October 2017

IRU welcomes Posting of Workers derogation plan

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) welcomed a European Commission proposal for a lex specialis (similar to a derogation) to the Posting of Workers Directive. It would introduce specific rules for the road transport sector, taking into account the highly mobile character of such operations. In an open letter to transport attaches, Members of the European Parliament  and key individuals in the European Commission on 27 October, it also welcomed the ... [+]

Palletways opens second German hub

Palletways is to open a second German region hub in the south of the country, at Neufahrn, near Munich. The pallet network already operates a main hub at  Knüllwald-Remsfeld in the centre of the country while its site at Nijmegen in the Netherlands acts as a regional hub for the ... [+]

Crowley signs AMI deal

US-based Crowley Logistics has signed a deal with airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International. The 400,000 cu ft CrowleyFresh facility near Miami International Airport will become the central consolidation point for AMI's Miami Gateway operation between the US, Latin America and the rest of the world and will allow it to ... [+]

NYK to take total control of Yusen

Japan’s NYK shipping and transport group is to acquire the remaining 41% stake of its freight forwarding subsidiary, Yusen Logistics, that it does not own. It plans to complete the transaction by the end of March 2018. NYK Group foresees the creation of two main business ‘pillars’, namely air/ocean freight ... [+]

Irish Ferries to launch Dublin-Cherbourg service

Irish Ferries has published details of a major increase in its services including a new service between Dublin and Cherbourg which, together with the existing route from Rosslare to Cherbourg and Roscoff, will give a daily schedule in alternate directions between France and Ireland. It is also planning increased capacity and ... [+]

Gefco motors ahead in Bristol

Gefco UK has quadrupled its staff at its Portbury, Bristol site and increased turnover by 100% following completion of an extensive modernisation plan. Portbury is one of four UK finished vehicle logistics centres and is located within the Port of Bristol. The upgrades include expanding the site to 40 acres and the ... [+]

BIFA unveils awards shortlist

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has revealed the finalists of its 29th Freight Service Awards 2017 with a late flurry of entries resulting in a near record number of entrants. Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services (sponsored by IAG Cargo) 512 Sheffield Ltd Ligentia UK ... [+]

Scholte and Polmans to head TIACA

Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive Sebastiaan Scholte is the new Chairman of TIACA, with head of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company, Steven Polmans, becoming vice chairman. Both were formally welcomed to their new roles at the airfreight body’s recent annual general meeting in Miami, Florida. Scholte has ... [+]

New boss for all-cargo carrier

British all-cargo carrier CargoLogicAir has appointed David Kerr as its new chief executive, from 1 January 2018. He has more than 20 years of experience in the airline sector, most recently as senior vice president at Etihad Cargo. [+]

Xpediator buys Benfleet

Delamode parent company Xpediator is acquiring Basildon-headquartered Benfleet Forwarding for £6.55 million. With offices in Dover, Chelmsford, Trento in Italy and Ploiesti in Romania, it specializes in the movement of flooring, machinery, household goods and garments with services in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Turkey and the Far East. Benfleet’s managing director, Jason ... [+]

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