April 2018

APM’s Henrik Pedersen to head ABP

ABP has appointed Henrik Pedersen as its new chief executive, taking over from James Cooper, who announced his retirement after ten years in the  post last Setpember. Pedersen (pictured) joins ABP from AP Moller-Maersk’s APM Terminals arm, where he has served as chief commercial officer since January 2017 following 20 years with the group. He takes up his new ABP role in August. He said: “With ABP handling around 25% of the ... [+]

Faster than the speed of flight?

DP World has gone into partnership with the Virgin group to develop a transport system which, its proponents say, world, DP World Cargospeed could deliver freight at the speed of flight but at a cost closer to that of trucking. A pod-like vehicle, capable of carrying freight or passengers, is propelled ... [+]

Activists renew call to end monkey flights

Cruelty Free International has renewed its call on Royal Jordanian Airlines to stop transporting monkeys destined for laboratories, saying it had contacted by a member of staff at Bangkok Airport about hundreds of the creatures in small wooden crates being flown from Thailand to the US by the airline. The ... [+]

Businesses unprepared for Brexit, says ports chief

The British Ports Association has written to the Prime Minister calling for funding guarantees for any new border facilities and digital infrastructure, which may be needed after the UK leaves the European Union. Ports with EU traffic will need to provide new facilities and digital infrastructure for government officials to ... [+]

Crocs away!

No, Hapag-Lloyd hasn’t suffered a graffiti attack – the German shipping line has commissioned artists to deck out two of its 20-foot containers with scenes inspired by its home city of Hamburg. (The Crocodiles are the name of the local ice hockey team.) The boxes are now on their first voyage, ... [+]

DFDS to put new superferry on the Channel

DFDS to put new superferry on the Channel DFDS is to charter a new 3,100 lane-metre Chinese-built vessel for its English Channel routes in 2021. The new vessel will be built in Avic Weihai shipyard and chartered from Stena RoRo and will be the largest ship on the Channel, says the Danish ... [+]

Russia to ban DGs during World Cup

Russia has announced restrictions on the import of some types of hazardous cargoes during the football World Cup, from 25 May to 25 July, reports shipping Transfennica. During the tournament, landing or IMO classes 1, 6 and 7 in St Petersburg will be strictly prohibited, along with any other classes ... [+]

Forwarders to rate airfreight terminals

TIACA has launched a pilot online Cargo Service Quality tool, allowing forwarders to rate and review the service quality at participating hubs. Fifteen cargo terminals at airports including India’s Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Chennai International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata), Indonesia’s PT ... [+]

Brexit and transport – tell government what you think

BIFA has welcomed the launch on 26 April of the UK Parliamentary Transport Committee inquiry into the effects of Brexit on UK freight operations and the association’s director general, Robert Keen, is urging its members to get involved. The inquiry will not be considering border and customs arrangements, trade deals or ... [+]

FH Bertling employees die in car crash

Two employees of project forwarder FH Bertling died in a car crash at Massa-Carrara, northern Italy in the early hours of 21 April. Tom Haycock, 29, from Teesside, who worked as an engineer for the company and Oliver Kemp, 35 were passengers in the vehicle, which is believed to have ... [+]

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