Maersk box ship goes over the top

The ice-strengthened Seago Line Venta Maersk has become the first containership to navigate the North East passage above Russia from Asia to Europe on 1 September. The seas north of Russia are still covered by heavy ice in winter but with more extensive ice melt in summer – thanks to global warming - experts suggest that regular container services may become possible during the warmer months of the year. The route is ... [+]

FTA fears loss of lower-skilled workers

The Freight Transport Association has reacted angrily to the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, published on 18 September, saying that it had ignored the industry’s repeated warnings about the importance of lower-skilled workers. FTA said it failed to acknowledge the value these workers bring to the nation's economy and how ... [+]

BIFA expands training team

BIFA has appointed Claire Capaccioli as trainer – freight and customs procedures. She started her career in 1991 at Kintetsu World Express and then spent 20 years at Yusen Logistics. The trade association is anticipating a significant increase in the training requirements of its members. [+]

Palletways looks north

The Palletways freight network has expanded its delivery services into Sweden, Finland and Norway. It is operating in partnership with regional logistics supplier PostNord, which has been using Palletways' delivery services across 20 European countries since 2011. Palletways already serves Denmark Chief operating officer of Palletways Group, Luis Zubialde, said: “We ... [+]

Lufthansa handles first electronic dangerous goods declaration

Lufthansa Cargo says it has become the first airline to support the electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standard  using the pilot phase of Dakosy's INFr8 shipping portal The declaration was for a shipment from Frankfurt to Mexico by global healthcare company Abbott based in Wiesbaden on 13 September. The carrier says ... [+]

ECU is a winner in Asian Games

NVOCC ECU Worldwide says it had moved about 150 tons of air freight and over 150 containers to Indonesia as official logistics partner of the Asian Games. Working alongside the Games Organising Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia ECU Worldwide Indonesia took care of freight logistics, temporary imports, shipments ... [+]

Be Brexit-ready, forwarder urges business

A Yorkshire forwarder has set out urgent practical steps businesses trading with the EU should take to minimise problems after a “no deal” Brexit. David Johnson, managing director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said with less than 200 days until the UK leaves the EU, affected importers and exporters broadly needed ... [+]

Desk job for Ceva

Ceva Logistics has teamed up with Varidesk and JJ Barea Foundation to deliver school desks to Puerto Rico, one year after the island was hit by a hurricane. It has delivered nearly 500 desks and seating to four schools across Puerto Rico in three 40-foot containers from Dallas, Texas along ... [+]

Agility wins medical certificate

Agility has received Wholesaler Distribution Authorisation for Medicines for Human Use from the UK Medicines Healthcare & Regulatory Agency. It authorises warehousing and cross-dock of a wide range of pharmaceuticals, including finished products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) under ambient and cold chain conditions, covering the Agility-managed pharma storage facility ... [+]

Maersk adds sulphur surcharge

Maersk Line is to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge to cover the cost of complying with new sulphur emissions limits which come into force on 1 January 2020. Example BAF tariffs  on the Far East to North Europe trade range from $480 to $840 ($/FFE) for standard ... [+]

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