June 2016

Heathrow runway back in the long grass

The freight industry has reacted at dismay to the news – albeit widely anticipated – that the Government has too many other things on its mind to make a decision on runway capacity in the south-east, as originally planned this summer. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed on 30 June that no announcement will be made until a new Conservative leader had been elected – October at the earliest - further delaying ... [+]

Northern ports to speak with one voice

PD Ports, Port of Tyne, ABP Ports and Peel Ports have signed an agreement to ensure their collective voice is heard by Government and to improve freight and transport links across the North. Following regular roundtable discussions the ports brokered a ground-breaking pact announced in Liverpool on 29 June to pursue ... [+]

A new name on the UK forwarding scene

New Jersey, US-based forwarder Wen-Parker Logistics will open its first UK office at Colnbrook, near Heathrow Airport on 1 July. It joins a network of 25 other owned and operated offices in the US (8), China (4), India (6) and South East Asia (7). Services provided include air and ocean freight ... [+]

Cosco ship is first Neopanamax

The Cosco Shipping Panama opened the enlarged Panama Canal on 26 June and introduced a new term in the shipping lexicon – Neopanamax. Originally named Andronikos, the 9.472teu vessel was renamed in honour of the event and the almost 40,000 workers who made the Expansion a reality. The expansion programme included ... [+]

Apps and the global supply chain

Software firm AEB has started a survey on the role of apps in global trade, logistics and supply chain management. Logistics managers, supply chain professionals and everyone working in the fields of customs and exports in companies is invited to participate in the survey which runs until 1 September - ... [+]

Shipping stalwart passes on

Former managing director of Andrew Weir Shipping, Arthur White, has died aged 84. He worked with the company from 1947 when, as a 16 year old, he joined Macandrews & Co in Liverpool as the office junior. In 1972 he was made a director of Macandrews and United Baltic Corporation. ... [+]

Virgin appoints Lagos agent

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed VN Cargo Connect as its new general sales agency partner in Lagos, Nigeria. The airline operates daily Airbus A330 flights to and from Nigeria’s largest city. VN Cargo Connect has increased its sales team in Nigeria from seven to 12 people. [+]

DHL appoints supply chain chief

DHL Supply Chain, Deutsche Post DHL Group's contract logistics specialist has appointed Oscar de Bok as chief executive for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. He takes over responsibility from his predecessor Paul Graham, who has left the company for personal reasons. [+]

Lufthansa adds feeders to ANA joint operation

Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are to extend their cooperation on 12 July with the addition of the German airline's entire European feeder service to the joint network. This has only been available in Germany, Austria, France, the UK and Belgium to date. The network now includes more than ... [+]

Back to the Baltics

Eurogate Logistics has reintroduced weekly groupage services between the UK and the Baltic states in each direction. It links Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with Eurogate’s UK sites in Glasgow, Bradford, Hinckley and Thurrock, in tandem with the company’s existing full-load and part-load provision. Eurogate’s operations director James Moody (pictured) said the ... [+]

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