July 2020

New chief for Zeebrugge

The port of Zeebrugge has appointed Tom Hautekiet as its new chief executive. A qualified industrial engineer, he takes over from Joachim Coens who has been elected national president of the Flemish political party CD&V, apposition deemed incompatible with his position at the head of the Belgian port. [+]

Forwarders’ role is recognized at last, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the 2025 Border Strategy consultation announced by the government recognizes  the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international tradeBIFA director general Robert Keen said that although the trade association has worked closely with various government departments for decades, since the Brexit ... [+]

M4 plans ignore Welsh freight needs, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association – soon to be rebranded Logistics UK – says that a new report by the South East Wales Transport Commissions on upgrading the M4 ignores freight ‘s role in sustaining communities and industry. Policy manager Mags Simpson, said: “The M4 is the artery along which the lifeblood ... [+]

Rail group welcomes Transpennine plans

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed Government’s announcement that freight capacity will be improved as part of the electrification and of the Transpennine route upgrade. However, with the plan not due till December, RFG is urging it to ensure that freight enhancements to deliver capacity and gauge clearance are ... [+]

Reefer link to northern France

Dutch shipping line Seatrade Reefer Chartering has introduced a weekly reefer service from Ecuador, Peru and Surinam to Dunkerque. It is expected to carry cargoes including bananas, pineapples, avocados, tropical fruits and palm hearts from the ports of Puerto Bolivar, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Paita (Peru) along with shrimps and tuna ... [+]

SEKO offers plastic-free solution

SEKO Logistics has partnered with The Better Packaging Co to help replace single-use plastics in supply chains. Better Packaging is the world’s leading provider of Home Compostable packaging for eCommerce. Its comPOST Packs will break down in less than 180 days into completely non-toxic elements while performing as well, if ... [+]

Rhenus raises the bar in India

German owned forwarder Rhenus Group has opened a logistics warehouse in Gurugram, near Delhi. The 32,500sq ft building sets new standards in India, it says offering 30,000 pallet spaces, 19 loading gates and 24-hour security. Sustainable aspects include solar roof panels and collecting and recycling water. Rhenus in Gurugram serves ... [+]

DSV offers Latam cargo flights

Freight forwarder DSV is expanding its air charter network – which offers controlled cargo capacity on key trade lanes and reliable transit times – including round-trip flights from Frankfurt to Mexico City and Guadalajara along with others between Asia and the Americas. The network is ideal for handling special cargo such ... [+]

Delta joins green airfreight drive

Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a collaborative initiative aiming to reduce businesses’ environmental footprint, in line with the carrier’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. SAFA is a collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders and airlines to track and reduce ... [+]

On track for the East Midlands – updated

GB Railfreight has launched a five-days-a-week intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal in Southampton to Maritime Transport’s East Midlands Gateway. It is its fourth daily service from the port and its 20th intermodal service. GBRf is offering loaded and empty storage and final-mile delivery. The rail company is also set to start ... [+]

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