December 2017

New road measures set to reprieve Newport

The Welsh Government has put forward a package of measures costing around £135m to mitigate the effect of the new M4 relief road on ABP’s port of Newport, the BBC reports. They include providing new buildings for firms operating in the port and developing the south dock as an alternative to the north dock where a new bridge would wmake it inaccessible for some vessels. The height of a new ... [+]

Emirates to fly Stansted-Dubai in 2018

Emirates is to launch a daily Boeing 777-300ER service from London Stansted to Dubai on 8 June 2018, the first Middle Eastern carrier to operate out of the airport. Outbound, flight EK33 will depart Dubai at 09:30, and will arrive in London Stansted at 14:10, returning as EK34 at 21:10 ... [+]

Ekol expands in Romania

Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics has signed a five-year lease for a new facility on the outskirts of Bucharest near the Pitesti highway. The new warehouse has nine loading docks, two drive-in ramps, a capacity of 10,000 Euro pallets and a height of 12 meters and has been designed to TAPA security standards It ... [+]

New Indian agent for Rickmers

Heavylift shipping operator Rickmers-Line has appointed Merchant Shipping Services of Mumbai as its new agent in India. Merchant Shipping Services has offices all over the country and will take over all operational and sales activities for the project- and heavy-lift liner services of Rickmers-Line performed by RZ Carrier. [+]

Stage II for Soget in Jamaica

Soget says that its S)One port community system in Jamaica can now offer maritime import functions. It is the second stage of the system implementation; since implementation in October 2016, it now handles all Jamaica’s announcements and manifests. Over the next few months, all imports, exports and transhipments will be ... [+]

ACS going places in India

Air Charter Service’s Indian operation has moved to new premises in Mumbai in order to fulfil the company’s growth plans in the region. Managing director of ACS India, Ashish Wastrad (pictured, below) said the new office is more than twice the size of the previous workplace, giving enough room for ... [+]

B&H uprates its ISO

Aerospace Logistics company B&H has enhanced its existing ISO accreditation to the latest 2015 standard, at all its international locations. The ISO standard is reviewed every five years. B&H chose to gain the new, revised and more stringent standard because increased globalisation has changed the way it does business and due ... [+]

Cargo control around the clock

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has set up a round-the-clock ‘control tower’ to monitor special cargoes and respond to service disruptions. Managed by a team in Moscow, it provides real-time, monitoring of all cargo movements throughout the entire transportation process across the airline’s international network, from booking to final customer delivery. The team ... [+]

Arvato opens Hams Hall site for beauty firm

Arvato SCM Solutions has extended its contract with San Francisco-based Benefit Cosmetics and opened a new business-to-consumer distribution centre for the UK market at Hams Hall, near Birmingham. Arvato supplies services including logistics, international transport management, returns management, personalised greeting cards and gift-wrapping. Arvato’s distribution centre in Dortmund, Germany already ... [+]

IRU appoints MD

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has appointed Boris Blanche as managing director. He was previously chief operating officer at IRU. In the newly created position, Blanche will coordinate and strengthen IRU’s advocacy work, in addition to his current role leading operations, finance and the value-added services that IRU provides ... [+]

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