EU Ministers assuage IRU EU emissions fears

The International Road transport Union (IRU) has applauded EU Environment Ministers’ decision to set the start date for the new EU Emissions Trading System (ETS II) to 2028, which it said was more realistic than the Parliament’s and original European Commission proposal.It added that the European Council also understood its concerns over multiple taxation and charging and acted accordingly.Last week, the IRU had deplored the European Parliament’s decision to extend ... [+]

High praise for DP World apprentice scheme

DP World was named ‘Best Apprenticeship Employer (Corporate)’ at South Coast training organisation PETA’s Apprenticeship and Employer of the Year Awards at Portsmouth’s Royal Maritime. The port operator was praised for its long term approach and the fact that its apprenticeships offered a solid foundation of a pipeline of talent leading ... [+]

We’ll be at home on Freeport East, says The Range

The first business has committed to taking space at Freeport East, one ofnew English Freeports in England announced by the government in March 2021. Home, garden and leisure products retailer The Range will occupy a unit of almost 1.2m sq ft on the Freeport East Gateway 14 site. Conditional contracts have ... [+]

Scan Global acquires Sea-Air

Copenhagen-headquartered Scan Global Logistics has acquired Hong Kong-based Sea-Air Logistics. SGL said the move would strengthen its already comprehensive and decades-long operations in mainland China and Hong Kong and allow for further penetration in segments such as technology and pharma. Sea-Air Logistics offers ocean and air freight forwarding and logistics services ... [+]

Green packaging firm takes iPort space

Reusable packaging business Euro Pool System has leased a building at Verdion’s iPort, Doncaster logistics hub. It has signed a 10-year lease for a 116,791 sq ft distribution facility at iP1a, the third of four speculatively-developed warehouses being completed in 2022. [+]

Down by the Riverside

Many of us who have been involved in freight in London for long enough will remember the old Tilbury Riverside Railway Station. It was a handy jumping off point for the docks area but its main purpose was to connect with the ferry to Gravesend. However, it was rather awkwardly sited ... [+]

Stockholm to offer hydrogen fuel

Ports of Stockholm and CMB.TECH are joining forces to offer hydrogen fuel for port operations, shipping companies and haulage firms. They will build a hydrogen fuelling station adjacent to the port and, in the initial phase, port vehicles will be converted to run on fuel with the first truck planned ... [+]

First birthday for Irish Ferries Dover/Calais route

Irish Ferries is celebrating the first anniversary of its Dover/Calais route, which was launched on 29 June 2021. It now operates three ships on the route for freight and passengers.Marketing director, Nora Costello, said: “The recent addition of a third ship on this route has allowed us to offer a ... [+]

Rhenus opens dedicated life sciences centre

Rhenus Air & Ocean UK has launched a life sciences and healthcare department at a newly refurbished site in Ashford, Middlesex, close to London’s Heathrow airport.The warehouse, the first of its kind in Europe for Rhenus Group is a one-stop-shop for all import and export logistics, offering a white glove ... [+]

Ceva opens Gdynia outlet

CEVA Logistics has opened an office in Gdynia, Poland. It is focused ocean freight services, including LCL, FCL, break bulk and project logistics. It is also home to members of the company’s ocean freight and industrial projects and energy services (IP&ES) teams and also serves as the rail control tower ... [+]

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