March 2018

Dover boss quits

Dover chief executive Tim Waggott has left the port of Dover to pursue new opportunities following more than a decade of service to the organisation in various positions. He has been chief executive since 2013. Chairman Richard Everitt said: he had led a number of successful initiatives including the Western Docks development, raising the profile of the port (particularly in relation to Brexit), delivering improved community relations, “and coping with many ... [+]

Retailers give Ferrymasters seal of approval

The British Retail Consortium has awarded P&O Ferrymasters contract logistics operation in Amsterdam its AA mark after carrying out an audit. The rating is a guarantee of quality distribution services to the foodstuffs sector. P&O Ferrymasters’ foodstuffs business includes distributing large volumes of cocoa, starch and ingredients for infant products ... [+]

Istanbul runway is ready to roll

The first runway at Istanbul New Airport (INA) is reported to be ready for takeoff and landing. Some 80% of the initial phase of Istanbul New Airport, which is due to open on 29 October, is now complete. [+]

FTA calls for customs clarity

With just one year to go to the UK's departure from the European Union, Freight Transport Association head of European policy Pauline Bastidon is urging the government to up the pace on negotiating trading arrangements. "Twelve months is a very short time in business terms and it is unrealistic to expect ... [+]

Lufthansa adds Brussels Airlines destinations

Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September. Customers of both airlines will have access to either carrier’s network. Brussels Airlines operates to 17 African destinations including Dakar, Monrovia, Abidjan, Douala, Kinshasa and Entebbe. The cargo capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress are ... [+]

Fish fly thanks to Turkish Cargo

Fish were able to fly at 30,000 feet above the clouds when Turkish Cargo carried 1.5 million live Gilt-head Breams from Izmir to Oman. The young fish had been raised in the Aegean region by Kilic Holding and were flown on a chartered 777F freighter, accompanied by aquaculture engineers, who maintained ... [+]

Roadmap to the electronic bill of lading

International freight forwarders’ body FIATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with electronic documents firm essDOCS to provide a framework to digitise bills of lading. The Association will work on the digitisation of FIATA documents, starting with the electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) and then the electronic House Bill of ... [+]

FTA’s Chris Welsh to retire

Freight Transport Association director of global and European policy Chris Welsh is to retire at the end of May. He spent his career at FTA advancing the interests of shipping line and airline customers and, through his work with the British Shippers' Council, has provided an effective voice for the customer ... [+]

Seeking the next generation of logistics managers

Freight industry public relations firm Meantime Communications is to launch the NextGen Logistics Network, a new community of young professionals in logistics and supply chain, at Multimodal on 3 May. It will bring together members and companies from across all modes, as well as 3PLs, tech companies, and forwarders. The new community ... [+]

Logistics still in the dark about migrant workers says FTA

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s interim report on the status of workers from the European Economic Area published on 27 March fails to answer logistics businesses’ questions, complains the Freight Transport Association (FTA). FTA had previously called for the early release of the report, originally planned for September 2018, since this ... [+]

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