May 2019

UPS offers Saturday service from US to Channel Isles

UPS has added 20 new destinations in Europe for its Saturday pick-up service from the US, including Jersey and Guernsey. The UK and Ireland are already served by the Saturday service, which also reaches a further 100 countries worldwide. [+]

Maersk and Hamburg Sud unveil new Latam links

Maersk and Hamburg Sud have revised their West Coast Latin America – North Europe network, including the launch of a new CLX service connecting Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia with North Europe and extended coverage of Colombia. The CLX service which will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio/San Vicente), Peru ... [+]

CMA CGM raises its game in medicine transport

CMA CGM has launched a Reefer Pharma division for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products. The shipping line will provide its customers with a dedicated team to monitor shipments 24 hours from its head office in Marseilles, as well as on board its ships and from the company's operational centres in Singapore and ... [+]

Customs training grants: You have just over a week, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) warns that the deadline for funding for customs-related training is on 31 May. However, businesses are encouraged to register on the grant application page no later than Friday 24 May to allow time to complete their application by the deadline. The Government opened a £5 ... [+]

Cool Chain gang declare war on waste

Cool Chain Association (CCA) members have shared temperature data from perishable consignments moving from Latin America to the Middle East as part of a scheme aimed at tackling food loss. Five pallets of berries and avocados, were monitored from Guadalajara, in Mexico, to delivery in Kuwait, using loggers powered by secure ... [+]

AEO firm urges ports to get their house in order

AEO compliance specialist Vartan is urging UK ports to get their customs compliance house in order’ as Brexit looms. UK ports of entry have been given an extension from the Union Customs Code (UCC) deadline, initially 1 May 2019, to get their customs compliance status resolved with the ‘Customs Simplifications’ version ... [+]

New man for Virgin Down Under

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Bosco Dsouza as account manager, Melbourne. He joins the airline from Worldwide GSA for Qatar Airways Cargo. Virgin Atlantic achieved significant tonnage and volume growth in Australia in 2018. [+]

DHL sends in the drones

DHL Express has signed a deal with EHang to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution in Chinese cities. A five-mile route has been created for a DHL customer between its premises and the DHL service centre in Liaobu, Dongguan in Guangdong Province. It uses the most ... [+]

Peel unveils Clydeport plans

Peel Ports has revealed its plans to develop the port of Hunterston and is calling on North Ayrshire residents and businesses to share their opinions about potential uses of the site, over the next six weeks. The site comprises a 300 acre brownfield footprint with deepwater and rail connections and is ... [+]

Kerry gets into the coffee trade

Kerry Logistics Network has branched out into trading with the establishment of Kerry Coffee (Hong Kong) in partnership with Italy’s illycaffè. Kerry Coffee will be the sole distributor of illycaffè’s complete product range in Hong Kong and Macau, including coffee machines, capsules, coffee beans, and other coffee-making equipment and accessories. Kerry Logistics ... [+]

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