February 2019

DSV opens seventh Colombia office

DSV has opened its seventh office in Colombia at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. DSV entered the market in 2013 with the acquisition of Airmar Cargo and now has 75 employees. Other offices are in Bogota City, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medelin, Buenaventura and Cali. [+]

Neel Shah returns to TIACA

Flexport senior vice president and global head of airfreight, Neel Shah has joined the board of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). He previously served on the TIACA Board from 2011 to 2012, and brings almost 20 years of experience in the aviation and transport industry. [+]

Europa gets Brexit-ready

Europa Worldwide Group has invested £2 million in reconfiguring its main ‘1Hub’ in Dartford to prepare for Brexit. The work focuses on the European Road transit hub including a staged expansion of the racking and an extension of the transit zone, creating 75 per cent more racked transit space. The ... [+]

P&O Ferries back in the DP World fold

Port operating and shipping company DP World has bought back the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters for £322m, a decade after selling it to state holding company Dubai World. DP World originally acquired P&O Ferries in 2006 as part of the sell-off and break of the P&O ... [+]

Green light for Tilbury2

Forth Ports’ Tilbury has gained development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build its £200 million Tilbury2 terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre site in Thurrock. Forth Ports added that construction would start “in a matter of weeks”. Tilbury2 will cover over 150 acres on the former ... [+]

Atlas Air prospects are just an illusion, says pilot’s union

A union that represents represents pilots at Atlas Air and Southern Air operating DHL and Amazon flights is warning that the operators are losing pilots to competitors because of poor pay and conditions. In an open letter, the Teamsters union told investors not to believe the pronouncements of the parent ... [+]

WFS signs up for five more years at Heathrow site

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has renewed its lease on two airside units at Segro’s Heathrow Cargo Centre for five years. WFS, the world’s largest cargo-handler has buildings at 551 and 552 Shoreham Road, of 60,000 sq ft and 80,000 sq ft respectively. Steven Greenhalgh, WFS finance director said: “These airside facilities ... [+]

New baby joins the Lufthansa family

Lufthansa Cargo took delivery of its latest Boeing 777F at Frankfurt Airport on 19 February following ts delivery flight from the US. It will be the carrier’s sixth Boeing 777F and, with a further example due for delivery in spring, two MD-11F aircraft will be withdrawn later this year. The ... [+]

AEO for Baxter Freight

Baxter Freight has been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Chairman Ian Baxter said that, in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, it would help to keep cargo moving as smoothly as possible and reduce the need for financial guarantees. [+]

DHL sets up China joint venture

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to transfer its supply chain operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to SF Holding and set up a new joint company, SF DHL Supply Chain China. The RMB 5.5 billion (EUR 700 million) deal involves only the supply chain business; international express, freight ... [+]

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