for AirBridge

AirBridgeCargo Airlines reported a 15% growth in its airfreight volumes in February, transporting over 37,000 tonnes across its global route network in Asia, Europe, North America and Russia - 3% more than the same month last year when demand was itself boosted by US port strikes. Particular growth was reported ... [+]

IAG to open Gatwick-Cape Town route

IAG Cargo will operate a new three days a week B777-200 service from London Gatwick to Cape Town, South Africa from 24 November. The additional service will run throughout the winter schedule and supplements the three times a week A330-300 Madrid- Johannesburg service, due to start on 1 August and ... [+]

Brussels cargo resumes

Following the recent development of the situation in Brussels regarding the bombing incident, we would like to confirm that all of our employees are safe and that the Cargo operations at Brussels airport have resumed following the recent bomb attack, reports freight forwarder Geodis.n However, due to the backlog, some ... [+]

Woodland Sport sponsors golf star

The Woodland Sport arm of Essex-based forwarder Woodland Group has signed a sponsorship agreement with rising pro golf star Chloe Rogers to act in an ambassador role for 2016. Chloe Rogers is currently best known for her international hockey career, capped 162 times for the England and Great Britain women's ... [+]

FTA praise for Scots rail plan

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has applauded the Scottish Government's rail freight strategy, published on 22 March. The plan, launched by transport minister, Derek Mackay, aims to help the sector tap into new and growing markets.  FTA’s head of policy for Scotland ,Chris MacRae , explained: “Volumes have fallen with the ... [+]

CMA upgrades Ethiopia offering

CMA CGM has upgraded its Ethiopian intermodal service by linking the neighbouring port of Djibouti with inland destinations at Addis Ababa, Mekele, Nefas Meewcha, Gibe, Shashemene and Jinga. The operator has at the same time added Djiboutt to the schedule of its Mediterranean Express (MEX) and Red Sea Express ... [+]

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