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DB Schenker launches three-continent freighters

DB Schenker has launched new own-controlled air freighter services connecting the US, Europe and Asia to cope with a lack of capacity on passenger flights. The first route, operated by National Airlines, is from Chicago via Munich to Tokyo and Seoul before flying back to Germany and from there again to the US. It offers a combined weekly transport capacity of 400 tons. The second connection will be launched end ... [+]

THE Alliance revises transatlantic routes

THE Alliance has revised its Transatlantic Network to offer a more stable network and cater for growing market demand. The AL1 service will be suspended while AL2 will operate from London Gateway –and NW Europe to New York, Norfolk and Philadelphia before returning via New York to London Gateway. AL3 ... [+]

Britanny brings forward Cherbourg-Rosslare start

Brittany Ferries brought forward the start its new Cherbourg-Rosslare service to Monday 18 January – two months earlier than originally planned. It will initially be served by the Cap Finistère, which will add a weekly rotation between the two ports to its existing twice-weekly Rosslare-Bilbao route. Chief executive Christophe Mathieu said: ... [+]

Sue Mackenzie joins PLA board

Sue Mackenzie has joined the Port of London Authority (PLA) as a non-executive director replacing Helen Deeble, who has retired from the PLA Board at the end of her six-year term. She held a variety of roles during nearly 13 years at P&O Ferries and prior to that was operations ... [+]

Fines for untested drivers alarm Logistics UK

Logistics UK says it is extremely concerned at plans to impose fines on truck drivers entering Kent without a negative Covid test. Policy director Elizabeth de Jong says that a recently laid statutory instrument would place unfair costs on individuals “working hard to keep the economy stocked with the goods ... [+]

Vaccine is Amman-bound

Worldwide Flight Services’ Frankfurt Cargo Services arm put its first BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines into the hold of an Amman-bound Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Airbus A319. FCS, the largest airline-independent cargo handler at Frankfurt, has been completing its preparations to support Covid vaccine shipments as part of WFS’ Project Coldstream initiative to move ... [+]

Scots Government unveils Freeport plans

The Scottish government has published its own version of the UK Government’s freeports scheme, saying that it will press for high employment standards and green credentials. At a virtual meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 21 January, Minister for International Trade Ivan McKee MSP said that the reputation of free ports ... [+]

DB Schenker restarts UK shipments

DB Schenker has resumed collections of compliant land transport shipments from the European Union to the UK, after earlier suspending them due to Brexit-related customs issues.However, the forwarder stressed that, for shipments to be processed, the necessary customs documents must be obtained.Head of land transport Europe Cyrille Bonjean, said: “Resuming ... [+]

Biden unlikely to rescue Brexit-bound Britain, says ParcelHero

The UK-US trade deal is unlikely to be top of the priority list for new US President Joe Biden, says international parcel broker ParcelHero. Head of consumer research, David Jinks, says that while trading with America is likely to be considerably smoother compared with his predecessor and Biden has already signalled ... [+]

Ceva joins Hope Consortium

CEVA Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi-based Hope Consortium to provide logistics support for COVID-19 vaccine distribution worldwide. Spearheaded by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the Hope Consortium includes Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Ports, Rafed (the healthcare purchasing arm of ADQ – the Abu Dhabi ... [+]

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