September 2019

Humber Ports Logistics to open in Hull

Immingham-based container haulier Humber Ports Logistics is to open a new Hull depot. It follows new contract agreements and increases in volume from existing customers. The company now operates a fleet of 100 vehicles in operation and over 150 container chassis. [+]

DSV on the move in Valencia

DSV’s Road office in Valencia has moved from Beniparrell to a new location in Picassent. The new cross-docking facility in Picassent offers a total of 4,000sq m and is close to the main motorways. The building is also energy efficient with low water consumption and low CO2 emissions compared to ... [+]

Antwerp helps put Ostrava on the rails

Antwerp Port Authority, along with local governments and the rail operator are to develop a new container terminal at the Mosnov industrial zone, near Ostrava in the Czech A new spur will be added to the Studénka-Veřovice line which is expected to help move a substantial amount of traffic from ... [+]

Join the village people with BIFA at Multimodal

The British International Freight Association is partnering with the Multimodal Exhibition and Conference to create a Freight Forwarders Village at the show. It will be a marketplace for BIFA members and associate members to showcase the products and services they offer. BIFA will expand its existing presence to set up the ... [+]

Ferrymasters add Rotterdam space

P&O Ferrymasters has opened a 17,000sq m warehouse facility in Europoort (Rotterdam) to support its trans-Continental operations. It will significantly expand storage capacity and consists of two 7,500sq m close to the Maasvlakte 2 area in Rotterdam and the Europoort ferry terminal, making it  ideally positioned to accommodate the import ... [+]

Liverpool2, phase two

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint and add ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS). There will also be additional reefer points. The STS cranes are ... [+]

Cargo thefts alarm insurers

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says that cargo crime has reached “alarming proportions” in a position paper published on 17 September, and has urged further steps to make it more secure. In particular, enforcement agencies should  increase transnational cooperation, it said. IUMI's Policy Forum chair, Helle Hammer said: “Cargo ... [+]

Pentagon grows its own talent

Aberdeen forwarder Pentagon Freight Services has launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at redressing the industry’s skills shortages. The company, which specialises in oil and gas equipment, is taking on three young recruits who will undergo 15 weeks of training within the operations team. Based in the Dyce office, they will deal ... [+]

Peel sells Liverpool Airport stake

Infrastructure investment manager Ancala Partners has completed acquisition of a 45% interest in Liverpool John Lennon Airport for an undisclosed sum on behalf of its funds. Ancala has purchased 35% of the airport from ports and property owner Peel Group and 10% from Liverpool City Council. Peel and LCC retain ... [+]

Carmody to head up WFS in UK

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Paul Carmody as managing director of its UK cargo operations. He was previously head of UK operations and has held senior positions at Menzies Aviation in Canada and the US prior to joining WFS in 2009. He will be responsible for all WFS cargo ... [+]

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