June 2019

Emirates managers break new ground

Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli as cargo managers in Oman and Kuwait respectively. The first Emirati female cargo managers graduated from Emirates SkyCargo’s Commercial Management Programme, which is designed to provide UAE Nationals with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for jobs in the industry. [+]

APM opens second Tangier terminal

APM Terminals has opened its second terminal in Morocco, MedPort Tangier was inaugurated this week. Part of the Tanger Med Port complex, it has an annual capacity of 5 million teu. With this new capacity, Morocco is establishing itself as one of the most important transshipment locations in the world. [+]

Willis to lead port of Shoreham

Shoreham Port has confirmed Tom Willis as its next chief executive, who will take over from Rodney Lunn in December 2019. Willis spent many years at Heathrow Airport and the Royal Mail. [+]

Groups get together to push intermodal

The International Union for Road – Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to promote combined transport. UIRR is the industry association for Combined Transport based in Brussels and it works to improve the quality and performance of services ... [+]

The fast train from China

Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly LCL rail import service from China is consistently delivering quicker than expected transits. The forwarder reported by the end of May, it was beating its schedule by around three days on around 75% of the weekly transits. It believes it is the only ... [+]

Quality cert. for SEKO medtech site

SEKO Logistics has gained ISO 13485 quality management certification for its Amsterdam site. Spearheaded by numerous ISO 13485 facilities in the US, SEKO’s MedTec medical device business has grown 20% annually in each of the last five years and now represents 13% of the company’s global revenue. [+]

Rare honour for CMA CGM chief

CMA CGM founder the late Jacques Saadé has achieved the rare – for a shipping man – accolade of having a main city thoroughfare named after him. The city of Marseilles has bestowed the title Boulevard Jacques R. Saadé on the road stretching along the Mediterranean a from the famous ... [+]

Dunkerque ready for the megaships

The port of Dunkerque has inaugurated the extension of its Quai de Flandres. The quay is now 1,785 meters long, of which nearly 1,000 m have been dredged to 17.3 metres, making it possible to simultaneously berth two 400m-long Ultra Large Container Ships in all tidal conditions.   [+]

New chief for DHL supply chain

Oscar de Bok has been appointed to the Deutsche Post DHL Group board. He will take over the supply chain department from 1 October from John Gilbert  who is leaving the group for personal reasons. [+]

New plan to keep ‘critical’ freight moving after Brexit

SEAFREIGHT New plan to keep ‘critical’ freight moving after Brexit The Government has announced a new plan to secure freight capacity for vital supplies after Brexit, following the abandonment of transport secretary Chris Grayling’s controversial scheme to hire in ferries at a cost of over £100 million. In a written parliamentary statement, Cabinet ... [+]

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