August 2016

TIACA chief to step down

TIACA secreatary general Doug Brittin is to retire at the end of this year.   A selection committee, under the direction of Sebastiaan Scholte of Jan de Rijk Logistics has been established to review and recruit candidates for a replacement. Brittin will stay with TIACA in an advisory capacity once the new Secretary General has been appointed to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to support the TIACA board. [+]

Panalpina opens in Phnom Penh

Panalpina has opened a new office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It offers air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, in-land transportation, cross-border trucking with Vietnam and Thailand, container freight station consolidation, and warehousing and storage services. [+]

APL opens Oman arm

APL Logistics has formed APL Logistics Oman, a new joint venture company with Arab Global Logistics to develop the country as a regional logistics hub for the Middle-East and East Africa. It will specialise in the automotive, consumer, industrials, and retail sectors and will offer inbound and production logistics, finished ... [+]

New box terminal for Jakarta

Jakarta’s new container terminal built by NYK Line, Pelabuhan Indonesia, Mitsui and PSA International has opened for commercial service at Tanjung Priok Port. It will be operated by the newly established company PT New Priok Container Terminal One and will have a capacity of about 1.5m teu a year, overall ... [+]

New addition to the PD Ports family

PD Ports has christened its new harbour master launch High Tide Adventure in honour of its youth education charity, with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council leader, Sue Jeffrey, as ‘godmother’. High Tide helps raise the aspirations and awareness of job opportunities for young people on Teesside. Based at Teesport, it will also ... [+]

Great flight, shame about the landing

The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight, the BBC reports. The 302ft long aircraft plane- airship – hit the ground at its Cardington Airfield base in Bedfordshire. The aircraft cockpit sustained most of the damage but developer ... [+]

APL offers weekly Indian subcontinent service

The APL arm of shipping line NOL – which is being taken over by CMA CGM - has launched a new weekly India Pakistan Europe (IPE) service. It calls at Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, Jeddah, Djibouti and calls in Europe include Southampton and Felixstowe. First sailing eastbound is ... [+]

Former Menzies boss moves to WFS

Former Menzies Aviation chief executive Craig Smyth has been appointed CEO at airfreight handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) from 29 August. He takes over from Olivier Bijaoui, who resigned in July. In his 20 years at Menzies, Smyth is credited to building the business up into one of the world’s ... [+]

BG goes for the max to Ireland

Peel Ports’ short-sea shipping arm BG Freight Line is to introduce four ‘Irelandmax’ container vessels onto its Irish Sea routes in 2018. The 13,250-tonne, 153m long ships, with a nominal capacity of 1004teu will be able to carry 488 45ft boxes in all positions. Odd-sized containers can also be stowed ... [+]

Stena shows off Belfast investment

Stena Line’s Route Manager Paul Grant (centre) hosted a visit by Northern Ireland infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard (left) and finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir at the Belfast terminal on 22 August. The Ministers had the opportunity to see the significant investment by Stena Line in its operations in Northern Ireland ... [+]

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