July 2019

DP World signs Java port deal

DP World has signed two preliminary agreements with Indonesia’s Maspion Group for a US$1.2 billion container port and industrial logistics park in East Java. It aims to create a modern, integrated container terminal and industrial logistics park which wil act as a trade gateway for the region, plus a  360 hectare industrial and logistics park. The project is expected to break ground later this year and commercial operations are being ... [+]

Learn logistics with Eddie Stobart

The University of Bolton has launched a three-year BSc degree programme in Logistics & Supply Chain Management with Eddie Stobart that guarantees a graduate job for successful students. Students will be interviewed by representatives of both the university and Eddie Stobart before being accepted and will combine classroom learning with ... [+]

UPS applies for drone delivery license

UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration for a license to operate commercial drone flights under its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary. It could receive certification as early as this year, which would give UPS one of the first fully certified revenue-generating drone operations in the country. It would ... [+]

UPS offers Economy option

UPS has launched an economy service for small and medium-sized retailers’ international shipping needs. It will connect key e-commerce destinations and will initially be available to customers in the UK, US, Canada, China and Hong Kong but will expand to other markets soon. [+]

Kuehne + Nagel makes Austrian acquisition

Kuehne + Nagel Austria has acquired Jöbstl, a medium-sized logistics enterprise headquartered in Wundschuh near Graz, for an undisclosed amount. It will use the purchase to expand its overland network and strengthen the region as the gateway to Eastern Europe, particularly for groupage services. The acquisition is subject to approval ... [+]

Clecat welcomes Irish plan

European forwarders organisation CLECAT has welcomed the UK’s Alternative Arrangements Commission (AAC) Report published on 18 July. The independent Commission, consisting of approximately 50 UK Members of Parliament, supported by a panel of customs and trade experts, has sought to develop credible and practical alternative arrangements ensuring there is no hard ... [+]

Qatar to fly to Gaborone

Qatar Airways is to launch flights between its home hub and Gaborone, Botswana from 27 October 2019, its first destination in the African country. The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. [+]

HMRC chief to step down

Sir Jonathan Thompson is to step down as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) chief executive in the Autumn to take on a new role as chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). He joined HMRC in April 2016 and led the organisation through a period of change and significant ... [+]

B&H to manage plane spares for Aloia

Spare parts outsourcing company Aloia Aerospace has awarded a contract to aerospace logistics specialist B&H Worldwide to manage its warehousing, handling and inventory.  Aloia Aerospace, Brazil-headquartered and with its main operations in Miami, will use B&H Worldwide’s London Heathrow logistics facility and its integrated IT system FirstTrac to manage its ... [+]

New sulphur rules will mean higher Irish Sea rates, warns Freightlink

Ferry ticket agent Freightlink is warning that ferry operators on the Irish Sea will have to comply with new sulphur regulations from 1 January 2020,  bringing the prospect of increased freight charges. Emission Control Areas will be extended to the region on that date, limiting the Sulphur content to 0.5% of ... [+]

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