January 2020

New study to raise reliability of Felixstowe road link

A Highways England-commissioned study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich – a vital link to and from the port of Felixstowe - has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during high winds. Options include reducing the speed limit over the bridge during high winds, temporary lane closures or keeping the bridge open in one direction only. Highways England will now assess the feasibility ... [+]

Cork-Santander to become Rosslare-Bilbao

Brittany Ferries is to replace its existing Cork-Santander route with one between Rosslare and Bilbao but will maintain its existing service between Cork and Roscoff from 28 February. The line said that its customers sought better road connections and reduced driving distances and while passenger numbers had been encouraging, freight ... [+]

As you were, says parcels chief

ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks says that traders should ignore the Government’s £100m advertising campaign on what exporters, couriers and everyone wishing to send items to the EU should do in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October last year. “With a hard Brexit at least ... [+]

Success for ABC in giant engine test

AirBridgeCargo airlines has successfully completed trial loading of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9x, on board one of its Boeing 747-8 freighters in Chicago. The GE9X, which weighs over 11.5 tonnes, has been developed by GE Aviation for the Boeing 777X aircraft, which first flew in early 2020. Thanks to meticulous ... [+]

Brexit outcome still uncertain, says BIFA

British International Freight Association director general Robert Keen called for greater transparency and clarity in the effort to develop a new post-Brexit trading relationship. Just ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January he said: “In light of the change that will likely take place in the trading ... [+]

Toogood is perfect for TPN

Bristol-based forwarder and logistics company Toogood International Transport has joined TPN (The Pallet Network). Toogood is an events and express freight specialist and offers road, sea, and air freight services, as well as freight forwarding and warehousing. It has particular expertise in the aerospace, marine, energy, pharmaceuticals and automotive sectors. [+]

New chief exec for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel operator Getlink SE is to separate the functions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer from 1 July. Yann Leriche is appointed chief executive officer and Jacques Gounon becomes non‐executive chairman. Leriche has had a 20-year career in transport in France and overseas and, since ... [+]

Bayonne plans to break into intermodal business

The Hutchison-owned BEST terminal in Barcelona has signed a deal with the port of Bayonne to develop intermodal traffic. The French port which currently specialises in bulk traffic, plans to develop a cross-border door-to-door service, through BEST's logistics operator, Synergy, and the transport company GIMEX, based in Navarra. A presentation will ... [+]

Green light for flat-pack horsebox

Horse transport specialist InstoneAir has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency authorisation for its new fully collapsible Airstable. The equipment reduces positioning or return costs by enabling empty units to be transported in the lower decks of freighter and passenger aircraft. Designed to fit all wide-bodied freighters, including B747, B777, MD11, A310 ... [+]

SAP to support Girteka Logistics

SAP is partnering with the biggest European FTL (Full Truck Load) transportation company, Girteka Logistics, to implement a complete end-to-end transportation management solution. The solution will include finance, pricing, contract and order management; subcontracting, planning, warehouse management, dispatch scheduling, load matching and customer service and support. [+]

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