May 2019

Mariner appointed United Feeder agent in Malta

Mariner Shipping has been appointed as agent for the United Feeder Service agent in Malta. UFS is an independent company within the DP World Group, serving Malta, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Damietta, Port Said East/West and Constanta in the Black Sea and expects to carry about 1m teu during 2019. It provides 30 rotations, calling at 65 ports in the Iberia, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East and North Africa. Mariner Shipping is primarily ... [+]

Video shows Tilbury2 progress

The Port of Tilbury has issued a CGI video showing the facilities at its new £200 million Tilbury2, building of which is underway. Tilbury2 received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport in February to build Tilbury2 – a new multimillion-pound port terminal adjacent to the current 930 ... [+]

BIFA shuffles the board

The British International Freight Association has elected John Stubbings as its national chair, succeeding Mark Bromley who becomes immediate past chair for a two-year term. Rachel Morley, general manager for operations at BIFA member company, Spatial Global, has been elected vice-chair. Morley was appointed a director of BIFA in 2017 ... [+]

First flight for new DHL freighter

The first of the new Boeing 777 Freighters ordered by DHL started revenue service on 25 May when it took off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for Bahrain on its commercial maiden flight. With a payload capability of 112 tons and a range of 9,200 km, the B777 F will ... [+]

DHL offers online quote comparisons

DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, has launched myDHLi Quote & Book, a new online service for comparing quotations and making instant bookings. The service guides customers through the quotation process and enables them to directly compare available options, including DHL Ocean Connect LCL ... [+]

Earn while you learn

CP Training Services is offering what it says is the only BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management Professional Degree for the workplace that can be paid for by the Apprenticeship Levy. It provides employees with the chance to earn a salary during the entire learning experience. www.cptrainingservices.org.uk   [+]

More space in central Germany

Garbe Industrial Real Estate is expanding its site at Witten, near Dortmund in North Rhine-Westphalia. A logistics centre with a hall area of 22,000sq m is currently being built on an area of close to 75,000sq m in the Brauckstrasse industrial estate is scheduled for completion in October. The tenant ... [+]

New cranes for Nigeria’s Onne – updated

APM Terminals has invested in two new mobile harbour cranes at its West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne Port, eastern Nigeria. The two Liebherr LHM 550 cranes are due for deployment in July this year. WACT has already invested around US$2.5 million in ten purpose-built terminal trucks, three reach ... [+]

All change at Palletways

Palletways Group chief executive James Wilson is to retire on 1 July and Luis Zubialde, the current chief operating officer at Palletways will assume the role. Wilson will continue in an advisory role to both Palletways and the Imperial Logistics’ international division. [+]

Red Kestrel in service

Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service on 24 May following sea trials in the Solent. Red Kestrel marks Red Funnel’s first dedicated ro ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago. She will operate between Southampton and the Isle of ... [+]

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