Chris Lewis

Freight industry says farewell to Queen of the Skies

Kuehne+Nagel’s Apex Logistics International will have the honour of putting the very last Boeing 747 into service. The 747-8 freighter will be operated under a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air, supporting customers on the volatile Transpacific trade lanes. After a half-century production run, the last jumbo jet, christened Empower, was presented to the public at a ceremony at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle. Kuehne+Nagel board member for air logistics, Yngve ... [+]

ABP to acquire Marchwood military port operation

Associated British Ports is to acquire Solent Gateway Ltd (SGL), operator of Marchwood military port on Southampton Water. ABP, which owns the nearby port of Southampton, says it will deliver Solent Gateway’s vision and support its plans, for development and job creation while substantially upgrading Marchwood’s capabilities as a defence ... [+]

Maersk partners with fashion brand ASOS

Maersk has signed a new multi-year deal with UK-headquartered fashion brand ASOS, serving 26 million customers in over 200 markets. Maersk and ASOS will partner on Supply Chain Management along with ocean and air services into ASOS’ four fulfilment centres, two in the UK and in Germany and the US. [+]

Yorkshire firm sends aid convoy to Ukraine

Yorkshire-based vehicle security and van fleet compliance specialist, HH Driveright, and an employee from sister company J M Hall Couriers, are transporting much-needed humanitarian aid to Ukrainian families and orphanages. Stuart Davison and Mitch Mitchell, both from Selby, have already made seven trips to the Ukraine and invested many thousands of ... [+]

New UK leader for Transmec

Imran Mohammed, London branch manager at pan-European logistics specialist Transmec, has been promoted to UK general manager. He takes over from John Simkins who has stepped aside after nine years in the role. Previously serving as UK finance director for 18 years, Imran Mohammed became London manager in 2019 and will ... [+]

Heathrow chief to stand down

John Holland-Kaye is to stand down as chief executive of London Heathrow Airport during 2023, after nine years. He led the UK’s number one air gateway through turbulent times, including the Covid crisis and subsequent recovery as well as leading crucial negotations on plans for a third runway. He also ... [+]

Transatlantic bucks the trend as global airfreight demand falls

Westbound air cargo volumes between Europe and North America rose 6% year-on-year in January – despite high inflation and falling US retail sales, said CLIVE Data Services in its latest report. However, overall global air cargo demand continued to fall, down -8%, as an earlier Chinese New Year. Economic headwinds subdued ... [+]

Lödige joins Cargo iQ

Terminal solutions provider Lödige Industries has joined the Cargo iQ airfreight quality standards group. Lödige will lend its experience as a provider of logistics systems and material handling solutions  and will strengthen Cargo iQ’s ability to deliver guidance and recommendations in air cargo handling best practice, along operational insights from ... [+]

Monster freight for IAG Cargo

As one of the world’s leading carriers of livestock, IAG Cargo has carried some interesting creatures over the years but surely none as impressive as the Patagotitan Mayorum ‘titanosaur’. This, the largest known land animal ever,  roamed what is now Patagonia in Argentina, around 100 million years ago, weighing an ... [+]

Freightify secures funding

The Singapore-based Freightify rate management has secured $12m in Series A funding, led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from TMV and Alteria Capital, to further develop its suite of products for freight forwarders. Freightify provides rate automation solutions to digitize procurement, management and quotation processes and allows forwarders to ... [+]

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