March 2020

Triple crown for HACTL

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has achieved certification under IATA CEIV Live Animals, becoming one of the very first companies to have achieved all three CEIV standards. IATA CEIV Live Animals is a voluntary programme designed to improve competency, infrastructure and equipment, quality management and training for the handling and transportation of live animals by air. HACTL also holds CEIV certifications for Fresh and Pharmaceutical products. [+]

A very supportive freight firm

Kerry Logistics Network has donated its services to deliver 5,000 pairs of compression socks, from Glasgow-based online travel retailer Trtl to frontline health professionals across Scotland. Kerry Logistics distributed the socks to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee last week, with 5,000 more planned for delivery ... [+]

China returns to full throttle

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder and logistics group U-Freight says its operations around the world are working “as normally as possible” given the circumstances. And it is seeking innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of managing supply chains hit by the virus. Whilst there have been air capacity reductions, freighter and passenger ... [+]

Getting help to where it’s needed

Urgent medical equipment for healthcare workers and coronavirus patients is continuing to arrive in Germany from all over the world, with Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) ensuring immediate processing of all incoming shipments to expedite their delivery to frontline medical teams. In the past few days, FCS – an affiliate of Worldwide ... [+]

An uplifting story

Steve Williams, operations director at Portsmouth stevedore Portico, has swapped his office for the cab of one of the port’s cranes to help cargo moving during the COVID-19 crisis. After taking a refresher course and following approval from an instructor, he passed his competency test and is fully certified to drive ... [+]

Road haulage pleas go unheeded

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is complaining that its global call for immediate and concerted action by governments and organisations to ensure that goods keep moving have largely gone unanswered. IRU secretary general, Umberto de Pretto, said: “We are extremely concerned about the lack of coordination and individual approaches put ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn keeps vital cargo moving

Charter broker Chapman Freeborn said in late March that it had has experienced a surge in cargo requests for humanitarian cargo and medical supplies from China into Europe and Africa. It came after an extremely busy week of EU-US rotations to counter the demand created by President Trump’s passenger travel ... [+]

ONE appoints North Africa agents

Ocean Network Express has appointed two new third-party agents - Romeu Algeria and Global Container Agency Tunisie to expand its coverage in Algeria and Tunisia North Africa. From 20 April ONE’s MD1 service connecting Asia to the Mediterranean will have feeder vessels between Valencia, Spain to Rades, Tunisia and Algiers ... [+]

P&O stops Dover-Calais passenger service

P&O Ferries has stopped carrying passengers on its Dover-Calais route and will reprioritise its efforts on freight. Some 1,100 staff working in passenger services will be furloughed under the Government’s pay scheme. The Government will cover 80% of their salary and the company will cover the rest up to their ... [+]

Gardner is Europa’s west country partner

Europa Road has signed a new partnership with Gardner Distribution to expand its reach across the South West region. Based on the outskirts of Plymouth, Gardner is strategically placed to allow easy access to all major routes in the region. Once goods arrive from Europe into Europa’s Dartford 1Hub, they ... [+]

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