February 2019

Dover can take it – probably

The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption after Brexit and there is enough short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by Drewry. The shipping consultancy says that despite all the political arguments about Brexit and its consequences, there has been a surprising lack of analysis of the implications for the short ... [+]

Peel seeks fresh talent

Peel Ports is set to bring 250 new staff on board during 2019 in anticipation of further business growth. It is particularly aiming to recruit function heads, senior managers, operations experts, and supply chain and business leaders from beyond the traditional port community as it aims to expand its wider ... [+]

IAG opens Madrid pharma centre

IAG Cargo has opened a new pharmaceutical centre in Madrid. With two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers totaling over 900m2, the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certified facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase volumes through its Madrid hub, primarily serving the growing Latin American pharmaceuticals market, projected to increase by 9% per ... [+]

Kerry appoints Iberia boss

Kerry Logistics has appointed Marc Porta as managing director for its entities in Spain and Portugal. Based in Barcelona, Porta will be responsible for driving the business development strategy in the two countries, focusing on integrated and end-to-end supply chain solutions. [+]

Quality mark for BIFA courses

Both BIFA’s Customs-related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation. CPD accreditation is one of the highest standards for both academic and practical qualifications, ensuring teaching and learning remain up to date. Carl Hobbis, BIFA's training development manager commented: "It indicates to employers and HR practitioners that the ... [+]

Watch Mrs May like a hawk

Watch Mrs May like a hawk, urges Tudor Freight boss David Johnson, managing director of Leeds forwarder Tudor International Freight, is urging to watch events in Parliament closely on Wednesday 27 February, as these could lead to the government effectively losing control of the Brexit process. With Prime Minister Theresa May ... [+]

Beware the switch-bitch, warns BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is warning forwarders not to switch bills of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities. Issuers, carriers or the carrier's agents can be asked to issue a second set of bills of landing in substitution for the original documents issued at the time of ... [+]

First TIR truck to China

The first successful TIR transport from Europe to China was completed in late February in 12 days - 7,400km journey from Germany to Khorgos in Chinese – reports the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Carrying 12 tonnes of automobile lubricant in challenging winter conditions, the truck travelled through Belarus, ... [+]

Put liner consortia on the chopping block, say shippers

Freight industry stakeholders including the Clecat forwarders’ organisation, the Global Shippers Forum and the European Shippers’ Council meeting at a roundtable in Paris hosted by the OECD’s International Transport Forum on 19 February called for the shipping line consortia block exemption to be repealed. They said that market developments over the ... [+]

Trucks help Tunnel to record result

Channel Tunnel operator Getlink said that a new truck shuttle record of 1.7 million trucks contributed to an all-time record financial annual result in 2018, with revenue increasing 5% to €1.079 billion. Work is meanwhile going on to build a veterinary and phytosanitary customs ... [+]

[aas_zone zone_id="13529"]