November 2016

BDA does the heavy lifting in Africa

Time critical specialist BDA Logistics Innovation team member Michael Stier has been helping African villagers build dams to capture precious water and improve their lives. The company is supporting the charity Excellent Development, which builds sand dams that store rainwater to provide a supply for around 1,000 people, protecting it from parasites and contamination. Families would otherwise spend hours each day searching for clean water can instead get on with farming ... [+]

DSV spreads Christmas cheer

DSV is supporting Disney Store’s annual donation of toys to charities across Scandinavia. For the past eight years, the retailer has donated thousands of soft toys to a range of children’s charities throughout Europe as part of their annual campaign ‘From our Family to yours’. This year, DSV is supporting the ... [+]

Recruitment efforts recognised

PD Ports has won the People Development Award in the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards for helping to tackle the shortage of young people entering the sector though its Logistics Academy. With Stockton Riverside College, PD Ports helped to establish the North East’s first Logistics Academy in 2015 in conjunction with ... [+]

VIDEO – Brexit 5 months on. A forwarders perspective

Tony Shally Managing Director of Espace talking about Brexit and how 5 months on from the referendum it has affected the European freight industry. Question : How did you feel now 5 months on from the Brexit referendum. Tony : As the owner of a European road freight company, we rely on ... [+]

Tribute to a quarter century of sarnie-slicing

The House of Commons may have had its Annie’s Bar but Europa Worldwide has paid tribute to one of its old employees with by naming the caff at its Dartford base Annette’s Café. Annette Lacey ran the company’s canteen at its old headquarters in Erith for 25 years. She is now ... [+]

Should ports get in the zone?

The British Ports Association suggested that a system of ‘zoning’ might boost the industry when they met ports minister, John Hayes, on 28 November. BPA chairman Rodney Lunn and director Richard Ballantyne said zoning could protect and encourage further port development by speeding up consents processes and limiting the impact of ... [+]

Boxes on the move in Qatar

Qatar Ports Management Company is set to move all container terminal operations from Doha to the new Hamad port from1 December. The new port has already started to receive export containers with stevedoring and handling of imported containers due to follow on 1 December. [+]

Transport faces Brexit ‘quagmire’ warns MP

Chairman of the All Party Group on Freight Transport and Stoke-on-Trent South MP, Rob Flello has cautioned against bundling up all EU legislation in a single ‘Great Repeal Bill’ could risk the transport industry getting bogged down for years to come. Speaking in a debate on Exiting the EU and Transport, ... [+]

Forth man to focus on oil and gas

Forth Ports has appointed Gavin Booth to a new position of business development manager focusing on oil and gas support and decommissioning activity. It follows a £10m quayside investment at the Port of Dundee and other initiatives at the Ports of Rosyth and Leith designed to focus on this specialist ... [+]

New look for the North Sea

P&O Ferries is to spend £8.5 million on upgrading the two ships on its Hull-Zeebrugge. The two 32,000-tonne sister vessel Pride of York and Pride of Bruges will gain improvedeating, drinking and shopping areas for freight and tourist passengers. The work will be carried out at the Remontowa shipyard in ... [+]

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