EFL ensures smooth transition for Byrne clients

Dublin-based freight forwarder EFL International has taken on the customers and businesses of one of the city’s last independent operators, Byrne Airfreight. Ex-Aer Lingus employee Eddie Byrne, who founded Byrne Airfreight in the early 1980s, retired in December 2019 but it was anxious to find his staff and customers a worthy new home. The answer was EFL International, based just a few kilometres away south of Byrne Airfreight’s location to the north ... [+]

A gold star for King’s Lynn

ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn has launched a new long-term contract with Norfolk recycler Goldstar Metal Traders. The firm deploys over 400 skips and containers throughout the Midlands and East Anglia and exports ferrous and non-ferrous metals to central Europe and the Baltic states from the port’s Berth 16. [+]

Double vision on the Channel

P&O Ferries has released the first official images of its new ‘double-ended’ 230-metre long super-ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40% through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system will further reduce their carbon ... [+]

Davies Turner shares its AEO experience

Davies Turner is offering Authorised Economic Operator consultancy services to existing and potential clients. The forwarder says its clients have noted a significant increase in the number of tenders and preferred supplier qualification applications that ask whether they have AEO accreditation, fuelled by Brexit negotiations. It can explain to customers how ... [+]

Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020. The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed forces personnel and their families ... [+]

Many questions remain as Brexit gets green light

With the Withdrawal Agreement receiving royal assent on 23 January, the Freight Transport Association warned that many questions still needed to be answered on the UK’s future relations with the European Union. Director of policy Elizabeth de Jong, said: ““While FTA is pleased to see the Withdrawal Agreement has received royal assent ... [+]

New man at the helm of Maersk UK

Maersk managing director for UK and Ireland Brian Godsafe (left) is to retire on 1 March and his place will be taken by Jeremy Haycock (right), currently area sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Brian Godsafe has been with Maersk and Safmarine since 1982and has held various positions before being ... [+]

Partners take the pain out of freight management

International shipping software specialist SmartFreight - part of the WiseTech Global group - has joined forces with automated business data solutions provider, Codeless Platforms, to provide an integrated freight management system. It allows customers to automate numerous business processes, including the transfer of information between the business’s two platforms via ... [+]

Agilty signs refugee aid deal

Freight forwarder Agility has signed a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced to deliver essential services to Malaysia’s 178,000 refugees, most of them Rohingyas from Myanmar. Announced at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, the deal includes a $100,000 donation from Agility.   [+]

EU funds for green ship scheme

The ShipFC consortium has gained €10m from the EU’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to deliver world’s first high-power fuel-cell to be powered by green ammonia. The project is being run by a consortium of 14 European companies and institutions, co-ordinated by the Norwegian cluster organisation NCE Maritime CleanTech. ... [+]

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