August 2019

Ceva doubles Vietnam space

Ceva Logistics has opened its new facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, doubling the size of its local operation. The new site is located close to the two cargo terminals of the country's busiest airport Tan Son Nhat International and a short drive from the container port of Cat Lai. [+]

More funds for post-Brexit ports

The Department for Transport is calling on ports in England to bid for a share of £10 million funding to help them cope with Brexit as part of the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition. The competition will be open until 6 September, after which successful bidders will be given ... [+]

FedEx to acquire Colombia forwarder

FedEx is to acquire Colombia-based perishable forwarder Cargex together with its customs broking arm, Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos subject to regulatory approval. Headquartered in Bogotá, Cargex also has operations in Medellin, Cartagena, Buenaventura, and Santa Marta, and will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Logistics. The acquisition the introduction of ... [+]

Partners set up frst forwarder-airline interface

Kuehne + Nagel and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have joined forces to improve integration of their electronic booking processes. A recently concluded proof of concept enabled total host-to-host connection through application programming interface (API) and was the first time that an airfreight carrier and a global logistics provider have created ... [+]

WFS to open Paris pharma centre

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is investing €10 million in a new Pharma centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Opening in September 2019, it will be the only facility owned by a ground handler dedicated to pharmaceuticals at the airport and offers both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and will ... [+]

TIACA recruits new project manager

Celine Hourcade is to join The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) as project manager from September 2019, supporting the Association’s transformation program. She brings 18 years of experience in international business, mainly in the aviation industry, working for WaveStone, Amadeus, and then for IATA for 13 years, joining its Cargo ... [+]

Irish logistics costs soar

Logistics businesses have seen their overhead expenses rise by 6.5% over the past 12 months, according to a report released on 29 August, the Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs 2019, produced by the Freight Transport Association Ireland in partnership with KPMG, BWG Group, ENPROVA and Analytiqa. FTAI general manager Aiden Flynn commented: “With the ... [+]

Geest Line goes back to Portsmouth

Caribbean shipping line Geest Line is returning to Portsmouth two years after relocating to Dover. It moved its UK call to the Kent port due to scheduling difficulties at Portsmouth, which have now been resolved. Geest Line’s headquarters and its 32 staff remained in Hampshire. Geest operates weekly westbound sailings from ... [+]

Irish Sea drivers take it lying down

P&O Ferries has modernised the freight drivers lounges on its European Highlander and European Causeway ferries, which operate between Larne, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Scotland. The refurbished lounges now feature eight lie flat beds, each with a private locker. In addition, 37 ‘business class’ extra legroom reclining seats have been ... [+]

B&H takes ISO to the next level

Aerospace logistics operator B&H Worldwide has upgraded its ISO accreditation to EN AS 9120b – the specialist industry standard for the aviation, space and defence industry.  The award also includes ISO 9001:2015 certification. [+]

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