March 2019

Alarm bells ring out as Parliament rejects another Brexit plan

The Freight Transport Association is urging the logistics industry to prepare for “the disruptive impact of a no deal Brexit in less than two weeks' time” after Parliament rejected the government's proposed Withdrawal Agreement on 29 March. It said the risk of a no deal departure had been heightened. It warned: “This is no menial task: logistics and supply chain managers in the UK will face what is possibly their biggest ... [+]

Shoreham chief steps down

Shoreham Port chief executive Rodney Lunn is to step down at the end of the year. During his tenure, Shoreham Port has seen a 75% growth in revenue from £8 million to £14 million, handling around 1,500 commercial shipping movements and over 2 million tonnes of cargo. The vacancy will ... [+]

Ceva appoints ocean expert

CEVA Logistics has appointed Renee Toh as its global head of ocean procurement and tradelane management.  Toh brings extensive industry and operational experience to her new role joins CEVA from DHL Global Forwarding where she led a team of tradelane specialists. [+]

Teesport gains link to islands and Iceland

Dutch shipping line Cargow has introduced a new twice-weekly service linking Teesport with the Shetland Islands, Iceland and the west coast of Norway. With capacity for both containers and project cargo, the Frigg w operates between Rotterdam, Teesport, the Shetland and Faroe Islands, Reydarfjordur on Iceland’s east coast, Rotterdam and ... [+]

Seko to service Peli Bio in Ireland

SEKO Logistics’ new operation in Ireland has won a three-year contract to serve as temperature controlled packaging and equipment specialist Peli BioThermal’s network station and service centre in Dublin. The SEKO Logistics’ team will service, refurbish, repair and condition Peli BioThermal’s Crēdo on Demand shippers, used to protect life science during ... [+]

FTA to put Scots logistics under the microscope

The Freight transport Association is holding a multimodal one-day event, Logistics Scotland 2019, on 30 May in Falkirk.  Expert speakers will provide industry and government viewpoints affecting all modes of transport and there will also be opportunities for discussion and feedback, as well as networking with other professionals from across ... [+]

Silloth has packaging contract all wrapped up

ABP’s Port of Silloth has handled the first delivery of wood pulp for Futamura Group, a Japanese manufacturer of cellulose and polymeric films for the packaging industry who have a major production site in Cumbria. The 2,500 tonne wood pulp imports from South America will be used to make Cellophane and ... [+]

Tilbury keeps on top of grain growth

The Port of Tilbury has completed expansion of its grain terminal with a new flat store that increases capacity by 16,000 tonnes of import and export wheat. The grain terminal is one of the UK’s largest, handling over 1.4million tonnes. [+]

Tigers to pioneer online quote engine

Hong Kong forwarder Tigers is the launch customer for tech start up Doozee’s instant freight rate quote engine. The new tool will be available to Tigers’ international agent network and will be hosted on the Tigers SmartHub:Connect portal following the release of future versions of Doozee. It will allow customers ... [+]

Talks continue to avert rail freight strike

The TSSA trade union says it has held “constructive talks” with the chief executive of rail freight operator DB Cargo, Hans-Georg Werner to avert a strike. The dispute centres on what the TSSA describes as “offloading jobs to haulage company Maritime”. It says that Maritime is currently refusing to recognise ... [+]

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