January 2019

Faster Internet, thanks to the freight industry

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed the first delivery of satellites for the OneWeb constellation project in cooperation Bolloré Logistics. One of the airline’s An-124-100 freighters delivered six satellites from Toulouse, France, to Cayenne in French Guiana in two special containers weighing about 30 tonnes. The first satellite launch is scheduled for the middle of February. Volga-Dnepr Group’s global director aerospace, Axel Kaldschmidt, said: “As an air cargo operator, we understand all too well ... [+]

Teesport gains AEO

PD Ports has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for its operations at Teesport, the first port in the Northern Powerhouse region to do so. The accreditation recognises that a business’ customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU benchmarks. Chief executive Frans Calje, commented: “This will deliver some ... [+]

MCP to offer No Deal import decs

Freight community system provider MCP says it will provide import declaration functionality through its Destin8 system in the event of a Day One No Deal (D1ND) scenario on 29 March. In this event, all EU imports would require a customs declaration into the UK, using the same processes as for ... [+]

Gefco sets up Mission Control

Freight forwarder GEFCO has set up a ‘Mission Control Centre’ in Amsterdam to manage its Time Critical Solutions service. The operation will provide 24-hour service to customers and will also act as a single point of contact to provide real-time monitoring updates on emergency shipments. GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding division manages ... [+]

CEVA shipshape in Italy

CEVA Logistics has renewed its partnership with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for three years. The two companies began working together 2005 and since 2015 CEVA has been responsible for moving components and parts to ten Fincantieri sites across Italy and also manages product warehousing at two facilities. CEVA will now provide ... [+]

Freight veteran joins digital forwarder

Berlin-based digital freight forwarder InstaFreight has appointed logistics specialist Dirk Reich as board chairman. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, he was president and chief executive of Cargolux Airlines and before that spent 20 years at Kühne + Nagel. He said: "Digitizing logistics is an exciting ... [+]

B&H has new man in Asia

Aerospace logistics specialist B&H Worldwide has appointed Chris Allen to the new position of business development manager, Asia. Based in Singapore he will be responsible for identifying opportunities for the company to grow its products and services across the region. For the last six years he has been based ... [+]

On track for Gabon

Antonov Airlines has flown mining equipment from East Midlands Airport to Franceville Airport in Gabon in just nine days on AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft for Bolloré Logistics. Ground staff in the UK used the carrier’s purpose-built ramp to load two tracked crushing machines weighing nearly 70 tonnes, and the entire process ... [+]

American to fly Dublin-Dallas

American Airlines is to launch a seasonal flight between Dublin and Dallas Fort Worth between 7 June and 28 September, the first direct service in the carrier’s history. It will be operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The airline also offers flights from Dublin to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia, as ... [+]

Shopkeepers warn of empty Brexit shelves

Major supermarkets in the British Retail Consortium are warning of empty shelves in the shops, ahead of a vote in Parliament tomorrow (29 January). They say that the UK is very reliant on the EU for fresh produce which could not be stockpiled in the event of disruption to the ... [+]

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