June 2016

New chairman for Dover

Former Port of London Authority chief executive (2004-14) Richard Everitt has been appointed chairman of Dover Harbour Board. He was also chairman of the UK Major Ports Group for four years, chief executive of National Air Traffic Services (NATS) between 2001 and 2004 and prior to this was an executive director at airports operator BAA. He is also currently chairman of aircraft broker, Air Partners. [+]

Award for Peel’s Mark Whitworth

Peel Ports chief executive Mark Whitworth has been named Business Person of the Year at the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards thanks to his role in facilitating more than £650million worth of investment at the Port of Liverpool and the Manchester Ship Canal. Whitworth joined Peel Ports in 2010 and ... [+]

Brexit turmoil is a worry for airport plans, says BIFA

BIFA asays it is concerned that the UK's political turmoil will lead to further procrastination. Director general Robert Keen said that following the earlier postponement of a decsion in December to, allegedly, summer 2016, , “with last week's developments, we are now entering a period of great uncertainty on the ... [+]

MIQ Logistics on trend with French Connection deal

Fashion retailer French Connection has signed a $40million, five year inbound logistics contract with MIQ Logistics. It will manage inventory from factories across Asia, India, Turkey, Romania and Poland to European and North American stores, and to wholesalers in a further 50 countries. As well as managing the international transport ... [+]

MSC ships put Liverpool 2 through its paces

Five MSC vessels of between 2,668 and 4,355teu operating the North West Continent feeder service to Antwerp and Le Havre and the Montreal Express to Canada are helping the Port of Liverpool carry out marine trials of its new Liverpool2 terminal. These will be followed by a variety of cargo ... [+]

Coming, ready or not: VGM

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCAd the International Maritime Organisation have IMO issued a circular letter warning the industry of a mistaken belief that the  container verified gross mass (VGM) regulations have been deferred for three months until 1 October. The confusion has arisen because IMO has stated that ... [+]

Rhenus in Dubai

The Rhenus Group has set up its own country organisation in the United Arab Emirates. Rhenus Logistics Gulf,  in Dubai Logistics City in the Dubai World Central free trade zone offers air and sea freight and customs clearance, warehousing and road transportation to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. There are ... [+]

New group to push Sheffield logistics hub

Logistics companies from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) gathered at a meeting organised on 22 June by Logistics Hub UK (LHUK) to discuss ‘Building the SCR’s Logistics Hub’. The private-public sector group currently has a core group of members including Peel group, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, rail port developer Verdion, Harworth ... [+]

More Brexit reaction from the freight industry

We stand firm in our belief that the UK’s supply chain will be deeply affected by the referendum outcome, as it’s always relied on an efficient international logistics network. Jobs, trade and investment are all likely to be impacted...Like every other company, we must now take stock of what’s happened ... [+]

Time to break out the carnets in Brexit Britain?

Following the announcement of a ‘leave’ result in the EU referendum today (24 June), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says coming out of union risks disrupting the UK supply chains. The Government has two years to negotiate the new rules – one example is the need for international road transport ... [+]

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