April 2019

Forth Ports first to make the grade

Forth Ports says it has become the first group in its sector to achieve the new ISO 45001 standard in Occupational Health & Safety Management. It replaces the existing OHSAS 18001 health and safety standard and has been achieved by all eight port operations across the UK including Tilbury on the Thames, Grangemouth, Leith, Rosyth and Dundee. [caption id="attachment_26177" align="alignleft" width="300"] Forth Ports new crane, RosythPic Peter Devlin[/caption]   [+]

Vienna whirlwind for freight network

IFLN members held a record-breaking 6,000 one-to-one meetings at freight forwarding network’s 26th conference in Vienna recently. Some 300 members flocked from all over the globe to attend the intensive session. [+]

U-Freight moves Beijing office

Freight forwarder U-Freight (Shanghai) has moved its Beijing office . The new location is: Rm. W615-618, Donggang Xinzuo, Nanfaxin Town, Shunyi District, Beijing, China; Tel: +86 010-6945 0996. [+]

New chief executive for CEVA – updated

Ceva group chief operating officer and deputy chief executive Nicolas Sartini was appointed chief executive at the its annual general meeting on 29 April, following its takeover by Marseille-based shipping group CMA CGM. He will take up his new role on 1 June. He will replace Xavier Urbain who will ... [+]

Plain sailing for Dynamic forwarder

Freight forwarder Dynamic International, has chosen ASM’s Sequoia for completing import and export declarations. Dynamic International works with film and TV production companies and has provided logistical support for projects such as Dunkirk and Game of Thrones. Finance director Gavin Scoular said: “After some significant research and due diligence, Dynamic chose ... [+]

Turkish Airlines cargo chief joins TIACA board

Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer Turhan Özen has been elected to the The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) board, just as the country inaugurates a major new hub. TIACA chairman Sebastiaan Scholte said: “With a sizeable and impressive new airport, Turkey is set to become a major aviation transport hub ... [+]

Girls take over Europa League final thanks to Fedex

FedEx Express has teamed up with the UEFA Foundation for Children to offer player mascot places to 22 girls at the forthcoming UEFA Europa League Final at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan on 29 May. The all-female line-up has been nominated by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan which ... [+]

P&O Ferries counter-sues over Eurotunnel compensation

The Government’s Brexit-busting ferry plan has run into fresh controversy after P&O Ferries revealed that it is suing the government over its £33m payout to Eurotunnel agreed last year. It follows the Government’s hurried settlement with the tunnel operator which was angry that it had not been included in a ... [+]

Spike in cargo hold deaths alarms union

The International Transport Workers’ Federations accused the global shipping industry of “callousness” after figures revealed that there had been sharp rise in the number of workers killed in vessel holds. It said that since January 2018, 16 dockers and 12 seafarers have died from asphyxiation or explosions in confined spaces ... [+]

Panalpina buys in Latin America

Freight forwarder Panalpina – in the process of being acquired by DSV – has made ano acquisition of its own in South America. It has bought perishables specialists CargoMaster in Colombia, together with its subsidiary, Laseair S.A., in Ecuador. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialised in the ... [+]

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