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Electric aircraft takes flight

The first-ever fully electric commuter plane, Eviation Aircraft’s Allice has successfully completed its maiden flight at Moses Lake, Washington, USA. Alice lifted off yesterday on 27 September from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for a total of eight minutes and reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet. DHL has ordered 12 cargo versions of the aircraft. DHL Express chief executive John Pearson, said: “Completing its maiden flight confirms our belief that the era ... [+]

Rail Freight Group calls on Great British Railways to show ambition

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has called for new national body Great British Railways (GBR) to set an ambitious freight growth target. Responding to the Call for Evidence from the GBR Transition Team, RFG highlighted the potential for freight growth, and the need for GBR to work with the private sector ... [+]

IATA and Etihad to test carbon-tracking tool

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to test a CO2 emissions calculation tool for cargo flights with Etihad Airways. IATA has been providing IATA CO2 Connect for passenger flights since June, with actual fuel burn data of 57 aircraft types representing ~98% of the active global passenger fleet . By using airline ... [+]

More stations for CEVA battery programme

CEVA Logistics has added five more stations to its network of air freight locations certified under the CEIV Lithium Battery program. Frankfurt, Incheon, Shanghai (PVG), Singapore and Tokyo join Amsterdam and Hong Kong, which were certified in 2021. CEVA became the world's first company to receive the new IATA CEIV ... [+]

PD Ports apprentice takes Tees business award

PD Ports apprentice civil engineer Emily Clark was crowned ‘Best Newcomer’ at the fifth annual Tees Businesswomen Awards on 27 September. Following an initial four-week placement, organised via the Tees Valley Logistics Academy, Emily found her flair for civil engineering and was offered a permanent position at PD Ports. She ... [+]

UPS appoints healthcare sales chief

UPS has appointed Cathy O’Brien as its healthcare vice president for international sales. Based in Ireland, she will be responsible for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America the pharmaceutical, medical device, laboratory and dental segments. She joined UPS in July 2016 as a managing director for UPS Healthcare’s European ... [+]

The plummeting pound: look on the bright side, says ParcelHero

As the pound freefalls to near parity with the US dollar, the silver lining is that British-made goods are now cheaper in the US, says head of consumer research at ParcelHero. Following Chancellor Kwarteng's mini-budget, the pound tumbled to its lowest value against the dollar in almost 50 years. While ... [+]

Maersk to open Dublin and Doncaster sites

Global shipping and logistics operator has signed a lease for two new distribution centres in Dublin Along with a 15-year lease for a new warehouse in Doncaster. In Ireland, it will rent two new warehouses in the Quantum Logistics Park in the North of Dublin with a combined space of 250,000sq ... [+]

Containerships launches German-Dutch Teesport link

CMA CGM’s Containerships arm has launched a new service between of Hamburg, Rotterdam and Teesport. The DUKE service will operate weekly and will also offer intermodal access across mainland Europe and UK with a daily connection from Italy to Rotterdam by rail. [+]

Hubdrop to speed pan-European pallets

The Palletways Group, a subsidiary of DP World’s Imperial, has rolled out its new direct injection Hubdrop service across the UK and in its networks in the Benelux, Iberia, Italy, Germany and Hungary for customers that ship large volumes of international freight. The service allows shippers to consolidate their orders and ... [+]

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