Awards all round for Imperial in Africa

Kenya Revenue Authority has presented Imperial Logistics’ Managed Solutions business with a trophy for exemplary tax compliance, presented by no less than the country’s president Uhuru Kenyatta. Imperial Logistics healthcare business in Nigeria has meanwhile been recognised as a Company to Inspire Africa by the London Stock Exchange. Its subsidiary, Worldwide Healthcare was listed in the Exchange’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa Report’, now in its second year. The report recognises high-growth firms ... [+]

Tyne tackles after-school activities

Members of the Connected Kids Club get stuck in with Port of Tyne chief executive Matt Beeton. The port is supporting the Meadow Well branch of the club, which offers affordable after school facilities for children aged 8-13 years. Mandi Cresswell, chief officer at Meadow Well Connected said: “Every year we struggle ... [+]

Chop-chop for globe-spanning chopper-swop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Panalpina have helped the Babcock multinational corporation swop helicopters stationed on the opposite sides of the globe in the UK and Australia in the minimum time. Two Aberdeen-based AugustaWestland AW139 helicopters needed to get to their new base in Melbourne, Australia, while two Sikorsky S-92s needed to move ... [+]

Business (almost) as usual for UK truckers

EU Ministers formally adopted laws on 19 March that will allow UK hauliers, airlines and bus operators to continue to operate to and from Europe whatever the Brexit outcome. For UK hauliers, this means permits will not be required for the vast majority of journeys to the EU until the ... [+]

China opens more borders to TIR

China Customs is to open more TIR border crossing points with Kazakhstan. They are at Maikapchagai – Jimunai, Dostyk – Alashankou, Kolzhat – Dulata and Bakhty – Baketu. Together with Khorgos, which opened in May 2018, all five China-Kazakhstan border crossings will be fully TIR operational. [+]

AA’s Tim Isik comes across to Cargo

  American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tim Isik as director, cargo sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He comes to cargo from the passenger channel sales team, where he led American’s leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland. [+]

B&H embarks on European expansion

Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide has officially opened its first central European branch office in Prague in the Czech Republic.  At the same time it has appointed Jakub Ptacnik as business development manager to head up the office. The Prague office is part of a wider expansion programme to extend ... [+]

Brexit tariff plan is a mixed bag, says forwarder

Leeds-based Tudor International Freight director Adam Johnson has described the government’s the government’s proposed temporary tariff regime in the event of a no-deal Brexit as “a mixed bag” for traders. He says that maintaining current zero tariffs on all imports from the EU would mean that, under World Trade Organisation rules ... [+]

Unifeeder goes inland to Austria

DP World-owned short-sea specialist Unifeeder has opened a depot in Vienna to ensure availability of 45’ palletwide containers for the local exporters. It cited the location’s geographic location and accessibility to the highway and rail networks. The new depot would help customers cope with last-minute orders, changes or delays by ... [+]

Welsh pub crawl sparks huge rescue effort

Three Russian sailors sparked a mass scramble by local lifeboat crews and a coastguard helicopter in the early hours of 21 March after their inflatable boat was reported missing on the way back from an onshore drinking trip. According to the BBC, they had left the Alana Evita coaster, anchored two ... [+]

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