January 2017

Pakistan close to TIR

Pakistan has signed a guarantee agreement for TIR an important step in making the global transit system a reality in the country. Signatories included the Federal Board of Revenue and IRU member, the Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. [+]

Zim in India logistics deal

Zim has signed a cooperation agreement with Allcargo Logistics subsidiary Avvashya-CCI to provide comprehensive logistics services in India. It includes land transportation, customs clearance, warehousing and depot facilities and special cargo service. [+]

KN first to gain network-wide pharma cert.

Kuehne + Nagel has become the first forwarder to receive IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its entire air network, which currently includes 86 locations. The CEIV Pharma Standard, introduced in 2015, aims to improve the level of competency as well as operational and technical preparedness of all parties in the ... [+]

Safe packing seminar

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association, Global Shippers’ Forum, World Shipping Council and nd TT Club are to host a seminar and survey on safe packing of cargo transport units in Brussels, 27 February as part of European Shipping Week. It will address the dangers posed to the supply chain ... [+]

Greencarrier looks north

Swedish forwarder Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, Norway’s main hub for oil and gas activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge. Under the new contract, Greencarrier will support ENI Norge’s activities at the Goliat ... [+]

Beer for drinks forwarder

Beverage logistics specialist JF Hillebrand Group has appointed Thorsten Beer as chief financial officer from 1 April. He succeeds Kevin Brock who is retiring after 24 years with the company. Thorsten Beer, a native of Germany, brings 20 years of experience in finance, 15 of them in the pharmaceutical supply chain ... [+]

Ferrymasters promotes trailer man

P&O Ferrymasters has promoted trailer operations general manager Mark Timmermans to the company board in the new post of trailer director. The new role is designed to strengthen major growth plans by the company’s Assets division, where intermodal director Wim Blomme was previously responsible for both container and trailer own-fleet ... [+]

Pony Express does Ireland’s first official drone drop

Pony Express Couriers completed the first ever Ireland’s first Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) approved parcel delivery by drone in late January. The flight, at Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin was performed by the country’s largest same-day courier, and took just two minutes to complete from take-off to parcel drop, with the DJI ... [+]

Banks underwrite Dover revival scheme

A consortium of lenders has agreed a £200m package to support the Port of Dover’s Western Docks Revival project including a purpose-built cargo and logistics facility. Allianz Global Investors has agreed to provide the programme with a £55million private placement bond; RBS and Lloyds Bank have each provided a £35million revolving ... [+]

Stena aims ever higher

Stena Line has increased the height of the cargo deck of its Rosslare-Fishguard ferry Stena Europe to allow access for high top trailers, a key requirement of more and more freight customers operating between Britain and Ireland. Trade director for the southern Irish Sea, Ian Davies, said that Stena had taken ... [+]

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