February 2020

Everywoman deadline extended

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards has been extended to 24 February. The awards celebrate the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, showcasing progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within the industry. They aim to create role models and reshape the perception that transport and logistics is only for men. The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual at any ... [+]

TAPA launches toughest-ever security standards

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has launched what it describes as the most comprehensive industry security standards in its 23-year history to help protect operations from escalating cargo crime. The 2020 revisions of the Association’s Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) – which take effect on 1 ... [+]

Don’t delay – register for Multimodal today

Anyone planning to attend this year's Multimodal 2020 exhibition and conference can save themselves time by pre-registering for the event, along with the chance to win one of 20 free places at the Multimodal Awards evening, which will be hosted this year by Kevin Keegan. Registration is now open for Multimodal ... [+]

Unifeeder adds East Coast and London Gateway link

Unifeeder has started a new service between DP World London Gateway, UK East Coast ports, Antwerp and Dunkirk.  The port operator said it would be an  alternative for customers shipping cargo between Europe and the UK as well as transshipment connections via London Gateway. [+]

ONE imposes China reefer surcharge

The ONE shipping consortium is warning that due to slow inbound container pick-up caused by the coronavirus and the extension of the Lunar New Year holidays, some Chinese terminals, especially Xingang (Tianjin) and Shanghai are facing a serious shortage of reefer plugs. This may result in the discharge of reefer ... [+]

CHIEF and CDS to run side by side

Chairman of customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management, Peter MacSwiney has welcomed plans to extend the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) computer system until 2021, giving more time to prepare for additional changes. But he added: “Safety and security checks post 31 December are more of a ... [+]

Pharma cert for WFS Paris

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its new €10 million Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Opened in September last year, the Centre is the only dedicated facility at the airport and has a team of dedicated and trained experts, temperature-controlled warehousing, and ... [+]

From Holland with love

American Airlines Cargo says its staff around the world rose to the occasion for Valentine’s day, delivering a million lbs of flowers, including 920,000 lb from Amsterdam 15% up on last year. The explanation is not that the Dutch are especially romantic but because it is the location of the ... [+]

Corona virus keeps Air Charter Service busy

Air Charter Service says it has been inundated with requests for charters following the corona virus outbreak in China and Asia. Commercial director Justin Lancaster explained that the broker had  it had flown everything from four passengers on a private jet, to hundreds on larger aircraft, to 100 tonnes of surgical ... [+]

New ops chief for port of Tyne

Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne as chief operating officer, responsible for operational activity, including engineering, infrastructure, rail freight, transport and warehousing. He joins the port from NFT, an international logistics group and subsidiary of EV Cargo, where he was managing director of operations and previously worked for DHL ... [+]

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