June 2017

CCS-UK fallback to secure safety of airfreight supply chain

Three decades on from the Travicom debacle that shut down the UK’s airfreight for several days, an electronic fallback system is available to prevent a similar meltdown in the event of a prolonged outage of HMRC’s computer systems. The BT-owned CCS-UK air cargo electronic community system unveiled a new electronic back-up system on 29 June, which it said would prevent the catastrophic impact of a systems failure by the HMRC CHIEF ... [+]

Belfast bonanza to boost investment

Belfast Harbour says that proceed from a record financial performance in 2016, announced on 26 June, will be reinvested in its port and property activities. Belfast’s turnover grew by 7% to £58.1m while operating profit increased by 12% to £32.2m. The growth was driven by improved port throughput - up by ... [+]

DHL to slash emissions to zero

Deutsche Post DHL Group says it will reduce all logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050, in line with the goals established at the 2015 Paris climate and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Deutsche Post DHL Group also wants to expand its portfolio of green products and ... [+]

KN starts work on pharma hub

Kuehne + Nagel held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Pharma Hub Switzerland in Möhlin near Basel on 23 June. The 16,300sq m site will form part of the KN PharmaChain network, and will be used to manage approximately 46,000 pallet spaces in three different temperature zones [+]

Eurotunnel sells ferries

Eurotunnel Group has sold the two ferries used on its former MyFerryLink operation to DFDS. The Berlioz (now Côte des Flandres) and Rodin (now Côte des Dunes) will transfer to their new owner under the terms agreed June 2015. [+]

New chief for Transaid

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber to take over as chief executive from 1 August. She will replace Gary Forster, 35 who is stepping down after 11 years. Caroline first became involved with Transaid whilst on secondment as a Project Manager for Wincanton and joined the organisation full-time in ... [+]

FTA holds government to Severn toll promise

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the Government to guarantee its pre-election promise to remove all charges on the Severn Bridges. It says that, with the highest tolls on the entire UK road network, the two motorway crossings into Wales are “a massive burden on road haulage businesses who ... [+]

Irish Rail sets out Rosslare plans

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) said it wanted to develop Rosslare Europort ro ro facility that it owns and operates in south-east Ireland in its response to the Irish Government’s National Planning Framework consultation. The National Planning Framework sets out the country’s transport needs in 2040. Rosslare Europort is the second largest seaport ... [+]

Peel Ports makes rapid progress at Sheerness

Peel Ports Group says it has reached a significant milestone in its Sheerness Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for growth, as construction progresses at the Wellmarsh area of the former Thamesteel site. Plans for the redevelopment of the 50-acre industrial estate were given unanimous approval by Swale Borough Council last year ... [+]

Ceva opens Yangoon office

Ceva Logistics has opened an office in Myanmar's capital, Yangon. For the last five years, CEVA has been operational in the country through a network partner, providing freight management services to multinational and local customers, but can now offer the full spectrum of air and ocean freight services with access ... [+]

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