October 2020

Strong third quarter for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo’s commercial revenues were up 14.1% to €302m in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.   Overall yields for the quarter  were up 113.4% on the same time last year at constant currency, reflecting the extra costs of a flying programme that continues to retain a substantial cargo-only schedule. Sold tonnes were down 42%.Chief executive Lynne Embleton, commented: “The stark impact of COVID-19 ... [+]

Border pass to speed Eurotunnel freight post-Brexit

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight is introducing a new Eurotunnel Border Pass for its freight customers as part of its Brexit preparations. The virtual wallet shares information needed for border crossings between the transporter and Eurotunnel, and then between Eurotunnel and the border authorities. It is secure and digitised, and the ... [+]

Contship Italia to add 1.8m teu

Contship Italia Group, the Italian container terminal and intermodal branch of Eurokai, is to add over 1.8 million teu handling capacity under its business plan targets for 2021-2024. It will make substantial investments at its main La Spezia Container Terminal and will start work on a new 524-metre quay with ... [+]

Stainsby to pilot next phase of Tees growth

Former PD Ports apprentice and newly qualified hydrographic surveyor Mia MacDonald christened Teesport’s new £1.35 million pilot vessel, Stainsby at a socially distanced ceremony on 28 October. Named after one of the original four villages that later became Middlesbrough, the vessel will safely transport pilots to and from vessels as they ... [+]

Brittany chief to head Interferry

Brittany Ferries chief executive Christophe Mathieu is to be the new chair of industry trade association Interferry. He was elected at the association’s virtual annual general meeting on 27 October and succeeds John Steen-Mikkelsen, former chief executive of Denmark’s Danske Faerger.  Mr Mathieu, an Interferry board member since 2010, joined the ... [+]

Profits up at DSV

DSV Panalpina chief executive Jens Bjørn Andersen said that the global forwarder delivered results above expectations in the third quarter of 2020. He said: “Conditions have been better than anticipated across most of our markets, and at the same time we benefit from efficient cost management. We are happy to ... [+]

Brussels lays out Single Window plans

The European Commission has set out an EU Single Window Environment for Customs initiative to make it easier for different authorities involved in goods clearance to exchange electronic information submitted by tradersIt aims to enhance cooperation and coordination between different authorities, in order to facilitate automatic verification of non-customs formalities ... [+]

More Turkey in January

OOCL is to expand its North Europe- Turkey (NET) service to five post-Panamax vessels from January next year. Launched in 2017, NET serves Piraeus, Gebze, Istanbul, Gemlik and Aliaga in the Eastern Med and Felixstowe in the UK. [+]

Biggest boxship ever for Vietnam

Cai Mep International Terminal, a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port received the largest container vessel in Vietnam’s history on 26 October. Maersk Line’s EEE vessel Margrethe Maersk with close to 20,000teu on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Vietnam with US West Coast. [+]

Oakland adds Dublin space ahead of Brexit

Retail supply chain specialist Oakland International is to increase capacity at its Dublin site by over 60% by January 2021 in preparation for Brexit. It will be the second major expansion in Ireland for Oakland; after launching in Ireland in 2009, in 2018 Oakland moved to the Food Central site ... [+]

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