May 2020

Airfreight shippers take to the roads

DSV says that its road service from Eastern China to Western Europe has gained in popularity during the corona crisis and is a viable alternative to air, sea and rail. With over 90% of passenger planes grounded, air cargo capacity was slashed and soaring prices for remaining capacity, transit time for air freight from Shanghai, China to Western Europe is still around eight days, although last month it was up to ... [+]

Stena cuts Irish Sea freighter but remains bullish

Stena Line is reducing capacity on its Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) service due to the Corona crisis, which has hit freight demand, removing the Stena Forecaster freighter and cutting 10 trips per week. The move follows the introduction of Stena’s largest ship on the route on 9 March, the brand-new Stena Edda, which ... [+]

Kuehne+Nagel extends Heathrow lease

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has secured a lease extension to 2030 with forwarder Kuehne+Nagel for its Heathrow South Cargo Centre. GlaxoSmithKline is the leading customer of the facility, and represents a significant share of the UK’s pharmaceutical imports and exports. Kuehne+Nagel also operates AIPUT’s Perishables Handling ... [+]

Cargo-partner on the rise in the Low Countries

Cargo-partner has also opened a sales and customer service office at Liège airport in Belgium and a new office and warehouse site in Roermond, Netherlands. The new warehouse has 7,000sq m of storage area as well as a cross-docking area and eight truck docks and is suitable for the storage ... [+]

Gefco adds to top team

Freight forwarder Gefco has appointed Paul-Henri Fréret (pictured) as executive vice president of its air and sea division. He has managed all areas of the business in Asia and Latin America in addition to Groupe PSA automotive operations at group headquarters. He has also held global corporate management functions at ... [+]

Austrian takes to the air again

Austrian Airlines is to restart scheduled flights on 15 June after halting all regular services for close on 90 days due to the corona crisis.. The first routes will include London, Paris and Brussels, among other European destinations and will be increased further from 22-28 June 2020 to 37 cities. ... [+]

Ireland gets first US liner service in decades

Ireland has gained its first direct container service to the US in many years with the launch of a new ICL service between Cork and the US East Coast. The new route is set to start with the sailing of the Independent Vision on 6 June and will then depart the ... [+]

Ferrymasters makes the grade again

P&O Ferrymasters has once again gained an AA grade safety and quality in food and packaging from the British Retail Consortium, following an audit of its contract logistics operations in Amsterdam and Dover in January. P&O Ferrymasters also achieved the highest possible grade in 2018 and 2019. Its foodstuffs business ... [+]

CargoLogic takes on CHAMP

UK-based cargo airline CargoLogicAir has implemented CHAMP’s Weight & Balance solution. After suspending operations in Februarythe carrier resumed operations in April with two B747-400F to transport PPE for the NHS.  Weight & Balance is designed to make freighter aircraft loading safer, faster, and more efficient. It helps to not only ... [+]

DP World links to Blockchain

DP World has completed the early stages of integration with the AP Moller Maersk/IBM blockchain-based digital container logistics platform, TradeLens. TradeLens brings together data from the supply chain including shippers, port operators and shipping lines and replace paper documents with blockchain-enabled digital solutions. The global port operator aims to connect ... [+]

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