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Environmental accolade for Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has gained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum operations certification for its SmartIST cargo facility in Istanbul. The programme is designed to enhance the energy, water, material and interior quality and reduce environmental impact. The carrier’s chief cargo officer, Ali Turk, said: "We are committed to ensuring that the SMARTIST cargo facility not only enjoys its high capacity and cutting-edge technology, but also is a sustainable ... [+]

Woodland teams up with Team Ireland

Woodland Group is to be the Official Logistics Supplier to Team Ireland for the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. The forwarding and logistics company has signed an agreement with the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) to deliver all storage, logistics and transport for the team. OFI chief executive, ... [+]

Antwerp-Bruges to install first seagoing shore power in Belgium

Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) says it is installing the first shore power connection for seagoing vessels in Belgium, due to go into operation in 2026. Shore power allows moored ships to connect to the local electricity grid via a 'socket' on the quay and reduces emissions of CO2, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides ... [+]

Five MDs for Kukla Group

Munich-based multimodal operator Kukla Group has appointed five new managing directors to help expand its presence in Europe. Knut Sander remains chief executive, while Robert Richter becomes chief financial office, Axel Bohnensteffen heads up intermodal and shortsea transportation, Dennis Mahnecke, road transport and warehouse/contract logistics, Tobias Wild, human resources and ... [+]

Emirates trains cargo managers of the future

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a bespoke training programme to equip the cargo leaders of tomorrow with commercial and leadership skills. Two groups of 16 are being chosen from Emirates SkyCargo’s pool of cargo managers and include both Emirati nationals as well as others from the airline’s outstations. The 15 day programme ... [+]

Brittany and partners to scope out zero-emission ferry

Brittany Ferries has gone into partnership with Wärtsilä and Incat to explore design and technical requirements for a 137m zero-emissions craft. It brings together marine partners with expertise in the design and construction of fast craft, the  engineering and technical needs and fleet operating experience. Brittany Ferries  chief executive Christophe Mathieu ... [+]

Evergreen to restart Haiti calls

Evergreen is to resume bookings to and from Port-au-Prince, Haiti from 9 June. Services have been suspended since the outbreak of violence in March. [+]

Professional touch for BIFA event

A recent event in the British International Freight Association’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) programme was the first to be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Guest speaker, PC Matthew Bate gave a presentation about combating international vehicle crime. BIFA member services director, Carl Hobbis, who has management responsibility for the trade ... [+]

Returns made easy with DHL portal

DHL Express has launched an international returns portal for small business customers. Part of DHL Express Commerce, it enables businesses to implement a fully branded returns process on their website within minutes, setting their own returns policies and terms, so shoppers can easily initiate returns and generate printable labels. Users ... [+]

Air Partner flies aid to Gaza

Air Partner's cargo division has operated three 747-400 freighter flights with aid for Gaza, each carrying 85-90 tonnes. Two of the flights took off from Liege airport in Belgium and the third flight left from Nairobi airport Kenya, all bound for Larnaca International Airport (LCA) in Cyprus. With the ongoing conflict ... [+]

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