October 2020

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 for goods entering or leaving the EU.The Single Window aims to digitalise and streamline processes, so that businesses will ultimately ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Hamburg and Tangiers get together

Hamburg Port Authority and Tanger Med Port Authority have signed a letter of intent to form a partnership. Both authorities will exchange experiences and good practice in fields including efficiency of port and vessel operations, digitalization and port community systems, traffic management, port (cyber) security, IT and innovation. [+]

Remember – Multimodal Brexit seminar on 5th November

The next Multimodal Connect webinar will take place on 5 November on the subject of Brexit – the Tactics : Quick Wins, Tricks of the Trade and Mitigation.With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are still unsure as to what ... [+]

Exis and parent join cargo handling group

New York based cargo inspection company National Cargo Bureau and its shipping and dangerous goods IT arm, Exis Technologies have joined the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA). Exis Technologies had previously been an individual member of ICHCA for over 10 years. Exis Technologies and ICHCA have worked together on many ... [+]

Deugro to the rescue as compressor suffers compressed delivery schedule

Deugro Air has moved urgently needed oversized compressor equipment from Germany to the US on an Antonov 124 freighter aircraft. Initially, it was planned to ship the cargo by sea, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on industrial production in Europe, completion of the unit was delayed ... [+]

Cure for retail headaches is close at hand, says Dachser

German-owned logistics provider Dachser says that its well-established North African services and new network extensions in Turkey and Eastern Europe will help UK retailers cope with the uncertainties of Brexit and Covid. It says that while the Chinese manufacturing phenomenon has radically reduced UK retail prices over the last two decades, ... [+]

Strong Q3 growth for UPS

UPS’s third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenue rose 15.9% over 2019 to $21.2 billion. Consolidated average daily volume increased 13.5% year over year.  Net income was $2.0 billion for the quarter, 11.8% above the same period in 2019, or 10.7% on an adjusted basis.  Operating profit was $2.4 billion, up 11.0% compared ... [+]

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