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April 2020

Transfesa to run Spain-London route

DB Cargo’s Transfesa Logistics arm has launched a new refrigerated rail service from Valencia and Murcia in Spain to Barking Intermodal Terminal in East London, via the High Speed 1 line. The 72-hour service will transport food and medical products, carrying up to 30 leased Unit 45 boxes per train. [+]

Hupac offers Italy-UK link

Intermodal operator Hupac has launched a service between Italy and the UK, via its terminals at Geleen and Moerdijk in the Netherlands and the A2B-online short-sea shipping service. It runs three days a week, connecting Bari, Rome (Pomezia), Bologna, Padova and Milan (Busto Arsizio) with Thamesport, Immingham, Teesport and Blyth. [+]

UK finance chief to take over at DB Cargo

Pan-European railfreight operator DB Cargo has appointed current chief financial officer in the UK Andrea Rossi as its new chief executive from 1 September 1. It follows the decision of current chief executive Hans-Georg Werner to retire later this year. Rossi has worked for DB Cargo UK for the past ... [+]

IAG steps up China flights

IAG Cargo says that 21 British Airways flights are now operating every week from China to London with capacity of up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS shipped in joint effort with the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing. From May, 14 flights each week will ... [+]

UK signs ferry deal to keep freight moving – updated

The UK government has signed a tripartite pledge with France and Ireland to maintain critical freight ferry routes during the Covid-19 crisis, along with support for Northern Ireland domestic services. A freight and passenger support package covers 26 routes between Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden, ... [+]

Europa Worldwide signs deals for 70 trailers

Europa Road has acquired 70 new trailers for its network groupage and full- and part-load European road freight services. It has signed leases for 40 new Krone vari-deck box trailers with ICTS UK and with a full repair and maintenance contract. They have height-adjustable loading beams for double deck transport and ... [+]

Partners offer Airbus cargo space

Chapman Freeborn has teamed up with Avia Solutions Group sister company Avion Express to bring their A320 and A231 passenger fleets to the cargo market. The two companies have received all the required approvals to operate cargo-only flights across its entire fleet of Airbus passenger aircraft. Avion Express commercial manager, Dainius ... [+]

Dunkirk selects Ci5 for freight community

CCS-Hauts-de-France, which represents the Dunkirk port community, has chosen Ci5 as the cargo community system to manage its goods flows. A contract signed on 2 April for a renewable five-year term aims to have all freight processed on the new system by 6 October. System builder MGI’s team will train ... [+]

App keeps Damco on the move

Damco says that its business resilience programme has helped it to keep cargo moving despite Covid-19 disruption. The programme, developed over the last 18 months, prepares all staff for over 47 different scenarios, which could disrupt the supply chain, including a pandemic. Local and global teams communicate in real time ... [+]

Davies Turner signs deal with Germany’s Streck Transport

Davies Turner has signed an exclusive partnership with Freiburg, Germany-based, Streck Transport to increase its scheduled overland trailer services with Germany. Davies Turner beat off strong competition other UK forwarders to secure the cooperation agreement with Streck, which had been left without a British partner following the ending of its relationship ... [+]

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