April 2019

Shipping expert to kick off Multimodal panel sessions

Ocean Network Express (ONE) chief executive Jeremy Nixon will make the keynote speech at a panel session on the first day of the Multimodal 2019 show on 18 June, sharing his outlook for the liner shipping industry. Nixon oversaw the merger of three Japanese shipping firms to become ONE, now one of the biggest shipping lines in the world. He will be speaking alongside Ariaen Zimmerman, chief executive of Cargo ... [+]

Silva to take over Dachser Iberia

Celestino Silva is to take over as managing director of Dachser’s European Logistics (EL) Iberia business unit. He succeeds Juan Quintana, who is leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities. A native of Portugal, Silva began his career at Azkar, a company later acquired by Dachser and in 2014 ... [+]

Truck traffic surges on Brexit fears

Fears that the UK will leave the EU without a deal have caused an explosion in the number of goods ordered for delivery to the country reports IT specialist Timocom in its latest report. Truck transport from all parts of Europe towards the UK rose 112% compared to the previous ... [+]

Red Kestrel: Made in Britain

Karen George, wife of Red Funnel chairman, Kevin George, christened the Isle of Wight ferry operator's new freighter, the Red Kestrel in Southampton on 25 April, breaking the traditional bottle of champagne across the stern. She was accompanied by the Employment minister Alok Sharma who paid tribute to Red Funnel’s support ... [+]

UK pilots electronic CMR

The UK has taken part in an electronic consignment note (e-CMR) pilot, along with France, the Netherlands and operators Brian Yeardley Continental, Transports FIOLET in France and Netherlands-based International Road Ferry. The project is under the supervision of the UK Department for Transport, Freight Transport Association and other equivalent bodies. It ... [+]

Cool Chain experts head to Venlo

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) will host its Fifth Global Perishables Event at Venlo, the Netherlands, on 14-15 May, with a focus on how the airfreight supply chain can help reduce food loss. CCA recently launched a pilot data sharing initiative to monitor shipments of commodities such as avocados and berries ... [+]

Imperial recruits China force

Imperial Logistics has made a number of appointments to its China management team in Shanghai, and has moved to larger offices. Joshua Mclarin (pictured) has been named as the company’s new managing director for China. He is joined by Owen Li as head of commercial, Blair Hu has been appointed ... [+]

UPS pioneers drone delivery in Ghana

The UPS Foundation is partnering with vaccine alliance Gavi and others to develop a drone delivery service for up to 2,000 health facilities in Ghana. California-based automated logistics company Zipline will use drones to make emergency deliveries of high priority products including emergency and routine vaccines, blood products and life-saving ... [+]

ABP signs new CCO

ABP has appointed Julian Walker as chief commercial officer, from 2 September. He joins from Cory Riverside Energy and has previously held senior roles with P&O Ports (now DP World), Euroports and, most recently Impala Terminals (part of the Trafigura Group. [+]

B&H signs plane parts deal

Aerospace logistics specialist B&H Worldwide has signed a multi-year deal to provide aircraft and engine components supplier AOG-247 with warehouse and inventory management services at London Heathrow and Frankfurt. It includes full inventory management at both locations and access to the B&H FirstTrac online portal. B&H will initially be responsible for ... [+]

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