May 2021

Sponsored Post – How UK Businesses Can Adapt to Getting Goods to Ireland Post-Brexit

Because the Republic of Ireland remains inside the EU, it is still a part of their customs union. This has implications for all UK businesses outside of Northern Ireland because part of the Brexit arrangements that were made between Britain and the EU meant that Great Britain withdrew from the customs union as well as the political institution of the EU. In short, there is a customs border that has ... [+]

We’ve cleared the backlog, says Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam said on 7 May that it had process almost all the vessels caught up in the Suez Canal after the grounding of the Ever Given on 23 March. The port authority said that 54 vessels had now been processed, with two ongoing, three cancelled, one is ... [+]

Truckers must not carry the can for stowaways, says Logistics UK

Hauliers and drivers who are unwitting victims of people-smuggling gangs should not be penalised if all precautions have been taken to protect their vehicles, said Logistics UK in response to the government’s consultation, New Plan for Immigration, that closed on 6 May. Government plans would see changes to the penalties under the Clandestine Entrant ... [+]

DSV completes Globeflight purchase

DSV Panalpina has completed acquisition of South African-based courier Globeflight after competition authorities approved the deal, which was initially announced in December 2020. The acquisition includes all Globeflight’s operations in South Africa and Swaziland. The combined business will have about 4,000 employees serving around  12,000 customers across Southern Africa. The ... [+]

Dunkerque connection for Bristol

CMA-CGM’s short sea Containerships arm has introduced a feeder service between Dunkerque and Bristol’s Royal Portbury Dock with connections to and from the Far East. Containerships already operates between Bilbao and Bristol. [+]

Cathay joins India relief effort

Cathay Pacific Cargo is flying relief shipments to India. Although passenger flights have been suspended between Hong Kong and India, in the past few weeks the carrier has been operating freighters and cargo-only passenger flights, delivering more than 100 tonnes to date of supplies to some of India’s major centres. [+]

Green light for Scots rail terminal

The Phase 1 plans for Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) have been approved by North Lanarkshire Council. MIRP will provide 2.2m sq ft of logistics space and Scotland’s first 775-metre electric rail terminal, able to handle 16 trains a day. The Phase 1 application covers the detailed proposals and layout of ... [+]

Fifth aircraft for freighter operator

Chapman Freeborn’s Magma Aviation arm is adding a Boeing 747-400F to its fleet, bringing its fleet to five aircraft. The company said the move was in response to the pandemic and grounding of passenger fleets which had created a significant lack of global capacity. The fleet operates to between Asia ... [+]

Turkish Cargo adds Munich

Turkish Airlines' ascendant air cargo brand Turkish Cargo keeps growing steadily by strengthening its flight network. After Frankfurt, Turkish Cargo has now added Munich, the developed economical city of Germany, among its destinations served with direct cargo flights.The dynamic brand of the sector, maintaining increase its number of direct cargo ... [+]

Hungary for growth

Gebrüder Weiss will open two locations in Hungary in June, at Zalaegerszeg in the west and Pécs in the south of the country.They will close a geographical gap in the Austrian-owned forwarder‘s network and allow it to offer its entire service portfolio across the country. New handling and logistics areas of ... [+]

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