September 2020

Work starts on Frankfurt Airport truck park – updated

Frankfurt airport operator Fraport has started work on a new truck park at CargoCity South. The 14,500sq m lot is near Airport Gate 32 and will provide space for another 61 trucks, bringing the total truck parking spaces available at CargoCity South to 135. The plans include state-of-the-art sanitary facilities with shower rooms for the drivers. It is set to be operational by the end of 2021. Fraport is also adding ... [+]

TT Club appoints Middle East director

TT Club has appointed Abdul Fahl (pictured) as through transport management services (Gulf) director. An Arabic speaker and with a masters degree in maritime law, Fahl has been a claims executive and senior claims executive during his seven and a half year career at TT Club in London, and also ... [+]

Swiss train bookings go on line

Schweizerzug, Swissterminal Group’s rail freight operator, will launch a fully integrated digital booking platform for its services between Rotterdam/Antwerp and Switzerland on 1 October. The online system will offer complete visibility and control over bookings, increasing transparency, eliminating wait times and reducing errors. It gives an overview of available transport ... [+]

Palletforce sets up Brexit taskforce

EV Cargo’s Palletforce pallet network arm has set up a Brexit Taskforce to help customers prepare for the UK’s imminent departure from the EU. It will use its own extensive knowledge of international shipping and customs formalities, combined with the specialised expertise of EV Cargo divisions, to address concerns as the ... [+]

Fast deliveries for 11 more US cities

Lufthansa’s  time:matters Americas high speed logistics arm has added 11 new airports to its US domestic Sameday Air network, including Syracuse NY, Greensboro in North Carolina and Laredo in Texas, and increasing the total to 100. It has also recruited Alaska Airlines asa partner, taking the number of weekly frequencies ... [+]

Out with the old, in with the new at Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo took delivery of its 13th new Boeing 777F in Frankfurt on 29 September, delivered from Everett Airport in Washington State. The new aircraft bears the name "¡Buenos días México!", which it took over from an aircraft with the registration D-ALCH that had already been taken out of service. ... [+]

Airfreight growth stays sluggish, says IATA

Improvement in the global freight market remains slow amid insufficient capacity, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its report for August. While demand moved slightly in a positive direction month-on-month; business remain depressed compared to 2019 due to the capacity constraint from the loss of belly cargo space ... [+]

More cash for electronic payments firm

Venture capital firm Insight Partners has made a $35 million investment in supply chain payments network PayCargo, It will use the capital to expand global adoption of its electronic payments system and accelerate investment in technology. [+]

Europa helps deliver beds to Africa

Europa Warehouse has helped its customer, care equipment maker Accora deliver a charity donation of 160 new beds from Milton Keynes to Hull on behalf of Jacobs Well Care Centre. The donated beds are being sent to remote locations around the world, including Africa and will be used in hospitals ... [+]

River visionaries wanted

The Thames Estuary Growth Board is inviting businesses in east London, north Kent, south Essex, who practice sustainable growth, to nominate themselves for an exclusive ‘Estuary Visionary’ accreditation. As brand ambassadors, Visionaries will share good green practice with likeminded businesses, and will be integral to marketing the Estuary domestically and internationally. To apply, ... [+]

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