August 2019

Unions call for end to Irish docks ‘carnage’

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Irish dock workers union SIPTU have called for better protection for workers in Ireland’s ports after 50-year-old truck driver Nick Collier was killed in North Docks at Dublin Port on 14 August. The unions said it was the seventh death of a worker in an Irish port in the past two years.Published reports indicate a refrigeration unit was being loaded onto the ... [+]

Dover appoints ops officer

The Port of Dover has appointed Sarah West as chief operations officer. She is expected to take up her post in the autumn. [+]

MSC welcomes world’s largest box ship

The MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its maiden voyage from north China on 19 August. She is the first of a new class of 23,000+ teu vessels being introduced in 2019-20, with space for over 2,000 refrigerated containers. The vessel also offers ... [+]

Lawyers call for UK to sign up to shipping pact

Shipping legal firm Myton Law is calling on the UK to sign up to a new United Nations Convention on the settlement of international commercial disputes through mediation. On 7 August, 46 countries, including the US and China, signed up to the new ‘Singapore Convention’, but the UK and the ... [+]

Yodel calls in international expert

UK parcels carrier Yodel, has appointed Jayne James as director of international services, following the opening of its first international office, in Chengdu, China, last year. She has worked in the international mail, express parcels and supply chain solutions industry for more than 25 years andjoins Yodel from Deutsche Post ... [+]

Freeports over-hyped, says Tudor Freight boss

Leeds-based Tudor International Freight director Adam Johnson, director says that the benefits of freeports should not be overstated. While international trade secretary Liz Truss has claimed recently, when unveiling a vision for the UK to open up to ten freeports across the country that they would transform towns and cities across ... [+]

Tigers opens South Africa centre

Tigers South Africa has opened an e-commerce centre at its Johannesburg, South Africa, warehouse. An app allows staff to conduct scan checks while packing shipments and create waybills for packages and a similar solution is planned for Cape Town by the end of August.     [+]

U-Freight welcomes Amazon transparency efforts

E-commerce logistics specialist the U-Freight Group (UFL has welcomed Amazon’s decision to launch its supply chain anti-counterfeit tool internationally, Transparency, to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Canada. UFL chief executive Simon Wong said the the move by the retailer was the latest in a series of initiatives ... [+]

DSV completes Panalpina purchase

DSV has completed its acquisition of fellow forwarder Panalpina, following the settlement of the previously announced public exchange offer for all publicly held shares of Panalpina Kurt Kokhauge Larsen will be chairman of the merged company  and Jens Bjørn Andersen, Jens Lund and Thomas Stig Plenborg will be members of the ... [+]

UKWA confirms new chair

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd, as its new chair. She succeeds Stobart Aviation’s Graeme Undy, who had served in the role since 2016. UKWA chief executive Peter Ward, commented: “Nicola brings passion and experience to her ... [+]

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