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Tyne unveils vision for the future

Port of Tyne  has launched the ‘Tyne 2050’, new strategic plan for the port, a long-term vision that will aims for it to become a gateway to help transform both the region and the maritime industry and fully aligned to the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy and to the North East Economic plan. Chief executive, Matt Beeton, (main picture, left), said: “The Tyne 2050 plan is an exciting new vision for the Port. ... [+]

Airlines’ Heathrow footprint set for takeoff

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has signed a pre-let agreement with airfreight handler dnata for a 115,000sq ft facility at Heathrow dnata City East site, subject to planning consent. It will operate in conjunction with the newly-completed 250,000 sq ft warehouse also operated by dnata for ... [+]

First of many for Freightliner and Pentalver

Freightliner and Pentalver, now part of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have taken delivery of the first six trucks of a 100-vehicle replacement project at Freightliner's Coatbridge terminal. The six DAF CF450 tractor units meet G&W’s standardised safety specifications, including front and side safety cameras, internal driver side mirrors, lane deviation, emergency ... [+]

TPN chief moves to Palletforce

Palletforce, which recently became part of the EV Cargo group, has appointed former The Pallet Network (TPN) chief executive Adam Leonard as member relations director from January 2020, taking over from David Breeze who moves to the new position of commercial and international director. [+]

Quality time for Portsmouth

Portsmouth International Port won the International Quality Organisation of the Year award at the 2019 International Quality Awards in London on 27 November. Organisers the Chartered Quality Institute said Portsmouth was acknowledged as being a leader in the quality sector, and in 2018 was also one of the first organisations in ... [+]

Politicians ignore Brexit trade impact, says Tudor Freight boss – updated

The current political debate over Brexit has largely ignored the question of whether any free trade deal with the US would counter the damage caused by leaving the EU, says director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, Adam Johnson. The reality, he argues, is that “it wouldn’t come close to doing so”. ... [+]

Work underway to double Congo port capacity

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and its local partners have initiated the second phase expansion of the Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), srving the capital, Kinshsa. The Phase 2 expansion will more than double annual throughput capacity to 400,000teu a year. There are also ... [+]

New eleven for Baxter Freight team

Nottingham-based forwarder Baxter Freight has recruited an additional 11 members to its team and is on track to achieve its goal of increasing employee numbers to 120 by 2021. The largest area of expansion has been in the account management team and the company is now looking for additional account ... [+]

Updated: TAPA calls for unity over truck parking standards

Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) president and chief executive Thorsten Neumann is urging the European Commission to aligns its new EU Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPA) Standard with its own Parking Security Requirements (PSR). TAPA says that aligning its own Parking Security Requirements (PSR) industry standard with the EU ... [+]

IAG deploys warehouse drones

IAG Cargo has successfully tested autonomous drone technology not to deliver cargo but to help manage its warehouse in Madrid. Using technology developed by software start-up FlytBase, the accurately detects and reads AWBs and identifies empty slot locations, potentially saving around 6,500 man-hours a year.     [+]

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