September 2018

Zencargo offers virtual offices

Digital forwarder Zencargo has launched a procurement service for retailers based on virtual local offices. It provides procurement teams with a local presence, close to their suppliers, enabling businesses to get the level of detail that would normally require a remote team. They use automated messaging and artificial intelligence to communicate with suppliers and obtaining regular production updates. The system flags issues so teams can review problems before they arise ... [+]

Samskip rejigs north Norway service

Samskip is restructuring its multi-purpose cargo and reefer services connecting North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway operated by subsidiary Nor Lines. The multimodal operator says it will meet rising demand for reefer and project cargo services southbound and increase capacity for conventional and project cargoes northbound along the Norwegian ... [+]

Hollis heads up Oceania for B&H

Aerospace logistics company B&H Worldwide has appointed Mark Hollis to the newly created position of head of commercial – Oceania. He has an extensive track record companies such as Toll Global Forwarding and Kuehne Nagel. [+]

Over 100 sign up for Multimodal

Over 100 exhibitors have already signed up for Multimodal 2019 and a new steering group will formulate next year’s panel and workshop series. Organisers Clarion Events says that next year’s show could be another record-breaker. The new seminar steering group is to be comprised of FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham, ... [+]

Dubai base for UK supply chain specialist

UK-based Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) has set up a new base in Dubai trading as Advanced Intelligent Supply Chain. It has also made two senior  in the Middle East - Russell Treadwell brings 15 years’ sea and airfreight experience and Manraj Ahdan has worked in the sector for nearly two decades. ASCG says ... [+]

Aerospace win lifts Yusen

Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded a contract with Spirit AeroSystems for warehousing, inbound freight and onward distribution to Airbus. Spirit is a key supplier of major wing structures to both Airbus and Boeing programs. Yusen is also enabling inbound ocean and air freight solutions to Spirit’s UK Hub for ... [+]

FTA welcomes ‘no deal’ papers

The Freigfht Transport Association says said that it welcomed publication of the government's No Deal Notices for road haulage, aviation and food exports and imports  on 24 September. It said that while they confirmed what it already knew it would help traders and logistics companies prepare for the worst case ... [+]

CMA CGM adds sulphur surcharge

CMA CGM has joined Maersk Line in imposing a sulphur surcharge. It says that the additional levy of about $160 per teu is necessary to pay for the increased costs of using higher grades of fuel oil and to invest in new technologies such as gas-powered ships or exhaust scrubbers. [+]

Next stop Helsinki

Europa Road has set up a dedicated Nordic Hub in Leeds to better serve Northern UK customers for its services to Scandinavia and Finland. It offers direct services via Immingham and Hull to Oslo, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Sales director, Dionne Redpath (pictured, with managing director, Andrew Baxter), said: “The ... [+]

Cargo in close-up for Young Forwarder finalists

Three finalists for BIFA’s 2018 Young Freight Forwarders of the Year award were recently treated to a familiarisation day at Virgin Atlantic Cargo which has sponsored the competition since 2011. Award winner, Louis Perring, a director of Hemisphere Freight Services, was joined by fellow finalists Katie Brown, air freight manager ... [+]

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