December 2016

Antonov appoints UK sales team

Following the ending of the joint venture Ruslan International with Volga-Dnepr at the end of 2016, Antonov Airlines has appointed a UK-based team to lead the global sales activities for its fleet of AN-124-100s, AN-225 and AN-22 aircraft. Based at Antonov’s new offices in Stansted Airport’s Diamond Hangar, the sales team includes Paul Furlonger who has spent the past 26 years working with the carrier’s fleet, Graham Witton, who first began ... [+]

DHL completes UK Mail buy

Deutsche Post DHL Group has completed the acquisition of parcels, mail and logistics services company UK Mail. It follows unconditional clearance by the European Commission on 16 December. [+]

Leading light in AV Dawson passes away

AV Dawson owner and partner, Maurice Dawson has died, aged 75. He led the Middlesbrough-based logistics firm, founded in 1938 by his parents, through a significant phase in its growth. The former diesel fitter apprentice spent years as a long-distance lorry driver before becoming joint managing director at AV Dawson alongside ... [+]

New Caribbean call for London Gateway

The joint CMA CGM-Hapag Lloyd European Caribbean Service is to call at DP World London Gateway, its first ever UK port, from 6 January. Dedicated to reefer transport, the service will provide one of the shortest transit times between Central America and North Europe and also connects the UK with the ... [+]

Report backs FTA stance on Kent truck parking

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says report by independent watchdog Transport Focus reflects its own findings about the need for safe lorry parking and decent driver facilities during disruption to cross-Channel services in Kent. The group examined HGV drivers’ experiences during delays and questioned them about facilities they would like to ... [+]

Rugby firm raises its game

Rugby-based Exact Logistics is now offering daily services to and from Germany for small consignments of palletised freight and has appointed three new members of staff and made two promotions. Karen Shuter, of Exact Logistics, said: “Our services to and from Germany are a very important part of our business and ... [+]

London Gateway starts work on logistics phase II

DP World has begun work on the second and final phase of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre. It will create 180,000sq ft of cross-dock distribution warehousing and office space in addition to the 207,000sq ft of in phase 1, completed in early 2015. Phase Two will be available for ... [+]

The New Look for Everywoman

The FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have a new look to celebrate their tenth anniversary. There will now be two winners per category, one Leader and one individual going above and beyond. All nominees should demonstrate how they are innovating and excelling in their roles. The 2017 award categories are ... [+]

Brinor gets AEO

Ipswich-based Brinor International Shipping and Forwarding has gained AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status. AEO status will enable it to simplify and expedite many of its customs procedures, and demonstrates that its operation has an assured quality of service and is fully compliant. Managing director, Manfred Bahr, said: “Achieving AEO status is a ... [+]

Finnlines joins up with P&O for UK/Spain link

Grimaldi Group company Finnlines is offering a service for ro ro and containers between North Spain and the UK, connecting to and from P&O Ferries services at Zeebrugge. Finnlines is offering departures from Bilbao and Santander on Wednesday (the latter for self driving units) arriving in either Teesport or Tilbury the ... [+]

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