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DB Schenker launches Frankfurt-US-Brazil freighter

DB Schenker has launched its first ever charter flights between Europe and South America. They will also be the forwarder’s first ever transatlantic charters. The weekly flight leaves Amsterdam Schiphol on Sundays and stops in New York JFK and Miami on Monday before reaching Viracopos near São Paulo on the same day. There are connections to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, reached on Wednesdays and the stopover in Miami allows access ... [+]

UPS set to buy healthcare specialist

UPS says it plans to acquire healthcare logistics provider Bomi Group. It will add temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries and nearly 3,000 team members to the UPS Healthcare network in Europe and Latin America. [+]

Maersk to buy Martin Bencher

AP Moller – Maersk is to acquire Danish project logistics  forwarder Martin Bencher Group. Martin Bencher was founded in 1997 and is an asset-light logistics provider whose core capability is designing end-to-end project logistics solutions. It is headquartered in Aarhus and has 31 offices in 23 countries, with almost 170 ... [+]

Maersk to open South Carolina temp-controlled site

Maersk’s North American temperature-controlled specialist, Performance Team says it will open a new cold storage facility in Ridgeville, South Carolina in early 2023. It will offer cold storage solutions including refrigerated inland trucking, blast/quick freezing, USDA meat inspections, boxing/repacking and other services. Maersk says it will provide much needed capacity for the ... [+]

Unifeeder offers East Africa option

DP World’s Unifeeder arm has launched a fortnightly service Jebel Ali, Mundra (India) and Mombasa, Kenya. The MJI service also offers a transit service between the Port of Mombasa to ICD Embakasi, Nairobi and destinations in neighbouring countries  including Arusha, Kisumu , Juba, Kampala, Kigali and Bujumbura. [+]

Europa keeps the beer flowing

Europa Warehouse is helping e-commerce brand Beerwulf buck the declining in British beer sales. The Amsterdam-based online beer retailer, which is owned by Heineken and specialises in home bar taps, kegs, and beer cases, and which has partnered with Europa Warehouse since 2020 saw demand soar by 150% during lockdown with ... [+]

Grimsby welcomes sustainable car carrier

ABP’s Grimsby River Terminal (GRT) has handled the first deep sea car carrier powered by a multi-fuel liquefied natural gas battery hybrid engine. MV Auto Achieve, owned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) and carrying a cargo of Kia vehicles was built this year at the Jiangnan Shipyard, China, and ... [+]

Scots specialist hits the million shipment a year mark

Streamline Shipping Group has dropped off shipment to long-time client Birsay Farmers in Orkney - the first time the Scottish offshore specialist has reached the milestone within a calendar year. It follows opening of its new freight terminal in Aberdeen in late 2021, significantly increasing its workforce and capacity. Streamline delivers pallets, ... [+]

Another buy for Scan Global Logistics

Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has acquired German-US operator AFL Logistics in Germany and American Freight Line SE (AFL) in the US. The Copenhagen-headquartered said the move would strengthen its position in the automotive sector.  It is SCL’s ninth acquisition in 2022. The company bought Gelders Forwarding in the Netherlands and ... [+]

Alaska Air takes care of the bear

An orphaned brown bear cub found wandering alone on a military base outside Anchorage is settling into her new home at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo thanks to Alaska Air Cargo. The 89-pound cub flew to Seattle from Anchorage in mid-July and is now busy getting to know her new digs. Zoo ... [+]

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