November 2020

Temperature-control throughout the chain in Dover

Port of Dover’s now has a fully temperature controlled warehouse in operation at its Cargo Terminal. The existing eight-chamber temperature controlled facility is now complemented by a fully temperature controlled out-loading chamber, meaning that every stage of the operation including storage, container stripping and distribution can be conducted at a set temperature. The upgrade also adds an additional 550 temperature controlled pallet spaces, allowing pre-picking of loads to make dispatch more ... [+]

Work together to keep Ireland on the move, says FTAI

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is urging all businesses to work collaboratively to prepare for the new trading environment at the end of the Brexit transition period to protect trade on the island of Ireland. General manager Aidan Flynnsays that with the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching: “Industry’s level of ... [+]

Gdansk undeflected by Covid disruption

The Port of Gdansk expects to handle more than 48million tonnes of cargo in 2020, retaining its position as one of Europe’s fastest growing ports despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis. Gdansk handled 36.2million tonnes in the first three quarters of the year to September and is on course ... [+]

World Net Logistics becomes Rhenus Logistics South Africa

World Net Logistics has been officially rebranded Rhenus Logistics South Africa, following its acquisition by the group in 2019. The Rhenus logo and corporate identity is replacing the World Net Logistics branding, reflecting its strengthened positioning as part of the global organisation. [+]

Simon Brown to run Wales and West for ABP

ABP has appointed Simon Brown as divisional port manager for Wales & South West. He was previously port director Mersey for Peel Ports in Liverpool and worked for the Maersk Company between 2006 and 2018. He will be responsible for port activities in Cardiff, Newport, Barry, Port Talbot, Swansea, Teignmouth ... [+]

DFDS to launch Dunkirk to Ireland route

DFDS is to start a new freight ferry route between Rosslare, Ireland and its northern French hub in Dunkerque from 2 January. The route will be serviced by three ferries, each with a capacity for up to 125 lorries and their drivers in Covid-19-safe single cabins. There will be six ... [+]

Chips away! First Lufthansa flight powered by used cooking oil

A Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F due to take off from Frankfurt to Shanghai at 8:10am on Sunday 29 November will be the first ever commercial flight to use only Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Operated in conjunction with forwarder DB Schenker it will be powered by synthetic kerosene produced mainly from ... [+]

Lines taking advantage of capacity crunch, say shippers and forwarders

The European Shippers Council (ESC) and European forwarders organisation CLECAT have urged carriers to respect contractual obligations and ensure a regular flow of cargo and containers during the current crisis. ESC president Denis Choumert said that “shipping lines have been taking advantage of the capacity crunch to increase revenues much ... [+]

Group proposes trans-Pennine lorry shuttle trains

A group of rail experts is advocating building a trans-Pennine ro ro lorry shuttle linking the M1 and M60 motorways to relieve the A628 Woodhead road between Manchester and Sheffield as part of a comprehensive plan to revitalise rail services in the region. Network North, headed by House of Lords ... [+]

Double Cork call for CLdN

CLdN is to add a second weekly call on its Cork to Zeebrugge ro con service, introduced in May. The move was welcomed by Port of Cork, which said that the second call will offer a quicker turnaround, as well as bypassing the UK land bridge. CLdN stated: “We will deploy ... [+]

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