February 2018

Liverpool is full of beans

CWT Commodities, the UK’s largest importer of cocoa and coffee beans is to build a new warehouse at the Port of Liverpool Mazdon Construction will build a 36,000sq ft warehouse and new offices on the site which the trader is leasing from Liverpool’s owner, Peel Ports. Nearly 65,000 tonnes of cocoa beans, more than two thirds of the UK’s demand, arrive via Liverpool, close to factories in Yorkshire and North Wales. The ... [+]

BIFA calls for beefed-up cyber security

BIFA is urging its members to review their cyber security policies, following last year's cyber attack on Maersk and other operators. It said the episode had revealed the scale of impact that security breaches can have on global logistics and supply chains, with the physical cost of rectifying the problems ... [+]

Labour joins call for customs union

A Labour government would negotiate permanent membership of a customs union with the European Union, said its leader Jeremy Corbyn in a speech on 26 February. The BBC’s political correspondent Ben Wright says that it raises the possibility of the Labour party passing an amendment calling for the creation of ... [+]

We’re full, says Heathrow

Heathrow Airport said that cargo capacity on key routes to Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda and Dubai – which account for 18% of the airport’s total cargo volume - are virtually full and unable to accommodate further growth. It said that the data underscored the importance of expanding the ... [+]

IEA to offer more customs info online

BDO Customs and International Trade Services (BDO) and Rhenus Logistics Ireland are to sponsor IEA’s online customs services offering. Through a series of newsletters in 2018, the IEA, BDO and Rhenus Logistics Ireland will offer IEA members advice and assistance on exporting overseas and importing into Ireland, keeping members informed ... [+]

All-round experience for Tilbury trainees

The Port of Tilbury’s Logistics Training Academy and Tilbury on the Thames Trust have taken delivery of a new ‘fully immersive’ training simulator as part of the ‘Attention to Logistics’ training programme. The ‘Attention to Logistics’ training programme and bursary scheme, launched last year by the Trust, has been created to ... [+]

P&O set to hit high note as it trebles in Tilbury

P&O Ferries has signed a deal with Forth Ports to build a £150 million river berth at the Port of Tilbury which will treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020. The new terminal will be built subject to planning permission. An application for a development consent order ... [+]

CMA remakes Big Chill at London Gateway

CMA CGM is to take a long lease in a build-to-suit, multi-temperature warehouse facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in order to concentrate all its UK reefer activity at the port. Shipping Group’s freight forwarding and logistics solutions subsidiary is taking a one hectare cold store facility within a ... [+]

Doncaster opens UK’s first inland rail freight hub in ten years

Doncaster’s iPort Rail has handled the first train at the UK’s newest intermodal inland rail freight hub. Located on a 30-acre site within the 337-acre iPort logistics hub, iPort Rail can accommodate the UK’s longest trains up to six times a day. It has storage capacity for 1,500teu and a reach ... [+]

Good year for East Europe specialist

Xpediator, owner of freight forwarder, Delamode, said its group revenues for the 2017 financial year would be up by about 59% to £116 million. The company completed the acquisition of EMT Logistics, Benfleet Forwarding and Regional Express during the past 12 months. Freight forwarding saw particularly strong demand from the ... [+]

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