March 2019

Scots rail industry steps up to the challenge

A group of rail freight operators, Network Rail, users, industry bodies and hauliers have launched a joint strategy to meet the 7.5% growth target for railfreight in Scotland, set by the Scottish Government last year. It includes Russell Group, WH Malcolm and DRS. [+]

ABP appoints bulk chief

ABP has appointed Martin Bardle to run its Humber International Terminal bulk facility in Immingham. He was previously ABP’s head of compliance. [+]

VIIA to run Macon-Calais train

Trailer-on-rail intermodal operator VIIA has introduced a new service between Mâcon in east-central France and Calais. The official launch will be on 19 March. [+]

John G Russell gets AEO

John G Russell (Transport) has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation from HM Revenue & Customs, for its Hillington, Glasgow site. Benefits of AEO include simplified customs procedures, the right to ‘fast-track’ shipments with fewer physical and document-based controls, priority treatment in case of selection for customs control and improved ... [+]

Alberto Nobis is new DHL boss in Europe

DHL Express has appointed Alberto Nobis as its new chief executive for Europe, marking his return to the global management board. Nobis was the global chief financial officer from 2009 to 2012 before relocating to his home country of Italy in 2013. He takes over from John Pearson, who became ... [+]

Handler gets Dallas CEIV certificate

Airfreight handler dnata has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification for its new cargo facility in Dallas. The company opened its 37,000sq ft cargo centre at Fort Worth International Airport in November 2017. [+]

New cranes lift Somaliland port prospects

DP World Berbera has commissioned the first mobile harbour cranes at the Port of Berbera, Somaliland. It will allow the port to offer shoreside crane support for the first time. The US$12 million investment in the three new cranes will double productivity at the port. In 2017 DP World Berbera ... [+]

Quality standards for smaller forwarders

IATA quality standards group Cargo iQ has tested a new Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution for forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale, or regional basis. The SME Solution will enable a Route Map and status updates to be made available to the forwarder for individual ... [+]

Ekol owner takes back control

Ekol Logistics founder and majority owner Ahmet Musul has bought a 37% stake in the company held since 2010 by Rigond Finance, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi-based Invest AD and SBI Holdings of Japan, bringing his total stake to 90%. He said the move would help accelerate efforts to ... [+]

Air France KLM pioneers IATA DG checks

Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) has become the first airline group to adopt the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) newly developed Dangerous Goods AutoCheck for shipment acceptance. It automatically checks the Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations in the IATA Dangerous Goods ... [+]

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