May 2016

Broekman wraps up packaging deal

Broekman Logistics has signed a partnership agreement with Novaedes to offer seaworthy or airtight packaging of goods for shipping at its project services terminal in Waalhaven, Rotterdam. Novaedes will also use the 200sq m space at the terminal for its own packaging assignments. The amount of space can also be varied according to the level of packaging business.   [+]

New partner to boost Air Malta cargo

Air Malta has appointed Network Airline Services (NAS) as its Total Cargo Management (TCM) service provider. The TCM concept is used by airlines to generate additional cargo revenues by maximising cargo hold while the airline concentrates on its core passenger. As well as a guaranteed income to Air Malta, the project ... [+]

DHL ties up Chengdu agreement

DHL Global Forwarding has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, the government agency responsible for developing the city into a major trade hub under China's ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. DHL will collaborate with Chengdu's administration to further improve the security, customs efficiency, and freight capacity of ... [+]

FedEx completes TNT takeover

After a year of behind-the-scenes activity, FedEx formally took over rival operator TNT Express on 25 May, described by FedEx president and chief executive David Bronczek as “a historic day in the history of these two great companies.” FedEx also revealed that it would be moving its European headquarters to TNT’s ... [+]

‘Ugly freight could lose out from FedEx takeover’

FedEx’s take-over of TNT Express could mean less choice and increased costs and transit times for shippers of large and heavy items, warns David Jinks, head of consumer research at brokers ParcelHero. He says that TNT has made ‘ugly freight’ a speciality “and has significantly greater flexibility on the size of ... [+]

Flying fish

Air Charter Service has helped rehome two dolphins from Amsterdam to their new home in the Canary Islands. ‘Sting’ and ‘Makai’ travelled on an AN-74 aircraft with qualified vets in attendance from Maastricht Airport to Las Palmas Airport on 4 May where they were transported on to Palmitos Park, a ... [+]

Leman signs life-saving pharma deal

Freight forwarder Leman has signed a global cooperation agreement with Xellia Pharmaceuticals. The manufacturer, which produces treatments for serious and often life-threatening infections, selected Leman for its understanding of the pharmaceutical world, high flexibility and focus on optimisation. Leman has also dedicated a number of specialists to the business. [+]

Work starts on Manchester airfreight site

Chinese firm Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI)  has begun work on the Alpha logistics site at Manchester airport, reports Bdaily International. The £15m logistics scheme is part of a wider £1bn Airport City development comprising industrial, hotel and retail space. The new 130,000sq ft logistics centre will include units ranging ... [+]

Geodis gears up for the Euros

Freight forwarder Geodis is delivering 13,000 bags and 120 tonnes of goods to be delivered to ten French football stadiums for the Euro 2016 toruament which starts on 10 June. It has already shipped Super Victor, the competition mascot standing 1.90m tall and weighing 70kg, and installed it at the head ... [+]

French are at it again, reports FTA

Trouble is again brewing on the roads of France, reports the Freight Transport Association.   Motorway blockades and protests at fuel refineries have led to dozens of petrol stations near Calais running dry and truck drivers have been struggling to fill their tanks. FTA warns that the problem is expected to get ... [+]

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