September 2019

Fast box booking from Hamburg Süd

Shipping line Hamburg Süd is now offering INSTANT, a digital application that makes booking containers easier and faster. Users can view fixed prices and book their cargo directly online, up to four weeks prior to the planned shipment. The earlier the booking is made, the lower the total price for the customer – and subsequent price changes or additional fees will no longer apply. It is available for services between ... [+]

Help us face future challenges, says road union

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) called on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard road transport in the face of myriad challenges, in its manifesto published on 17 September. It said that the industry is beset by geopolitical unrest, climate change concerns, a chronic shortage of commercial drivers, issues ... [+]

So far so good for Europa Belfast

Europa Road's Belfast branch is celebrating a successful first year in business during September. It provides 30 daily freight departures between Northern Ireland and continental Europe via Europa’s 1Hub facility in Dartford in partnership with local operator Liam Connolly.  Shipments are collected and shipped on the same day, arriving into ... [+]

Stena brings symbol of peace to Belfast

Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson has applauded the unveiling of The Knotted Gun sculpture in Belfast by the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The city will join New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town and Berlin in hosting a permanent version of the work, thanks to a donation by the ferry ... [+]

P&O app allows truckers to turn up and go

P&O Ferries is offering its trucking customers simplified booking through its new freight app which for the first time allows freight customers to buy tickets to Europe using a credit card – without setting up an account - as well as see live updates on departures and allowing them to ... [+]

U-Freight HK gets security clearance

U-Freight has gained Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department security certification for one of its off-airport hubs, one of the first forwarders in territory to do so. It follows the installation of a second, X-ray machine at its Golden Bear Industrial Centre in July 2019, which can scan consignments up to ... [+]

Freighter operators offer cargo.one option

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo and UK all-freighter operator CargoLogicAir have made the first bookings on the cargo.one digital platform. Initially online bookings will be available on services originating from Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Amsterdam but there are plans to expand the option to the rest of the network in future. Vice-president, Europe ... [+]

DHL appoints supply chain chief

Deutsche Post DHL Group has appointed Hendrik Venter as chief executive of its Supply Chain arm for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa, from October 1. He will succeed Oscar de Bok, who becomes a board member for DHL Supply Chain. [+]

Brittany gets ready for Brexit

Brittany Ferries said on 13 September that it had carried out a rigorous series of ‘dry runs’ to prepare for the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit on both sides of the Channel. The first rehearsal took place on 11 September as lorries in Portsmouth embarked on the overnight sailing ... [+]

Heathrow handlers offer automatic updates

Two users of AIS (Advance Information System) - the new CCS-UK module that helps speed up deliveries and collections of air cargo at Heathrow Airport – have produced a system enhancement that sends automatic status updates to airfreight forwarders and hauliers. Handling agents dnata and ASC can now provide agents and ... [+]

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