November 2018

Union signs Liverpool pay deal

Unite members working for Peel Ports Liverpool Container Terminal have voted to accept a pay deal that will see their pay rise by 10% over the next three years in addition to improvements to their terms and conditions. The union added that it also cements the end of agency labour within the port with dockworkers now employed directly by Port Authority Peel Ports. [+]

First London Gateway call for Condor

The 18,270teu Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrived at DP World London Gateway on 29November, the first vessel on the AE7/Condor service from China to call at the port. It follows the announcement that the service would begin calling at London Gateway earlier this month. [+]

KN offers single-point access

Kuehne + Nagel offers is offering customers a single point of access to all online services, myKN, replacing the current Control Center. Users can explore, quote, book and track as well as managing shipments and user accounts entirely online in a comprehensive self-service portal. It also allows registered customers to ... [+]

Hartlepool ready for a fight

PD Ports Hartlepool recently played host to the British Army’s Exercise Iron Python 18, the largest logistics exercise of the year to test all the elements of combat service support. At Hartlepool, the 4 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps used 30 acres of land to set up a realistic operation in which ... [+]

Hellmann signs digital airfreight deal

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has signed a cooperation agreement with digital cross-airline booking platform, Founded in 2017, enables the forwarder to book air freight capacity fully digitally and is the first platform of its kind to offer an online booking service. [+]

Seko offers ShipStation solution

Specialist e-commerce forwarder SEKO Logistics has gone into partnership with web-based eCommerce shipping solution ShipStation to offer its customers cross-border and international parcel solutions. ShipStation helps eCommerce retailers import, organize, process and ship their orders quickly from any web browser and, says Seko, has more integrations with online shopping carts, ... [+]

Cheaper than a plane, faster than a train

Ceva Logistics has taken part in the project to send the first ever TIR truck from China to Europe. A trial run from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan to Poland operated on 13 November, in conjunction with the International Road Transportation Union and Alblas and Jet-rail, arriving at destination in just ... [+]

Stena’s new ships on schedule

All Stena Line’s new E-Flexer ships, due to enter into service on the Irish Sea during 2020 and 2021, are now under construction at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China after steel cutting started on the third of the ro pax vessels. The first will go into operation on the ... [+]

FTA calls on MPs to back Brexit deal

Freight Transport Association (FTA) deputy chief executive James Hookham called on MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement at a meeting with the Prime Minister of businesses and trade associations at 10 Downing Street on 26 November. He stressed that a No Deal outcome to negotiations is not ... [+]

Woodland opens Dewsbury office

Freight forwarder Woodland Group has opened a new office in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Northern regional manager, Peter Wilkinson, said: “The opening of our new facility in the region is an exciting project and we look forward to engaging with the local marketplace to provide personalised, diverse and innovative supply chain ... [+]

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