August 2020

Bring forward new border measures, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) has called for greater ambition in the timeframe of the government’s 2025 UK Border Strategy, in its response to consultation, which closed on 28 August.Manager of European and international policy, Sarah Laouadi commented: “The concepts of upstream compliance, e-documents and single window to avoid duplication of data submission are particularly important to support trade but our members want the proposed changes brought forward as soon as ... [+]

Palletways Iberia closes in on the million mark

Palletways Iberia has transported a record 983,000 pallets so far this year and gained new customers. Part of the Imperial Group, it has delivered palletised freight across the peninsula and islands for over a year and, since opening its South hub, has doubled the size of the network since 2015. This ... [+]

Containerships adds Cork call

Containerships has added a call in Cork to its weekly BENI service between Rotterdam and Dublin. It departs Rotterdam on Saturday arriving in Cork, via Dublin, on Tuesday, before returning to Rotterdam. [+]

APMT signs contract for Cote d’Ivoire terminal

APM Terminals has signed contracts with China Harbour Engineering Company for the construction of Abidjan’s second container terminal, Côte d’Ivoire Terminal, scheduled to be operational at the end of 2021. A joint venture between Bolloré and APMT will invest €400m in the construction and equipment. It will add an additional ... [+]

Strong first half for Kerry Logistics

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics Network’s revenue increased by 10% year-on-year to HK$21,885 million in its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. Core operating profit increased 2% to HK$1,489 million while core net profit jumped by 26% year-on-year to HK$845 million. The company said that while the ... [+]

Golf dinner gets EU trade chief sacked

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has resigned after being accused of flouting coronavirus rules during a visit to his native Ireland. He attended a golf dinner with 80 attendees a time when he was supposed to be observing quarantine for 14 days. He also travelled to and from County Kildare ... [+]

Softbox keeps live-saving medicines on the move

Thermal packaging specialist Softbox has donated its Silverskin insulated pallet covers to help protect temperature-sensitive medicine shipments to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They were used by the charity International Health Partners (IHP) to transport Essential Health Packs including antibiotics, painkillers and other basic primary medicines. With Covid 19 disrupting ... [+]

New machines give Freightliner and Pentalver a lift

Rail operator Freightliner and container logistics firm Pentalver - its sister company in US-owned Genesee & Wyoming – are investing in 75 new lifting and handling machines at container terminals throughout the UK. The first batch of 35 machines have been delivered with the remaining 40 due to follow in the ... [+]

Virgin to offer Milan and Pakistan cargo flights

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is offering cargo-only services between London Heathrow and Milan from 12 September. Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 passenger aircraft will operate in freighter mode from London every Thursday and Sunday offering up to 50 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight to and from Milan Malpensa. The flights will ... [+]

BIFA asks again: Are you ready for Brexit?

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members on how well they are prepared for Brexit ahead of the end of the transition period on 31 December. An previous survey in May found that most respondents wanted an extension to the transition period if no trade deal is ... [+]

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