August 2016

Aramex signs medical deal

Aramex has signed a partnership with Dubai-based NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to provide logistics services in the Middle East, Africa, Canada and the UK. The logistics company is managing the logistics of  patient samples from clinics for advanced clinical testing along with temperature controlled storage and transportation of medication from distribution hubs in the UK and Canada to healthcare facilities within the Middle East and Africa. It is also providing customs clearance, ... [+]

No substitute for IAG as The Who go on tour

As music fans will know, The Who have a rather big anniversary this year – their 50th. What is less well known is that IAG Cargo – owner of the British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo and others –have been providing the group’s logistics for more than half of those. With ... [+]

Wrongly-declared cargo ‘causes a quarter of all ship incidents’

More than a quarter of incidents on ships are caused by mis-declared cargo, says UK P&I Club risk assessor David Nichol. He reports that data captured by the container-shipping lines’ Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) in 2013/14 indicates that 27% of incidents for which the cause was detected were attributable to ... [+]

New talent for Global Shippers’ Forum

Sri Lankan Shippers’ Council chairman Sean Van Dort has joined the board of the Global Shippers’ Forum. He is also head of commercial and logistics at clothing and textile conglomerate MAS Holdings, which has 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries. The Sri Lankan Shippers’ Council became a member of GSF in ... [+]

Water colours

Look again – this isn’t a photo of an offshore support vessel but a painting by a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. The society is holding its annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London - - on 28 September to 8 October (10am to 5pm but ... [+]

Amazon goes for the ultimate in port-centric distribution

On-line retail giant Amazon is to open what is believed to be the UK’s largest ever warehouse at the Forth Ports-Roxhill Developments-owned London Distribution Park (LDP) at the port of Tilbury. As well as its sheer size, the facility will be one of the most highly automated in the country. The ... [+]

New planes mean more freight space, says Virgin

Virgin Atlantic says its 12 new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, announced at last month’s Farnborough Airshow, will increase lower deck cargo capacity by between 10% and 22% when they enter service from 2019. The new planes will also be 30% more fuel and carbon efficient than the Boeing 747-400s and Airbus ... [+]

Good three months for DFDS

DFDS saw a 63% increase in freight volumes on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes in the second quarter of 2016, carrying more than 110,000 vehicles for the first time. It follows introduction of two new ships on the Dover-Calais service, the Cotes des Dunes and Cote de Flandres. DFDS now ... [+]

IAG upgrades freighter flights

IAG Cargo is adding a new Wednesday flight from Frankfurt to Luton via Paris from 24 August to its existing London-Paris Saturday service, operated by an A300F with 42 tonnes cargo capacity. rucking connections will be available from London Luton to Heathrow and Gatwick. On August 18, it also launched ... [+]

Food importers avoiding Calais, says federation

Freight movements through Calais are being severely disrupted by stowaways, says the Food Storage and Distribution Federation. The situation at the port is getting increasingly worse, with a reported 6000 immigrants trying to cross to the UK, warns federation chief executive, Chris Sturman. The trade body which represents the food logistics ... [+]

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