January 2021

Calais shows resilience in face of trade storms

Freight through Calais was down by only 8% in 2020, at 1,662,217 lorries, despite the numerous problems caused by Brexit and the Covid crisis, said the port operator in its annual report. The months of April and May, at the height of the Covid crisis, were particularly hard hit and there was a decline over the two months of 25% and 20% respectively. However, from June traffic picked up again to ... [+]

ABP cements Newport deal

ABP Newport has renewed its lease and commercial agreement with building materials company, CEMEX. It covers a 2.9 acre site comprising land and buildings at Newport’s South Dock six years, where CEMEX operates a silo storage facility for cement and construction materials. ABP divisional port manager for Wales and South West, ... [+]

Greencarrier opens Manchester base

Greencarrier Freight Services has opened a new office at Manchester Airport. The Scandinavian-owned forwarder already has locations at Ipswich and Immingham.Managing director for Greencarrier Freight Services UK, Chris Hunt said: "The opening of our new office is in line with our business strategy and will strengthen our position in the ... [+]

Caribou buys C&D

UK-based global logistics firm Caribou has completed the acquisition of  domestic and European courier  C&D Transport Solutions . It fits in with Caribou ‘s  plans to expand its same day deliveries and haulage expertise. [+]

CH Robinson to open tech centre in Cork

Forwarding and logistics company CH Robinson is to open a new technology centre in Cork to deliver solutions for shippers and carriers, particularly in the fresh produce sector of the freight market. It plans to recruit more than 30 technology professionals in the next three years. It follows the expansion of ... [+]

Forwarders get the show back on the road

Rock-it Cargo USA subsidiaries Rock-it Cargo and Sound Moves are coming together under one brand name, Rock-it Global. The two music and entertainment industry forwarders will merge offices, vendor networks and expertise to ensure that the full capabilities are available to clients. Rock-it Cargo Holdings non-executive chairman, David Bernstein, said: “These ... [+]

Explore the future with Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo is to hold an online webinar exploring the future of the industry at 11.30-14.30 (UK time) on Wednesday 10 February. Topics will include digitisation and vaccine transportation. To register, visit: [+]

Stena Embla joins sister Edda on Belfast-Liverpool

Stena Embla, Stena Line’s newest ferry has now joined her sister E-Flexer ship Stena Edda on the Belfast to Liverpool route.  She was initially deployed for a short time on the Rosslare-Cherbourg due to brexit-related demand. A Stena Line spokesman said that it was likely that an E-Flexer vessel would however, be ... [+]

Study could pave the way for 400mph fruit and veg

The Municipality of Rotterdam Port of Amsterdam, Air Cargo Netherlands and other trading and local government interests have signed a study covenant for a proposed hyperloop for the Rotterdam-Amsterdam freight corridor. Similar in concept to the schemes being promoted by DP World and others in the Gulf region, the public-private Hyperloop ... [+]

Paycargo appoints airfreight expert

Supply chain finance specialist PayCargo has appointed airfreight expert Michael White to its board. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the airfreight sector, most recently as founder and president of Trade Network Consultants. [+]

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