November 2019

New Incoterms from 1 January

Freight forwarder the Woodland Group is reminding its customers that the International Chamber of Commerce's new version of Incoterms comes into effect on 1 January. As well as an enhanced layout and more detailed explanatory notes to make the terms easier to understand and leave less room for error, FCA (Free Carrier – named place of delivery) has been amended slightly to allow the seller to require the buyer to procure an on-board bill of lading. Historically, a ... [+]

Ekol signs deal with Italy’s UBV

Turkish-owned logistics operator Ekol has signed a cooperation agreement with Italian groupage and intermodal company UBV. The agreement will initially develop services in Spain and Turkey and there is also a plan to offer a 96-hour service between Turkey and Italy. The aim is to connect Barcelona with 24hr services to five main destinations ... [+]

Workers pledge support for Finland posties

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has pledged support for the 10,000 members of the Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union PAU who have been on strike over new employment contracts since 11 November. It has denounced the attempts by the Finnish Government's Posti company to drive down  wages. Other unions, including the Finnish Aviation ... [+]

Nordic ports get together to go green

A group of ten Nordic ports have signed a declaration to cooperate and exchange information and share approaches to the environment and climate in line with the UN's Global Sustainability Goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsingborg, Malmö/Copenhagen, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Oslo, Helsinki, Torshavn and Faxaports (Iceland) will confer on issues such as energy ... [+]

Cargo handlers publish safety paper

Insurers the TT Club, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEM) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced an information paper on preventing collisions at ports and terminals. They say that there is increasing amount of non-contact technology that can dramatically improve equipment safety and reduce risk associated with container handling. However, many of these are ... [+]

Bumper grain harvest for Bristol

The largest shipment of grain from the UK this season is due to be exported from Bristol’s Royal Portbury Dock in late November. Up to 64,000 tonnes of barley is being loaded on to a Panamax vessel headed for Saudi Arabia, where it will be used as animal feed on ... [+]

Planners pay tribute to Tilbury team

Forth Ports scooped the inaugural National Infrastructure Planning Association Award for “Best Project” at the organisation’s celebration in London on 21 November for its Tilbury 2 scheme. The judges praised the team behind the Development Consent Order Process planning. Tilbury2 is under construction on 150 acres on the north bank of the Thames. When operational in Spring 2020, ... [+]

Port of Tyne is offshore-ready

The Port of Tyne says it is making further progress to prepare its site for offshore wind manufacturers as round four of the tender process by the Crown Estate for renewable energy projects nears completion. The port is investing in the third phase of clearance and remediation of Tyne Dock Enterprise ... [+]

Rhenus offers a rail alternative

Freight forwarder Rhenus Logistics is offering a landbridge service to and from the Far East during the Christmas and Chinese New Year peaks. With uncertain capacity on shipping services and unpredictable weather it says that its New Silk Road rail service offers an excellent alternative to air or ocean, with ... [+]

ACL extends Liverpool contact

Grimaldi’s Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has agreed a new 15-year contract extension for its container and roll-on/roll-off operations at the Port of Liverpool until 2035. Liverpool owner Peel Ports Group is making a significant investment at Royal Seaforth Container Terminal accommodate ACL’s new fleet of G4 vessels, including widening of ... [+]

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