November 2019

WCA launches pharma logistics training scheme

WCA Pharma Academy has held the first course in a Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Compliance training program for freight forwarders in Amsterdam. WCA Pharma members are required to be GDP compliant to maintain their group membership, which is a quality assurance that pharmaceutical products are stored, transported, and handled under suitable conditions. All participants are tested on GDP Compliance prior to the training and sit an exam at the end of the ... [+]

Two more Midlands sites for WE Deane

Freight forwarder WE Deane has opened two new depots in Birmingham, bringing the total number of its Midlands depots to three. The two new locations will support customers including  automotive manufacturers. With vehicles rotating on an hourly basis 24 hours per day, new depots will support sequencing of parts to Midlands ... [+]

New study on horse welfare in the air

The Animal Transportation Association (ATA) has partnered with airfreight information firm Champ Cargosystems and French animal health specialist Arioneo to study horse wellbeing in air travel. The study, in association with the University of Bologna, aims to monitor factors  including heart rate, respiration, and temperature to improve data capture and ... [+]

Tunnelling from Wales to Germany

Recent work by outsize cargo specialist Abnormal Load Services has included a project to move a tunnel boring machine and its accessories from Bleddfa in Wales to Germany (main picture). The machine had completed the Knighton tunnel for Severn Trent, allowing it to divert water away from the Victorian Elan ... [+]

Armed Forces Covenant recruits Ceva Logistics

Ceva has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to increase awareness of the company among ex-military personnel. It will also work with the British Armed Forces Resettlement Services and the Career Transition Partnership to advertise vacancies and attend career fairs. Managing director UK, Ireland and Nordics, Eddie Aston, says: “The Armed Forces ... [+]

New Shanghai route for Manchester

Privately owned Chinese carrier Juneyao Air is to launch a three-times-a-week 787-9 Dreamliner service between Shanghai and Manchester. It will operate initially via Helsinki, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving into Manchester at 08.30 and departing for Shanghai at 10:00. [caption id="attachment_28035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Juneyao Air Boeing 787-9 with Chinese Petal ... [+]

Egypt port project nears completion

DP World Sokhna says it is nearing completion of its Basin 2 project that will nearly double the Egyptian port’s capability to 1.75 million teu per year. The extra capacity will be operational by the second quarter of 2020 and will make Sokhna the only port in the country capable ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel buys in Benelux

Kuehne + Nagel is to acquire the overland and logistics activities of Netherlands–based Rotra, subject to conditions. KN board member Stefan Paul,described the company as “a leading and well-rooted player in the Netherlands and in Belgium – two of the centres of gravity for logistics in Europe” that would strategically ... [+]

AV Dawson to pioneer new education scheme

Middlesbrough College has chosen local logistics company AV Dawson as a partner to deliver the first trials of the new industry-backed T-level qualifications for the region. Engineering student Joshua Richards has joined the engineering team as part of the trials of the new initiative. T levels, a new programme coming in ... [+]

Virgin to offer Indian triple helpings from summer

Virgin Atlantic to introduce a second daily service between Heathrow and Delhi in its summer programme for 2020 which, together with its new service to Mumbai launched in October, will give three daily flights to India. The new schedule will see the introduction of a second daily Boeing 787 service to ... [+]

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