August 2020

Frankfurt is ready for the vaccine rush, says Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo says that it is well prepared for handling a possible corona vaccine. With Frankfurt airport handling some 120,000 tonnes of vaccines, medications and other pharmaceutical products in 2019, the gateway was the European leader in the sector. It added that two thirds of the 12,000sq m of temperature-controlled handling capacity with direct apron access were located in the its Cargo Pharma Hub and that an additional 2,000sq m of ... [+]

Wind power on the move in Scotland

Heavy haulier Collett has started to move 15 Vestas V100 wind turbines from Glasgow's King George V Dock to the Solwaybank site near Gretna. The port of Grangemouth is also being used to store material for the scheme. Collett is using four axle extendable flat trailers and specialist Scheuerle clamp trailers, ... [+]

Europa appoints customs and contact centre chiefs

Europa Worldwide Group has appointed Lieven Hendrickx (pictured) as head of its customs team. A Belgian national, Hendrickx has worked for a number of leading logistics operators over the last 30 years in continental Europe and the Middle East and was most employed by business consultancy Deloitte. He will initially be ... [+]

First cool container on its way from Ethiopia

The first refrigerated container was loaded onto the Ethiopia-Djibouti train, carrying 24 tons of avocados from the Koga area of Ethiopia for shipment to Europe via the Société de Gestion du Terminal à conteneurs de Doraleh. Ethiopian Minister for Transport Dagamawit Moges launched the container at an inauguration ceremony at ... [+]

Business unprepared for December, says survey

Two thirds of UK businesses have had their Brexit preparations disrupted by Covid-19, according to a survey by Sapio Research on behalf of logistics software specialist. Descartes Systems Group. Less than a quarter are confident that they will be able to cope with the extra administrative burden of Brexit, while two ... [+]

Dachser offers DIY solution

Freight forwarder Dachser is offering a range of tailored eLogistics services to changes in the supply chain in the DIY sector. It provides access to all relevant data concerning customer shipments, and has a direct connection with Dachser’s transport and warehouse management systems. Crucially in circumstances where online sales demands are immediate ... [+]

Customs expert gets ready for the Brexit rush

The Customs Clearance Consortium (CCC) arm of logistics firm Oakland Invicta is creating 50 jobs to support its 24-hour UK and EU operations ahead of Brexit, which is expected to generate more than 200 million extra customs declarations a year. CCC was launched by Oakland Invicta to address the shortage of ... [+]

Your mate on the move

Freight insurer TT Club has created a Motorway Buddy smartphone app that provides a range of information, including the location of over 300 recognised truck stop facilities across the UK. Described as an established suite of products recognised by the UK government and trade organisations and a driver-friendly compliance and safety ... [+]

Safety gold again for Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne has been awarded a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold medal for the third year running. The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement, and is the longest-running industry awards ... [+]

Damco back in business in Beirut

Damco says its Beirut team had operations in Lebanon running again within 24 hours of the port explosion on 4 August, thanks to the AP Moller Group-owned forwarder’s business resilience program. The Beirut team relocated all office functions to its warehouse facility in the suburb of Dekwaneh. The facility can handle ... [+]

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