May 2021

Hapag-Lloyd orders more boxes

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 60,000teu of dry van standard containers in response to the worldwide shortage of boxes. It will bring the German line’s total fleet to 210,000teu. The first are scheduled to be delivered as early as July but the majority will be subsequently delivered in the third quarter of the year. Hapag-Lloyd had already announced orders for a total of around 150,000teu of standard and reefer containers to be ... [+]

Trade still needs to get to grips with Brexit, warns Clecat

Five months after Brexit many traders are still not fully prepared for the ‘new normal’, forwarders’ organisation Clecat told the European Parliament on 26 May. At a hearing of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee, chair of the group’s Customs and Indirect Taxation Institute, Dimitri Sérafimoff, said that the industry ... [+]

One year on for Norvik

Stockholm’s new Norvik Port has celebrated its first birthday. Since its opening on 27 May 2020 it has developed into an important logistics hub for container ships, ro ro vessels, cargo transhipment and train shuttle services. Sweden’s first inland shipping barge shuttle service will also begin operation to and from ... [+]

Cathay moves test kits free to India

Cathay Pacific Cargo has airlifted 300,000 Covid-19 testing kits, a gift from the State of Oregon from Portland to Mumbai via Hong Kong on one of its Boeing 747 freighters. The airline partnered with  forwarder Expeditors and logistics company Davis Trucking and the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Administrative ... [+]

New recruit to push Rhenus growth

Rhenus has appointed Harry Wheelhouse  as European sector manager. He joined the commercial team at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions in March after a 10-year career in the logistics industry with Royal Mail Group and then with third-party logistics companies, developing e-commerce fulfilment solutions and online services. [+]

Logistics UK calls for urgent action over truck parking crisis

Logistics UK is pressing the Department for Transport to take urgent action to tackle the nationwide shortage of parking spaces for truck drivers, following publication of a Transport Focus report. It found that 56% of respondents rate the availability of spaces for lorries as fairly poor or very poor, reconfirming “a desperate ... [+]

Baxter promotes seven in growth drive

Nottingham-based Baxter Freight has made seven internal promotions to facilitate a recruitment drive to increase employee numbers by almost a third to over 100. It has appointed Lorraine Sutcliffe as director, head of HR to spearhead expansion plans including an organisational restructure. The sales department grows with three internal promotions: Rebecca Boulter ... [+]

Get to grips with the e-commerce revolution

SEKO Logistics, eCommerce solution provider, Shopify Plus, and integration platform, Patchworks have joined forces in a new ‘Go Global’ webinar to help retailers merchants learn about the mass exodus to online shopping triggered by Covid-19 and gain a share of the $4.2 trillion Global ecommerce market. As Global lockdowns forced traditional ... [+]

Samskip adds Waterford call to Amsterdam/Ireland route

Samskip has added a call in Waterford and introduced a larger and faster ship to its recently launched weekly container service between Dublin and Amsterdam - less than five months after the debut of Amsterdam as a service separate from Samskip’s Rotterdam-Ireland links.  Head of Ireland trade, Thijs Goumans, said Samskip ... [+]

WFS opens new Atlanta site

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened its new cargo handling centre at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airportafter winning the tender for a 20-year lease to operate the new 100,000sq ft Cargo Building C. The new building combines full cargo and freighter handling capabilities and provides 11 dock doors, drive-up ramp access and ... [+]

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