July 2019

Hauliers still in the dark over post-Brexit plans, says FTA

Government plans to strengthen compliance with Operation Brock - the queuing system to be introduced for lorries in Kent in the event of a No Deal Brexit - will put the responsibility for having correct documentation on hauliers but there is no clarity on the actual paperwork required, argues the Freight Transport Association. It says that the plans do not take into account the information still required by those travelling ... [+]

Maritime expands container capacity

Maritime Transport has confirmed an order for additional five new Sany empty container handlers and five new Sany reach stackers from Cooper Specialised Handling Three reach stackers will go to Maritime’s new terminal currently under construction at East Midlands Gateway, due for completion in November and  two to its terminal in ... [+]

FTA calls for clarity on Irish border

The Freight Transport Association stressed the need for clarity over how goods and services will be moved after the UK’s departure from the EU at a meeting with Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith at Stormont on 30 July. Seamus Leheny, FTA’s policy manager for Northern Ireland, pointed out ... [+]

Cogoport adds reefer option

India and Netherlands-based digital freight specialist  Cogoport is now offering reefer cargo services to and from destinations across the globe. Customer can now compare rates and book reefer containers on partner shipping lines on its e-freight booking platform. [+]

SCH lands Neptune deal in Southampton

Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured an agreement to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro ro vessels calling in the port. The lines’ pure car and truck carriers are expected to call twice a week on a European rotation that will bring Renault-Nissan and Dacia vehicles through Southampton. Neptune previously ... [+]

BIFA says CBI Brexit report hits the nail on the head

BIFA has applauded the Confederation of British Industry’s warning that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association says: “As the trade body that speaks for the sector of the economy that is responsible ... [+]

Etihad to add fourth Heathrow flight

Etihad Airways is add a fourth year-round daily service between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow from 27 October. It will be a mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London. The Middle Eastern carrier will also introduce a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on one of its four ... [+]

ICL switches to Southampton

The first Independent Container Line (ICL) vessel arrived at DP World Southampton on 25 July after the carrier announced that it would be moving its UK call from Liverpool to improve year round schedule reliability. The managing partners explained that increasingly adverse weather conditions in the North Atlantic has caused ... [+]

Boris becomes PM: Freight industry reaction

The UK Major Ports Group has called on Boris Johnson’s new government to reset the short-term border measures that were put in place for the original March Brexit deadline to 31 October to give industry more certainty in its preparations. The group is also calling on the measures to apply ... [+]

Winning formula for Europa warehousing

Europa Worldwide Group’s warehouse division has extended its contract with international drug and cosmetics company, ET Browne – as part of its Europa Warehouse division. The company produces Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula, along with many other products for body care products. The contract involves the storage of goods for E.T. ... [+]

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