June 2018

FedEx flies orphan bears to Oakland

They may feature on the California flag but grizzly bears are few and far between in most of the US these days. They are however a little more plentiful in Alaska and two grizzly and two brown bear cubs recently made their way from Anchorage to Oakland aboard a FedEx Express aircraft. The orphaned cubs, all one-year-old boys, came from mothers who were deemed public threats by the Alaska Department of ... [+]

World Options opens Accrington HQ

World Options, which provides parcels, packages and documents shipping solutions to smaller businesses through its online portal, has opened a new headquarters at in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington. The Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn Council cut the ribbon at the launch on 28 June, which was attended by local business leaders, current employees, ... [+]

Zencargo and the art of supply chain maintenance

Inefficient supply chains are costing UK business £1.5bn a year, according to a new study by digital freight forwarder Zencargo. It says that detailed analysis of over 100 shipments from a cross section of UK industries suggests that they are wasting over three hours on average per individual shipment mployees are ... [+]

DHL breaks ground on Hanover hub

DHL Freight broke ground on its new Hanover hub at Langenhagen, Germany on 29 June. The 63,000sq m site, which not only will handle freight for DHL Freight’s Europe-wide network, but also will test innovative technologies and solutions. Commissioning is planned for mid-2019. DHL Freight chief operating officer Thomas Vogel, said: ... [+]

Rhenus to form river joint venture

German forwarder Rhenus is planning to set up a joint company with Dutch port services provider, the LBH Group, to service the inland waterways sector and the onward carriage of goods. The two partners will draw up the legal framework over the next few weeks and the deal still has to ... [+]

Ceva to the rescue

The first piece of advice for anyone planning to drive over 1,750 miles through the Australian Outback in a dodgy motor is ‘Don’t’ but what if there person concerned had no choice in the matter? That was the dilemma that Bill Johnstone faced. He had to drive from his home to ... [+]

Rail stalwart gets 130-tonne retirement gift

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) marked the retirement of its chairman Tony Berkeley by naming a GBRf class 66 locomotive after him at London Victoria station on 27 June. RFG executive director Maggie Simpson paid tribute to his tireless work to enhance and support open access, modal shift and the ... [+]

Stobart to buy pallet network TPN

Transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart is to acquire the 106-member UK and Ireland pallet network TPN for up to £52.8 million. TPN operates the UK’s second largest pallet from three central hubs in Minworth, Preston and Northampton to a total of 121 depots. [+]

Geodis admitted to magic circle

Freight forwarding and logistics company has been recognized as a 'Leader' by Gartner, the technology research and advisory company, in its May 2018 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics. Geodis chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard said: “We believe this recognition is a validation of our strategy to be the growth partner of ... [+]

CDS risks remain, says National Audit Office

Risks remain to the delivery of HM Revenue & Customs new CDS computer system, said the National Audit Office in a progress updated published on 28 June, although it acknowledges that progress has been made. CDS (Customs Declaration Service) is HMRC’s replacement for the Chief computer system which is being implemented ... [+]

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