October 2019

Traders can dream of a Brexit-free Christmas – updated

With a General Election agreed and Operation Yellowhammer knocked on the head, ParcelHero says parcel service companies and their customers no longer need worry about a Christmas Customs crisis. With 31st October the day the UK could have left the EU without a deal. Now, with Brexit on hold until, possibly 31 January, traders can breathe a sigh of relief says the parcel broker’s head of consumer research, David Jinks. Prime Minister ... [+]

IAG Cargo wilts over summer

IAG Cargo’s quarter revenue from July 1 to September 30 was down 9.0% versus last year at constant currency, at €269m. Chief executive Lynne Embleton said it reflected the industry wide decline in air freight and weakening of global trade. However, IAG’s network breadth allowed it to take advantage of ... [+]

Techies get together on the Tyne

Over 40 companies including tech partners from the Connected Catapult, Royal HaskoningDHV and Nissan along with representatives from the Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, York and University College London joined forces at a technology event held at the Port of Tyne on 30 October. A project plan was drawn up aimed ... [+]

Le Havre and partners to develop smart solutions

Five public and private sector partners, including the port of Le Havre (Haropa) have launched a plan to develop a Smart Data Services platform. Two regional public players, the Le Havre Seine Metropolitan Authority, and HAROPA - Port of Le Havre - have joined forces with private partners telecommunications firm Orange, ... [+]

Successful sea trials for Stena Estrid

Stena Estrid, the first of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed her sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. The ferry operator said that following three days of extensive testing, the new vessel performed excellently across a wide range of stringent test criteria and is ... [+]

Delta goes door-to-door with Roadie

Delta Cargo has partnered with Atlanta-based same-day delivery service, Roadie, to launch what it says is the first door to door service for a U.S. passenger airline. DASH Door-to-Door offers 24/7 pick-up and delivery, from businesses or homes, to over 55 cities in the US and with plans for expansion ... [+]

Geodis appoints legal eagle

Stéphane Cassagne has been appointed executive vice president of the distribution & express line of business at French-owned forwarder, Geodis. A member of the group’s management committee, he began his career in the legal affairs department at Calberson in 1993, becoming department head in 1998. In 2003, he was named senior ... [+]

Ceva to install medical machines in India

CEVA Logistics has launched a Medical Equipment Installation Service in India. A dedicated team of engineers and technicians will be responsible for unpacking, installing and setting up equipment such as MRI scanners, cath labs, digital radiography machines and CT scanners on behalf of a number of global manufacturers. Initially based ... [+]

Kintensu starts Sri Lanka operations

Kintetsu World Express’s Sri Lanka subsidiary has started operations. Trans Global Lanka  is a KWE trading as KWE/Lanka. Recently, major European and American apparel brands have expanded their manufacturing bases to Sri Lanka, increasing the country’s exports of textiles and clothing. [+]

Brexit? We’re ready says DFDS freight boss

Post-Brexit systems for Dover, Calais and Dunkerque have been tested successfully by cross-Channel ferry operator DFDS, says freight director, Wayne Bullen, who is confident it can meet the challenge of any UK exit from the EU. It follows a full-scale Brexit exercise using real trucks and full ships and was ... [+]

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