April 2021

Turkish Cargo taps Digital Air Cargo

Turkish Cargo will soon provide global forwarders the ability to conduct real-time eBookings, access live rates, and see available air cargo capacity through WebCargo, a Freightos Group company. This provides critical agility as air cargo contends with unexpected shifts due to the global pandemic.Director of airfreight carrier relations and procurement at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Christian Tesch, said, “Live access to capacity and price supports our ongoing commitment to provide Hellman ... [+]

Ports make progress on congestion

Ports serving Asian trade routes are making real improvements against demand that remains 15-25% above comparable periods last year, said UK Major Ports Group chief executive, Tim Morris. He said that they have hired more staff, committed more resources and are working closely with supply chain partners, in response to ... [+]

Container market could take six months – or more – to rebound from Suez

It could take between four and six months for global container shipping to recover from the blockage of the Suez Canal in March, a shipping consultant told an online conference organised by the Global Shippers’ Alliance on 30 April. Lars Jensen, chief executive of Vespucci Maritime said it would probably take ... [+]

Urgent delivery to Covid-stricken India

Lufthansa’s scheduled flight LH760 from Frankfurt to Delhi has carried a total of around ten tons of medical equipment. On one day alone, 280 oxygen concentrators were flown to the Indian capital,  part of a larger consignment for the airline’s time:matters high-speed logistics arm. [+]

American offers network-wide pharma options

American Airlines Cargo has extended temperature-controlled capability to its entire mainline fleet, following trials conducted in partnership with CSafe Global and CargoSense. Through the use of CSafe Global’s industry-leading packaging and Temperature Loggers provided by CargoSense, American proved all of its aircraft offer ideal environments for passive temperature-sensitive shipments. It will ... [+]

P&O vows to take back Channel top spot as fifth ship returns

P&O Ferries has a fifth ship on its Dover-Calais route, saying that it would take back market leadership on the English Channel. Pride of Burgundy - a 28,000 ton vessel with a freight capacity of 120 lorries - will return to the route in June, restoring the P&O Dover-Calais fleet to ... [+]

Here’s TEU Portico’s empty container milestone

Portsmouth International Port stevedore Portico says it has evacuated more than have 10,000teu  of empty containers back to origin during the recent shipping crisis. Portico worked with some of the world’s biggest shipping lines, including CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming and HMM, to return containers via Continental Europe to ... [+]

Etihad allowed to carry more dry ice

Etihad Cargo has strengthened its ability to transport Covid-19 vaccines around the world after the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved it to carry up to five times more dry ice per flight on its Boeing Dreamliner and 777 fleet. It will allow the airline to provide enhanced frozen ... [+]

Grimaldi to offer Cork-Antwerp link

Grimaldi Group is to offer a twice weekly direct ro ro service from Cork to Antwerp from the second week of May. It will be operated by the Eurocargo Bari. The Grimaldi Group hase been calling to Cork on a regular basis for almost 25 years carrying rolling freight and containers. ... [+]

Dublin freight firm strengthens sales team

Dublin forwarder EFL International Distribution has appointed Kevin Blake as sales and development manager.He was previously operations manager at Freighteam Ireland and over the last two decades had management responsibility for a number of the company’s areas of operation including a daily UK groupage trailer service, a Turkish road service, ... [+]

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