September 2020

British Airways adds Lahore flights

IAG Cargo/British Airways is to start a four days a week service from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, in October. Daily flights to Islamabad resumed on 14 September. The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, said: “The first ever British Airways flights to Lahore is a sign of confidence in Pakistan, and the deepening ties between our two countries.” [+]

Pall-Ex Iberia super-hub is ready for action

Pall-Ex Iberia completed work on its new 12,000 m2 hub facility, in San Fernando de Henares. The building will replace its current warehouse in Madrid and give additional capacity to develop domestic and international services. Pall-Ex Iberia managing director Enric Estruch, commented: “Pall-Ex Iberia has come a long way since its ... [+]

DHL and Old Father Thames deliver the goods

DHL Express has launched what is believed to be London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service. It is part of the carrier’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport, it ... [+]

Port of Middlesbrough keeps mine project on track

Local freight logistics specialists AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough is importing 1km of tunnel segments for Anglo American’s Woodsmith Project on the North Yorkshire Moors, in partnership with heavylift forwarder FH Bertling.  The Woodsmith Project, which was recently taken over by Anglo American, has been manufacturing tunnel segments in a purpose ... [+]

Ceva opens Almaty gateway

CEVA Logistics is opening a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan which will also be the regional focus for customers in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It will offer a full range of multi-modal services including air, ocean and road solutions. Kazakhstan is an important staging point between China and Europe ... [+]

Ulster Trader Support scheme goes live

The government is urging businesses dealing with Northern Ireland to sign up to new Trader Support Service, which went live on 28 September. It will provide a free end-to-end support package to manage import and safety and security declarations on behalf of traders and educate businesses on what the protocol means ... [+]

Brussels plans to make customs smarter

The European Commission has launched a new Customs Union Action Plan to make EU customs smarter, more innovative and more efficient over the next four years. The Commission says that member states' customs authorities are struggling with the challenges of performing their various roles amid major challenges such as the current ... [+]

ABC completes medical test

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has completed transportation of 12 SkyCell containers from Hong Kong to Amsterdam in partnership with UPS Healthcare. The containers needed to be shipped from Europe to Asia in pre-conditioned mode and once they arrived in Hong Kong, they were loaded with vaccines to be flown back under a ... [+]

Transfesa Express to speed Tesco deliveries

DB Cargo’s Transfesa Logistics arm has launched a new rail service to move fruit and veg from Spain to the UK for Tesco. In a first stage, it will move 15 loads a week from Valencia’s Almussafes terminal to Barking, East London. Transfesa has also asked to be allowed to increase ... [+]

Chris Lewis reboots his ports career

Former DP World UK chief executive Chris Lewis is re-entering the ports industry as Hutchison Ports UK, almost exactly a year after retiring. Reporting to managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe, Clemence Cheng, he joins the company at a critical time; operations at the port of Felixstowe have been badly ... [+]

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