March 2020

New man at the helm at Dachser Ireland

John van den Berg has taken over as managing director of DACHSER Ireland, succeeding Albert Johnston, who is retiring. Mr Van den Berg has been with DACHSER since 2006, joining the Irish country organisation in July 2019. The 49-year-old from the Netherlands began his Dachsercareer in Waddinxveen near Rotterdam, and played a pivotal role during the final integration and rebranding stages as Johnston Logistics became Dachser Ireland after the German company ... [+]

Europa gets urgent beds to new hospital

Europa Warehouse and its transport team in Dartford jumped into action this weekend to deliver beds to the NHS Nightingale coronavirus hospital at ExCel in East London. Europa's client Accora UK received a call at 8pm on Friday evening from the NHS requiring specialist beds urgently Working through the night Europa's team ... [+]

Customs training continues

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is reminding its members that its Customs declaration online training is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “However, with trade discussions between the UK and the EU stalled, and no sign of a request for an ... [+]

Partners fly face masks to Europe

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Airbus and Bolloré Logistics have worked together to distribute two million face masks to health workers in France and Spain battling the coronavirus. Airbus operated one of its own A330-800 passenger aircraft to Tianjin in China to collect the shipment, returning to Toulouse, where WFS’ cargo handling ... [+]

CILT sets up crisis response database

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has set up a database for organisations in urgent need of supply chain resources as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis. It matches organisations together, so that those who have capacity can help those organisations in urgent need, such as ... [+]

Seko sets up rapid response team

SEKO Logistics MedTec has established a Rapid Response Team to assist and maintain medical care to the patient population across the US and globally. The current focus is on New York City and surrounding metro area. It closely monitoring increased demand for ‘surge capacity’ to support urgent shipments of medical ... [+]

Geodis organises China airlift

The French Government has commissioned Geodis to organize an emergency movement of millions of masks from China. The forwarder is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, with a weekly volume of around 2,400sq m. If necessary, the schedule could be extended into May. GEODIS has chartered two Antonov 124 ... [+]

Stena maintains vital lifeline

Stena Line has taken several steps to help ensure the safety of its freight and passenger customers and employees, whilst maintaining the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies. All ferries are continuing to run on schedule, but some services have restricted passenger numbers in order ensure social distancing ... [+]

Shoreham sets up Community Support page

Shoreham Port has set up a Community Support page on its website to direct people to essential services as well as how they can support others in the wider community. . The south coast trust port remains fully operational, with team being considered key workers. The port has also put ... [+]

Talent in Logistics launches jobs board

Talent in Logistics has launched a jobs board in partnership with Smart recruit online to help promote current recruitment opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. The board is aimed at employers, recruitment agencies and those in the search for current employment [+]

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